Thursday, December 27, 2012

Foodie Friday -- December 28th

 Welcome to the December 28th Foodie Friday.
As we move into the new year, Rattlebridge is still in the grip of illness. We've been living on soup and ginger ale, so I haven't taken any photos this week. I began to panic. Luckily I found a few entrancing photos on Houzz. 
If it's warm in your neck of the woods, you might be thinking of celebrating New Year's eve with an outdoor party. I love the woodsy, tartan ideas in this tablescape: 
A turquoise table looks fresh and inviting in this wintery backyard. 
Another idea for warmer areas.
If the weather is icy, you can add sparkle to your New Year's table:
Or a dazzle to your driveway:
Contemporary Landscape design via Houzz

I managed to find a photo in my files--dinner for two at our farm.

Thanks to everyone who left comments about Foodie Friday's new format. Many of you loved the idea of a weekly "showstopper," along with highlights of the previous week. I do, too. The categories will vary according to your recipes. For example, this week offers "Dog Treats" and "Homekeeping Tips."

Let's begin with our

Mary, the author of Home Is Where the Boat Is, knows good food and great presentation. Her posts always make me happy. Visit her blog to discover the secret ingredient that goes into the mayonnaise dip for her Parmesan Crusted Crab Bites.

To visit, click on:  Home Is Where the Boat Is
Parmesan Crusted Crab Bites

Note: To learn more about the recipes, click on the links beneath the photographs.

Party Food

 Zu Haus at Home
Fresh Corn Salsa

Molded Sparkling Cider


My Carolina Kitchen
Easy Pumpkin Granola

Homemade Peanut Butter Cookie Bread

Barnes and Noodles
Creamy Chicken Taquitos

Halfbaked Harvest
Chorizo and Polenta Lasagne

Bubble-up Enchiladas 


Wives with Knives
Cranberry-Pecan Shortbread Bars

Serenity Cove
Homemade Caramels

Colorful Layer Cake

Coconut Pecan Tarts
Classic Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies
Easy Cannoli Cups


Gift Ideas

Sweet Nothings
Gingerbread Man Wreath

Rosemary Jelly

Homekeeping Tips

A Life Unprocessed
Growing Winter Sprouts: A Tutorial

Dog Treats

Pumpkin Dog Treats

For more great recipes and ideas,
check out last week's Foodie Friday.

I can't wait to see what you've cooked up this week. Have a great time visiting the blogs that have contributed recipes. If you'd like to add your recipe to the Foodie Friday linky party, locate the blue Inlinkz frog (below). Add your permalink and select an image. It may take a few seconds for the entry to process. A red X on your photo allows you to delete your entry if you make an error. The Foodie Friday badge is located on the right-hand sidebar if you wish to add it to your FF post. If this is your first time to participate in Foodie Friday, a tutorial is available.

The next time we meet, it will be 2013! Happy New Year!


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  1. I'm so happy to know my posts make you happy :) but sorry to hear you are living on ginger ale & soup! Thank you so much for sharing my Parm Crusted Crab Bites! Wishing you a Merry Christmas week and hope your household is on the road to good health! Love the dog treats :)

  2. Thank you so much for sharing my Cannoli cups! I'm so glad you liked it :)
    Thank you for hosting!

  3. Love your choices for the week! I actually have the recipe for the Parmesan Crusted Crab Bites on the counter...waiting for New Year's!

  4. Thanks for featuring my taquitos and for the fun party again this week! XO, Aimee

    PS Happy New Year!

  5. Thanks so much for the feature, but ou did not link it back to blog.

  6. Hope you are feeling better soon. {{{HUGS}}} to you.

    Carolyn/A Southerner's Notebook

  7. Hi Michael - I hope you had a blessed Christmas. Thanks for including my molded sparkling cider in your recap. Lots of goodies to visit today - have a happy new year!

  8. Oh, I'm sad to hear you've been on ginger ale and soup. I hope things improve quickly. Take care and get well.
    These images are wonderful inspiration. Love the woodsy look with the tartan and all the food features......WOW. Everything Mary does is a show stopper, and BJ's gingerbread wreath is a clever idea. Thanks for sharing and for hosting. Get Well Soon......Sarah

  9. Hope you feel better soon, Michael Lee! I love the showcased features. Thanks for hosting and best wishes for a healthy, happy new year!!

  10. Hi Michael
    Thanks soooooooo much for featuring my Color-layer Cake :) What a lovely surprise!
    I wish you a very Happy New Year and thanks for this party

  11. I'm so sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. It's awful to be sick during the holidays and miss all the wonderful treats. Hope you feel better very soon.

    I was thrilled to see my pumpkin yogurt in the round-up this morning. Thank you so much for including me with the other goodies. Wouldn't it be fun to visit Mary on her boat and have a few of those crab bites? I agree with you. Her posts are always fabulous.

    Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy new year and hope you're feeling better soon! Thanks for hosting FF.

  12. Thanks MLee for hosting this fun party,we get so many great foodie recipes...I am one blogger that gets inspiration and if our sweet bloggy bud's have "printable" recipes it makes it so much easier,I've printed lot's of foodies and have put 'em to the taste tester,haven't been disappointed yet,love this!!

    Great features and now I've got to go check out MORE.

    Happy New Year!!
    ~Jo @ LoblollyLane

  13. Good Morning Michael Lee,
    I sure hope you get to feeling better real soon. I am so excited that you featured my Rosemary Jelly today, I am honored. Wishing you a very happy New Year and thanks so much for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  14. Thank you for featuring my Pumpkin Dog Biscuits! I hope you and your family are feeling better soon!

  15. Thanks for hosting! Have a great New Year!

  16. Happy New Year and feel better soon! I do love how you are doing the features...I've linked up a Snowy Yule Log - is still 'Tis the Season' It is light and great for company.

  17. Thanks so much for spotlighting my bubble up enchilada post and for hosting this link party! Happy new year!

  18. wow!!..that was fast,I ordered Teeny Bit of Trouble yesterday and UPS just dropped it off,can't wait to read,I'm already got my eye on the recipes.

    ~Jo @ LoblollyLane

  19. Wishing you a very Happy New Year Michael Lee! Thank you very much for featuring my Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookie! It was so nice to see it featured! I am eagerly awaiting the reveal of your kitchen. It will be just gorgeous I am sure!

  20. Michael Lee, I wanted to stop back by and tell you that your table for two in your entry is a show stopper for me. I've always loved your tables that you set in this space. The tartan covering is fabulous!
    Hope you are on the mend........Sarah

  21. I hope you all are on the mend soon! So many people are down with the flu and other illnesses this season! Hopefully you'll avoid the worst of it.

    Thank you for hosting foodie Friday!

  22. Thanks so much for featuring my Salsa, such a nice surprise!! Thank you for hosting and best wishes for the New Year!!

  23. Happy New Year, Michael Lee. Thanks so much for including my recipe in your roundup of this week's recipes. Now I have some great ideas for New Year's Eve recipes that I know everybody will love.

  24. Thank You for featuring my homemade caramels. Just got done having one with my coffee:)