Thursday, June 30, 2016

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

 I'm delighted to see you at Foodie Friday and Everything Else. The holiday weekend is almost here, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you are bringing to the party. If you're looking for ideas, here are a few outstanding blogs to visit:

Have a slice of Fudge Sundae Cake over at The Simple Sweet Life.

Sarah explores the art of the picnic at Hyacinth for the Soul.

Tour two June gardens at She's the Lady of the Manor.

You'll find beautiful ideas for the holiday at J Biggs' Little Pieces.

Check out the great DIY Party Decor and Ideas by My Bashful Life.

The Foodie Friday and Everything Else Link:
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Are you on Instagram? I'd love to see your Foodie Friday photos @ Rattlebridge Farm's IG.

 If you need more assistance about adding a link to the party, an UPDATED guide to the linky party is available HERE or by clicking the Foodie Friday/Everything Else tab at the top of the page.


  1. Thanks for the party! That chocolate cake has me drooling:) Have a great nite!

  2. Michael Lee, Those tomatoes look delicious!! I want one right now. It's dinnertime here and all these goodies are making me so hungry. I would like to start with the cake but I also tempted to wander through some other of the delightful links first! Thank you for hosting! Linda

  3. thanks so much for the great party....

  4. Thanks for the party, Michael Lee! Have a great 4th of July!

  5. Oh cake please! Your tomato pasta has me drooling also! Thanks for the fun today, Have a wonderful 4th Michail Lee-

  6. Great features! Thanks for hosting and Happy 4th of July!

  7. Thanks so much for hosting!! My former blog, Debbie-Dabble was hacked through my Face Book Debbie-Dabble Page. I created a new blog, Debbie-Dabble Blog and I invite you to please follow me on my new blog.



  8. Thank you for hosting dear Michael.
    Have a happy 4th. of July.

  9. Thanks so much for the great party - so many good posts.

    Have a wonderful 4th of July.


  10. I loved your Memory Garden for Zap and Mister, Michael Lee. Thank you so much for hosting and Happy 4th to you and your family.

  11. Thanks for hosting! I wish you and your family a great holiday weekend!!!

  12. Your tomatoes are a work of art! Thanks for hosting, and I wish you and your family a Happy 4th.

  13. I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  14. Thanks for hosting the fun. Wishing you a happy 4th of July!!!!

  15. Hi Michael Lee! Thank you for hosting! ;)

  16. Such a beautiful bowl of pasta, and those tomatoes -- oooh, la la! Thank you for hosting the party Michael; I hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July. :)



  17. That plate of pasta has eluded me for the second time this week. Can you help me find the recipe? Please?

    1. Susan, here's the link. Just scroll down to Farmhouse linguine. My son adapted the recipe from a cooking show--Extra Virgin. It's delicious.

    2. Sadly it's not working for me, but let me be the first to admit that I'm not the quickest study. I thank you for trying, though.

    3. Susan, here you go:
      Farmhouse Linguine with Organic Tomato Sauce

      extra virgin olive oil
      salt and pepper
      organic tomato sauce
      fresh mozzarella or your favorite Italian cheese
      pasta (I used fresh)

      1 shallot, chopped
      3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

      Cook for 3 minutes until translucent/clear. Salt and pepper.

      Add three cloves of garlic and cook for 2 minutes.

      Add 1 -15 ounce can of organic tomato sauce (no salt added--add your own sea salt to taste)
      Roll 3 or 4 fresh basil leaves into a log and slice (or chop). This method helps prevent the basil from turning dark. Add to sauce.

      In a separate pan, bring salted water to a boil. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil.
      Toss in 1 package of Buitoni fresh linguine.
      Cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain pasta and add to sauce.
      Add finely chopped, fresh mozzarella or your favorite cheese.
      Garnish with more basil.

  18. Happy Friday Michael Lee. Thanks for the chance to link up and share a home tour. I'm off to check out some cheesecake that I see linked up. :)

  19. Thanks for hosting, Michael Lee! Happy Fourth!

  20. Thanks for hosting, Michael Lee! Have a happy 4th!...,Christine