Blog to Taste: August 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Lemon Basil Butter Pasta with Shrimp Recipe


Hello foodie friends and happy Labor Day Weekend! Summer may be coming to an end, but there's still time to enjoy all the great things that this time of year has to offer including fresh ingredients. A dinner made with fresh ingredients is one that will certainly leave you satisfied.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Peaches 'n Cream and Huckleberry Italian Sodas

Italy holds special place in my heart. Some day, when I have the money and vacation time, I would love to visit Italy and experience it firsthand. For now, though, I find little ways to appreciate the vibrant Italian culture. For example, I studied the Italian language for 2 years during college, I'm a firm believer in pizza, I can't live without pasta, and Italian sodas are like crack to me. So my brother and I decided to take a trip to Italy without leaving our own backyard. Trust me, sipping an Italian soda on a Wednesday afternoon is the best mid-week therapy.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Inspired Croque Mademoiselle

 A few weeks ago I took a trip to Port Townsend to witness an old friend get married at a castle. Yes you read that right, a castle! My husband was busy at home with out Grandfather, so I elected to take a girlfriend as my date. My last post about Laura Palmer Cocktails was inspired by the Twin Peaks leg of he trip, and this weeks post is inspired by the Port Townsend leg. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Recipe Fail: Stuffed Brat Corndogs


Hello again foodie friends! Normally, I wouldn't share this kind of post. Normally, I would hide it away in the depths of mind to never speak of it again. However, I'm gonna give a shot at being honest and sharing with you the horror that was my attempt at making corn dogs.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Homemade Calming Lavender Face Masks



This week I wanted to try something different. Instead of making a recipe to eat, I did some research and used food for beauty. I've always wanted to try a homemade face mask because I know there are so many natural ingredients that do great things for our skin without needing to spend $15 on a mask or scrub. The important thing is to know what type of skin you have and how to appease it.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Shark Week Bologna Sandwich

Anyone that knows me knows I love sharks, like a lot.  Shark Week is one my favorite things!  I love that a whole week is dedicated to the most amazing animal I know of.  I used to count down the days.  This year I was less excited.  Last year I was pretty disappointed by Megalodon: The Monster Shark.  You can read about it on my blog.  I heard a few weeks ago that Discovery Channel was at it again.  This year they had done another "documentary" of a big scary shark eating everybody.  There are so many cool sharks in he world why do they need to make them up?  Because the Discovery Channel think we are all idiots?  My blog friends asked why I didnt do a shark week foods post.  The answer is cause I am mad at Shark Week!  Discovery Channel likes to serves us a big pile of Bologna so here is how you can make some at home!

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Laura Palmer Cocktail

 This weeks cocktail was inspired by Twin Peaks. Twin Peaks is one of my favorite TV shows of all time. I am OBSESSED. So much so, that I am actually taking a Twin Peaks pilgrimage this weekend to the little sleepy town of Snoqualmie Washington, where the TV show is set, and most of the outdoor shots were filmed. 

If you have never seen Twin Peaks, I recommend canceling your weekend plans and marathon watching the whole thing- it's on Netflix! If you've never heard of Twin Peaks, well honey child, we cannot be friends. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Veggie Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce

I needed something quick and easy this week.  It has been hot and the grilling has been easy (stay tuned for the results).  I wanted to use up some veggies and this was a great way to do it.  To kick it up and make it even yummier I whipped up this sauce.  I have been playing around with this sauce for awhile and I think I finally nailed it.  You could add any meat to give the meal a protein punch but it is also great with out.  

Monday, August 4, 2014

Tasty Achievements: July 2014


Happy Monday food friends! As we say goodbye to July, it's time for us here at Blog to Taste to share with you our favorite posts that we created and shared with you in July. It was a hot, hot month, but our posts were even hotter.

Our first post is sure to keep you cool! Check out Sarah's frozen Banana Ice Cream Treats. The fact that these are also dairy free will help you keep that beach body going well into August! 

BANANA ICE CREAM TREATS
The next post will get your morning started right. Warren served up some delicious looking Cherry Nutella Waffles that will literally blow your mind!

CHERRY NUTELLA WAFFLES
Maybe this month you're looking for a quick and easy salad that will satisfy your every need. Look no further than Rosie's Cucumber salad that is 100 parts gorgeous and 100 parts tasty.

CUCUMBER SALAD
Finally, take a bite out of the heat this summer with the extremely refreshing Frozen Berry Lemonade shots from Holly. These chilling treats are full of color, flavor and magic. 

FROZEN CHERRY BERRY LEMONADE SHOTS
Now we're going to cool down since it's already too hot out. Make sure you check out our other Tasty Achievements as well.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Cheesy Baked Scotch Eggs Recipe

Hey foodie friends and happy Friday! I just want to say something that we're all thinking all the time, the internet is the best place in all the world. I recently went down one of those Wikipedia rabbit holes where you just keep hitting the "random article" button. I read about people, place and most importantly Scotch Eggs!  Why have none of you told me about them?! I immediately began coming up with a plan to make these delightful sausage covered eggs.