Friday, October 3, 2008

It's Blog Candy Time

Oh my goodness...I'm over 10 000 hits already!! I'm can't believe it but I am sooooo excited that so many of you come and visit my little ol' blog and leave me such wonderful comments.
I have some goodies that I would like to share with it goes....the loot will include some fabulous Primas, of course some bling, gorgeous SU satin ribbon, a fun Mary Kay travel set with body scrub and lotion in 2 fabulous scents...I love it, a 6x6 TLC Stackz of paper and a fun TLC Circlez kit that has everything (just add picts) to complete the album, oh right and I can't forget, my favorite Stickles-Stardust!! order to be entered for your chance to win......
Please leave me a comment telling me what you're absolute favorite home cooked meal is (so a meal that you would make for your family...I'm after some new meal ideas her folks:-)include a recipe if you like.
Feel free to share the news and place a link on your blog!! Not mandatory, but it would be great!!
If you do not have a blog and would like to be entered to win, just send me an email and I will include you as email address is on the right hand side just under my pict!
I will use to pick at winner October 8th at 8pm (Mountain Time)!!

Thank you and good luck to everyone!!
*****ETA: I will absolutely ship anywhere, so don't let location stop you from entering...and I will not be contacting the'll have to come back Oct 9 to see if you're the lucky one:-)


  1. LOL am I first?
    Congrats on the blog hits girl! I enjoy visiting you!
    Hmmmmm my fave home cooked meal is either my homemade perogies or cabbage rolls!
    Have a fab weekend!

  2. Congrats on the 10000 hits! As a Weight Watcher I'm always looking for an easy low calorie meal. My favorite is Salsa Crockpot chicken. 4-6 chicken breast, 1 cup salsa or more, 1 pkg. of taco seasoning, and cook in the crockpot till done. Then I eat the chicken breast all week either separately, or with a tortilla wrap, or put it in some soup or salad, etc.

  3. Well you mean besides the usual British traditional Sunday Roast??? My fav meal would have to be lumberjacks pie!!! Now bear with me as some people think this combo is a little weird...but don't knock it till you have tried it.
    You will need:

    Heinz Baked Beans
    Either tin of spam or hot dog sausages

    Boil the potatoes and mash them
    Place the beans and the spam in a deep dish
    Cover the beans and spam with mashed potatoe and sprinkle cheese over the top
    Bake in the oven for about 30-40 mins.

    Add a little BBQ or brown sauce if desired.


    Let me know what you think, this has been in our family for years!!

  4. Yay Congratulations on all those fab hits Kelly! You know how much I love you and your blog. Well hun i'm not much of a cook so can I tell you where my best take-away restaurants are..? he he. I'll post this up later this evening, Big big hugs, Nikki x

  5. Congratluations on 10,000 hits. Favourite recipe is more a case of favourite meals, both traditional and something we will all east, good old bangers, mash and Pea's or Roast chicken with all the trimmings, oh, we always have baked beans with our sunday roast, something I picked up from my mum but adds a certain twist and the kids love it!

  6. One of my families favourites is pork chops with honey/mustard and apple or pineapple. My husband doesn't really like pork so I can't remember why we had it (I'm vegetarian too) but both him and my fussy daughter wolfed it down and asked for it again so it must be edible at least.

    All you do is warm 2 dessert spoons of honey add 1 teaspoon of mustard and mix well. Rub it into the pork chops. Chop some apple (or pineapple) and lay that on the bottom of your tray as a bed for the pork, add the pork chops then chop more apple/ pineapple over them and drizzle any honey/ mustard mixture over it all. Cover with foil and cook at 200 celsius for 30-40 minutes.

    I added a link in my blog

  7. Have linked your candy Kelly!!

  8. My family's favorite dinner includes Lasagne or home-made Pizza

  9. I found your blog through "stampingals" and want to congradulate you on your hits!
    We now eat in autumn or winter savory stews with peas, beans or lentils. Typically German!
    Regina from Germany

  10. Hi Kelly, I've linked you candy on my blog. My favourite meal has to be chilli con carne with rice...yum yum!
    Have a great weekennd.
    Carole :-)

  11. Congratulations, you have a wonderful blog. I love turkey, there is nothing like baked turkey dinner.

  12. Woohoo!! Congrats on your superb hits! :) I love baked chicken or lamb with yummy mashed potatoes! Mmmm...!!!

  13. my favorite meal is california pork roast...can be purchased seasoned,baked yams,squash,bean dip (refried beans,a block of cream cheese,250mg of fat free sour cream,i pkg of taco seasoning,and shredded cheese.) You need a pie dish for this and 1/2 the mixture.add 1/2 into dish and sprinkle 1/2 of shredded chz then add other 1/2and rest of chz.

    Preheat the oven to 350 and bake for 20 min or until chz is seriously melted.This bean dip can be added to a meal or as an appetizer.Its served with raw veggies but best with tortilla chips or ruffled plain chips.

    Of course we cannot forget the apple & pumpkin pie.

  14. Congratulations Honey on all your hits!
    We have so many recipes that our family LOVE to eat but if you want healthy and quick our current fav has to be Sausage roast!

    We use veggi sausages, lots of different veg... Butternut squash, carrots, parsnips, mushrooms, potatoes usually whatever is in cupboard, Then we peel, chop and roast them all together in large baking tray with some olive oil and a very generous helping of lemon thyme! Takes about 40 - 50 mins to bake depending!
    Then to serve you have to try a quick tomato and bazil sauce, fry onions in a little butter till soft add pinch salt pepper, dry basil if your short of fresh and then add a little tomato puree and a large can of tomtoes adding a little water to get nice thickness cook 5 mins, then blend with fresh basil and a little olive oil till thick and creamy, yummy!
    HuGs Kim x

  15. Would love to have the chance to win such lovely candy. My favourite homemade meal is lasagne. I'm a veggie so I use quorn mince and add chopped onion, mushrooms and courgettes. I make the sauce with chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, basil, garlic, oregano, olive oil and a little sugar. I add cheese to the white sauce and scatter thyme on the top to bake. We having if for tea tonight while watching X Factor!

    Sharon x

  16. What fun candy! I don't really have a family to cook for yet (but I'm getting married in December!) and I don't really cook much at all. On the rare occasion I do cook, I like to make spaghetti or tacos; super easy and delicious :)

  17. My favorite meal is Potato Corn Chowder made with Bacon! YUM! Neat blog candy and congrats on all the hits! I linked to you here on my blog

  18. No big fancy recipe, just like pork chops on the grill. Mmm, mmm, nothing better with some potatoes too.

  19. Hi Kelly!Congratulations on your 10,000 hits!!!!
    My fave meal I like to cook is a roast pork dinner,with yorkshire puddings,roast potatoes & vegetables & gravy made with the meat juices & to follow I make apple crumble & creamy custard!!!
    Your candy looks scrummier though,lol!!!! :o)x

  20. Just got on to your blog. very cool :)

    Congrats on the 10,000 hits

    one of my favorites was passed down to me by my Mom. It is so easy.

    Brown ground beef with one onion chopped semi fine, a dash of salt & pepper to taste and a clove of garlic ( or more depending if you like garlic ). At this point if you want you can add frozen pees and carrots or leave it out up to you. When cooked add one can of Campbell's cream of mushroom soup nothing added. mix in.

    in a seperate pot cook your favorite brand of macaroni & cheese.

    in a cassarole dish lay out your ground beef dish and then on top your macaroni dish. sprinkle a bit of parsley and a tiny bit of paprika ( optional ) and put in oven for 20 min at 350 degrees.

    enjoy :)

  21. Another veggie lasagne-lover here but we don't use a substitute mince and the veg is whatever is in our patch at the time so generally beans/courgettes/etc. Must have a cheesy crunchy top!
    Even quicker: Pasta bake: Fusili spiral pasta (part-cooked) with fried onion, herbs, tin toms, and couple of big spoonfuls of my homemade chutney: All mixed together and put in a dish with sprinkled cheese on top before baking.

  22. Congratulations on the number of visitors you've had. As is the traditional meal here in England of a roast with all its trimmings and lots of gravy , i do like Shepherd's pie which is mince beef/lamb in a gravy with veg. (I like) and topped with some buttery mash potato.Season as you please of course. Yum yum.

  23. Congratulations Kelly! Well deserved! Fabby candy. I'm pondering here as to what my favourite is ....... probably Tarragon chicken which consists of chicken, gruyere cheese, nutmeg, tarragon, mushrooms, white wine, cream served with baby potatoes and sugar snap peas fried in cajun spice, tobasco and worcestershire sauce. Yum! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! lol

  24. Congrats for so many hits. The candy is great, thanks for the chance to win.
    I like to cook "Schnitzel", i´m from germany.
    Hugs, Andrea

  25. Congratulations on 10,000 hits.
    My favourite meal, especially at this time of the year has got to be stew and dumplings. The way I make it is throw as many veggies plus some braising or stewing steak in my slow cooker with beef stock and leave it all day whilst at work. Then pop the dumplings in for about 30 mins. Hey Presto easy tea that isn't just my favorite, but also always has the children asking for more.
    Thanks for the chance to win some candy
    Hugs Sue x

  26. Awsome blog candy, and congrats on so many hits!

  27. Hmm... I think my favorite would be a chili spaghetti I make. It's one thing that everyone would eat. As for me, personally, I love my mom's homemade stuffed peppers. I can't imagine EVER getting sick of them!

    Cindy J.

  28. Congratulations on all those hits and thanks for offering all that lovely candy!

    The dinner that goes down best in our house is my homemade beef burgers. Basically steak mince with a few extras added to make it a little more special. I recently realised that the same mixture can be broken down further to make meatballs too. ~x~

  29. My favourite family meal consists of a cross cut rib roast, scalloped potatoes made from scratch, cauliflower with cheese sauce and apple crisp for dessert. My MIL gave me an awesome recipe for apple crisp and it's a really big hit in our house. Just email me if you want the recipes for the apple crisp and scalloped potatoes and cheese sauce.

  30. Hi Kelly, congrats. One of our favourites is sweet chilli pork. Mix four tablespoons of sweet chilli sauce with a tablespoon of Terriaki marinade.put four (or more) pork chops in a shallow oven dish. Pour the sauce mix over.Bake at 180 degrees until sauce has started to caramelise or meat is well done. Serve with mashed potatoes and baked beans. Very tasty!

  31. hi kelly!!!
    well... my boys favorite meal is a israeli dish called: "shaksoka".
    you have to fry onions with some red sweet pepper. then, after about 3-4 minutes you add some ketchup or tomato sauce and 3-4- tabalespoons of water. you season it with some salt and pepper and then let it cook for another few minutes. then you open an egg on it (you dont move it around!!!) and cook it for another 2-3 minutes. you serve it with bread on the side. yummy!!!

    I add alink to your blog from mine:


  32. My fav meal is Chicken and Basil Risotto!! I do also make one that is a bit simpler (chicken, pumpkin and musroom risotto) that is just an oven baked risotto... I am posting the chicken and basil one on my blog but would need to write out the other one!

    CONGRATULATIONS on all your hits!! :)
    am going off to post about your candy now!


  33. Wow, wonderful Blog and beautiful Blogcandy, thanks for the chance to win. I linked you on my Blog......


  34. Congrats on all your hits!!! One family meal that is a big hit is "cottage pie". Basically, minced beef or lamb browned off, add to onions and mushrooms that have been lightly fried. Add tin of chopped tomatoes, couple gloves garlic, a tin of baked beans in tomato sauce and a couple of dashes of worcester sauce. POur into oven proof dish, put mashed potatoes on top, then sprinkle finely grated cheese and a crushed up packet of cheese and onion crisps (any flavour will do, these are my favourite!) Garnish with sliced tomato on top, thencook until golden brown (20 mins in my oven) and serve with any veg you like and a nice thick gravy!! Yummy AND cheap!!! You can halve the normal amount of mince by adding the baked beans, and kids love it!

  35. Congratulations on 10,000 HITS! I can't wait to get the word out about my blog and become popular enough to reach 10,000 hits. Love your blog and look forward to visiting often! Thanks for the inspiration!

    As for my favorite meal...I would have to say Fried Tacos or homemade flatbread used when making gyros., I'm hungry!

    Thanks for your awesome blog candy and generosity!


  36. Sent you an email with my menu! No blog for me .. reading everyone else's is getting to be a full time hobby! LOL Congratulations on achieving this milestone and thank you for the wonderful goodies you are gifting! ^o^ CM2

  37. Congrats!!!!!
    I have to say that my favorite home cooked meal is one that I don't cook myself....but I have a feeling that isn't the response you want. :O)
    So I guess I have to say alfredo sauce/garlic shrimp/caesar salad/ linguini and garlic bread...:O)

  38. Congrats on the hits! Wowee! I can't believe more people haven't visited. ;D

    Don't enter me...I just got a surprise package in my mail. HEHE!

  39. Congratulations on your hits! One of our favorites - because it is quick and easy - is Bean Chips. You lay a single layer of Tortilla Chips on a large plate. Spoon Refried Chips over and top with shredded cheese. Microwave for 45 to 60 seconds and then add salsa, green onions, shredded lettuce and/or green chilis.

  40. congratulations on all your hits! in my house you can't go wrong with lasagna (my husband likes it with olives in it), salad with dried cranberries, feta cheese and balsamic vinagraitte dressing, and fresh bread

  41. First of all, congrats on soo many hits! It's awesome:) Your blog candy is super sweet! lovely items:)

    Greetings from Poland, have a great day!


  42. Hi Kelly, congratulations on your 10,000 blog hits. Thanks also for the chance to win your lovely candy.
    My favourite meal, would have to say is my homemade lasagna with jacket potato and fresh tossed salad. It's the first meal I made for my hubby and he still mentions it occassionally! Now my 2 daughters love it to (well not the salad part!).
    Joanne x

  43. Wow, what a lot of hits. Thank you for sharing with so many of us. My family's favorite winter meal is tuna casserole and biscuits. Super easy using Lipton's Sidekicks, Sour Cream and Chive, tuna, mushrooms and Montreal steak spice.
    Have a happy day.

  44. Great giveaway!
    Congrats on the hits!
    A favorite meal here is Frito pie!
    fritos, chili, cheese...Yum!

  45. Congratulations on the hits! My favorite meal is witloof chicory (Belgian endive) with ham and cheese sauce. But I think this is a typical Belgian meal, so maybe you don't know it. Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

  46. Congratulations on your hits!
    Our favourite meal is ( actually we have two ) 1- Roast Chicken with all the trimmings , 2- steam rice with vegetable ( broccoli, carrots, peas corn) yummy


  47. Congrats! *Ü*
    How nice of you to have a blog candy.
    All the items are beautiful.

  48. Your blog is beautiful.
    Super nice blog candy!
    Congrats :)

  49. My favourite is:
    Potato and Silverbeet Fritatta

    6 medium potatoes - boiled or steamed till tender ( only cut them in half no smaller or leave whole)
    6-8 leaves of Silverbeet
    1 knob butter (1 tablespoon approx.)
    4 eggs
    2tblspns light sour cream, creme fraiche or sour cream
    50g grated cheese - parmesan, tasty, whatever you have
    good sprinkle nutmeg
    1 tsp salt
    Black pepper
    Olive oil

    While potatoes are cooking shred the silver beet leaves (remove bottom thick part of stalks but leave the rest in the leaf).
    In the same frypan (stovetop one not electric) that you will later cook the fritatta,melt the butter. Cook the beet till well wilted. Meanwhile beat the eggs lightly with the sour cream, cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
    Tip the cooked and drained beet into the egg mixture - cut the cooked potatoe into bite sized chunks while still hot and stir into egg and beet mixture.
    Heat a thin film of olive oil in the frypan. When hot, tip in the frittata mix and cook over medium heat for about 8-10 minutes on the underside. Turn the frittata by placing a plate over the top, invert the pan quickly and slide the frittata back into the pan. Cook over low heat for another 5-8 minutes until the centre feels firmish to the touch and bottom is brown. Slide out of pan onto plate and cut into wedges and serve.
    Very yummy - freezes well. Can be eaten hot or cooled.

  50. We're having my favorite meal on Saturday... Chicken Paprikash. YUM!!

    Congrats on your big milestone & thanks for the chance to win! :)

  51. Congrats!! I would love to enter for some candy... Thanks so much... Have a great day!!!


  52. One of my favorites is scalloped potatoes...Thanks for sharing...


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