Sunday, June 8, 2008

Blog Candy!!! I will draw the winner on 6-08-08

Good Morning!! I am so excited!! I finally have a picture of my goodies that I will be giving away!! My first blog candy...I just realized over the weekend that I went over 10,000 hits! Wow!! I would never have guessed that I would have that many so soon. Thank you all so much for looking and leaving such wonderful comments!! You all are a blessing to me :-) Okay, in order to be eligible you need to leave a comment telling me your favorite summer recipe! If you would like you can even post the recipe, provide a link or even email it to me. Please number your posts since I have no way of knowing how many will be leaving comments. I will let pick the # on Monday morning!! Good luck everyone!!


Blog Candy:
Stamp set: Tart and Tangy (mine is pictured) however you will receive a new unmounted set)
Paper: Summer Picnic 6x6 (one of each design)
Accessories: Real Red Ribbon white striped and wide, Old Olive wide ribbon, Pumpkin Pie striped ribbon, felt fusion flowers, Die cut blooms, variety of matching hardware (rhinestones, brads, styled silver hodgepodge).


Flossie's Follies said...

congratulations, just wanted to stop by and say Congratulations, don't enter me in the blog candy. Favorite Summer recipe why yogurt pie of course

Lynnette said...

Congrats on your blog milestone. Thanks for the opportunity to win some candy :) My favorite summer recipe is white chocolate fruit tart...totally delicious. YUM.

Candi said...

Great blog candy!! WOW!! I just recently discovered my favorite summer recipe. It's a fruit dip and it's so easy to make. Just mix cool whip, rum extract (to taste) and french vanilla pudding mix (to taste) for a delish dip to use with strawberries, grapes and whatever else you'd like to use it for. enjoy! Thanks again for the opportunity. I love this stamp set, it's so cute.

Tess said...

congratulations, I just want to tell you that I so enjoy your blog. It gives me so many good ideas. Thanks for the chance to win some candy. And thanks for being a super friend.

Marji said...

Congrats on so many hits! My fave summer recipe is Shoney's strawberry pie- at least that's what my mom calls it!

Janice S (from CT) said...

I enjoy visiting your site - thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas! My favorite summer recipe is Oriental Noodle Salad, real easy to make and even the kids like it!

Tami said...

Discovered your blog last week and have been hitting it every day! Love your ideas and appreciate you sharing. My favorite summer recipe: Use a container of three cheese tortellini (deli or fridge section) and cook it up and drain. Mix tortellini with italian dressing [my fave is Kraft Zesty Italian], red onion and red and green pepper to taste. If guys are eating it, they'll want you to toss in some pepperoni pieces, but this is an original recipe to me and everywhere I take it, people ask for the recipe. Try it!

Project Create said...

No one seems to be numbering their comments, so not sure what number I am. I think I am number 8 but not sure.
My favorite summer recipe is fresh from the garden Hodge Podge. You simple boil fresh yellow beans, baby carrots, peas and new potatoes until tender, drain and add lots of butter and cream. Season with salt and pepper to your liking and enjoy! ohhh sooo yummy!
P.S. Wonder if that many people will ever visit my blog and if so, what will i oofer for Blog candy?

kathryn said...

Congrats. You have a great site and great ideas. My favorite recipe/dessert is a layered brownie -- with brownies, a cream cheese layer, a chocolate pudding layer and whipped cream. YUMMY!
Kathryn -- I think I'm number 9

denise said...

I just discovered you! WOW!! Awesome blog! I love the 3 x 3 notecards posted below. I am going to make some too!

Congratulations on your milestone! I can see why you have reached it!

My favorite summer recipe is fresh tomotoes drizzled with olive oil with mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. YUMMY.

I love the blog candy. Cute set and I don't have that either!

Denise G

Jennifer said...

Congrats on reaching such a milestone! My favorite summer recipe would be homemade potatoe salad. Yummy!!! Thanks!!

Marilyn said...

Congrats on the 10,000 hits - you are awesome - love your blog! Yummy blog candy you are offering up too!! My favorite summer recipe is fruit salad - mix a bunch of different fruit together - apples, strawberries, grapes and cantalope are my favorites, and then sprinke lemon juice and sugar over them. Top with Cool Whip - yummy! And I think I'm #12.

Stampin'GHmom said...

Hi! This is my first visit to your blog and it's great! Will add you to my blog list if that's all right with you. Favorite summer recipe huh? Well, I would have to say is my mom's potato salad. It's the best! I look forward to visiting again. I think I'm #13.

queenSCRAPalot said...

Congraulations Vickie!! What a milestone!

My favorite summertime recipe is a special pasta salad.

1 box Trio Italianio noodles
green peppers
Lawrey's seasoned pepper to taste
parmasean cheese (10 to 15 shakes)
Sargento Mexican blend cheese (a few handfuls)
Wishbone Italian dressing 1/2 to all of the bottle


~Jen~ said...


My favorite summer recipe is for Potatoe salad......... MMMM a picnic favorite of mine.

Here is a recipe

2 1/2 lbs. little red new potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
1 small bay leaf
2 whole garlic cloves, peeled
1 cup minced sweet red onion
2 tbsp. fruity olive oil
2 tbsp. tarragon white wine vinegar
1 tsp. whole-grain Dijon mustard
1 tsp. salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
1/2 tsp. celery seed
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 lb. Canadian bacon, cut into long, thin strips
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
1 cup fresh peas or frozen tiny green peas, thawed
1. In a kettle over high heat, bring the potatoes, bay leaf and garlic cloves to a boil in salted cold water to cover. Reduce heat, and simmer for about 12 minutes, or just until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Drain potatoes in a colander and transfer to a large bowl. Discard bay leaf and garlic cloves.

2. Meanwhile, stir together the red onion, olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper and celery seed in a small bowl.

3. While potatoes are still very hot, add the onion mixture to the bowl and allow potatoes to come to room temperature.

4. Stir in the buttermilk, Canadian bacon, parsley and peas, and mix gently to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings and serve slightly chilled or at room temperature. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Jennifer R said...

congratulations on the huge success of your blog! Love your creations.
One of my favourite summer recipes would be one that I have made several times and seems to be a huge hit! You can find it a, it is called Watergate Salad and it is very light. (Pistachio instand pudding, coolwhip, m. marshmallows and chopped pecans) Super easy and yummy. Jennifer Reynard, calgary

Megan said...

# 17 I believe...
Love your blog, check it often and LOVE the idea of this blog candy!!!My favorite summertime recipe would have to be strawberry rhubarb pie

Trish said...

Fave summer salad- romaine, strawberries,
toasted pecans, red onion and poppy seed dressing.
It's the best- even my kids love it.
Awesome blog candy!

Karen said...

Hi Vickie. It is like I told Tessie on her blog, I love "CANDY!" I especially love "CANDY" that is given to me. So, I'm signing up. My favorite summer recipe is my Mom's homemade potato salad. I try to make it myself, and it is okay, but it tastes so much better when Mom makes it.


ChrystalN said...

Just discovered you blog and I am lovin' it! My favorite summer recipe is Seafood Pasta Salad. Mix together cooked pasta (like bow-tie or rotini,) with immitation crab, cheese cubes, green onions and celery. For the dressing: mix together 1 cup mayo with 1 tbsp mustard, 1 tbsp vinegar, a dash or two of worchestershire sauce and season salt and pepper to taste. It's yummy! #20

Menda said...

Congrats on your blog and know it is a fav. Thanks for the chance at the great candy. Here's a recipe for you. 1 block cream cheese soft 1/4 cup sugar added and mix. Layer in bottom of pie plate. Top with 1/2 container of the apple carmel dip. top that with grated Hershey bars and use this as an apple dip for slices. This should be comment 21

Anonymous said...

My fav summer recipe is from Pampered Chef...white chocolate cheesecake w/ blueberries and strawberries.

Love the blog candy!

I don't know how to leave a comment...will watch to see if I win

Signed, Robin K ~ NC

kraftykathy1 said...


my favorite is all year round though-buffalo chicken dip:
2-3 boneless chicken breast, boil them and then shredd them with a fork in a separate bowl and add 3/4 bottle of Franks hot sauce.

spread cream cheese over bottom of pan and add chicken mixture. cover with bottle of Marie's blue cheese dressing and some cheddar cheese. bake at 375 degree for 15-20 min and serve with tortilla chips

Carolina said...

Congrats on the 10K hits! No need to include me in the blog candy...just wanted to drop you a note congratulating you this milestone! Favorite summer recipe is frozen yogurt with oatmeal cookies crushed and mixed togehter - yummmo!

scrappinmaniac said...

Congrats on your hits!, and what great blog candy! My favorite summer recipe is Pineapple Upside Down Cake (with marachino cherries), It's made from scratch. It says that there are 24 comments so I guess I'm #25.
Sandy in Utah

Betty T said...

Looks like I am #26! Your blog is wonderful. Congrats on your success. We love this simple recipe that we make as soon as the rhubarb is ready.

Blink of an Eye Rhubarb Pie
1 3/4 cup diced rhubarb
1/2 c flour
1 t baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 t cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 large egg
1 t vanilla

Preheat oven to 350
Beat eggs and sugar. Beat in all but rhubarb. Fold in Rhubarb. Spread in well buttered 9 in pie plate. Bake 25-30 min.

Jennifer Schmitt said...

I think I'm #26. I'm new to your blog. It's awesome! My favorite summer recipe is taco salad. I make it with ground sirloin seasoned with taco mix, dorito's, italian dressing, taco sauce, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato's, onions and green olives. Yummy. Thank you.


Allison said...

Wow Vickie...that is some candy! Um...there are so many fav items in the summer. I guess I will say rhubarb crisp (just because it is a rarity!). Here's a link:


Jennifer Schmitt said...

oops, I guess I was posting the same time as someone else. I guess I'm really #27.


cricketpe said...

I think I'm #29 maybe? My favorite summer food dessert is frozen yogurt pie. You take 2 containers of yogurt mixed with one container of cool whip, put it in a graham cracker crust and put it in the freezer. Delicious!

kim3timemom said...

Congrats on the hits!! I love that fruit stamp set..what a yummy give a way. My faovorite summer recipe would be tomato pizza..yummy. It uses Phylo dough and fresh tomato slices..Oh my mouth waters just thinking of it. Thanks so much for the chance to win.


Regan said...

Congrats on your hits- my favorite recipie would be peach mimosas

chop up 2 fresh peaches and marinate them in schnapps with a teaspoon of nutmeg- let sit for an hour or so
then add the mix into half orange juice and half champagne! yummy!

Brenda said...

Congrats on all the hits! My favorite summer food is homemade fresh peach pie. Thank you for the chance to win some yummy candy.

MelissaS said...

#34. My fave summer recipe is strawberry shortcake, with berries fresh from my garden! thanks for sharing and congrats on 10K hits!

Amy said...

So much great inspiration on your blog! I just have to subscribe!

During the summer, I clean out my freezer and make room for the ice cream maker. Mmm... I have a couple ice cream cookbooks and just play around!

Thanks for sharing the fabulous blog candy!

Anonymous said...

#36 Congratulations! Thats so exciting that you have hit the mark already! My summer favorite summer recipe is Angel Lush with Pineapple found at this website: 0

Ann W.

The Nelson Clan said...

Congrats!! My favorite summer recipe is Potato Salad. its so great alone or with chicken, steak, burger and hotdogs!

JenMarie said...

Hmmm...summer recipe...mandarin orange cake!
Yellow cake mix with mandarin oranges...topped with cool whip, dry vanilla pudding mix, crushed pineapple... YUM!

~ Jayme ~ said...

Congrats!! And what yummy candy you're giving away :)
My favorite recipe would be what my family calls "Good". lol
-chocolate cake mix (prepared as directed and then divided in half)
-chocolate pudding (prepared as directed and then divided in half)
-cool whip
-a bag of mini reeses peanut butter cups(chopped)
In a very LARGE bowl, lower chocolate cake, then pudding, then cool whip then candy and repeat once more. YUMMM, it's GOOOOD!!

Jacki said...

#40 here!
One of my favorite summer recipes is my sil's guacamole. Smash some avocado's, squeeze some fresh lime, add chopped tomatoes, green onion & a little s&p to taste. Soooo yummy!
Congrats on 10k hits!

Cindy said...

Oh, I really want tart and tangy! My summer recipes consist of no recipes... just basic meats and salads.

Jean Ann said...

Congrats on your blog and hits. I check everyday to see what you have new. My favorite summertime dessert is HOMEMADE ICE CREAM!! I will eat it till I am sick - no self control when it comes to homemade ice cream or stamping! #42

Anonymous said...

congratulations on your milestone. My favorite summer recipe is cornbread salad. Sounds a little strange but it is wonderful.


Anonymous said...

Congrads, love your clean style of stamping...
My fav summer recipe is white cake with holes, made with a staw then you pour in strawberry jello over it, refride and top with whip cream. very refreshing.

Tiffany Bauer said...

What AWESOME blog candy!!!! And congrats on so many hits!!! I will be posting some blog candy this weekend too so make sure you check my blog out!!!

My favorite summer recipe right now is Orange Delight. I is so yummy!!!! 16 oz vanilla yougart, 1 small package white chocolate pudding mix, 8 oz can mandrian oranges drained, 6-8 oz can crushed pineapple drained, 1 small container of cool whip. Mix all together and refrigerate. Sooo good!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Vickie,

Awesome craftiness!! Love it!

Carol at SSU

Anonymous said...

You are awesome. Great creativity!!Barb from Ashland

Anonymous said...

I love your work and your creativity. You are AWSOME!!!!!
from: Tonya in Coal Grove

Anonymous said...

love your blog. thanks for everything you do. the classes are a blast :)

B in Ironton

Monika said...

Congratulations on your hits. Keep up the great work. And thank you for a chance at some great candy. My fav recipe for the summer is just homemade hamburger patties.

Brenda said...

Congrats on all the go girl!! I love all the flower cards on your blog....especially the ones using Embrace Life and Wonderful You!
Thanks for this chance to win sweet candy...I'd love some new rubbah and all those other goodies!!
My favorite summer recipe is Royal Raspberry yummy with fresh raspberries from the garden. (I'd be happy to email you the recipe if you'd like.)
~Brenda H.

Melisa said...

I'm so excited - I love the Tart and Tangy set! I'm IN LOVE with the all things Tart and Tangy!

My favorite summer desert recipe is:
1 Angle food cake
1 Cool Whip container- large
1 small box Pistachio instant pudding
1 large box of any flavor Jello

Break up the Angle Food cake to sit in the bottom of a clear rectangular glass dish. Poor the Jello on top and let it set for 2 hours in fridge. Then put a layer of strawberries. Then pour on the pudding. Even out with spatula. Spread Cool Whip on top of that. Then one more thin layer of strawberries ~ TOTAL YUMMY GOODNESS!!!!!

LOVE YOUR creativity!
Take Care~ Melisa #52

Stampin Cats said...

I would be #53.

My favorite summer recipe is spahgetti salad. Just like macaroni salad, but I use spahgetti for fun.

shannon said...

54 - Congrats! I love your blog! My fave summer recipe is cheesie potatoes (well, love it all year 'round) because it complements anything you can throw on the grill so well!