The Shady Porch

4.22.2014

Party On The Porch: Helpful Projects for the Hungry, Hurting, Hairy & More

I hope you had a lovely Easter. We had a great day...from beginning to end, feeling blessed and thankful! A feeling I aspire to maintain every day of the year.  
I count you among my blessings and I'm thankful that you are here. We had another diverse party (my favorite kind) with lots of recipes, crafts, DIY, advice, hints, and tips. Although I tried to be somewhat funny in the blog title, I was touched by the overall theme of thoughtfulness and compassion in the party posts. You guys rock! So let's do it again...party on.
 
Party On The Porch: Helpful Projects for the Hungry, Hurting, Hairy & More
Party On The Porch: Helpful Projects for the Hungry, Hurting, Hairy & More


Time to Shine, Share, & Inspire!   
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Amish Egg Bake @ Grandparents Plus
Amish Egg Bake @ Grandparents Plus

5 Homemade Dog Coat Treatments @ Two Little Cavaliers
5 Homemade Dog Coat Treatments @ Two Little Cavaliers

Stamped Quote Charm Bracelet (Tutorial)  @ Jewelry Making Journal

Stamped Quote Charm Bracelet (Tutorial)
@ Jewelry Making Journal

Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pizza @ Lamberts Lately
Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pizza @ Lamberts Lately

Homemade Healing Salve @ Little House Living
Homemade Healing Salve @ Little House Living
How to Organize Your Closet @ Life From My Laptop
How to Organize Your Closet @ Life From My Laptop

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4.21.2014

Easy Delicious Scalloped Potatoes

It is always a surprise when a supporting performer outshines the star of a show. This recipe is one of those side dishes that steals the show, as they say. These easy, cheesy scalloped potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to any dinner menu. It makes a great addition to a holiday table, or a hearty one-dish weeknight supper with the addition of some cubed ham. No matter how or when you decide to serve it, you will have happy diners.

A serving of Easy, Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Easy, Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

4.20.2014

Faith Comes By Hearing #33



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Skillet Cookie: Chocolate Chip


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Grape Salad...creamy and crunchy too!
 


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4.18.2014

Our Favorite Tex-Mex Recipes for Cinco De Mayo

Today I am sharing our collection of spicy Tex-Mex recipes that we enjoy on a regular basis. I wanted to celebrate the flavors that the Mexican cuisine has added to our menu (that is worthy of celebration!). These may not be authentic Mexican meals with lots of cilantro or avocados but they each have that spicy flare and we love them! They are all easy-to-make meals that can become weeknight favorites. Fiesta! Fiesta!

4.15.2014

Party On The Porch: Spring - Easter Projects & Recipes

I don't know about your neck of the woods but here in KY we had taken some lovely sunny steps forward into Spring just to fall back into the cold muck (ice, sleet, flurries) of what appears to winter. Criminy...will it ever end? Just the other day I was reminding the hubby to put on sunscreen before heading out to his track meet. Tonight's meet has been rescheduled due to the freezing cold.  You know what? ...It makes me feel doubly blessed to have had such a wonderful spring break, otherwise I might have cracked. lol!  

We had lots more cute Spring - Easter projects and recipes this week. There is truly no lack of inspiring  subjects at the #partyontheporch thanks to each of you! I am grateful for your willingness to share here each week! I hope you're reaping benefits of all the pins, stumbles, tweets and shares! Thanks for being a porch partier! Now let's party!!


4.14.2014

Skillet Cookie: Chocolate Chip

Sometimes the making of cookies is as much fun as eating them and...sometimes it's not. Have you ever wanted a chocolate chip cookie but didn't want to linger near a hot oven cycling cookie trays in and out. I have and that's why I think the Skillet cookie is a brilliant alternative. One pan in - one pan out you're finished and you have a giant chewy cookie as your reward!
Obviously, the prudent thing is to slice it in wedges and share it with others so you're still the hit in the parade even though you really didn't have to work all that hard. WIN - WIN! 

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Skillet Cookie: Chocolate Chip

4.13.2014

Faith Comes By Hearing #32


You willingly forgive, and your love is always there for those who pray to you. Psalm 86:5 Contemporary English Version

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Tex-Mex Chicken Corn Tortilla Casserole
Tex-Mex Chicken Corn Tortilla Casserole



Pizza Casserole - Double Crust, Deep Dish Style
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Pizza Casserole - Double Crust, Deep Dish Style

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4.11.2014

Easy Side Dish: Onion Fritters

The other day I ran across a recipe for onion bhajis, an Indian snack, that has, since the first attempt, made traditional onion rings obsolete at our house. I didn't actually follow the bhaji recipe; it was more the concept of chopping the onions, mixing them in the batter, and frying them to make bite-sized onion fritters that appealed to my easy-to-make sensibility. 

a serving of Onion Fritters
A serving of Onion Fritters
We always have onion at the ready since we love them in nearly everything and whipping up the batter and dumping in the chopped onions seems so much simpler to me than traditional rings. Batch size is more flexible, allowing for smaller or larger batches and, since there is none of the flouring, then batter dipping individual onion rings, this recipe is quick, too. The onion fritters have the great onion flavor in the same crispy coating as traditional onion rings. Enjoy.