Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Ultimate Blog Party


Welcome to my happy little kitchen, where I love to bake killer garlic cheese rolls, steam salmon in my dishwasher, and creatively use up all those heaps of leftover Thanksgiving mashed potatoes.

I started blogging about six months ago. It seemed like a great alternative to bombarding friends and family with recipe-filled emails.

I also hoped to be on the receiving end of tried and true favorites from other bloggers and food lovers. Thankfully, that part has worked out swimmingly. Through this blog I've discovered Molly's Outstanding Spinach Salad, DarcyLee's Molasses Oatmeal cookies, Jana's Fried Rice, and many other new favorites.

Happy sigh.

My biggest blogging challenge has been sticking to food. A part of me really wants to tell everyone that we had to put our 12-year-old yellow Lab down down two weeks ago. Or to show you the crazy quilt project I'm making from leftover fabric scraps. But I am valiantly trying to stick to topic, which means my best alternative is coming to visit you at your quilting, book-loving, home-loving blogs.

So welcome, I hope you'll stay and poke around a bit, and remember, anytime you come across a great recipe that's simple, fun, tasty, or chocolate-filled, I hope you'll think of me.

And share.

Sharing is good. We like sharing.
Note: To go see who's making all those merry noises at the blog party, check it out here. All kinds of prizes are being offered. March 27 is the end date.

31 Comments:

Blogger ilovemy5kids said...

I love recipes! I like EASY ones the BEST! I have some on my blog as well.

March 22, 2009 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger fordfamily said...

I love to cook so I'm glad I stopped in. I enjoyed reading the seafood buying tips.. I never know how to buy seafood.

March 22, 2009 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Tangerine Kitty said...

Oh I love recipes and your blog is great. I found it over off the UBP 2009 site.

(Sorry to hear about your yellow lab, we had a chocolate lab and he hasn't been with us for 4 years and we still miss him.)

March 22, 2009 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Paige said...

Stopped by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2009! I love to try new recipes and am so glad to have come across your blog.

Hope to visit with you again soon!

March 22, 2009 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger L2L said...

I am sooo trying your drumstick recipe next week. As a matter of fact I'm in need of about 5 more recipes to complete my month of recipes for next week and it looks like I hit the jack pot!!! Speaking of pots, I have a crock-pot potato soup cookin up right now. I'll let you know how it turns out, hopefully good cause it was sooo easy to make, cross your fingers. I'm so thrilled you stopped by, I can't wait to see what else you get cooking up, happy blog party!!!

March 22, 2009 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger mary bailey said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's nice to meet you! I can't wait to read the details of steaming salmon in the dishwasher!

March 23, 2009 at 4:51 AM  
Blogger Tim, Allyson, Emahry, and Jonathan said...

I'm stopping by from the UBP. Thanks for inviting me in and introducing yourself! Your recipes sound amazing!

We'd love for you to stop by and check out what's going on at our blog.

Find out how we've received over $175 in FREE Amazon gift cards in just 2 months. you can, too! (top left sidebar)

Happy partying!
Allyson
www.a-heart4home.blogspot.com

March 23, 2009 at 7:47 AM  
Anonymous Shannon said...

Visiting you through UBP09! Great blog! I'll be back!

March 23, 2009 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Oh wow, am I hungry now. Weight Watchers is going to go out the window if I keep reading these yummy cooking blogs. ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by my party!

March 23, 2009 at 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Hello there. Knocking on your door from the blog party. Hope you don’t mind.


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com

Twitter: About Parenting

March 23, 2009 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger momoftwinz said...

YUM! I can't wait to try the garlic cheese rolls!! Thanks for stoppin' by !!

March 23, 2009 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger DarcyLee said...

Lynn,

I am so, so sorry about your sweet dog. Labs are one of my very favorite breeds.

As if you need one more thing to do, you could always start another blog about quilting or anything else you want (hee,hee!).

I just finished your book (Loved it!) and I'm going to blog about it in the near future. Have a wonderful week, my friend!

March 23, 2009 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Organizing Mommy said...

Oh, there's no reason why you have to stick to topic. Blog what's on your heart and let it develop with you. I felt like I had to stick to organizing, and my hands kept typing other words. Be who you are, and the readers will like it all the same! I have a section on recipes on my blog also. They are my own recipes that I have made up! So, they are special! Now, you'll have to come back. Nice meeting you and thanks for coming to my blog.

March 23, 2009 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger ~Bobbi~ said...

Love your blog name! Queen of the Castle. Super cute!

March 23, 2009 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Shawna Bates said...

Lol..super cute blog name!!!
You know, if you just wanted to keep this blog for recipes, you can make another blog for the "other things" in your life.
I have a family blog and an arts and crafts blog. The family blog I use to focus on all of us, my art blog is ALL ME lol..and by the way, I'm intrigued about this cooking fish in the dishwasher!!
If you get a chance gander on over to my blog and get in on my giveaway.
Shawna-Michigan

March 24, 2009 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Prosac said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I enjoyed looking at yours. I am always on the lookout for new recipes. You made me laugh with your description of your poetry! Come back by sometime. I don't write daily, but keep checking back, and I'll do the same!

March 24, 2009 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Tiaras and Tantrums said...

just out party hopping - lovely to meet your blog

March 24, 2009 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Everyday Flotsam and Jetsam said...

Hello, thanks for the comment over at my blog! Maybe we will have to actually find someone who LIKED "The Shack" to figure out what the big deal is. Great site! I also live in Northern California, as of recently, and LOVE to cook. Lately, I have been experimenting a lot and it has been extremely hit or miss. For example, this evening I attempted a sweet potato soup that turned out to be absolutely disgusting. Hopefully, I will get some "hit" recipes from your site!

March 24, 2009 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger Shawna Bates said...

Thanks for popping over to my blog. I know, I agree, there are beads for everyone and everything!! And for such little items those puppies can get expensive!!! One time I needed 50 of one beads, they only sold them individual and were 15 cents a piece, 7.50 for 50 beads is expensive to me, on top of the other beads I needed lol..
Good luck in the giveaway!!
Shawna

March 25, 2009 at 3:52 AM  
Blogger The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

I was hooked once I read the first sentence in your about me section! Cooking, baking, eating chocolate and going to Starbucks! We have all that in common!!! I'll definitely be back, was so nice "meeting" you! and, I think since it's your blog, you can talk about whatever you want :) Why not talk about your life above a recipe? Sounds good to me!

March 25, 2009 at 7:44 AM  
Anonymous Gudrun from Kitchen Gadget Girl said...

I want to see the Crazy Quilt! I am also a food blogger who has the occasional foray into other topics. Remember, this blog is about you, you can write whatever you want!

Glad I found your blog on UBP, I look forward to reading more of your posts :-)

March 26, 2009 at 10:00 PM  
OpenID addhumorandfaith said...

Oh, Lynn, I am so sorry to hear about your beloved pet dying. Our wonderful 12 yr. old Australian shephard died 18 months ago so I know exactly how you feel.

Re. your blog. I'd love to hear about the other facets of your life, along with your recipes. Why don't you do what Pioneer Woman does and have different tabs on your blog for different subjects? Of course, I have no idea how to do that, but hopefully it's something you could find out how to do! :)

Regards, Sandra

March 27, 2009 at 3:45 AM  
Blogger Gena said...

Oh my kind of blog! I'm going to have to keep you ummm your blog around! You are way too sweet on my blog! Thanks for stopping by so I could meet you!

March 27, 2009 at 4:48 AM  
Blogger The American Homemaker said...

Hi :) It's good to meet you.

March 27, 2009 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Jana McBurney-Lin said...

Has it been six months already? Congrats. I love this blog--and would enjoy your forays into other topics.

March 27, 2009 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Baba said...

Hi! Lovin this! Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

March 27, 2009 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger The Bumbles said...

Oh - poor puppy - so sorry my dear. I'm always impressed that you stay true to your blog's goal. Our's is such a Jambalaya of everything it seems so chaotic sometimes. I always know when I need a yummy new recipe for Andy to make for me (heehee) to come here. Speaking of which - he is already drooling over the Molasses Oatmeal Cookie link - yeehaw!

March 27, 2009 at 7:48 PM  
Blogger Mirela said...

recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Ann


http://largepet.info

March 27, 2009 at 11:28 PM  
Blogger Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

I'm giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty...stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.

Ta!

I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

March 29, 2009 at 12:33 AM  
Blogger Storm said...

Do you really cook salmon in the dishwasher?

I'm still blog hopping via the Ultimate Blog Party. Nice to meet you.

March 30, 2009 at 7:06 AM  
Anonymous Queen Of Her Castle said...

Hi, Lynn! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm very sorry to hear about your lab. :(

I'm enjoying my visit here, and will forward your link to my daughter, who also loves anything to do with cooking.

~Becky

April 2, 2009 at 11:37 AM  

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