Sunday, July 6, 2008

LAD Birthday Blog Candy BABY!!!

Whoo Hooo! Have you been over to the Anniversary Celebration at Lizzie Anne Designs? Did you see the contest? WOWZA baby! I love those girls...... have I told you that? *wink*

Today is the day! It's my turn to give out birthday blog candy! I will draw a name tonight at 10:00 Pacific Time. The winner will get a surprise birthday present from Lizzie Anne Designs! How cool is that? I LOVE mail from LAD!

Okay... how about you leave me a comment and tell me your favorite summer time food. And, you all know how much I love it when you leave me recipes! LOL.... recipes are always optional though, but make sure you tell me one of your favorite summertime treats so that you can have a chance to get a surprise from Lizzie Anne Designs!

I'll be back later this afternoon with a card..... I'm catching up from the weekend. :) See ya in a few!

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Nettie said...

My favorite summertime food is anything BBQ'ed. I especially love to grill veggies in a Reynolds "Hot Pockets" tossed in a little olive oil.

Nettie

Diane said...

I love LAD and blog candy so this is a great pair ;)

No recipe necessary on mine, my favorite is WATERMELON!!!
Thanks for the chance for blog candy.
Diane

Kathy H said...

We have an ice cream shop in town, Olsen's Ice cream, they are small and pack their own ice cream. We visit it a few time in the summer. They have alot of flavors...

Victoria Smithson said...

Well it just so happens that I printed out a favorite to make for my son's upcoming third birthday party.

J-ello's Cool & Easy Pie
2/3 C boiling water
1 4 serving package Sugar Free Strawberry J-ello
1/2 C cold water and ice cubes to measure 1 C
1 tub Cool Whip
1 Prepared graham cracker crust

Stir boiling water into J-ello for two minutes to dissolve. Add ice water, stir until thickened and remove any unmelted ice. Whisk in 2 Cups Cool Whip until blended. Refrigerate approx 30 minutes or until mixture is thick and will hold it's shape. Spoon into crust and refrigerate 4 hours before serving. Top off with remaining Cool Whip.

Enjoy. I'll be back later to view your card:-)

wendy peatross said...

I love to make Smoothies in the blender with Sherbet, frozen fruit, and fruit juice. Perfect for a hot afternoon snack

dasimonds said...

BBQ Chicken(anything cooked on the Grill is Great!!) Homemade Beans..
salads!! This is a great recipe!!

Boston Baked Beans
The Way We Cook, by Sheryl Julian and Julie Riven
Serves 10
Ingredients
2 1/2 cups dried white beans, such as Great Northern or navy beans
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
2 thick slices (about 1/2 pound total) flavorful baked ham (such as Westphalian or Black Forest), cust into 1/2-inch dice
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons molasses
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon ground ginger
6 cups water, plus more as needed
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
Preparation:
Place the beans in a bowl and cover them with cold water. Set them aside to soak overnight, or for at least 8 hours.

Se the oven to 300 degrees.

Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole (I made due with a regular pot) and cook the onions over medium heat, stirring often, for 10 minutes, or until they soften.

Drain the beans and add them to the onions. Add the ham, brown sugar, molasses, maple syrup, tomato paste, mustard, ginger, and 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil and cover the pan.

Bake for 4 hours, checking the beans every hour, stirring, and adding more water to the pan, 1/4 cup at a time, if they seem dry. Add the salt and pepper. Let the beans settle for 15 minutes before serving, or let them cool to room temperature and refrigerate until ready to use.

To store and reheat the beans: Cover the pan and regrigerate the beans for up to 5 days. Set the pan over medium heat and stir the beans. If they have absorbed all their liquid, add water, 1/4 cup at a time, until the beans are a consistency you like. Reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often, until they are very hot....ENJOY!!!

Dee

Cheryl said...

My favorite summertime food is grilled shrimp. I buy the largest shrimp I can get (preferable NC shrimp) and then shell and devein it. I mix up olive oil, basil, lemon juice and garlic in a bag and marinate the shrimp for an hour and then throw it on the grill and grill it until it turns pink. My husband says it is the best shrimp he has ever eaten. I have some ready in our camper for our next trip. Thanks for the chance to win (and I enjoy the recipes too!!)
Cheryl Sims

Nicole said...

ice cream! I love ice cream anytime, but I feel more justified in the summer cause it's hot out and I need to keep cool, right? ;D

Tonya said...

Smoothies are definitely my favorite from spring thru fall....but in the summers we always have a ton of bbq's and with them we love yummy potatoes.

Super easy, cheap and well, yummy!

6 potatos shredded (or one bag of frozen shredded potatos)
1 can cream of celery soup
12 oz shredded cheddar cheese (medium works well for this)
8 oz of sour cream
1 onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic roughly chopped
butter.

Take the onions, garlic and a tablespoon of butter and saute them in a pan until they are golden brown.

Place them in a large bowl and add all the other ingredients reserving 2-3 Tbsp of shredded cheese.

Grease a large baking dish 9x11 or two smaller ones. Add the mixture and place aluminum foil over it.

Bake for 1 hour at 325 degrees.

Uncover and sprinkle remaining cheese and bake for an additional 10 minutes. The top cheese turns golden brown and leaves a nice crispy crust!!

Brenda said...

My favorite summer food is anything BBQ'ed. It is always nice to cook outside and I love that it is less clean-up inside. I also love watermelon and ice cream is a must in the summer. Thanks for the chance to win.

Gail S. said...

My family loves to cook on the grill in the summer! I love to marinade meat during the day and when I come home from work, fire up the grill and cook the meat and some veggies and wallah...you have a great meal! A quick veggie recipe is: Spray dull side of alum. foil w/Pam and slice thinly potatoes in the foil. Add slivers of butter and a little seasoning (your choice) and wrap up tight and throw on the grill for about 30minutes and you have wonderful, easy potatoes!

Lori said...

My favorite would be a Harry's Concrete! It is homemade custard with whatever you want mixed in. My favorite is Mint Chocolate Chip with Oreo's mixed in!! It is so YUMMY!!

Lori

Rachel said...

My favorite summertime food is fresh homegrown tomatoes. And I have two favorite ways to eat them:

Fried red tomatoes with cheese melted on top (almost like pizza)

or just sliced, sprinkled with salt & pepper and thrown between two slices of fresh white bread.

YUMMY!!! Now I'm wishing we hadn't gotten our tomato plants in so late. I grew up on a farm where the standard was fresh tomatoes by the 4th of July.

The Lund Five said...

My favorite summertime food is BBQ's and S'mores. Especially S'mores. My dad has a fire pit in his back yard and it is fun to go over there and have S'mores!!

Kim said...

This summer we have been BBQing like crazy. We found this recipe for the Neely's BBQ sauce and it is delish. http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_116792,00.html I've also been making Paula Deen's Lemon Dill New Potatoes and they are so easy and yummalicious!!!
http://www.smithfield.com/recipes/recipe/lemon-dill-new-potatoes Oh and it's not a well rounded meal without dessert :) My husband loves to make key lime pie. This is the recipe he uses:
http://www.emerils.com/recipe/name/key_lime_pie.html

Laura said...

Hmmm, so many favorites but I must say that fresh corn on the cob grilled to perfection is my favorite summer time food.
Have a happy Day

wendyp said...

One of my favorite summer time treats is Jersey fresh beefsteak tomatoes and sweet corn. We used to always stop at the road stands and pick some up on the way home from the shore. Yummy!

Leslie said...

I love fresh corn on the cob and fresh tomatoes drizzled with balsamic vinegar and chopped fresh basil!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Mmmm. Potato Salad. Nobody in my family likes it but me so its a rare treat when I get it. Yum! Thanks for the blog candy chance!

neodreamer said...

My mother's potato salad and a grilled burger! Soooo yummy!

Nancy said...

My favourite summertime food is all of the fruits that are in season... strawberries, raspberries,nectarines, cherries.... yum!

Yvette said...

My favorite food are all the fruits in season. Nothings better than a fruit salad

SueB said...

Summer means salads to me! I love tossing together baby romaine and iceberg lettuce w shredded canned chicken, tossing in asst'd fruits like pineapple tidbits, apples, grapes, mandarin oranges, and top it off w my fav summertime dressing - raspberry vinegrette - YUM (washed down by some Breyer's mint choco chip ice cream perhaps?)!

Gina Rallo said...

My favorite summertime food would have to be watermelon! I don't like many fruits so this is the time to eat as much as I can!
Thank you for the chance to win!

jean said...

My favorite summertime food
is fresh fruit of the season,
cantalope, nectarines, peaches
watermelon
TFS

great blog


Jean

twinkletoe said...

My fave would have to be anything barbequed. I also love potato salad and a glass of chilled white wine.

Oma said...

My favourite summer time food is potatoe salad with lots of eggs.

Suzanne J Dean said...

My favorite summertime food is corn-on-the-cob and BLT sandwiches made with fresh tomatoes! Yum-O! Can't wait to see what new things Lizzie Anne has cooked up!

Suzanne

GabrielaD said...

I love a good bbq.... and my absolute favorite is asparagus on the grill.

1 pound fresh asparagus
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt

Trim off the tough bottom of the spear
Place asparagus on a plate. Drizzle oil over top and turn spears until they are coated. Sprinkle with salt.
Grill asparagus for 5 minutes over Direct Medium heat. Each minute or so, roll each spear 1/4 turn. Asparagus should begin to brown in spots.
Remove from grill and serve immediately.

It is DELICIOUS!!

Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway!!!

Gaby

cadnileb said...

Mmm, this is making me hungry! My favorite summertime food is just simply some fresh watermelon. If I'm feeling daring, I'll toss some vodka and mint in there (to taste). Yum!

Hope you're having a good weekend and thanks for the chance to win! The LAD ladies are super sweet!

Londra said...

My favorite summertime foods are fresh vegies. I love to make BLT's. I also love to grow and cook anything pumpkin.
Londra

Terri H. said...

My absolute favorite summertime food is corn on the cob! On the cob is the obvious way to eat it, but sometimes I trim it off the cob and fry it (saute' sounds nicer)it in butter, garlic, salt and pepper. Yummy! If you've never tried it, you're gonna love it. I'm anxious and excited to see what Lizzie Anne will come up with next! Happy Summer everyone!

Deb said...

First let me say that I love your blog...I'm all new to this world just started my about a month ago...still all new to me....

my favorite summettime food is when I make an "ICE CREAM CAKE" it is made with ice cream, instant pudding,and ritz crackers and topped with cool whip...mmmmmmmmmmm

Deb

Melissa said...

Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite summer food would be Macaroni Salad.

2stampis2b said...

My favorite summertime food this summer is Simply Salad Classic pasta salad! No time for scratch, just follow the box instructions!

The Black Family said...

My favorite summertime food is Slurpies from 7-11!!

Kathy McDonald said...

There are SO many wonderful summertime foods I enjoy, but my absolute favorite is peaches! I love them in any form, but here is a great recipe from The Barefoot Contessa:

Peach and Raspberry Crisp

4 to 5 lbs peaches (10 - 12 large)
zest of 1 orange
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 cups plus 2 to 3 T flour
1/2 pint raspberries
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
1/2 pound cold unsalted butter, diced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Butter the inside of a 10 x 15 x 2-1/2 inch oval baking dish.Peel peaches and slice them into thick wedges in a large bowl. Add the orange zest, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons of flour. Toss well. Gently mix in the raspberries. Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes. If there is a lot of liquid, add 1 more tablespoon of flour. Pour the peaches into the baking dish and gently smooth top. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, salt, oatmeal, and the cold, diced butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on low speed until the butter is pea-sized and the mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle evenly on top of the peaches and raspberries. Bake for 1 hour, until the top is browned and crisp and the juices are bubbly. Serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator and reheat in a 350 degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes, until warm.

Yum!

Anonymous said...

My faovite for summer would be homemade ice cream. Thanks for a chance to win blog candy. Susan

Missy said...

So cool. Goodies in the mail are always fun especially new stamps. My favorite treat. I am several that I love but the first thing that came to mind is watermelon. I also love sno cones, so fun to make too.

Cindy Vernon said...

I love grilled corn on the cob and watermelon! The anniversary celebration looks like fun!

Sue Plote said...

My favorite summer treat has to be Fresh Corn Salad, a recipe that can be found in "The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook" by Ina Garten.

The salad goes so well with one of my other favs, medium rare New York strip steak, on the grill, off course!

happiness blooms said...

woooHOOO! You know I love a party!
My fav summertime food - Grilled chicken. YUM!!!

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

My favorite summertime food (and anytime really) is ice cream!!! No recipe needed - my favorite flavor is from Baskin-Robbins - fudge brownie!!
Thanks for a chance to win awesome candy from LAD!

Alyssa said...

No recipe here...my favorite is all the fresh fruit of summer. I ate about a pound of cherries every day last summer when I was prego! Thanks for the chance! i really love candy too! ;o)

Jan K said...

This is not just a summer recipe. We just tend to people over more often in the summer and I use this recipe a lot.

Cheese Ring

An appetizer cheese spread with pecans
accompanied with strawberry jam.

Ingredients:
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 3-ounce package cream cheese
1 cup chopped pecans
1 small onion, grated
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon garlic salt
dash of cayenne pepper
1 (8 oz) jar strawberry jam

Directions:
Combine all ingredients except preserves
in a food processor. Mix and refrigerate for
2 hours. Scoop mixture onto a platter. Use
your hands to mold mixture into a ring (I suggest
a sheet of wax paper between your hands and the
mixture to prevent melting and stickiness).
Spread strawberry preserves in center of ring
and serve with wheat crackers.

Number of Servings: 4 cups

Karolyn L. said...

My favorite summer time food is King Crab legs and butter, corn on the cob, and Maui ribs! Ummm ummm ummm! Finger lickin' good! Happy Birthday, Lizzie Anne Designs!

Karolyn Loncon (garkarlon@msn.com)

Jessie said...

Hi Cammie! My fav summer time food is anything grown in a garden and is picked the same day! There is nothing like a tomato picked and eaten on the same day! Have a great day! Jessie

Cindy F. said...

My summertime favorite foods are corn on the cob, cantaloupe, ice cream and cotton candy! YUM!
Thanks for the opportunity for blog candy!
Cindy F.
TX

Betty said...

Strawberries!! By themselves, dipped in yogurt, cut up in a salad, strawberry pie, strawberry cake, strawberry pretzel salad!

Pretzel Salad
2 cups pretzels, crushed
2 T sugar
1 pkg 8 oz. cream cheese
3/4 melted butter
9 oz. whipped cream (I use Cool Whip)
1 cup sugar
2 10 oz. pkgs. frozen strawberries
1 large box strawberry jello
2 cups boiling water
Mix pretzels, butter, and 2 T. sugar. Spread in 9X13 pan. Bake at 400 for 8 minutes.
Beat cream cheese and 1 cup sugar until smooth. Fold whipped cream (that has been whipped) or Cool Whip. Spread over cooled pretzels. Chill.
Mix boiling water, jello, and add frozen strawberries. Stir until thawed. Let thicken. Pour over top of cream cheese mixture. Chill until set. Cut into squares.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie (Joypup on SCS) said...

It changes I think -- but this year it seems to be watermellon... you just can't get good watermellon out of season, y'know?
Thanks for the chance -- I love LAD stamps!

Julie Campbell said...

Hmm... I would have to say that my favorite summertime food would have to be watermelon!!! I was pregnant with both of my boys in the summer and could an entire watermelon in 2 days. Yikes! :)

Rita said...

Whipped cream & fruit salad...yummmmmm!!! Thanks for the chance! Good luck to everyone!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

My favorite summer (and spring, fall & winter) treat is ICE CREAM!

tinkerfeet said...

Homemade ice cream by far. Nothing says summer better than that.

Barbara said...

Watermelon, Watermelon give me watermelon

Theresa Forseth said...

ICE CREAM!!!!! I have no special recipe since I don't know how to make it - but I love stopping at little ice cream shops on road trips out in the middle of nowhere!

DeeDee said...

Oh what FUN...blog candy!!! My favorite summer time food has got to be grilled hamburgers with a big ole slice of cheese and fresh veggies.....sometimes I add a packet of ranch dressing mix to my hamburger meat before I make the patties....Mmmmmm....GOOD!!!

Amy Young said...

I love portobella mushrooms on the grill. Put them in some foil with butter and some onions... yummy!!!

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo! Happy Anniversary Lizzie Anne Designs! Deviled Eggs! Love 'em year round but in the summertime they're extra yummy!
Sherri aka sherristampsalot

Anita said...

Another watermelon lover here...I am so excited to see what LAD has in store for us!

Jamie said...

I love Pasta salad and it is so easy!! I get the garden rotini noodles cook them and then add 1 yellow, 1 red and 1 orange bell pepper. I also throw in some grape tomatoes (cut in half), cucumbers, and red onion. I then poor in a bottle of italian dressing. Mix it all together and then top with lots of feta cheese. It is so yummy, I think I need to make some now that I have described it to you!!!

Jaime said...

I have lots of favorite summertime foods, but the first that popped into my head is cold watermelon, eaten outside, so I can get messy and then just hose off or jump in a pool. Yay! :-)

Thanks for a chance to win what I'm sure will be great stuff!!

Inkylin said...

I think my favorite summertime food is just plain and simple rice krispie squares. Sometimes we forget the easy ones.

Beth said...

Maggie Moo's Better Batter ice cream with mini M&M's folded in. Great - now I have to go to the mall and get some... *sigh*

cherylquilts at SCS said...

My summertime favorite...well, I have several. I LOVE fresh white corn, and I love fresh strawberries and Georgia peaches. They are great alone, but I also LOVE with French Vanilla ice cream. The best! Thanks!

Hope said...

I'm not such a good cook, but I love chocolate ice cream! In fact, I love it year 'round!

Thanks for the chance to win some LAD blog candy!

MsKathy said...

my fave summertime food is grilled zucchini! Yum.

Sammie said...

My favorite summertime food is simple: any fruit, especially watermelon and grapes!

Dahlene Spencer said...

My favorite food for the summer is a 7 layer salad. You start with a layer of lettuce, then cucumbers, tomatoes, green onions,cheese,chili beans, crunched fritos and then 1 bottle of ranch dressing poured on top about 1/2 hour before you are ready to eat it.

stampinc said...

My favorite summer time food would have to be grilled and watermelon.
I don't care what the surprise candy is....cuz....I love everything that LAD has and I know it will be FUN. Thanks for a chance.

kristenskreations said...

I love me some Cold Stone!! Mint Mint Chocolate Chocolate Chip is my favorite...I feel a trip to Cold Stone coming on..... :)

kristenskreations said...

I love me some Cold Stone!! Mint Mint Chocolate Chocolate Chip is my favorite! I feel a trip to Cold Stone coming on.... :)

Carolynn F said...

My favorite recipe is Ice Cream Sandwich cake...yum!

ICE CREAM SANDWICH DESSERT

1 box ice cream sandwiches
1 lg. container Cool Whip
1 Butterfinger or Heath bar

Layer bottom of dish with ice cream sandwiches. Next, layer with Cool Whip. Repeat layers. Top with crumbled candy bar. Freeze until time to serve.

jules p said...

oh one of my favs is my homemade vanilla icecream along with our family recipe for sugar cookies. YUM!

Connie said...

Watermelon!! Low fat and delicious!!!

Kisa Peters said...

Fresh blueberry pie! I live only about 10 minutes away from blueberry farms where you can pick them and actually afford to buy lots (because you NEED lots for this pie)! Anyway, you can use either a baked pie shell or a cracker crumb one....you fill it with fresh blueberries (1 pint (at least!)). Then combine 1 tbs flour (or corn starch), 1 tbs lemon juice and 1/2 cup sugar. Mix it with another pint of fresh blueberries, then put them in a pan and cook until the berries pop and create a sauce, stirring often! Then pour this Over the pie filled with fresh blueberries. Let cool and set, and serve smothered with freshly- whipped whipping cream! YUMMYYY! It is the best-darned summer pie EVER!

Jennifer Ofiana said...

my fav sumertime food is grilled bell peppers marinated in caribbean jerk sauce. OH MY! It's like candy!!

ElyBlair said...

My favorite summer good is a good ol' fashion icees!

Melissa said...

Fun, fun, fun! My favorite summertime food is watermelon and corn on the cob. A weird combo I know. . .but when I was a kid, we stayed at my grandparents house for a time and when it was really hot, we'd have those two things and eat in the basement where it was cool. And it brings back good memories! So to this day, watermelon and corn on the cob scream "summertime" to me!

Courtney said...

I love watermelon! It's my favorite summer food and having it around sure makes it feel like summer.

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

My favorite summer food is beer brats (boil brats in beer & onions, then grill to brown) with fresh sweet corn on the side. :)

Anonymous said...

I love food period. My favorite summer timefood is watermelon and I tend to make a lot of taco salad also. Love your blog I check it everday!!
Brandi

charlene.herter said...

My favorite summer food is my homemade salsa. I guess it can be a year round thing if you use store bought tomatoes but I like using my fresh grown ones. I just cut up tomatoes, green/red peppers, onion, hot peppers and garlic. I add vinegar & salt and you are ready to munch.

Mandy said...

My husbands grandma makes a mean potato salad. We just had it on the fourth and it was oh so yummy!

Char- said...

My favorite summertime food is cold cucumber sandwiches. I hate to heat the kitchen up during the summer, and this is such a cooling meal.

molly said...

my favorite summer treat is cold watermelon....so juicy, just the right amount of sweet...it is so refreshing and low in calories, Hmmm! wait can I have 2 smoothies are the bomb to....simple to make and very refreshing
1/2 bananna
1 yogurt cup any flavor-
use to empty yogurt cup to measure
1 yogurt cup filled with water
1 yogurt cup filled with milk
1 cup of crushed ice and blend until smooth it is great...sometime I throw in a few extra berries if available...it is very refreshing

molly said...

my favorite summer treat is cold watermelon....so juicy, just the right amount of sweet...it is so refreshing and low in calories, Hmmm! wait can I have 2 smoothies are the bomb to....simple to make and very refreshing
1/2 bananna
1 yogurt cup any flavor-
use to empty yogurt cup to measure
1 yogurt cup filled with water
1 yogurt cup filled with milk
1 cup of crushed ice and blend until smooth it is great...sometime I throw in a few extra berries if available...it is very refreshing

Usafcole said...

We love to BBQ in the summer and pork is my favorite meat! My husband grills a wonderful bbq pork chop. I also love ice cream--especially vanilla with strawberries on top. Or bananas. Or... I think you get the idea. Thanks for a chance to win some blog candy.

Janean Campbell said...

Oh my most favorite summer time treat is homemade vanilla ice cream. There's nothing more tasty than that.

Joella said...

My favorite summertime food is watermelon... so no recipe... just cut, eat & enjoy!

Janette said...

Hi Cambria,

I love PIMM's with crushed ice and cucumber and mint....hmmmmmmm.....
thats to drink....now to eat I love chicken that has been marinated in Pimm's and then BBQ'd
LOL....thanks for the chance
Hugs
janette

Godchick said...

My favorite summertime food... just about anything on the grill! We just had a clambake and made this wonderful version of shrimp...YUM! Here's the link to it: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Grilled-Marinated-Shrimp/Detail.aspx

It is literally some of the best shrimp I"ve ever had!

Anita Kurtz said...

Birthday Stamps - WooHoo!!!!!

I just made up a batch of my favorite summer time treat :-) I tried for many years to like guacamole, but just couldn't stomach the straight avocado taste. Last summer we were at my brother's for vacation and he made up a batch that knocked my socks off. I finally realized as long as it has *stuff* and I mean lots of *stuff* in it, I love it!!! It's now a summer staple in our house :-)

4 Avocadoes - keep the pits
2 Roma Tomatoes
2 Green Onions
1 Clove Garlic
1 Jalepeno, seeds optional
8-10 sprigs fresh Cilantro
1/2 Cup corn
Dash of Salt
1 Tbsp Lime Juice

Ingredient quantities can be adjusted to taste :-) Fork mash the avocadoes. Finely chop tomatoes, onions, garlic, cilantro and jalepeno. Mix them together with remaining ingredients. Put the pits in the bowl after it's mixed - they will keep the guac from turning brown! Let the flavors mingle for several hours or over night for best taste!

Anonymous said...

S'mores are it for me!

Val said...

My favourite summertime food is Spinach salad...Strawberry Spinach or Classic Spinach. Other favourites include fresh fruit, burgers on the BBQ and grilled vegetable salads. Yum!

Paula said...

Had to be watermelon!

Karen said...

My favorite summertime treat is fruit. I love to make a large fruit salad with strawberries, grapes etc. The more the merrier. Summer fruit is almost better than chocolate.

Tricia said...

My favorite summertime food is summer fruit - peaches, strawberries, blueberries - even bananas on shortcake - the biscuit kind, homemade!

MerryMerlin said...

Summertime food....yummmmmmm
Just some of my favs - fresh corn on the cob and tomatoes right off the vine.

Heather McNally said...

Ooh - recipes to read - YUM!
Summertime means BBQ - so anything BBQ'd - YUM!

I love to do steak tips. I buy sirloin tips and cut them and remove as much fat as possible. I use BUTCHER BLOCK TERYAKI sauce - it is AMAZING. Marinate the steak in that for 5 hours and grill - DEEEEELISH!

bahrnfuss said...

Fresh corn, grilled, boiled however I can get it. Instead of the traditional butter, I like mayonaise on mine. What a delicious flavor and I really don't like mayo. But on corn, OH My!.
Stacy M.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

My favorite summer time food is watermelon.

leenda said...

It has to be strawberry pie! YUMMY!

isugrad said...

i love potato salad and a good ol' fashioned picnic. :)

Vanessa -Florida said...

Okay, My favorite summertime food is buffalo wings!!!!! I like a little heat in my summer.
As for a recipe, everyone dies over my really simple chili dip.
2 cans of Hormel Chili
4/8 oz. of Cream Cheese
Nacho Cheese

Take a microwavable dish and put the cream cheese, then pile on the chili and lastly the nacho cheese.
Heat in the microwave for 2 minutes. Then stir it up to melt everything together. Then microwave for 1 minute more and serve with nacho chips on the side. Everyone loves it. It doesn't look pretty but it taste great.
Vanessa

Sue said...

My favorite summer time food is anything cooked by someone else! My second would be a cherry sundae with nuts.

Marji said...

I love my mom's "Shoney's Strawberry Pie" It is similar to a dessert they used to serve at Shoney's restaurants- yummy!!!!
Marji

Michele F said...

My favorite summertime food is definitely ice cream! I eat it all year 'round! It is definitely my vice, so I can't keep it in the house. The other favorite - fresh summer fruits. Berries, cherries, melons, mangoes - I love them all!

Michele F

Cathy Whiteman said...

My husband is the absolute best BBQer/smoker in the world. His smoked salmon, pulled pork with blue cheese and filet mignon are incredible and I love it all anytime but he grills most in the summer.

Lynn Mercurio said...

My very favorite summertime food are fresh strawberries...so sweet and juicy...yumm!

Doris said...

my fave summertime food are ice creams! and different salads

Maureen said...

Sorry, no recipe here because my fave summertime food is watermelon!! Especially when DH is sweet enough to cut it up for me!

Deb Neerman said...

Anything that can be cooked on the grill. Therefore, the DH will cook!!

Or fresh summer fruit.

Thanks for the chance to win some kewl LAD stamps!

Cathy said...

I love homemade ice cream in the summertime!!! My favorite super-easy recipe is

1 gallon chocolate milk
1 thawed container of whipped topping

Combine in ice cream machine, churn per machine's instructions, and enjoy it when it's done!! Tastes just like a Wendy's Frosty!

Thanks! Cathy

lostinstanps said...

I love to grill salmon. I don't eat it hot. I refrigerate it and top a green salad with it. Yummy!

Elaine said...

I love summer strawberries!! and some vanilla ice cream....

and barbeques! lol

Chelle said...

Grilled chicken skewers with grilled corn & potatoes. Yummmmmmers.

Kari C said...

I love all the fresh fruit that is available in the summer, DH likes to experiment and grill the fruit with different sauces/glazes etc. Fun times!

Sharon in NE said...

I've read everyones comment and am now starved! My favorite is simply a juicy grilled hamburger topped with a fresh tomato from my garden.

Lyn Turnell said...

My favorite is frozen fruit smoothies. I just pour some apple juice in the blender along with my favorite fruit (that I've prefrozen) and blend it a few times.

AnnMarie said...

My favorite Summer time goodie is Chocolate Eclair cake! Yummmm-o!

1 large package French vanilla inst pudding
1 large container Cool Whip
1 package Graham Crackers
1 tub chocolate frosting

Mix pudding and cool whip. Layer graham crackers in bottom of baking dish and then spoon mixture over crackers. Alternate layers of crackers and cool whip mixture ending with crackers. Remove lid from frosting and microwave for 30 seconds. Pour over crackers and refrigerate! Enjoy! : )

DebbyG said...

Fresh peach sundae - easy recipe - Hagen Daz vanilla ice cream and peaches! DebbyG

ccorbitt said...

i love strawberry shortcake! i always make mine with homemade whip cream...you whip heavy whipping and sugar (to your taste). It is so yummy!

thanks for a chance at blog candy!
happy birthday LAD!

Lori said...

My favorite summertime food is fresh zucchini out of the garden! It is so juicy and tasty, nothing like what you buy in the grocery store.

A close second is ice cream sandwiches. They are so yummy, especially when you are camping :-)

Lori

Jodi said...

I would leave you a recipe but my favorite summertime food is corn. Not very hard to do. Thanks for the blog candy opportunity.

Connie said...

Summer means Sweet Corn on the Cob and fresh tomatoes out of the garden. YUM-O!!!

Thanks for the Blog Candy opportunity!

Stephanie said...

My favorite summertime food is what we like to call "fluffy stuff"! :D What it consists of is a bag of marshamallows, a container of cool whip, a bunch of cut up strawberries (or you can get the frozen strawberries) and a package of strawberry jello! You boil the jello like it says on the box and then mix it in with all of the other ingredients! The end results are SO yummy! :D I am so excited for Lizzie Anne's party!

Cori ... Hi Everyone!!! said...

Ooo!
Green apples, cool whip, butterscotch pudding & peanuts! Yum! Yum! Tastes JUST like a caramel candy apple!!!
~Cori

Mary said...

It would have to be all the fresh veggies and fruits. Our tomato crop is in and ya just can't beat home grown tomatoes!! Plus... they don't cost $1.39 lb.!!

Michelle said...

My favorite summer food is a Strawberry and Spinach Salad that I first had a few years back. The sweet summer stawberries combined with a Balsamic Dressing is to die for!!

MaryBeth said...

My favorites are corn on the cob, fresh tomatoes, peaches, strawberries and of course, ice cream! Thanks for the chance to win some LAD summer treats!!!!!

jkeyes said...

No doubt about it, summertime favorite has to be barbecue. Wrap everything in foil, and when you open it all up, wala, the whole meal. Then, throw in a salad, and its a meal to die for.

Every good and perfect gift said...

oooooh I love summertime food! BBQs are the best. Watermelon has always been my favorite. Freshly made lemonade is also refreshing.

Thanks for a chance to win something!
So fun!

Pat S. said...

Hi Cami!
Happy birthday to LAD!!!

My favorite summer time food doesn't need a recipe...watermelon :)

msfitzie said...

Watermelon on the 4th is always a signal that summer is official here.
I love an ice cold slice with a little salt on top. That and a glass of ice tea and a nice breeze....and I'm set.

Jennifer Moore said...

I love fresh fruit.

Melon Fruit Slush

Source: Reiman Publication insert

Ingredients:

* 1 20-oz. can crushed pineapple, undrained
* 1 10-oz. package frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
* 4 medium ripe bananas, cut into chunks
* 1 cup cubed cantaloupe
* 1 cup cubed honeydew
* 2 1/2 cups water
* 3/4 cup orange juice concentrate
* 3/4 cup lemonade concentrate
* 6 liters lemon-lime soda, chilled

Directions:

In a blender, process the fruit in batches until smooth. Pour into a 3-quart bowl, preferebly one with a spout. Stir in the water and concentrates. Divide into two freezer containers. Cover and freeze until icy. To serve, spoon 1/2 cup into a glass; add about 1 cup soda.

Yield: 20-25 servings

rubber stamper said...

My favorite summertime food is strawberries or any other fruit with berry in it! Yummy! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. Almost as good as strawberries!
Shirley l.
shirlee@surewest.net
(please use this email address)

Lisa said...

Berries! Peaches, plums, nectarines. Okay, fine, just summer fruit. I love produce "in season". Yummy!

Kim said...

Fair or Festival Food - we live in a small town and all the towns around here have some kind of Fair or Festival in the summer. You know the kind of food I'm talking about - corn dogs, elephant ears, bloomin onions, funnel cakes - just to name a few.

anni said...

Anything cold! Watermelon, ice cream (especially drumsticks), shaved ice... Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy!!

Eileen M said...

My favorite food in the summertime is Key Lime Pie- yum! If you follow the recipe on the lime juice bottle, it only requires 4 ingredients (juice, eggs, graham cracker crust, and whipping cream) and 15 min to bake. Super simple, but people think you are a genius!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Eileen

Bonnie aka raduse said...

My fav summertime food is my DH's BBQ'ing and my MIL's macaroni salad. Since she can't stand to have pickles or relish in it either, she puts a little bit of sugar in it instead. Yummy!

Bevie Pearl said...

My favorite summer time food is fresh seafood from the coast of Oregon.....talk about pigging out.
Happy Birthday to LAD.

jackiestamps4fun said...

My favorite summertime food is tomatoes...yum! Thanks for the blog candy! Jackie W.

Rachel F said...

Love summertime gazpacho!! And tomato basil mozz sandwiches...yum...making me hungry!

donna said...

My favorite summertime treat is fresh corn on the cob, slathered with mayo, sprinkled with Cotija cheese and chile powder. Now that is summer.

Sally said...

I love to have root beer floats! My Grandma always fixed them for us when we stayed at her house in the summers, wonderful memories.

MelissaS said...

my fave summertime food is fresh tomatoes from the garden, with some fresh mozzarella and basil, served with warm bread. YUM!! Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Ice cream-hands down-some many flavors but so little time.
Connie

Kerry J. said...

My fave summertime food is - slurpees!!! Something about them just screams summer! Thanks for the chance to win!

Donna said...

Strawberry Pretzel Jello Dessert
2 C. Sugar
1 C. Melted Butter, unsalted
1 8oz. Package Cream Cheese, softened
4 C. Pretzel Sticks, broken into small bite-sized pieces
1 16oz. Container Cool Whip
1 Package Wild Strawberry Jell-O
1 Container or Package of Frozen Strawberries

First Layer:
Add 1 C sugar and melted butter to broken pretzels and mix until pretzels are coated. Place in 9 x 13” pan and bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Cool until completely chilled so it does not melt the second layer (I place in refrigerator).

Second Layer: Mix 1 C sugar, cream cheese, and cool whip. Spread evenly over pretzels and place back in refrigerator while preparing next layer.

Third Layer: Mix jell-o with hot water as package directs. OMIT cold water and add frozen strawberries. Carefully pour over cream cheese mixture, use caution because it may spill everywhere. Chill in refrigerator until jell-o is set. Cut into 3x3” squares.

missylangford1215 said...

It's barbq!

Missy

Connie said...

My favorite summertime treat is blackberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream. We have a blackberry patch in our back yard and we have cobbler the entire month of July! Yum!

Lisa said...

My favorite summertime food is orange sherbet with chocolate chips. I will, however, eat it in any season!

Chris said...

i LOVE grilled chicken salad, i make several variations!!

Michelle said...

I love a simple pasta salad - lots of veggies, maybe some shrimp, and Italian dressing! Yum!
and Happy B-day LAD!

Laura Williams said...

My favorite summertime food is potato salad, if I could it every day, I would, yummy! Thanks for the chance at some blog candy!

Dani said...

Thanks for a chance to win! My favorite summertime food is watermelon, too!!!

mmagruder said...

My favorite is Ribs, Corn on the cob & potato salad. YUMMO

Juanita said...

This is a recent discovery for me. I LOVE strawberries. Who knew. It does not hurt that i found a yummy chocolate yogurt dip for them. Plus a little gewurztraminer. Delicious!

Terri E. said...

My favorite summertime food is fruit grilled on the BBQ. Easy, just cut and grill. I add Nutella for a sweet twist.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

scrapfancy said...

My favorite summertime food would be anything to drink. Living in Florida it is so hot, I just want to drink.

ReneeK said...

Yummmmmy, summertime food. There are so many to choose from, but tonight for dinner we had one of my all-time faves that I've been craving - grilled pineapple slices! I picked a great pineapple, nice and sweet and juicy. It was DELISH!

pammyjo said...

Since I have a sweet tooth, it would be fresh boysenberry cobbler from our boysenberry vines with vanilla ice cream on top. Yum, Yum!

Christina H said...

Your cards are sooo inspiring =)
Fav summer food...watermelon by far!

Julie said...

Okay my favorite summertime food is fruit, fruit and fruit. But I love to BBQ just about anything. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Priscilla said...

My favorite summertime food is White Corn on the cob cooked on the BBQ Grill and smothered in butter, mayo and parmesan cheese. Very fattening but oh so yummy!

~*Priscilla*~
AngelFae20ataoldotcom

Bunny B said...

Mmmm.... fave summertime food would def be BBQ and watermelon!!! Yummy!!

Susan said...

Favorite SummerTime food: Mac n Cheese :)

Tami said...

Cool! Looks like i made it here just in time :) My favorite summer food would have to be watermelon...and even better if it follows bar b q or a fish fry ;)

Melodie K said...

My favorite summertime food would have to be anything dutch oven! something about a nice hot potato, or a mouth watering peach cobbler!

Doris said...

My favorite summertime food is fresh-picked bi-color corn. I peel off the outer leaves, chop off the top with the silk, seal it in foil with a little water, and steam it on the BBQ for 20-30 minutes. Easy and oh so yummy!

Molly B said...

My favorite treat must be watermelon because I ate a TON of it this weekend. -Molly B

Krista P said...

I would have to say anything BBQ'ed. Thanks for the chance for blog candy.

denise said...

I love BBQ food... but my favorite is corn on the cob... nothing like it when it is fresh...especially on the grill! YUMMY!

Love your blog!
Denise G

Nicole said...

My fav summertime food is fresh sweet corn on the cob! This year we've been grilling it - I will NEVER go back to boiled corn on the cob.. never!

Lisa said...

I love spinich dip and Bagguettes. or french onion dip and potate chips. now I'm getting hungry :)

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

My fav summer time food is Watermelon and Rollkuken! ( its a german dough that is deep fried and you add syrup to them! lol.

Leslie Banks said...

Favorite Summertime food would have to be ice cream! Always refreshing!

BTW ~ you have been tagged! Thanks for all your hard work Cambria!

Leslie B

Otter said...

Dang there are anniversary and birthday parties all over the place!! I LOVE ICE CREAM. CAN YOU HEAR ME SCREAMING FROM OREGON?!?

rachelM said...

Definitely potato salad and corn on the cob. Now I have to come back and jot down some of these great recipes that were posted. Thanks for the opportunity for the blog candy!!

rachel

Linda said...

I love watermelon and corn-on-the-cob. Those two foods mean summer to me.

heart said...

Love popsicles!

Carrie said...

My favorite summertime foods are fresh fruits and vegetables - any kind. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

Mom22RedHeads said...

I love anything from the garden, but my favorite summer food is sliced tomatoes on white bread(i know, not healthy) with helmanns mayonaise salt and pepper. I could eat 5 of them. YUMMMMMMMOOOOO

Darlene L said...

Watermelon! Cantelopue! and finally Corn on the Cob. Can't beat that for some good summer eating. Best thing--no recipes needed. darlene l

Raquites said...

My favorite summertime treat is ballard bisquits. This is a campfire treat.
You take a wooden dowel and spray with Pam(or equivelant) take refridgerated biquit dough and stretch one over the dowel and then brown over the fire. Then fill with your favorite pie filling, frosting, or whatever else you want. My favorite is buttercream frosting with cinnamon and sugar. YUM!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I like all of the fresh fruit and vegetables! Yum!
C Burke

Marge Robertson said...

Oh, I love candy (esp. "blog" candy), but my very fav summertime treat is watermelon! It's not only so cold & good, but it reminds me of growing up in Iowa and having a wonderful watermelon farm nearby! I like to eat mine down into the light green part of the rind!!!

Jen said...

Does a double scoop of Butterfinger icecream on a sugar cone count as 'food'?? That has been my craving this summer. A craving that my kids and I have given in to quite a bit!

Beth said...

My favorite summertime food is the awesome fresh varieties of fruit that are available- especially the melons and fresh peaches! No need for a recipe, I guess! Thanks for this awesome opportunity for blog candy. LAD is one of my favs!!!!!

lia said...

marinated grilled chicken salad~ salad with lots of veggies and FRUIT! mandarin oranges, mango, and some glazed pecans with sesame ginger dressing! YUMMY!

Libby Hickson said...

Ugh - 192 comments before mine - no way I will win! Well a girl's gotta try anyway, right? :-) Favorite summer treat... hmmm... I could eat ice cream everyday all summer long (and all fall, and all winter, and all spring...)

janet d. said...

I love to fix taco salad in the summer. No reason to turn on the stove for baking! Have a great day!

dolls123 said...

Watermelon

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Kim Etherington said...

BBQ'd veggies with Renee's feta dressing. Zucchini's, red and orange peppers, mushrooms, sweet onion, little potatoes with dressing all over. Wrap in tinfoil and bbq until potatoes and veggies are soft, but not too soft. I am off to vacation this coming Sat. and it's on the list of meals for the week.

Kim

Pam/Iris said...

Mmmmm....watermelon, sliced tomatoes from the garden, OK, that's 2, LOL!

Love ya Cami!!

Starqueen said...

Hi Cammie!
I'm excited about LAD's birthday! No recipe required for my fave summer treat...it's ICE CREAM!! Not that I only eat it in the summer, but here in New England we enjoy making it an event. Taking a ride to a favorite (or new to us) place where we can order ice cream at a take-out window and savor it on a summer evening is all part of the fun!

Karen said...

my summer fav is definitely key lime pie - YUM!!

Shannon Roberts said...

Umm without a doubt HOT DOGS!!
Thank you sooo much for this opportunity & I just luved your family pics from yesterday! HOW FUN!!

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