Jul 28, 2013

Let's Get Social Sunday! 7/28/2013

Welcome to Let's Get Social Sunday- 
we're glad you joined us!

This is a social media party- the place to link up your Blog site, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Bloglovin and Instagram! 

Lets Get Social Sunday is on nine different blogs every week! That means maximum exposure for you!  



Please :)

(1) Follow your hosts and co-hosts in as many ways as possible. We are the first 9 link-ups in each category.


Your Hosts:










and meet our co-hosts this week:



Ang @ The Juggling Act Mama

and

Cathy @ A Peek Into My Paradise


(2) Grab our button and share it on your blog

(3) Let us know if you followed in the comments, so we can return the follows!

(4) Find some new blogs to follow and let 'em know you found them from the Let's Get Social Sunday party.


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Not a requirement, but we appreciate the love - If you enjoy this party, would you mind hitting the tweet button to help spread the word?
Or share on Google+ or Facebook? Thanks y'all :)




*Just a note - If you would like to co-host, we are accepting spots in the future for co-hosts. Please, email us at letsgetsocialsunday@gmail.com and we will send you the information on scheduling. :)


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Jul 21, 2013

Let's Get Social Sunday! 7/21/2013

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Welcome to Let's Get Social Sunday-
we're so glad you're here!


Lets Get Social Sunday is on 9 different blogs every week!  That means maximum exposure for you :) 


This party is for bloggers who wish to make new friends and gain new followers by linking up social media sites!

Please:)

(1) Follow your hosts and co-hosts in as many ways as possible. We are the first 9 link-ups in each category.


Hosts



and meet our co-hosts this week:



Danielle @ Snippets of Inspiration


and

Donya @ A Southern Soul




Next, please-

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(3) Let us know if you followed in the comments, so we can return the follows!

(4) Find some new blogs to follow and let 'em know you found them from the Let's Get Social Sunday party. 



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Not a requirement, but we appreciate the love - if you enjoy this party, would you mind hitting the tweet button to help spread the word? Or share on your favorite social media? Thanks y'all :)





*Just a note - If you would like to co-host, we are accepting spots in the future for co-hosts. Please, email us at letsgetsocialsunday@gmail.com and we will send you the information on scheduling. :)



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Jul 20, 2013

In Search of Birthday Cakes: Yesterfood's Favorite Finds

After a recent check of my calendar, I realized that I get to make several birthday cakes in the next few weeks. These are fun adventures for me, but I needed some inspiration. I knew I wanted from-scratch layers cakes, but what kinds? I found some beautiful cakes from a few of my favorite bakers. I haven't made any final decisions, but I've narrowed it down to the following lovely creations- my favorite finds. Since none of these gorgeous cakes are mine (darn it), please pin from the original source. 


Let's start with chocolate! If you've been on Pinterest at all, you've probably spotted this take-your-breath-away cake by Heat Oven to 350:


Chocolate Blackout Cake by Heat Oven to 350



Would you like your rich, dark chocolate cake with some fluffy coconut frosting? 
Will Cook for Smiles has you covered!


Chocolate Cake with Whipped Coconut Frosting by Will Cook for Smiles



A sweet vintage chocolate and raspberry confection as interpreted by 
From My Sweet Heart:

The Pink Cake by From My Sweet Heart



Who wouldn't want a big slice of this four-layer oreo delight by Sunny Side Up?

Cookies and Cream Oreo Cake by Sunny Side Up



Pink and sprinkles by The Baking Fairy make this cake magical:

Confetti Chocolate Layer Cake by The Baking Fairy



Of course, classic chocolate cake with chocolate frosting is always popular. 
Here's a luscious looking one from The Curvy Carrot:

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake by The Curvy Carrot




Sometimes it's fun to think about a different kind of cake for birthdays.


My younger daughter's favorite is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. 
The Fauxmartha made this stunner:

Carrot Cake with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting by The Fauxmartha


a hint of honey is the creator of this heavenly, toasty, creamy, coconut cake:

Coconut Cream Cake by a hint of honey


I'm pretty sure I would have the best. birthday. ever. with this 
banana, caramel, and cream cheese sensation from Crazy for Crust:

Banana Cake with Caramel Filling by Crazy for Crust




Italian Cream Cake would make a very special birthday cake. 
Coconut, pecans and cream cheese? Yes, please, Southern With a Twist.

Italian Cream Cheese Cake by Southern With a Twist


White Lights on Wednesday, your lovely Lemonade Layer Cake 
is perfect for a summer birthday:
Lemonade Layer Cake by White Lights on Wednesday


 I had to sneak a little more chocolate in here...the phenomenal chocolate and peanut butter combo in another beauty from The Curvy Carrot:

Peanut Butter Cup Cake by The Curvy Carrot


Pure summer indulgence from Your Home Based Mom, who baked this incredible 
Key Lime Cake. I can see it at a beach or island themed birthday party:
Key Lime Cake by Your Home Based Mom


I did consider making my husband's and older daughter's favorite recipe, the always-popular classic yellow cake with chocolate frosting...and this one from The Southern Lady Cooks looks like the ultimate birthday cake, doesn't it?

3-Layer Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate Frosting by The Southern Lady Cooks


As you can see, I still have quite a bit of deciding to do, 
but it's a delicious problem to have. 


One last look...

Which ones would you choose? Is your favorite here?









These cakes can all be seen on Yesterfood's Favorite Finds Pinterest board,
and may have been taken to some of these fun parties!

Jul 14, 2013

Let's Get Social Sunday! 7/14/2013

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Welcome to Let's Get Social Sunday- we're glad you're here!

This party is featured on 9 different blogs every week! 
That means maximum exposure for you :)

Let's Get Social Sunday is for bloggers who wish to make new friends and gain new followers. It is also an opportunity to link up all your social media sites to gain more followers for blogging opportunities and increase traffic to all your sites.


Please :)

(1) Follow your hosts and co-hosts in as many ways as possible (we are the first 9 link-ups in each category):


Hosts:











and meet our co-hosts this week:

Ruth @ Captain America & His English Rose

and

Mandy @ HongKongChic



(2) Grab our button and share it on your blog

(3) Let us know if you followed in the comments, so we can return the follows!

(4) Find some new blogs to follow and let 'em know you found them from the Let's Get Social Sunday party. 


Let's Get Social Sunday
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Not a requirement, but we appreciate the love - If you enjoy this party, would you mind hitting the tweet button to help spread the word? Or share on your favorite social media! Thanks y'all :)




*Just a note - If you would like to co-host, we are accepting spots in the future for co-hosts. Please, email us at letsgetsocialsunday@gmail.com and we will send you the information on scheduling. :)


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Jul 9, 2013

Chipotle Deviled Eggs


These are hot and spicy, cool and creamy, all at the same time! 

Chipotle Deviled Eggs
Makes 12 eggs (24 halves)

12 hard boiled eggs, peeled
1/2 cup real mayonnaise
1 tablespoon adobo sauce from canned chipotles
1 teaspoon finely minced canned chipotles in adobo sauce (scrape seeds out of pepper first, if desired)
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
salt to taste (I didn't add any; the mayo added plenty of salt for me)
pinch of sugar
smoked or regular paprika for garnish

My grandmother always boiled an extra egg to use in case of this...

Prepare chipotle mayonnaise: combine mayo, chipotles, sauce, and the rest of the seasonings (except paprika) in a small bowl and mix well. Taste and correct for seasonings. At this point, you can add more chipotle and/or more adobo sauce for a higher level of heat, if you like.

Slice eggs lengthwise. Place the whites on the serving plate. Put the yolks (and any whites that didn't survive the peeling process) in a medium bowl and mash them with a fork until fairly smooth. Add the mayo mixture to the yolks- start with about half of the mayo and continue adding until you reach your desired consistency. Some people like a little more or a little less mayo than others. (If you have any leftover chipotle mayo, it is fantastic on sandwiches and burgers!).

Chipotle mayonnaise adds extra flavor and a little spiciness to sandwiches...
it pairs especially well with avocado


With a spoon or piping bag, fill the whites with the yolk mixture. Refrigerate, covered, until time to serve. Right before serving, sprinkle the eggs (the filling part only- it will discolor the whites) lightly with paprika.




Chipotle Deviled Eggs may have been taken to some of these fun parties!


Jul 7, 2013

Let's Get Social Sunday! 07/07/2013

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Welcome to Let's Get Social Sunday- we're glad you're here!

This party is featured on 9 different blogs every week! That means maximum exposure for you :)

Let's Get Social Sunday is for bloggers who wish to make new friends and gain new followers. It is also an opportunity to link up all your social media sites to gain more followers for blogging opportunities and increase traffic to all your sites.


Please :)

(1) Follow your hosts and co-hosts in as many ways as possible (we are the first 1-9 link-ups in each category):


Hosts:









and meet our co-hosts this week:



Caroline @ Love Caroline


and


Areeba @ Aree with Umbrella

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(2) Grab our button and share it on your blog

(3) Let us know if you followed in the comments, so we can return the follows!

(4) Find some new blogs to follow and let 'em know you found them from the Let's Get Social Sunday party.

Let's Get Social Sunday

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Not a requirement, but we appreciate the love - If you enjoy this party, would you mind hitting the tweet button to help spread the word? Or share on your favorite social media! Thanks y'all :)

*Just a note - If you would like to co-host, we are accepting spots in the future for co-hosts. Please, email us at letsgetsocialsunday@gmail.com and we will send you the information on scheduling. :)

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Jul 6, 2013

Fresh Basil Pesto


I have been seeing a few pesto recipes being posted here and there, and no wonder- this is the time of year for fresh basil everything. My pesto has a little less oil and cheese than some recipes I have seen; I think it lets the bright flavor of the basil show through.

Fresh Basil Pesto is delicious on pasta, breads, pizza, veggies, meats, and more. It's ready in almost no time- a few seconds in the food processor, and you're done!



Fresh Basil Pesto
Makes about 1 cup

2 cups fresh basil leaves (packed)
5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons pine nuts, lightly toasted
2 teaspoons minced garlic (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

Chop the basil leaves in your food processor for a few seconds. Add the rest of the ingredients and process, checking frequently and scraping the sides if necessary, until the pesto is the desired texture. Mine took about 2 minutes, but my processor is old and tired. :) Your time may vary.

Pesto will keep in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks. It may separate a little, 
but just give it a stir before using.