Archives for April 2014

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#53}

Happy last day ‘o April, everyone (yikes…how did that happen?!), and welcome back to the Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party! Congrats to the winner of last week’s 1-Year Linkyversary $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway…Shelby N! And as an aside, I’m currently looking for a guest host for next week, so if you’re interested, please leave a comment on this post or send me an e-mail. Every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. CST, we have a party where bloggers are invited {Read More}

Fresh Pineapple Margaritas {plus} Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Icy, refreshing margaritas get a tropical twist with pineapple purée and fresh-squeezed lime juice, perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo or any fiesta!

Orange Pound Cake Mini Loaves

Buttery, moist pound cake is bursting with orange goodness in these citrus-infused mini loaves that taste like sunshine and will have you dreaming of summer!

Strawberry Graham Cheese Ball Bites

Mini cheese balls taste like strawberry cheesecake in these cute little bites that are rolled in graham cracker crumbs and speared with pretzel sticks…perfect for serving up at your next party!

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#52} ~ 1 Year Linkyversary & Target Gift Card Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday, friends, and welcome to the 1 Year Linkyversary of Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party! That’s right…we’ve made it to party #52!It has been such a joy to watch this link party evolve and grow over the past year! We are humbled that you choose to link up with us, whether you’ve been here since the beginning or whether this is a relatively new party for you. Thank you for inspiring us with your talent and creativity week {Read More}

Kindle Fire HDX Giveaway!

Good morning, friends! Did you have a chance to enter yesterday’s giveaway yet, featuring fun and fabulous gifts fit for a mom? I hope so! Well, today I’m excited to be bringing you Giveaway #2 for this week! So who wouldn’t love to win a Kindle Fire HDX 7″ with Wi-Fi? I’m in the market for a tablet and I have to say…I’m pretty impressed with this one after reading about it! But before we get to the giveaway, raise {Read More}

Homemade Strawberry Syrup {for} Strawberry Soda

A quick, three-ingredient strawberry syrup can be used to flavor drinks like this refreshing, bubbly, Homemade Strawberry Soda, or it can be drizzled over ice cream, pound cake, waffles, and more!

Mother’s Day Gift Basket Giveaway

Happy Monday, friends…I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! My posting may be a little sporadic this week as I head to SNAP conference, but I’m very excited to announce three days of BIG giveaways for you! Up first, some awesome treats for Mother’s Day! I had so much fun creating this gift basket full of mom-appealing, “wish list” items (over $190 value!). Whoever wins it may elect to keep it herself or use it as a Mother’s {Read More}

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#51}

Happy Easter week, friends! We’ve been preparing to welcome Easter into our hearts and our home around here, but there are several other exciting blog-related events on the horizon as well! First off, I wanted to mention that my posting schedule may be a little altered or irregular over the next couple of weeks as I prepare for, head to, and recover from SNAP Conference! I can’t wait to soak in all of the information and return to blogging with {Read More}

Easy Creamed Corn with Parmesan

Sure to become a new favorite side dish, decadent creamed corn is topped with a salty layer of Parmesan cheese and baked until golden and bubbly.

Slow Cooker Asian Beef Short Ribs

This savory crock pot meal comes together in minutes and features tender, fall-off-the-bone beef short ribs in a flavorful cooking liquid of soy sauce, beef broth, garlic, fresh ginger, and sesame oil.

Springtime Asparagus Tart with Ham & Mushrooms

This lovely tart will be the star of your springtime brunch between its garlic-laced asparagus and mushrooms, savory ham and Swiss, and flaky, buttery crust.

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#50}

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Has spring-like weather arrived in your neck of the woods yet? True to Texas meteorology (which can’t make up its mind in general), we’ve been having a warm day followed by a cool day and back again. But I guess we should enjoy these cool days while they last since it will probably reach 100° by the end of next month! At any rate, I hope you’re having a wonderful week and I’m so happy to welcome {Read More}

Lemon & White Chocolate Tiramisu ~ Mason Jar Trifles

This easy springtime version of tiramisu features soft lady fingers brushed with lemon syrup and layered in Mason jars with lemon curd and white chocolate cream, making them cute, portable, and perfect for picnics or parties!

Hard-Boiled Egg Chicks & Bunnies ~ A Fun Way to Use Up Leftover Easter Eggs!

The kids will love helping you turn those extra hard-boiled Easter eggs into these cute springtime chicks and bunnies, with some simple slicing and a few basic garnishes! Like many families, dying Easter eggs is one of our favorite holiday traditions…but it sure does leave a bunch of leftover hard-boiled eggs to use up! I typically transform ours into deviled eggs or egg salad, but this year I thought it would be fun to turn them into cute, edible springtime {Read More}

Whole Wheat Strawberry Muffins

Tender whole wheat muffins are studded with sweet strawberries for a juicy pop in every bite!

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#49}

Happy April, everyone…so happy to have you stop by today for our Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party! We love seeing what you’ve been working on each week, and I can’t wait to peruse lots of your spring and Easter inspiration today! Every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. CST, we have a party where bloggers are invited to link up some of their latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, and seasonal fun…and readers get to check out all of that talent in {Read More}

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Ham ~ Easter Dinner from the Crock Pot!

Leave your holiday cooking to the crock pot with this quick & easy, sweet & savory Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Ham! Pineapple juice and a brown sugar rub featuring Dijon, balsamic vinegar, and honey melt into an amazing glaze.