It’s a Blog Party… and We’re Glad You Stopped By!



Ultimate Blog Party 2009
5 Minutes for Moms is having their annual Ultimate Blog Party…. and we’re glad you stopped by to visit our kitchen to see what’s here. Whether you’re one of my regulars… or just landed here looking for something… or you’re part of the 5 minutes for Moms party…. you’re always welcome in my kitchen.

For those of you that don’t know me… let me introduce myself… I’m Linda… I love to cook and love to share recipes and tips … my cooking lessons started out in my Mom’s and Grandmothers’ kitchens and continued through the years as I cooked for my own family… I can remember being a little girl sitting on a stool watching intently as they cooked… and being thrilled when I was finally allowed to help… and so began my love of cooking and good food.

This blog is all about food…. food... and more food…. something for everyone… easy to prepare… healthy makeovers of old favorite recipes… budget conscious tips…foods for picky eaters… kid friendly foods…classic recipes…timesavers for busy lives… special dinners and desserts for those special occasions… party ideas… helpful information… and much more…

So have a look around…. Click the Home link to go to the Home Page… or check out my Recipe and Tip Index.

Most of all enjoy!

There are so many cool prizes to be won at this year’s Ultimate Blog Party, but my top three picks would be:

#58 – Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer
Provided by: Moms Who Think
Prize details: From Amish Friendship Bread to Decadent Cheesecake and all the meals in between dessert, Moms Who Think has recipes you’ll love. We would like to donate a Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer to help make one lucky winner’s home cooking even easier. (winner’s choice of color, $349.99 retail value)

#88 –$40 gift certificate to Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Provided by: The Divine Miss Mommy
Prize details: Discover the Passion, the Thrill and the Grill of Carrabba’s! The Divine Miss Mommy would like to donate a $40 gift certificate to three winners to be used at any Carrabba’s Italian Grill.

#19 — $50 gift certificate to Target Stores
Provided by: Shoot-Me-Now
Prize details: Treat your kids, or even better, treat yourself! Shoot-Me-Now would like to donate a $50 Target gift card to one winner.

And if my top three picks are already chosen, I’d love any of the following (in order of preference):

21,26,64,72,91,25,114,118,123,130


The drawings have ended.

85 comments:

Kaye said...

Yummy, I stopped by for the blog party and now I want to stay and eat! :) I'll have to give my daughter your url. She is loving cooking and experimenting with new recipes. She'll love your site :)

Amanda from Faith, Food and Family said...

Your site looks great! So many yummy pictures! I'm loving the party!
God bless,
Amanda

Linda said...

Thanks! I'm glad you both enjoyed the my site!

Juliana RW said...

Hi,

Nice to meet u in this UBP 09. Looks yummy ;)

I am participate in UBP 09 as well, my personal‘s blog, photo‘s blog, and travel‘s blog. Hope you visit mine as well . Thanks

Buffie said...

Hi - I stopped by for the party and your recipes are making me hungry. There are so many on here that sound good.

oh amanda said...

Yum! I'm hungry just looking at your site! ;)

Lynn said...

I found you through the blog party. I love your blog and will be coming back. I love food blogs and write on myself. Glad I found you.

The American Homemaker said...

Everything looks so yummy!

Linda said...

Thank you so much! I'm glad you came to my party!

Kiondra Mills said...

Thanks for the yummy food, I'm stuffed:)

Great party feel free to stop by mine.

Kiondra
http://womenandmothers.blogspot.com

Jill said...

It's nice to meet you :)

Your blog is Awesome!

That Marble Cheesecake caught my eye immediately! *drool*

Have a Good Day!

lisajsned said...

So glad I found this page on the blog party! I recently found out that I like to cook... :)

Jen L. said...

Beautiful blog and great recipes! Happy UBP!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Love your blog. I am so glad I found you. I am visiting from the UBP. WOO HOO! What a party, huh? Anyway, I can't wait to look around some more. I know I will find some yummy recipes! If you are ever bored on Tuesdays, I host "Tempt My Tummy Tuesday" blog carnival. We share recipes and food tips.

Okay, now I am going to check out that Aloha pineapple cream cheese stuffed french toast. WOW!

Linda said...

Thanks for all your wonderful comments... I'm so glad to meat all of you at the party!

I will defintely check out your blogs.

Bev said...

love your site! your recipes sound wonderful! Have fun blog hoppin!

Darsi said...

Nice to meat you--really enjoyed looking at your recipes!! It's making me hungry!

Baba said...

I love the clean look of your blog! Party on from an old hippie lady!

The Sensible Momma said...

I love this blog! will definitely be back since I love getting new cooking tips!

Brandi said...

I'm excited to look around more! I have been in a food rut lately and will be very happy to get some new ideas!

Come visit me at
http://kinderteacher-brandi.blogspot.com/2009/03/ultimate-blog-party-2009.html

HappyHermit said...

Happy Party Day !!
Thanks for taking the time to share !!

Megan said...

great food blog! nice to meet you

mb said...

I am ALWAYS looking for new, good, and healthy recipes. I've subscribed and will be back to check out what you've got! Happy partying!

thestitchinchicken.com said...

Lots of good recipes! Thanks so much, I'll be stopping by often! Cheryl

Tracysweetangl said...

Great site! Love all the recipes! thanks!

Linda said...

Thank you all for all your wonderful comments... I have truly enjoyed meeting you all... I will make it to all your blogs... if I haven't gotten to it already!

Lovin' this blog party!

StacieinAtlanta said...

I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out. What a great week we are in for!

Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

Stacie
The Divine Miss Mommy
http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
http://www.twitter.com/stacieinatlanta

SimplyFrugal said...

Hello! It's so nice to meet you! I'm loving the spread you've set out for us at the top of the post. Now, I'm hungry...again!

~ Italian Bella ~ said...

Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2009 site. I'll be trying your penne alla vodka recipe within the next few weeks.

shopannies said...

stopping by from the blog party but will be back I love great recipes and almost time to fill out new month menu form

Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." said...

A pregnant woman (me) enters your blog and sees a picture of chocolate chip cheesecake. Is this heaven?

Oh, I think I may stay for a bit and pretend I'm eating that cheesecake. YUM

HappyHermit said...

Love your site !! I will be back that is for sure.

Have a wonderful 2nd Party Day !!

Jean said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love a good recipe and cooking blog. I will be back-I'm sure I'll find a great recipe for next weeks meal plan. :)

valerie2350 said...

Happy UBP! :)
Hope you have a fabulous day!

Valerieeeeeeeeeee
http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/

abcmomof3 said...

What a great site. Your recipes look delicious. I've bookmarked you so I can come back.. It's great to meet you from the party.. This is great getting to view new blogs.. :)

Monica said...

YUMM! Everything looks so good here. I'm always looking for good cooking tips, so I'm adding you to my reader right away.

Jinxy said...

Yummmmm your food looks great.
Happy UBP.

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 bookmarked your blog...so many yummy recipes. I am going to come back for some cooking fun.

Ta!

Super Fun Mama said...

It is so very nice to meet you. I'm trying to visit all the blogs involved in the party. With as many as there are now, that is 254 per day if I do it for 4 days. I hope the little one takes a long nap, lol! I am loving this!

auntrene said...

Wow, I think I gained 5 pounds at your blog party. Thanks!!! glad they are virtual pounds, easier to lose I hope.
I love all the recipes and helpful hints on your blog. It is great.
I have had a great time at the Blog party, I have found so many fantastic blogs.
Thanks for inviting me to stop for a visit.
Have Fun!!!

Pamela said...

great blog now I am hungry whats for dinner?
Happy UBP

Brea's Mommy said...

Wow you have some really yummy looking food posted. Hope you are having fun at the blog party. I would also like to invite you to link to Show off your blog Saturday! I would love to read your favorite post!

Holly said...

What yumminess you have! Now I need to eat some breakfast.

Little Ladybug Designs said...

Hi there, Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the sweet compliment. I love your blog! Happy Partying!

Kim
Custom Photo Announcements & Invitations

Kati said...

Hey! I am stopping by from the UBP!!!

Lynette said...

I can't wait to get to delve a little farther...too busy gardening today...hopefully tomorrow.
Glad youstopped by my blog!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

oh you have all the treats - any left??

party hopping

Elisa said...

Girl, you throw QUITE a party! What a fabulous spread!!

Melody said...

Beautiful blog! I'm glad I stopped by!

Annette said...

Oh my...sinless cheesecake brownies...you're lying right?

I'm so hungry now!
I'm visiting from the UBP! Great blog!

Come visit me sometime
Fairy Blog Mother

Shannon said...

Hi! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Happy UBP! You have a great looking blog yourself!

JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Your virtual spread looks delicious -- thanks for sharing so many goodies with us.

I stopped by for the Ultimate Blog Party! I enjoyed finding your blog and will be back to visit again sometime :) It was nice "meeting" you!!

Colleen said...

food, food and more food.... that sounds like something I could get behind!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog party.

Oh, as I'm typing my comment I'm staring at that yummy mac and cheese. Your blog makes me hungry!

Manic Mother said...

I have to leave your blog its making me hungry!

Sassy said...

Hi, stopping in from the UBP. So glad I found your blog, I'm not that good in the kitchen, but your blog gives me great ideas to try!

Shawna said...

If there were ever someone who needed tips in the kitchen, that's me! I'm so glad I found your blog through UBP. I'll be back very soon!

Jen @ JenuineJen said...

Thanks for hosting a blog party! Who couldn't use a cooking tip each day? I know I will be back to learn from you. In the process, I look forward to getting to know you.

Kati said...

I am a TERRIBLE cook. I look forward to help :)

Happy UBP!

JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

Jo said...

I think I've found my Mecca, LOL! Just party-hopping by...I've just started my blog which has somewhat of the same idea...hopefully someday I'll have it looking as nice as yours! Very nice to meet you and I look forward to exploring your page a lot more!

LadyBug-Kellie said...

So glad you visited my blog - I NEEDED to see your site! I love kitchen tips and getting new ideas for recipes! I bookmakred your site! I love your pressure cooker post - I am almost clueless when it comes to those and I enjoyed reading it!

Erin @ Closing Time said...

Wow! What an incredible blog! I love to cook, so I will be a regular visitor! Happy UBP!!

Bella Valentina Photography said...

So nice to meet you, from the UBP!!



http://www.lipstickmonologues.blogspot.com/
http://www.bellavalentinaphotography.blogspot.com/

miriama said...

I subbed through yahoo. Thanks. And my husband thanks you, too. He is hoping I cook more.....I love to bake but cooking? Ugh...LOL

Nessa said...

I am now mega hungry! I will definately be bookmarking your blog!

Come visit me at Livin' Our Love Song!

Wendy@RuensOnTheRun said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy UBP 09!

After looking around your blog - I'm hungry but I'll never be satisfied after seeing what a good cook you are!

Karen said...

I am blog-hopping with the UBP. I am having so much fun but how can I manage to make it to so many sites? I am always looking for great recipes so it looks like I stopped at the right place. By the way, I'm giving away prize #118. Good luck!

Simply Sara said...

So good to meet you.
Can't wait to look around your site.
I'm always ready to try in recipes :)

Nifty Nique said...

Great site, I'll be back for sure!!! Enjoy the rest of the party week!

Amy said...

Coming over from the UBP. Looks delicious.

Jingle said...

Wow! I am loving what I am seeing so far! Glad you joined in and I found you! Come on over and check me out, too!

Giggles said...

Yum! What a great site, I'll be back - LOL! I'm enjoying the UBP so much.

Cutest Baby on the Blog said...

Thanks for stopping by and enjoying our party! It has definatly been one crazy week! Enjoy the one remaining day of the party!

jenniferbarry said...

Great Blog. Love the pics...although their making me hungry!

Danica's Daily said...

Wow - absolutely fabulous site - really! LOVE the pics and recipes. Must bookmark to check back....I can definitely get some great ideas from you. Thanks for sharing!

Renee said...

Oh! I am a fellow foodie too! My husband (former chef) love to cook at home and are always looking for new yummy recipes. I just havent written anything about them yet. Now I will be inspired!

Susan D said...

Greetings, I love your site! I'll be back. Blessings, SusanD

Amber said...

Hi!! Just stopping by to say that you're the winner of my Coffee Talk Mini Calendar door prize! E-mail me Amber{at}forloveofcofee{dot}com with your mailing address and I'll get it to you. Congrats!

Amber
www.forloveofcoffee.com

Linda said...

Woo Hoo! I won! ...and I need a calendar in my kitchen.... perfect!

Thanks Amber!

Stephanie @ BizzieMommy.com said...

Okay that's it this is the 5th blog I stopped by with food all over. I'm hungry and I haven't had lunch now. Stop it already...
Alright I'm off to go eat. Hope you are having a great party. Stop by sometime, I'm about to start to actual cook dinner now so I'll test out some of recipes and post the results.

BecauseImTheMommy said...

I LOVE your blog! I have been having so much fun looking through previous posts and your tips and everything looks so YUMMY!

Linda said...

Thnak you for your kind comments.... I appreciate them.

TwinHappyJen said...

I am so hungry now! :-p I'll definitely have to check out your blog more later... (I'm just bookmarking everyone right now, while I blog-hop my way through the party :-p)

Feel free to check out my blog, too! While I found the party too late to be part of the official prize giveaways, I do have a door prize at my blog: I'm giving away a free print copy of my book, "Two Snowflakes." Here's my address: http://twinhappyjen.blogspot.com/

It was nice to meet you!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Hi, Linda, it's great to meet you and discover your blog. I have a food blog too. You might be interested in participating in Vintage Recipe Thursday with your mother's and grandmother's recipes or if you have old cookbooks. I'm also doing a chocolate roundup in April, so stop by and visit.

Looking for More Recipes?

If you are looking for more recipes click the "Older Posts" link to page back to older posts or go to the archives in the right column. The list of labels at the bottom in the right column will help you find specific types of recipes or try our search engine at the top and search by name or ingredient.


What's more comforting on a cold day than Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup? .. and it's so easy to make!

Chicken Noodle Soup