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Friday {Food} Porn:: 7 Feasts in a Jar

Hello Luv-lies,

How’s your week been? Did you get done all that you set out to do?  Are you as glad as I am that it’s Friday?

Once that clock hits the weekend hour, it’s ‘me’ time.  Many, many years ago, my weekends were no different from other days of the week.  Mostly work, work and more work.  Back then, the main interruption – and the one thing that brought some ‘normalcy’  to my crazy work schedule – was the need to sleep.  And I even slept ‘fast’ – four hours and I was ready for more.  I called them ‘power naps’.  Today is a lot different.

These days,  my weekends are mostly unplanned.  I kind of let the day  *and the weather*  dictate what happens for the day.  I do have to admit that I spend a lot more time pouring through my subscription of magazines.  Even those have changed.  Used to be that my magazine stash was mostly about fashion.  And, although I had a few  *very few*, food magazine, they were mostly for the fantasy meals that I  “… one day [was] going to make”.  Yeah.  Right.  Today it’s just the opposite.  Very few fashion magazines.  Who needs print when you have Pinterest?  Right?

Now there’s more food magazines and they’re not just for my ‘fantasy meals’.  I’ve actually started to make some of the ‘fantasy meals’ .  This is big for me!  Yes.  Back in the day, finding {and cooking} new meals for the sport of it, was not on my list of ‘favorite way to spend a leisurely weekend’.

One of the trends that I am liking   *I posted about it a little earlier this year *  is this idea of  the ‘meal in a mason jar’.   I think that you can make just about any meal into a ‘feast in a Jar’.  Salads, desserts, drinks, appetizers.

 Clever. Clever. Clever.

S-more-Jars

{S’Mores in a Jar}

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{Cheesecake in a Jar}

layered pumpkin pie in a jar

{Layered Pumpkin Pie}

ice cream in a jar

{Ice Cream in a Jar}

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{Layered Cornbread and Turkey Salad}

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{Salad in a Jar}

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{Egg, Bacon, Hashbrowns}

These really make me want to try my creative hand at this whole idea of meals in a jar … I’ll be sure to post my creations

What meals do these inspire you to put into a jar?

…. Do Tell …

P.S.

Here is where you can find just about any special shape or size jar for your creations.

Create on!

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Friday {FOOD} Porn…. ‘Happy’ in Print

Hey Luv-lies,

Ahhhhhhh.     The weekend.      Finally here.

And all of this reading awesomeness landed in my mailbox today!

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It’s Friday!

I bet you know how I’ll be spending my weekend.

And.

What’s even better is, tomorrow is the first day of Summer! That means even more time to spend on indulging in this goodness.

Happy First Day of Summer!

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What’s on your ‘Happy’ List this Summer?
…. Do Tell …

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Friday Food {PORN} :: Cupcake Lovers Day

Hello Luv-lies,
… and Happy Friday the Thirteenth!!

 In the world of Foodies, today is Cupcake Lovers Day!!!

Cupcake Magic

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t love these tempting bite-sized miniature cakes!

The first batch of these ‘can’t eat just one’ dessert teasers were made in a teacup.

Thus the name ‘cupcakes’.

And although at times, they can be a bit challenging to eat,  the challenge is never enough to deter  our desire to savor their enticing flavor.

In honor of Cupcake Lovers Day let’s lift a cold glass of milk  *2%.  Of course*  to these little luv-lies that, I for one, can not get enough of!

~~~  I’ve taken the liberty of choosing  a few of these pint-sized Luv-lies to tempt you …. ~~~

 

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For you chocolate Luv-lies who also has a special place in your heart for Nutella, Jamie over at the mouth-watering blog,  My Baking Addiction,  whipped up the above delicious-ness from a chocolate cupcake recipe that is infused in the center with this ‘must have’ hazelnut flavored creaminess.  And. If that is not enough.

All of this lusciousness is topped off with the delightfulness of even more Nutella.  In a one-bite,  whipped buttercream taste!!! …. yessssssss!

Decadent.  Right?

Put on your food bibs, Luv-lies.  I’ve got just a little more eye-candy that will surely leave you with a tasteful drool….

Cupcake Collage

Resource:

~ 1 ~  Carole Flack

~ 2 ~  LeCup Cakes

~ 3 ~  Top News Recipes

~ 4 ~  Find My Way Back Home

What do you have to celebrate today?

… Do Tell …

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Friday Food {Porn}:: Decadent Eats

Hey Luv-lies!

It’s Friiiiii-Day!!!!!   That has to  mean ….

Friday Food Porn!!!

I’ve been on this journey to a healthier me.   It’s been a road of, among other things, self-discovery, self-control and self-appreciation.  There have been temptations *many. many. temptations*.  This is where the self-c0ntrol comes in…  You see.  I’ve learned that I don’t have to eliminate any of the delicious eats that I once over indulgenced.  It’s truly about control…. portion control.

With that in mind, Come.

Feast your Eyes.  My Food Porn.  At its most decadent.

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Who doesn’t LUV Chocolate?

Sign me up!!!!

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Boysenberry Sorbet.

Okay.

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Blueberry Ice Cream.  With a Hint of Lavender.

Yes. Lavender.

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This delight is ‘Pie in a Jar’

What’s in it?: Berries – Blue, Straw & Black.  Lemon Juice (just a little).

….and….

Brandy/Cognac.  Yes.  Brandy/Cognac.

Remember.  Portion. Control.  *and maybe a designated driver*

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Chocolate on a Stick

#Yumlicious!

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Friday Food {Porn}:: The Right Equipment Makes All the Difference

Hello Luv-lies,

Over the last several months I’ve been giving this ‘chef’ thing a try.  I’ve gathered and collected recipes that, simultaneously,  make my eyes, mouth and belly ‘water’.   I’ve firmed up my pantry with the contents of these enticing feasts.  In the past, my kitchen gadget/equipment was what I affectionately referred to as my ‘collection’.  They didn’t get much use, but they looked great in the kitchen!  Today, the pots, pans, grinders, processors & utensils are in a constant rotation of use.  I’m sure that if they could speak, they would be loudly cheering at the notion of no longer being pretty objects that sat on the counters gathering dust due to a lack of use.   Although, the ‘how to’ of most of these wears are no longer a mystery to me, the use of one piece of equipment still escapes me!  I am having the darndest time using the knife!

yummy_onionYessss.  I have tried – and failed miserably – to handle what seems the most basic of utensils, like the chefs that I watch on the food channels.  Now, I’m not trying to look exactly like them – blurred visions of blades flying through the air while performing the simple task of chopping an onion.  All while managing not to chop off their fingers!  Noooo.  For me that image is merely a dream.  I just want don’t want to look dangerous *blank stare*.  In an effort to find out what I was doing – or not doing with the knife – that makes me look like I have to left thumbs, I found this very (did I say ‘very’?) useful infographic.  (my grammar school teacher would not be pleased with that last sentence :/)

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This little beauty has given me far more info than I could have imagined existed on the use of a knife.  To which I am overjoyed.  Because now, with this as a reference, I am on my way to at least looking like a real chef!

If my knife skills get really good, I just may post a video-tape of my accomplishment…. hmmmmmm. 

What is challenging you today?

Do Tell …..

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Friday Food {Porn} :: Fried Ice Cream

Good Morning Luv-lies,

Finally Friday! Right?  Not a bad week for me.  How has your week been?  The weather continues to be frightful, but one thing for sure is, with each passing day, the temperature outside should be warmer & warmer. *I sure hope that Punxsutawney Phil is correct*  So, with thoughts of the warmer weather to come, I thought that I’d feature a dish that honors both, the frigid temps that we’re experiencing now & the much anticipated warm stuff that’s some to be….

Fried Ice Cream big%20red%20fried%20ice%20creamIt’s  little perplexing for me to wrap my head around ice cream being fried!  Who would of ‘thunk’ it?  Who did ‘thunk’ it – shear genius!   This I definitely have to try.

Have you tasted or created this decadent oxymoron of a treat?

do tell …..

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Friday Food Porn

How Food Porn Is Made

Happy Friday Luv-lies,

Have you been staying warm?  The winter blast is still hanging around.  I’m kinda getting used to it? How about you?

There’s quite a bit of  ‘good’ television on the horizon.   The Super Bowl in a couple of weeks. The Grammy’s this weekend.  I had a chance to catch a little of the tennis championship going on in Melbourne, Australia { it aired ‘very’ early in this part of the world – like some time around three in the morning.  I had to catch the highlights, on the sports shows to find out that Nadal won because I couldn’t keep my eyes open *sigh*}.

Even though you want to watch the actual event, don’t you find that you really tune in to watch the great commercials?  Especially on Super Bowl Sunday!  Don’t you find that you the majority of your ‘refrigerator runs’ are made during the game?  Because who wants to hear about the most talked about new commercials while standing around the water cooler? Not me!

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And, like you, I often wonder how the producers can get some of the children and animals to do the things that they do.  I bet that it makes for a very, looooong day.  Oh well!, I guess that’s why they charge the bucks – no whammies!

Today’s Friday Food Porn is not a behind the scene look at how they get the kids and animals to look cute and ‘play nice in the playground’.

Noooooo.

Today’s post is a 3:20 video produced by a German production studio that’s famous for capturing some of the most stunning, high-speed photography behind commercials.  This piece features food.  Of course.

enjoy the video!  And your Weekend

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