Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #130



This week we welcome two new BLOGS to our Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop team:  Cathy of A Peek Into My Paradise and Saira of Mom Resource! 

Be sure to stop by their blogs this week and get to know them.
Their social media links can be found in the host list below.

So, how did we do at last week's fabulous party? So much participation!  What we love is that you all visited SO MANY posts! 
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Most Viewed
recipe blogs


Very Popular


Editor's Pick



6 Things I Always Include In Every Blog Post from My Snippets of Inspiration

Flavors by Four is Featuring:
You know the amazing Ginger Salad Dressing you get at Japanese Hibachi Restaurants?! Well Thanks to Courtney at A Life from Scratch you can make it at home now too!! 


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  • Please follow our host and co-hosts in as many ways possible (social media links below) ♥
  • PLEASE TWEET THIS PARTY !!!!  We want everyone to know about it!
  • Add as many of your family-friendly posts as you would like, no giveaways, Etsy shops or blog parties please. You are welcome to share them in the comments, though.
  • Visit three or more others. Let them know you've been there! 
  • Visit our FEATURES and comment, pin or share -- do what you can to bless them!
  • When you are PINNING, please remember to do it from the original post. ♥
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Cathy of A Peek Into My Paradise   NEW!

Saira from Mom Resource  NEW!

Kristen of Musings Of An Average Mom
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Erica of eLeMeNO-P Kids

Diane of Recipes For Our Daily Bread

Dawn of Spatulas on Parade

CD of CD's Country Living

Carrie of A Mother’s Shadow

Sinea of Ducks 'n a Row

Jaime of The Stay At Home Mom Survival Guide

Tammy of My Life Abundant

Brittany of Mommy On Demand

Kim of 2JustByou

Nicole and Susan of Flavors By Four

Heidi Jo of Simplee Thrifty

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Grilled Vegetable Quesadillas with Goat Cheese

Fresh local vegetables are a great perk in the summer months. They have so much flavor on their own they need very little prep or other ingredients to make a tasty meal. I often grill a bunch at once and keep them in the fridge to have alongside of burgers or toss them on top of sandwiches and salads. I know women tend to shy away from the grill and leave the outdoor cooking to the men but that's just silly.  I have no problem firing up our gas grill when John's not home to make a great summer meal. Since I've stumbled upon this grilled vegetable quesadilla from Pinterest, I've made it for myself 4 times and served it to my grandma, my mom and my husband. Everyone raves how great the flavors and textures combine together; the creamy goat cheese with the crispy tortilla. The sweet and sticky balsamic glaze with the char from the grilled vegetables. I may just have to make myself another one of these today for lunch!! 


Ingredients for 4 Quesadillas:
2 Zucchini - Halved & Sliced Thick
2 Yellow Squash - Halved & Sliced Thick
2 Red Peppers - Cored and Sliced into Large Pieces
2 Large Onion - Sliced Thick
8 oz Crumbled Goat Cheese
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
8 Large Whole Wheat Tortillas
Generous Drizzles of Balsamic Glaze

Preheat your outdoor grill, indoor grill or grill pan to medium, wipe it down with an oiled paper towel or spray it with some Pam. Wash and slice your veggies thick so you won't loose them in between the rungs. Grill all your vegetables for about 5 minutes on each side. If you don't like one of the veggies I chose to use another option would be portabello mushrooms. I found it easiest to use tongs to flip and remove the vegetables instead of a spatula. After they've cooled off a bit dice them up into bite size pieces.

In your largest pan that's flat or on a griddle heat up the olive oil over medium. Place one of the tortillas down in the pan. Making a flat layer arrange the vegetables evenly all the way out of the sides of the tortilla. Put down as many pieces as you can fit making sure you get all the different kinds spread out around the whole thing.

Crumble the goat cheese on top of the vegetables. Spreading it out as much as possible, use about 2 ounces to assure it will melt and hold on to the tortilla on the top so the quesadilla doesn't fall apart. The first time I made this I bought a cylinder of goat cheese and had a terrible time dividing up the smooth tube of cheese into chunks so if you can find it already crumbled in a container that works best. 

Place another tortilla on top of the goat cheese and using the back of a spatula press it down hard. After another minute or two it's time to flip it over, being very careful and working quickly flip the  whole quesadilla over so the second side gets nice and crispy. After about 3-4 minutes using the spatula slide it out. Place it on a flat surface, using a pizza cutter slice it into quarters and drizzle it with balsamic glaze.

Enjoy!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #129

Welcome to our party!
Last week was the BEST PARTY EVER!
618 posts.
I have to say it again so that it really sinks in...618!!!!
We finally broke through the 600 barrier and way beyond!


So, in addition to the most viewed, very popular and editor's pick features this week, we are also featuring number 600 and 618 in celebration of this milestone in our party history!

Most Viewed

Very Popular

Editor's Pick
As frustrated as I have been with Facebook - cuz I really LOVE Facebook but Facebook hasn't been very nice to me lately - I was naturally inquisitive when I saw this post in the mix. She came up with a really new (to me) technique to use to get more reach on my Facebook page. I am so going to try this!



Easy Trick On How To Get Facebook To Show Your Posts To More Viewers by Crafts A La Mode

And, numbers 600 and 618. 
Yipee!!!
American Flag Punch Pinata by Made With Happy
Patriotic Food Ideas for 4th of July by Dreaming of Leaving

Flavors by Four is Featuring:
This Patriotic Mixed Berry Pie from Dana at This Silly Girls Life looks fresh, delicious and festive for the upcoming 4th of July Holiday!! How creative to use the pie dough and cut out stars!!


So let's get this party started!

#bloghop #linkparty


Sinea of Ducks 'n a Row

Kristen of Musings Of An Average Mom   New!

Erica of eLeMeNO-P Kids   New!

Diane of Recipes For Our Daily Bread

Dawn of Spatulas on Parade

CD of CD's Country Living

Carrie of A Mother’s Shadow

Heidi Jo of Simplee Thrifty

Jaime of The Stay At Home Mom Survival Guide

Tammy of My Life Abundant

Brittany of Mommy On Demand

Kim of 2JustByou

Nicole and Susan of Flavors By Four


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  • Add as many of your family-friendly posts as you would like, no giveaways, Etsy shops or blog parties please. You are welcome to share them in the comments, though.
  • Visit three or more others. Let them know you've been there! 
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #128

Hey, we've got some exciting news! 
Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop has expanded! We are now on 13 blogs. Welcome our two new co-hosts, Kristen of Musings of an Average Mom and Erica of eLeMeNO-P Kids. 





Sinea of Ducks 'n a Row

Kristen of Musings Of An Average Mom   New!

Erica of eLeMeNO-P Kids   New!

Diane of Recipes For Our Daily Bread

Dawn of Spatulas on Parade

CD of CD's Country Living

Carrie of A Mother’s Shadow

Heidi Jo of Simplee Thrifty

Jaime of The Stay At Home Mom Survival Guide

Tammy of My Life Abundant

Brittany of Mommy On Demand

Kim of 2JustByou

Nicole and Susan of Flavors By Four


Last week we had such great posts. So many were your favorites that there are 10 features this week!  
Here they are ...


Most Viewed 


Very Popular 


Editor's Pick
Quick Chili Cornbread Casserole by The Tumbleweed Contessa

Flavors by Four is Featuring:
I could really go for a nice big glass of this Sparkling Citrus Sangria right now from Kristin at Dizzy, Busy and Hungry. It's got to be 5 o'clock somewhere!!



And now for THIS week's party!



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  • Add as many of your family-friendly posts as you would like, no giveaways, Etsy shops or blog parties please. You are welcome to share them in the comments, though.
  • Visit three or more others. Let them know you've been there! 
  • Visit our FEATURES and comment, pin or share -- do what you can to bless them!
  • When you are PINNING, please remember to do it from the original post. ♥
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