Blog Tour of Cupcakes and Crinoline and a Few of My Favorite Blogs and Bloggers

Blog tour at Cupcakes and Crinoline

Hello dear friends.  Today I’m doing something a little different than I normally do but I think you'll like it!  I was invited by my friend Heather from Setting for Four to be part of a Tour of Blogs.  I was thrilled to be invited by her ~ we have been blog friends for ages sharing hostess duties for Project Inspire{d} in the past and we also share a birthday.  Heather is an amazingly talented … [Read more...]

9 Mason Jar Ideas ~ What a Great Idea Project Inspire{d} Features

Mason Jar Ideas

I can't seem to get enough of mason jars and what you can do with them, can you? This week's Project Inspire{d} Features are all about Mason Jars ~ 9 Ideas to be exact! Almond and Macadamia Nut Butter by Kleinworth & Co Homemade Marinara by My Frugal Adventures DIY Olive Oil Sugar Scrub by Living Frugal with Erika Homemade Ranch Buttermilk by Fluster Buster Instant Oatmeal in a Jar by A Mom's Take Fall … [Read more...]

Grilled Peaches with a Tangy Fresh Berry Sauce

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Grilled Peaches with a Tangy Fresh Berry Sauce There's still some grilling weather left here though the days of summer are waning faster than I care to think about.  While there are still fresh fruits readily available we decided to have a light and tasty grilled dessert made with Fresh Peaches and Berries.   This is a great dessert to make when having guests over because the peaches can be grilled … [Read more...]

Butter Steamed Cabbage

Butter Steamed Cabbage from cupcakesandcrinoline.com #cabbage #recipes

The Easiest and Tastiest Cabbage Ever Cabbage is one of my favorite vegetables and it's in season around here which means the freshest cabbage is available from local farmer's markets.  It's usually really inexpensive as well which is a big plus in my book.  I recently got two fresh heads and was going to make my Mom's sweet and sour cabbage but decided to change things up a bit and make a butter steamed … [Read more...]

Rich and Delicious Bolognese Sauce Made with Kefir

Bolognese-Sauce-Made-With-Kefir #KefirCreations #shop #collectivebias from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Rich and Delicious Bolognese Sauce Made with Lifeway Kefir I have never made a Bolognese Sauce before....ever.  It sounded intimidating to me but in an effort to be bolder I decided to give it a go.  Not only was I going to make a homemade bolognese sauce with {mostly} fresh ingredients but I wanted to beef it up with some probiotic cultures.  I was on two courses of antibiotics recently for total of … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Ribs with Dr. Pepper Barbecue Sauce

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Barbecue Ribs that are fall-off-the-bone tender and delicious are a breeze to make in the crock pot.  The ingredients are minimal and the process is easy.  I have NEVER, yep, NEVER made ribs before until I made this recipe.  I had been hesitant because I was sure it would be hard and that the ribs would be blah but I was wrong {thankfully!}.  … [Read more...]

How to Make Iced Tea and Vitamin Burst Drinks in Minutes

Fresh Brewed Iced Tea in Minutes #BrewOverIce #BrewItUp #shop

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.  I am also participating in a contest as an additional aspect of this campaign.   I don't know about your family but when it comes to summer drinks it seems as though everyone in my home wants something different ~ "I want … [Read more...]

Memories of Mom ~ Pudding with Real Wholesome Ingredients

Chocolate Pudding with Whipped Cream and Sprinkles #kozyshack #puddinglove #sp

Many thanks to Kozy Shack for sponsoring today's discussion and introducing their delicious pudding into our afternoon snack routine! Pudding Made Right When I was a little girl occasionally mom would pull out 'The Pot'.  The one that could only mean it was gong to be a PUDDING NIGHT!  I loved when my Mom made pudding.  I watched as she added each ingredient, stirred for what seemed like forever and … [Read more...]

Light and Tasty Cinnamon Sugar Toast

Cinnamon Sugar Toast with Brummel & Brown Spread #BRUMMELBROWN #AD

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Brummel & Brown.     Cinnamon Sugar Toast ~ those words just roll off my tongue.  My boys and I love it for breakfast or a snack and it is so easy to make with some basic fresh and tasty ingredients. All you need is a good quality bread, the cinnamon sugar mixture {see specifics below} and a delicious spreadable topping like Brummel … [Read more...]

The Power of Family Meals ~ Disconnect to Reconnect and a Giveaway

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Family Mealtime ~ Disconnect to Reconnect Family mealtime is such an important time to bond with your family.  No matter the size of your family it's a special time but far too often we lose sight of that.  When I was growing up there were no mealtime distractions. We gathered around the kitchen table and ate dinner together.....no computers, no smartphones, no tablets...you get the idea, and those times formed … [Read more...]