Summer Wind Down #FridayFrenzy 08/22

It Is summer Wind down for our family. For so many of you school buses are already part of your daily grind. At our house we just ended a 2 week beach vacation. While it was nice to be away and not rush out of the rental house after 1 week, I still had a lot of the same duties of cooking and washing clothes. However, I love the lighting at the house and wish I was more creative in my cooking so I could use it for my blog. Oh well vacation is about relaxation and easy dinners was a priority. I hope you are enjoying the final week before summer is officially over.

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Close to Home, Mostly Food and Crafts, Angel’s Homestead, and Another Cent Saved welcome you to FRIDAY FRENZY where we come to share your Recipes as well as Craft projects. Each week we pick three recipes and crafts to feature, so you’ll have the chance to have your project or recipe showcased on all four blogs, for quadruple the exposure! We’re all looking for a little inspiration in the kitchen and craft room, and this is the party to get it!


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The party guidelines are easy. Outside of visiting the four posts in the linky that are listed as HOST, and following us in some manner, (Facebook, Twitter, Rss Feed, etc.) link up your amazing recipes or craft projects that you want to show off, then visit at least two of the other links in the party. We all appreciate visits from fellow bloggers and readers, so let them know you’re visiting from Friday Frenzy. That’s it! Each week we will feature up to three of the most viewed links, so be sure to stick around and click on your favorites to check them out. The featured recipes and crafts will also be pinned on our Friday Frenzy Pinterest Board. Be sure to tell your friends about the party as well, so they can join in the fun too! You can find social media buttons to easily share the party at the end of this post.

*Featured Links from last week*

Our first featured link from last weeks party is this Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie from Scattered Thoughts of A Crafty Mom.  What a great Labor Day Party Dessert Recipe.  no-bake-dessert-mint-chocolate-chip-ice-crea-pie

 

Second up, is the most clicked post from last weeks’ party, from Before the Clock Strikes Midnight. She was feeling crafty with this DIY Headband made from scraps of fabric.  Super cute and great for Labor day as well.

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And last but not least, a grain that has me baffled a great tutorial on  how to Cook Quinoa.  Natural Chow shares great tips on the best way to prepare this healthy grain.

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Everything looked amazing, thanks again for linking up your Recipe and Craft posts!

Party Time!

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Healthy Back to School Snacks

Back to School means a lot of snacks for lunches, for school snack time and after school. My kids are always hungry it seems.  However its so important to provide the kids snacks that not only they will enjoy but are healthy for them.  I feel this is so important especially during the school year.  The last thing I want is for the kids to have a sugar drop in the middle of a math lesson.  But finding these snacks is a challenge, at least until we found Nature Box.

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Omelet or Eggs in A Bag Recipe

Do you ever wonder how people get clever ideas and wonder why did I not ever think to do that? At the beach a friend introduced our family to an amazing revolution to feed a crowd gourmet Omelets in 15 minutes with Omelet or Eggs in a bag recipe. Have you heard of this concept yet? Maybe this is just new to me.

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Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza

As a Stubbs Insider I was provided promotional products to make this recipe but all opinions are my own. We eat a lot of Grilled BBQ chicken at our house and honestly, I was looking to change things up a little at the house and had some frozen bread dough.  I was not sure how the family, especially the Hubs, would welcome a Grlled BBQ chicken Pizza.  Excited to try the Stubb’s Hickory Bourbon BBQ sauce the I was going to take the risk.

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Easy Side Dishes for Busy Nights

The information and prize pack about Easy Side Dishes have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to meals?  Having chicken 3 times a week does not have to sound as bad if you mix up your side dishes. Don’t worry the new Suddenly Salads will not only provide your family with whole grains but allow you to add fresh mix ins that will change the flavor each time.

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Win a MacBook Air with Team Pebbles Sweepstakes & Giveaway

Earlier this summer we had a Team Pebbles contest and we made cereal bars. Now it is your turn to pick your side and have a chance to win both the Team Pebbles Sweepstakes and a fun themed Team Pebbles Giveaway from Close to Home.   Which side will you choose?

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Buffalo Chicken Pizza Cups Recipe

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Texas Pete. All opinions are 100% mine.

My family loves anything Buffalo Chicken flavored.  Thanks to my husband growing up in Buffalo, NY he has brought these flavors into our home.  While he is the Wing maker, I try to replicate the flavors in different dishes.  My kids love Pizza so I thought I would try mixing Buffalo Chicken Wings and pizza in this Buffalo Chicken Pizza Cup Recipe using one of our favorite, Texas Pete Hot Sauce.

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Friday Frenzy 8/15 Recipe and Craft Link up

We are enjoying our final weeks of summer at the beach and while I am cooking, cleaning and washing clothes there is still a sense of relaxation. I guess drinking a beer on the beach at 4pm keeps it vacation real!! I know many of you might be starting school already and have enjoyed your family time. Either way thanks for stopping by during this busy time of year and sharing your recipe and crafts.

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Close to Home, Mostly Food and Crafts, Angel’s Homestead, and Another Cent Saved welcome you to FRIDAY FRENZY where we come to share your Recipes as well as Craft projects. Each week we pick three recipes and crafts to feature, so you’ll have the chance to have your project or recipe showcased on all four blogs, for quadruple the exposure! We’re all looking for a little inspiration in the kitchen and craft room, and this is the party to get it!


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The party guidelines are easy. Outside of visiting the four posts in the linky that are listed as HOST, and following us in some manner, (Facebook, Twitter, Rss Feed, etc.) link up your amazing recipes or craft projects that you want to show off, then visit at least two of the other links in the party. We all appreciate visits from fellow bloggers and readers, so let them know you’re visiting from Friday Frenzy. That’s it! Each week we will feature up to three of the most viewed links, so be sure to stick around and click on your favorites to check them out. The featured recipes and crafts will also be pinned on our Friday Frenzy Pinterest Board. Be sure to tell your friends about the party as well, so they can join in the fun too! You can find social media buttons to easily share the party at the end of this post.

*Featured Links from last week*

Our first featured link from last weeks party are these refreshing and fun Frozen Watermelon Margaritas from Close To Home. Bring a pitcher of these out at your next summer party and get ready for the compliments.

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Second up, while your guest are enjoying those watermelon margaritas, grill up some of these Beef and Veggie Ka Bobs from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage. Now that’s what I call a party!

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And last but not least, for those of you out there who like to use pesticide-free products whenever possible, you’ll want to check out this Vinegar Weed Killer that The Seasoned Homemaker assures us really works!

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Everything looked amazing, thanks again for linking up your Recipe and Craft posts!

Party Time!

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Back to School Breakfast Ideas with Bistro Cups

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op

Back to school breakfast just got easier thanks to the New Nature Valley Bistro Cups Oatmeal. This summer I have truly been introduced to more uses for our new Keurig, that has blown my  mind. Now to learn there is a way to make a meal with our Keurig, especially for an easy breakfast choice, where will this end:)  Unlike instant oatmeal packets my kids used in the past, the new bistro cups make a more robust oatmeal with healthy mix-ins.

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Easy Salted Caramel Brownies

I was provided promotional products for this post about easy Salted Caramel Brownies from PlatefulCoOp but all the opinions are 100% my own. With back to school time I always get requests to bring food for different things for school or the kids sports.  There is no need to stress out, grab some brownie mix and with a few add ons you will have gourmet Salted Caramel Brownies.  Trust me the words salted caramel sounds hard but you will be surprised how easy these brownies are, especially staring with a brownie mix, as natural as Immaculate Baking.

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