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Haiku Friday – Tight & Warm

26 Feb

Haiku Friday-The Writer Next Door

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! Today’s prompt words are Tight and Warm. They were provided by Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes.

Ronovan hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your haiku poem. He is a writer and poet and also does author interviews and much more on his blog. Be sure to check it out. Read Ron’s Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.

You may also want to check out Ronovan Hester’s new release, Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling, a historical fiction about pirates. Available now on Amazon.

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**I have a feeling I know in what direction most will go this week, so of course I’ll take the opposite route.

I thought I’d try a humorous haiku today. Sorry––not sorry. 😉

Spanx

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Squeeze me tightly

Keep me warm and together

My faithful girdle

Spanx, anyone?

Food Porn 😛

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Hot and scrumptious

As I indulge pants tighten

Foodie’s dilema

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Haiku Friday – Love & Last

30 Apr

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge

 

Hello! Welcome to my blog! I have to admit that when I read the prompt words for this week’s Haiku Friday, Love and Last, I was in a weird sort of mood. Once in a while, I get in a goofy, laugh at everything, I want to play and joke around mood, and that’s the kind of mood I was in when I wrote this week’s haiku. I was also starving after hours of writing and I wanted to celebrate because the writing went well. So I celebrated with––you guessed it––food.

 

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Ebullient Eating

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

I love leftovers

Sometimes the last morsel is . . .

the most succulent

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After I satisfied my belly my mood changed . . .

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YOU

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

A million stars

Twinkle above in the night sky

One shines the brightest

Do you believe in true love? Are you in love?

Do you enjoy leftovers? What are your favorite leftover foods? 

♥♥♥

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Meandering Monday Blog Hop & Linky Party!

16 Dec

Meandering Monday Blog Hop & Linky Party!

Hello everyone! Do you know what day it is? It’s MEANDERING MONDAY! That means it’s time to link up and get to hoppin’. Join us every Monday and grow your blog. ;D

 

 

 

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Stacey’s words…

I would like to say thank you to all of our regular linkers and to all of the new ones who happen by, your support is wonderful and greatly appreciated!

Now lets all give a big, resounding “howdy” to all of our awesome December gang!

The wonderful Jessica from The Wondering Brain and Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures.

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And now for the wonderful group of ladies who are our co-hosts for the month of December!
If you would like to know more about each of these amazing ladies, please read “Welcome to my December Ladies”!

Without further ado, please say, “Hello” to!

Millie & Kristina from 2 Crochet Hooks!

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Tiffany a.k.a Mrs Tee from Mrs Tee Love Life Laughter
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Sinea from Ducks N a Row
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Vashti Quiroz-Vega from Vashti Quiroz-Vega’s Blog
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Megan from Meg’s Menagerie
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Be sure to stop by and share some love with each of these awesome ladies!

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Now it is time to introduce our favorite This Momma’s Meanderer’s from last week, and boy oh boy it was a difficult choice! Don’t forget to grab your “I Was Featured” badge of honor! Congratulations to you all!

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Millie and Kristina’s favorite came from Mama Dish with the post Holiday Card Holder.
Saying, “Every year you get tons of cards and this is a fun way to keep up with them and show them off!”
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Mrs Tee’s favorite came from Latina Mama Rama with the post Tacos de Papa (Potato Tacos).
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Sinea’s favorite came from Carrie Elle with the post Holiday Decorating Ideas by Gingerbread M&M’s.
Saying, “I love the M&M Christmas Trees.” ♥
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Vashti’s favorite came from The Wilderness Wife with the post Soft Moist Gingerbread Cookies.
Saying, “I enjoyed reading her witty post and the instructions for making my favorite holiday cookies were clear and easy to follow.”
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Megan’s favorite came from Carrie Elle with the post Holiday Decorating Ideas by Gingerbread M&M’s.
Saying, “I just adore the cute little Christmas trees in the Holiday Decorating Inspired by Gingerbread M&M’s post from Carrie Elle. They are so festive!”
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And my fave also came from The Wilderness Wife with the post Nana’s Christmas Candy Recipes.
“I remember my mom making lots of different kinds of holiday candies and many of these bring back wonderful holiday memories.”
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Congratulations to all of you amazing and wonderful linkers! Don’t forget to grab and display our “Featured” badge!

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Thank you to all of you who joined us last week!

Don’t miss out on this amazing giveaway!

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Megan – Meg’s Menagerie | Alma – A Conquered Mess 

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Now let’s get this party started!

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Remember everyone enjoys a little comment love!

Feel free to “meander” by some fellow bloggers and find a new recipe to make for the family, a helpful blogging tip, a funny story to read, and best of all a new friend to make! There are really no rules to follow, only some suggestions to keep in mind…because we are all to enjoy the friendships that come along by doing these few simple and wonderful things…

1. Link up your favorite post…a story, a recipe, a photo, or a helpful tip…As many as you want!

2. Please follow our Host’s and Co-host’s

3. Find some new friends to follow, friendships are what it’s all about!

4. Be sure to leave some comment love, to get it in return.

5. Grab our badge and display on your blog, sharing the love is what it’s all about.

Meander through the links and make some new friends, find some amazing and useful tips, and maybe even a new treat to try!

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I am looking for January co-hosts for This Momma’s Meandering Mondays? If interested, please drop me a line at ssgannett@gmail.com. I would love to have you along for the ride! You can also check out my sponsor page for more info.

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One Of My Favorite Words: Scrumptious!

17 Nov

Table settings

 

60 Stylish Table Settings for Thanksgiving – under the table & dreaming by Stephanie Lynn

 

 

Hello, and welcome to my blog! I am a writer, but I am also a woman with many interests, and I’m a bit of a “foodie.” Anyone who knows me well would agree. I enjoy trying new recipes and even inventing recipes of my own. Baking, grilling, broiling — I love it all. I also enjoy eating good food (prepared with love of course, it’s the tastiest kind). I have prepared a list of food traditionally prepared for Thanksgiving so that even those of you who don’t traditionally celebrate Thanksgiving in your country can enjoy a feast fit for a king and queen on Thursday the 28th of November, or whenever.

I remember when I moved into my first house, everyone expected me to host Thanksgiving dinner at my new place. I searched all over the net for recipes. I had 15 guests! Everything turned out great (thank God). I have found some delicious recipes in various terrific blogs. Here I provide a menu of recipes so that anyone can prepare a complete and delicious Thanksgiving meal. If you’ve never hosted a Thanksgiving meal before maybe you should surprise your family this year. It’s a lot of work, but it’s also a great deal of fun, and your place will be blessed in the process. (To find the recipes and instructions click on the title links above each picture.)

I would love to hear about any funny (recipe gone wrong), unusual (Tofurkey anyone?) or rewarding (you invited a homeless person to dinner) Thanksgiving experiences you might have had. Feel free to tell me all about it in the comments section. I will share my favorites in a future post. ;D

 

 

I can’t imagine Thanksgiving without a beautifully roasted turkey. 😛

For a juicy and tender Turkey follow the recipe at Just A Little NuttyOne Of My Favorite Words: Scrumptious!

 

 

Carrie Groneman shows you how to make her delicious Butternut Squash Soup at A Mothers Shadow

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At my house there must be cranberry sauce to accompany the turkey.

You can make Candied Orange and Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce (Yum!)

by following the recipe at Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog

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Another Thanksgiving dinner staple: Mash Potato and Gravy.

Get a great and easy to follow recipe from the Barefoot Contessa – Ina Garten

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Just A Little Nutty gives us a great recipe for Green Beans (You gotta have your veggies)

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What is Thanksgiving dinner without stuffing (dressing)?

Bountiful Harvest Sausage & Cranberry Dressing

Get the recipe at It’s Yummi!

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Another great recipe from Just A Little Nutty

Corn Soufflé (I’m salivating just looking at this picture)

Corn soufflé

 

 

We gotta have our carbs, right? The Rowdy Baker features a

scrumptious recipe for Pumpkin Rolls

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No Thanksgiving meal would be complete without dessert! (At least, not in my house)

Cooking Classy will show you how to make this mouthwatering

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce

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This is a nice twist on the traditional Pecan Pie.

And They Cooked Happily Ever After has a quick and easy recipe for you to follow

Pecan Squares

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More dessert! I saw Lizbeth McGow’s recipe at Just Dip It In Chocolate and I had to add it here! 😛

Butterscotch Banana Harvest Cake

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Last, but certainly not least is a nice cocktail.

Find the recipe to this yummy drink by Francis Schott at Food & Wine

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Black Bart Recipe

 

 

Food & Wine features another cocktail winner by Linton Hopkins

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DCV Recipe