Archives for May 2014

Features & Fun Friday #14 ~ Top 5 Father’s Day Printables

Welcome, friends! The last Friday of the month means that it’s time for some fabulous features and fun! Father’s Day is right around the corner, so I’m excited to highlight a few easy gift ideas today. 🙂 {Top 5 Round-Up ~ Father’s Day Printables} 1. A Book for Dad, photo & printable by eighteen25 2. Daddy Money, photo & printable by The Dating Divas 3. Father’s Day Super Dad Pop Box Set, photo & printable by Lil’ Luna 4. Printable {Read More}

Parmesan Orzo with Lemon & Thyme

Creamy orzo pasta is infused with the flavors of Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, and fresh thyme in this summer side dish that perfectly complements a variety of entrees, from baked chicken to steamed fish to grilled steak! I have a little story for ya, friends. And it’s about a pot of orzo that almost resulted in a house fire. So one fine afternoon last week, I decided to cook up this light, bright, and delicious Parmesan Orzo with Lemon & {Read More}

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#57}

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars, y’all! This week marks last-week-of-school craziness around here, so I’m looking forward to taking a break tonight to browse through your links. As usual, I can’t wait to be inspired by all of the creativity linked up! 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 {Read More}

Blackberry Cobbler

This homemade blackberry cobbler is a simple, scrumptious dessert featuring plump, tart berries ribboning a layer of sweet, tender cake. And don’t forget the vanilla ice cream! I hope that everyone had a nice weekend! We had a pretty relaxing, low-key few days full of food and family. But just about the best part of all is that we got some rain! Texas is in a terrible drought right now, so we are overjoyed at every drop of precipitation, even {Read More}

Tortellini Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Basil, & Fresh Corn

This delicious tortellini pasta salad — studded with bright, juicy tomatoes, fresh sweet corn, and ribbons of basil — is sure to become your favorite summer side dish or light supper! Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone! I’m popping in on Saturday with a quick post because, in case you’re still looking for a summer side dish to enjoy this weekend, I didn’t want you to miss the best tortellini salad EVER! This fresh, delectable pasta salad starts with frozen (or {Read More}

The BEST Way to Cook Fresh Corn on the Cob ~ Oven Roasting!

Fresh ears of corn are oven roasted in their husks for tender, sweet corn that shucks effortlessly. This is the BEST way to cook fresh corn on the cob…it tastes better than boiled and there’s no sticky, messy silk to deal with!

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#56}

Happy Wednesday, friends! Does anyone have fun plans for the long holiday weekend? Memorial Day always feels the kick-off for summer, but I try to keep in mind that in addition to the barbecues and pool parties, it’s also a day of solemn remembrance for those brave service members who lost their lives fighting for our country. I’m so proud to be an American and so grateful to all of the men and women who protect our freedom. Thank you {Read More}

German Potato Salad

With warm, tender red potatoes and a sweet, tangy dressing loaded with bacon and garlic, this German Potato Salad is a perfect side dish for any occasion, from a grilled dinner to a summer holiday potluck.

White Chocolate Cheesecake Fruit Dip

This delicious, creamy, White Chocolate Cheesecake Fruit Dip is quick to make and will be even quicker to disappear at your next party or get-together!

Slow Cooker Chicken Sloppy Joes

Juicy shredded chicken meets a quick, homemade sloppy joe sauce in these messy, effortless Slow Cooker Chicken Sloppy Joe sandwiches that are sure to please the entire family!

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#55}

It’s once again my favorite time of the week, when we all gather to check out the amazing creativity, projects, and ideas that y’all have been up to over the past week. Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars! 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 one place! That makes {Read More}

One-Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Moist chocolate cake with a molten peanut butter center bakes up in a microwaved mug in just one minute!

Creamy Vinaigrette ~ Classic Salad Dressing

This zesty salad dressing is a tasty spin on Classic Creamy Vinaigrette that only takes a few minutes to prepare, making it the perfect complement to mixed greens, sliced tomatoes, or pasta salad.

Mother’s Day Gift Tags: Free Printables ~ Featuring Mom Quotes

Mother’s Day Gift Tags (free printables!) are the perfect way to dress up presents for mom, with quotes that range from sweet to sentimental to humorous. So I realize that I shared a printable set in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week just a few days ago. But here I am today with more printables because let’s face it…May is a busy month and I wanted to make sure y’all had these before Mother’s Day in (eeek!) just a few days. {Read More}

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party {#54}

I hope your May is off to a great start, and Happy (Almost) Mother’s Day to all of you fabulous mamas out there! We are ready to kick off another Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party…thanks for joining us 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 one place! {Read More}

Sugar Cookie Bars with Chocolate Buttercream

Soft, buttery sugar cookies come together quickly in bar cookie form, and frosting them with decadent chocolate buttercream puts them over the top!

Teacher Appreciation Printables ~ 8×10″ Print, Note Cards, & Gift Tags {“I Am a Teacher” Quote}

Show your teachers how grateful you are for all they do with these free Teacher Appreciation Printables! Frame the 8×10″ print as a gift, use a gift tag to top a treat, or write a heartfelt thank you note on one of the note cards. The school year is almost over, y’all. How the heck did that happen?! I think it’s hitting me harder than usual because my oldest child is wrapping up first grade, and that’s the grade I {Read More}

Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos ~ Mexican Pulled Pork

Slow cooked pork is braised in an aromatic broth, cubed, and finished off under the broiler, resulting in succulent, caramelized carnitas that are delicious in tacos or as a filling for burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and more!