Blogsurfing Saturday


My son got home yesterday afternoon. It is the first time he has been home since December of ’06 and we are beside ourselves with excitement. The shadow is, of course, that he will be leaving at the end of the month for 3 years overseas. It is kind of cool right now, here at the house. We have ALL of our kids, our son-in-law, and our grandkids under the same roof for the first time. This is the first time all of our kids have been together since Erin got married 7 years ago…so it is unique. I feel like I am cooking for an entire platoon, which I almost am. 13 people per meal x 3 meals a day… it is Saturday and that means checking out what everyone has been doing this week.

As you know, it was the Daring Bakers Challenge reveal and that was an incredible challenge! There are so many really fabulous renditions of the opera cake that I almost just wanted to leave it off the blogsurfing. I can’t do that without directing you to Helene’s blog, Tartelette, in case you haven’t seen the absolutely spectacular job she did.

Amazingly, even though that was going on everyone had time to post other things!

Check out the luscious looking Plum Tart on Michelle’s blog, When Baker Barks. The images are really excellent and you can almost smell the freshness of the plums.

So how do you think Tiramisu Macarons would taste right now? Yeah, me too. Check out Weevalicious Recipes.

If you have never had pulled pork before you are in for a treat. It is easy to make int he crockpot and it is SO good with some cole slaw on a homemade whole wheat bun! Check out The Way the Cookie Crumbles for the recipe. I just realized I have never posted my recipe for homemade hot dog and hamburger buns..sigh! I will get that posted soon.

Check out Recipe Girl for some adorable baseball cookies! You could use the idea for soccer or anything…great for a boys’ birthday.

The Passionate Cook has some Mojito Cheesecakes that look great. I have been thinking about Marc’s birthday cake the last few days and thought that I would try a mojito buttercream..NOW I almost HAVE to!

Nothing is as summery to me as Greek food, and one of the best sources for Greek recipes is Valli at More than Burnt Toast. She has a fantastic recipe for Grilled Spatchcock Chicken with Saltsa Yiaourtiou. Garlic, olive oil, fresh herbs…what’s not to love??

For the past few months Jenn, the Leftover Queen, has been posting her top picks on Fridays.

We have strawberries a few more weeks yet, not many. Marie at A Year From Oak Cottage has this awesome Triple Strawberry Pie that I want to try before they are gone!

Hannah’s Country Kitchen has some Welsh Rarebit Crumpets that not only sound amazing they LOOK it. What a great idea for a brunch or light lunch!

Don’t forget about the coffee giveaway on Kettle and Cup. I am changing the rules a bit to day to make them easier. If you have all ready done it by the old rules you will be entered in the drawing three times!

Cathy at Noble Pig has some beautiful mixed berry and cherry clafoutis. Perfect summer dessert with some creme fraiche..yummy.

Hey, have a great weekend everyone

Image:Marye Audet

Content:Marye Audet for Baking Delights.

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    • courtney

      I have checked out half your posts. When I get back will the check out the rest. Tartlettes was amazing.,of course. I loved those dancers legs in the air!

    • Marye

      Courtney I loved them too! I also loved your cake! SOOOO cute!

    • jen of a2eatwrite

      Oh, Marye, have a WONDERFUL time with your family. I can’t even imagine not seeing my boy for that long. How terrific that you can all be together.

    • Marie

      Oh Marye, how wonderful that you have your family all together. I hope you have a lovely time and create some special memories to tide you through when you are apart! You have mentioned some of my favourite recipes that I want to try here from the blogosphere! Those crumpet welsh rarebits look so delish, for one and that spatchcock chicken, well.. what can I say!!! I’m never going to succeed as a dieter I don’t think, there’s too many good things out there to try before I die!!!

    • Bellini Valli

      I always appreciate the mention Marye. My next chicken dish is made with chipotle:D

    • giz

      Great job on the Saturday surf – I’d already seen many of these and also thought they were rather spectacular.

      How nice for you to have all the kids home – I’m so jealous.

    • shibani

      Marye, have an excellent time with ur family. I wish u all the best, I know homecoming is always with filled emotion and for ur son , must be truely awesome to have a mom who is blessed with an amazing culinary skills.

    • Marye

      It is a blast, Jen! ANd you know, when he is gone..we just get used to it I suppose.
      MArie! Thanks for stopping by! I know what you mean about dieting…sigh.
      Valli-I am so there! YUM!
      giz- they were awesome. There are so many really talented bloggers!
      shibani- LOL! He complaoins aout the food just like the rest of them… :)