Archive | August, 2011

Happy Blog-a-versary!

30 Aug

Today marks the one year anniversary of this blog’s first post. It’s hard to believe a year has already gone by, and even harder to believe how much has changed since then.

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Friday Free-For-All: Catalogs and Caterpillars

12 Aug

It’s been a busy week around the office and the house, so I haven’t done much nesting worth posting about this week. One bit of excitement this week happened though: the delivery of the 2012 IKEA catalog.
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Friday Free-for-All: Colds, Chamomile & Cutting Teeth

5 Aug

My cold survival supplies: lots of hot tea!

If I can say one thing for this week, it’s that I’m glad it’s over. My husband, ‘Lil Buddy and I all started out the week by coming down with a cold and fever, so it hasn’t been a super week in our house.

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Antipasto Skewers (aka Pinterest Saves the Potluck)

2 Aug

I blogged about Pinterest not too long after I first joined the site, and at that time, I could see a lot of potential but figured only time would tell if I actually would use it or not. I can say now, about two months later, that it is, indeed, a darn useful tool.

Case in point: I recently was invited to participate in an Italian-themed potluck at work. I’m not the world’s greatest cook, so choosing something potluck-friendly, matching the theme and easy enough for me to make myself is no small feat. Luckily, it was Pinterest to the rescue. All I had to do was type in “Italian Potluck” and in five minutes I had pinned almost half a dozen recipe options.

I’ve been really enamored with all the cute skewer recipes I’ve been seeing on Pinterest, so I ended up deciding to make these fun antipasto skewers. The recipe I found on Pinterest was from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs, and it was inspired by the Hungry Housewife. I decided to make a vegetarian version, so mine is even a little different, so I’ll include my version of the recipe below.

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Coming Up: Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2011

1 Aug

Tasty treats from the 2010 Food & Wine Festival with a view of Epcot's iconic Spaceship Earth

Disney’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is just around the corner, and menus for each booth were announced last week.
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