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The Best Blog Recipes: March 2013

Mar 31, 2013

Let's Get Social Sunday Link Party

Don't forget to link up to The Weekend re-Treat #10 while you are here today too! 
 CLICK HERE to be taken directly to the party so you can link up your 
                                    latest and greatest crafts, recipes, tutorial & DIY projects! 
Guess what I'm doing today besides enjoying a nice relaxing Easter Sunday with my family....  I'm co-hosting an awesome Blog Hop with a few of my blogger friends called the "Let's Get Social Sunday Link Party"!  
It's an awesome party that I've been linking up to for the past few months and I LOVE it!  It's helped grow my Facebook followers, as well as my Twitter and Pinterest followers too!  
It's easy! Link up your blog's main page, your blogs Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Google + pages too!  Then have fun and click around and check out some blogs that you haven't visited before.  
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Welcome to Let's Get Social Sunday!

This party is for bloggers who wish to make new friends and gain new followers. It is also an opportunity to link up all your social media sites to gain more followers for blogging opportunities and it increases traffic to all your sites.

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Mar 30, 2013

Banana Apple Cinnamon Oat Bread

Have you already linked up to our Link Party this weekend? 
 CLICK HERE to be taken directly to the party so you can link up your 
latest and greatest crafts, recipes, tutorial & DIY projects! 

I'm not much of a bread maker for the most part.  I really don't enjoy kneading dough or waiting for it to rise so that's why I was so excited when I came across a recipe for some delicious little Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins from Cathlin Cooks that I thought might make a good bread... without the kneading or rising! 

Yep, this is my kind of bread!  It turned out so moist and delicious.  It was a little heavier and crumblier than I thought it would be but I'm sure it was because of the oat flour.  It is the first time I have baked with it and it turned out to be really delicious in this recipe!  What a great way to get more oats and coconut oil in your diet... just make yummy Banana Apple Cinnamon Oat Bread! 

The house smelled delicious while this bread was cooking!  I will definitely be making this again soon :) 

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Mar 28, 2013

Link Party: The Weekend re-Treat #10

You guys are seriously awesome!

Each and every week The Weekend re-Treat continues to grow and have more links added!  So let me start this party by saying Thank You to each and every one of you that has participated by linking up your fun, yummy, creative and informative posts.  It's been so much fun for me to see what you guys link up each week. 

With the party growing so fast I've gotten a little behind in pinning your projects to my Pinterest boards but don't worry... I'll be visiting your blog soon to thank you and Pin your post while I'm there.  I hope that between this link party and my pinning that you are getting a little extra traffic to your site :)  

Now let's party and check out the Fabulous 5 Features from last weekends party....

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Mar 27, 2013

25 Easter Dessert Ideas Round-Up!

Thought you might enjoy a few Dessert Ideas for Easter Weekend.  

I've put together a list of yummy looking links that have been submitted to The Best Blog Recipes - The Weekend re-Treat over the past 9 weeks.

As always.... everyone is welcome to link up with us at The Weekend re-Treat Link Party that runs from Friday-Sunday every weekend! 

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Guest Post: Pink Monkey Smoothie

Can you believe that it's going to be Easter this weekend... and it's also going to be 60° outside in Utah?!?  That makes me SO happy!  I hate it when it's cold outside when we're Easter Egg Hunting.

Want to know what else makes me happy? Guest Posters!  Yes, I love them!  It's always so much fun getting to know other bloggers out there, creating friendships and seeing the yummy things they have been busy creating.  

Today our special Guest Post comes from Anyonita Nibbles.  She's sharing her Pink Monkey Smoothie recipe with us.  It looks so yummy and easy to make!  I definitely can't wait to try it :)

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Mar 26, 2013

English Muffin Breakfast Mini's

Do you guys like mini foods as much as I do?  Aren't they are fun to make and fun to eat!  Well, at least I think they are :)

That's why I whipped up a quick batch of English Muffin Breakfast Mini's this morning for my family.  I couldn't bring myself to make them another boring breakfast sandwich.  I mean, I am a food blogger.  I'm supposed to be creative, right?!?  

Only one problem.  If you've read my previous posts you'll know that the man of the house doesn't like raw eggs poured directly over bread and then baked in the oven.  So that's why my breakfast bakes are usually assembled and then just get their cheese melted at the end in the oven.  No soggy bread over here in this house thank you very much! 

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Mar 21, 2013

Link Party: The Weekend re-Treat #9 --- with an AD SPACE GIVEAWAY

We have a lot of information on this week's Link Party so I've put together the Fabulous 5 Features a little bit differently than I normally do.  Aren't they cute and delicious looking?!?  I just love the posts that you guys link up!  So much fun to visit all of your blogs to see what you've been up to over the past week.

Please show these blogs some love and visit them and let them know that you saw their feature over at The Best Blog Recipes!

  1. British Beer Battered Fish & Chips from {Love Foodies}
  2. No Sew Pillow Cover Made From Napkins from {Restoration Beauty}
  3. Paleo Mustard Glazed Chicken from {Joyful Healthy Eats}
  4. The Perfect Rice Krispy Treat For You from {Mallow & Co}
  5. Cream Cheese Marbled Carrot Bars from {Dessert Now, Dinner Later}
If you were featured please grab a button HERE to display on your blog! 

Now on to my exciting news....  I know that some of you have been noticing in my posts that I've been on an incredible weight loss journey and have lost 50 lbs so far!  It's amazing how different I feel and how much more I am enjoying my life, not only because I have more energy but I just feel happier from the inside out.  

That's why I've decided to become a Health Coach with the company that helped me to lose weight.  I couldn't have done so well on the program without the help of my personal coach and the best part for me is that my Health Coach was FREE TO ME and included with the cost of the program.

Visit my other blog site: Ready 2 Lose Weight for more info! 

I don't know about you guys?  Maybe it's easy for other people to lose weight but I needed something that was VERY structured and SUPER EASY and I didn't have a ton of money for a program.  I also didn't want to spend a lot of time thinking about what I needed to eat.  I just wanted to lose weight and FAST.  

Are you wondering why I'm bringing all of this up yet?  Well, I need YOUR help fellow bloggers.  I want to PAY IT FORWARD to other people that are struggling with their weight and feel like they haven't been able to accomplish their weight loss goals.  That's exactly where I was and I hated how I felt.  

So I'm asking all of you fantastic bloggers to help me get the word out that there is an easy program that can help with a FREE Health Coach included (you will get FREE AD SPACE, see info below) Want some proof?  Check out my before and after weight loss photos taken in the Fall of 2012 and again in the Spring of 2013....

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Mexican Fiesta Breakfast Burritos

Funny story about these Mexican Fiesta Breakfast Burritos....  they were actually supposed to be Mexican Fiesta Taquitos but I made them way too big like I always do and they became these huge monster burritos.  My family didn't complain though.  They ate them right up!

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Mar 20, 2013

Chicken Cordon Blue Ranch Wraps

I came across a recipe recently for an awesome looking Chicken Cordon Blue Casserole from Tasty Kitchen that I keep wanting to make.  But without fail the couple of times I've planned on making it something came up and we had to change our dinner plans that day for whatever reason.

I don't know about you guys but sometimes the day gets away from me and it's too late to make a big dinner for everyone.  Or I'm too tired.  Or I just don't want to dirty the kitchen because that means that I have to clean it up later.

So that's why I decided to make these Chicken Cordon Blue Ranch Wraps instead.  I didn't have enough time to cook a casserole and everyone was ready for dinner, hungry and waiting on me.

Easy-peasy and not a lot of clean up!  Just the way I like it :)
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Mar 19, 2013

Healthy Zucchini & Meatball Pizza Bites

Do you guys ever get a craving for pizza?  I sure do.  Since I've been on a weight loss journey and have lost 50 lbs to date I have been trying to come up with creative ways to make the foods I love a little healthier so that I don't go crazy and eat something that isn't good for me.

Today it was pizza.  My craving for pizza was so bad that there really wasn't any way I was going to get around it.  My options were to either go and get a pizza from our local pizza shop and just eat 1, 2 or 5 pieces.  Or I could make something that was healthier.  So glad I love my new body because it really wasn't even a question as to what I was going to do.
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Mar 15, 2013

Link Party: The Weekend re-Treat {#8}

Guess what time it is.... It's time to P A R T Y!

It's Friday so that means it's time to link up your latest and greatest recipes, crafts & DIY projects!

I'm a little late getting this party going tonight so we're going to get right to the nitty gritty if you don't mind.

Here's our Fabulous 5 Features This week it's 6 Features because you guys are AWESOME bloggers and link up really great stuff.  

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Mar 14, 2013

Guest Post: No Bake Chocolate Energy Bites

Hey there my blog peeps.  Guess who's totally been spoiled this week by some awesome Guest Posters?  Me!  I'm going out of town and have a ton to do so I asked one of my blog friends, Jovana over at Taste of August if she'd share one of her delicious yummy recipes with you. Yeah, she's pretty amazing and a total lifesaver!  You should definitely show her blog some love and visit if you haven't already :)

Hi! I'm Jovana and I blog over at Taste of August. I am super excited to be guest posting here at The Best Blog Recipes. I absolutely love all of the posts by Shauna - she really has some amazing and yummy recipes, doesn't she?

I am a recently married gal who loves to cook, bake and decorate. I love trying out new recipes, especially desserts and snacks. I am a chocolate lover at heart, and so I always try to find healthier options to my sweet cravings. These chocolate energy bites are absolutely my favourite. Packed with all things good for you, both you and your kids will just love eating these when a boost of energy is needed. I take them to work for a little mid-afternoon "pick me up" snack. You can add and/or omit whatever you would like. With the ingredients below, these balls work out to about 100 calories per ball. I also added some ideas for variations, just to get you inspired to make some today! Enjoy!

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Mar 13, 2013

Guest Post: Spicy Roast Potatoes


Since I'm getting ready to go out of town in a couple of days I've set up for a few amazing bloggers to share their yummy recipes with you starting today!  I am really excited to have Bintu from Recipes From A Pantry share her Spicy Roast Potatoes!  When she sent me her pictures I got really excited because my family LOVES potatoes and I think they will LOVE these Spicy Roast Potatoes! Now I can sit back and relax  do everyone's laundry and pack :)

Hey all,

First a big thank you to Shauna for allowing me to guest post here from the food blog Recipes From A Pantry.

I want to share with you my lazy day, scrumptious and healthier spicy roast potatoes. They go with everything – from a full roast dinner to grilled fish, haloumi, bean-burgers, or even just by themselves.

This is a quick and easy dish to make – you just have to remember to put them in the oven 30 mins before supper. As for the ingredients – this recipe combination is just one way. What goes in depends on what is in your pantry.

Try this today. I guarantee that you will like itJ


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Mar 12, 2013

Coconut Rolo Peanut Butter Krispy Treats

I haven't been making enough treats lately for my family.  Partly because I am way tempted to devour all of them myself but also because I have been cooking so many other foods that I just haven't really thought about sweets much.

So when I came across a picture for Scotcharoo Cups over at Lil Luna I thought my family would like them.  The only problem was that I didn't have any butterscotch in the house so I made mine coconut flavored.  Oh boy, watch out!  Between the peanut butter and coconut oil they are very delicious :)
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Mar 11, 2013

Spicy Tomato & Mushroom Tilapia

Oh my goodness... my lunch yesterday was so delicious!

I knew I wanted to have Tilapia but I didn't know how to season it.  I had a ton of fresh mushrooms & cherry tomatoes and I just stood there looking at my ingredients until it finally hit me.

Does that happen to any of you?  You're hungry, you know what you want to use but you don't know the exact way you want to put it together?  My husband is always coming in the kitchen to ask me what I'm doing and usually I'm just standing there in deep thought, lol!

Well, my friends it paid off.  I really loved how easy and quick this Tilapia dish was to make and the flavor turned out really great! 

And it's a perfect dish if you're trying to eat healthy and lose weight!
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Mar 9, 2013

Blogging 101: A Reverse Image Search Tutorial


Yesterday while I was searching for a Chicken & Mushroom recipe to make for dinner I came across a blog that had nothing but other bloggers photo's and recipes.  I couldn't believe it.  There were hundreds of them.

She used everything.  Blog photos.... entire recipes and even the directions.  Everything was copied and pasted directly from the original sites.

I started to wonder if my photos were being used without my permission but I didn't know what to do about it until I came across a Tutorial by Kevin & Amanda showing how to do a reverse search for your photos on the internet.

Amazing!  I was able to find out every site where my photos are being used.

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Mar 7, 2013

Link Party: The Weekend re-Treat {#7}

You guys are so amazing!  Last week we ended up having 142 amazing recipe, craft & DIY link ups :)  It was so much fun to see all of the fun things you guys have been working on!

I have to tell you guys how hard it's getting to narrow it down to 5 Features each week.  I'm sitting here in awe at what you've created on your blogs.  It's fun for me to go through your posts and to read your stories.  I am so appreciative that you've taken the time to visit The Best Blog Recipes and submitted your links for me each week!

Now it's time to go and get your party on....

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

So today I'm guest posting over at The Shaffer Sisters which I am really excited about!  They are having a comfort food themed link party that is going on right now and they asked me to make something yummy and delicious to share with their readers :)

After some thought I decided to make a super easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew to share with them.  It actually worked out perfect because the day that I ended up making it we didn't get home until after 7 pm and it was all ready to eat and the house smelled delicious when we walked in!

I've posted the recipe and directions on their site so CLICK HERE to check out the ingredients I used in my slow cooker and how everything came together!

I've also linked up a couple of my favorite comfort food recipes at their LINK PARTY that is going on through tonight (Thurs 3/7) and I'd love to see what a few of your favorites are too :)

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Mar 4, 2013

Vanilla Pudding Muddy Buddies

Do I have a treat for you today :)

Not only have I made Muddy Buddies... I have made super yummy fantastic Muddy Buddies with a few super special secret ingredients!   

Who got creative in the kitchen?  I got creative in the kitchen!  

I did do my homework though, and no matter what kind of Muddy Buddy's I tried to look up I kept coming across The Recipe Critic's "Skinny Muddy Buddies" recipe.  I ended up improvising and tweaking her original recipe a little.  I cut out half of the butter and added some coconut oil to my muddy buddies mixture and they turned out so fabulous! 

Don't you just LOVE muddy buddies! 

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