Thursday, August 21, 2014

Foodie Friday -- August 22

Welcome to Foodie Friday
where good food is always on the menu.
I'm bringing an old favorite to the party--a super easy 
blueberry tart.

A Taste of Foodie Friday's Most Popular Recipes
Showcasing Bloggers' Recipes and their Words

The most-viewed recipe was Dad's Spaghetti Sauce by Gather Around Our Table 
Here's how Natasha explains the background of her sauce:

"At my dad's 80th birthday party (yup, you read that right) all his sweet friends and family stood up and read letters to him recounting all the fun they had through the years over a few beers and most importantly surrounding my dad's cooking," Natasha explains. "I can't stress enough how sought after this man is for his cooking! Requests come in from all over the country for this guy's corned beef and cabbage, baked ravioli, and of course this famous spaghetti sauce. 
You guys, the recipe's not even hard. If we were really living in Italy, maybe he would have grown his own tomatoes and canned them all then made a fresh pot of sauce. But we don't, so I'll let you in on a little secret, he cheats with the canned stuff...gasp... And it's freaking delicious."

Foodies loved The Maine House's Ultimate Rustic Italian Penne. And it's
easy to see why. This is an entree that should be in a class of its own--the angels sing when this casserole is baking
"It's going to take a little time, but the end result is well worth it!" Estelle writes.
"The flavors of this pasta bake are incredible!
If you are having company for dinner or just want to serve a beautiful weekend dinner,
 this pasta will earn rave reviews!
 Are you ready to begin?"

--Estelle, The Maine House

Back Porch Musings wowed everyone with homemade chili, better known as "Good Eats." 
When I started blogging in 2008, Pat was one of the first ladies to make me feel welcome.
She always inspires me with her grace and style.

"Sometimes, life is like a bowl of chili…full of beans and a little spicy," Pat says. 
"I made a crockpot of chili on Wednesday. Every time I make chili I put it together different than the time before. It always tastes good, even when I throw it a curve. Pinto and Great Northern beans for the pot, this time, and the usual spices with the addition of Mexican Seasoning. Simmered in the pot all day. Served in the new red bowls, topped with sour cream, Pico De Gallo, and shredded cheese."
--Pat, Back Porch Musings

Are you contributing a recipe to this week's Foodie Friday?
 If so, locate the blue Inlinkz icon in the lower, left-hand portion of this post. Click on the icon and follow the directions. After you complete the process, you will see a red "x" beside your name. This allows you to delete your link if you made an error; the red "x" is visible to you only.

You can read a complete guide to this linky party HERE.

If you'd like to share your food photos--or photos of other FF participants on Pinterest, join the Pinterest foodie board, Consuming Passions. Leave a message on the most recent "pin" if you'd like your name added to the list.

If you'd like to share your food photos--or photos of other FF participants on Pinterest, join the Pinterest foodie board, Consuming Passions. Leave a message on the most recent "pin" if you'd like your name added to the list.

***Participants' photos will be pinned to Foodie Friday's group Pinterest board.   

Every Friday, we are joined at this big, virtual table--thank you for stopping by today. I'm grateful to all of you who spend your days cooking. I'm grateful to old and new friends who contribute recipes every week. I'm grateful to friends who leave a comment. I'm grateful for the silent folks, because you are brought here by your love of all things culinary.
The Link-up

Have a great weekend.


  1. What a great blueberry pie! Wish I could have a piece. Thanks pretty lady for the terrific party. I have you on Pinterest too, so exciting! I finally found the fun in it and got the hang of it too, lol!

    1. I saw your pretty tablescapes today at Susan's. I'll look for you on Pinterest!

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    1. You're welcome! Glad to see you again this week.

  3. Wish we had some of that blueberry pie for tonight's dessert. It looks beautiful in all that blue goodness. Making a German Chocolate Cake for my husband's birthday, but this is next on the list. Thanks! Thank you for hosting such a great party each week too!

    1. German Chocolate is a favorite around here--I hope you'll post the recipe!

  4. Your pie and the 3 down home goodness features have me weak! How can anyone resist trying Dad's spaghetti sauce? Much less fresh blueberry pie, homemade chili and a heavenly pasta casserole~I'm off for the recipes~thanks so much for having us!

    1. Your recipes look delicious, Jenna. Thanks for bringing them to the party!

  5. Wow! That blueberry tart looks scrumptious ~ and so pretty with all the blue. Your table settings are always so beautiful! Love the features too. We have the triple digits now + humidity so will be saving these for cooler temps. :)

    Thanks so much for hosting and always sharing such beauty!


  6. It's that time of the year when I start thinking about chili, Dad's spaghetti sauce and fresh blueberry pie! I'm off to check out the recipes of the week!

  7. Thanks for the party and I remember that blueberry tart - it's a great recipe!

  8. Your blueberry tart looks not only gorgeous, but I know would be out of this world! All the features look wonderful , Michael Lee. I don't have anything to contribute today, but wanted to stop by.
    Thank you for your kind comments on my post I did of the Anniversary of Rich's passing. They were much appreciated. xo

  9. thanks so much for this fun party...i always have such a great time.:)

  10. Gorgeous! We had our best blueberry year ever! At first it seemed like they were never going to ripen and then it seemed like they would never stop!

  11. My first comment got gobbled up by google. Your tart looks blue-tiful! This week's features are perfect comfort food, now I just need cool fall weather to serve up pasta and chili! Wishing you a happy & delicious weekend. ♥

  12. The blueberry tart looks so good, especially the way you dressed the table. Amazing features to inspire anyone. I am off to explore some of these bloggers who linked up. Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for hosting.

  13. Hello cute lady! Thank you for hosting such a fun party! I hope you have had a chance to stop by our party. We would love having you! Happy Friday! Lou Lou Girls

  14. Thanks for sharing all these great foodie recipes! Love it.


  15. Thanks for hosting! No end to the good recipes here this week!

  16. I love all of the features this week - so much inspiration! Thank you for graciously hosting this party,
    Interior Design

  17. Oh my goodness, I just saw that you featured my recipe! Thank you so much for featuring me and my dad's spaghetti sauce :) Love your site!