With All My Affection

Ah, Fridays! My favorite day of the week- where my days as a student are put on hold until next Tuesday and I can play catch-up on all the fun things mommies do on their days off (wait, what exactly is the fun stuff?)

Ok, so maybe that isn’t the only reason I love my Fridays. It might also be that Fridays mean…. FEATURED FRIDAY! If you haven’t been keeping up with my blog so far, my Featured Fridays are a way of showing my appreciation to my fellow bloggers. I love stopping by their blogs and reading all they have to offer, whether it’s food, family, beauty, etc…

So who’s this week’s feature? None other than Arielle from With All My Affection!

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Meet Arielle

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Arielle is a Vietnamese girl born and raised in Montreal, Canada. You can find her on her blog writing about food (obviously my favorite part 😉  ), fashion, beauty and all of her travels. If her blog isn’t enough, you can even follow her on facebook and Instagram.

Inspiration for With All My Affection is derived from many fashion and lifestyle bloggers from all over the world. By creating her blog in 2013, Arielle has been able to share her love of life with all of her beloved readers while fulfilling her hopes of inspiring them to step out of their comfort zones, try new things and just simply learning to love life and live it to the fullest.

While normally I would opt for something food related, I just adore being able to read about all the beautiful destinations Arielle gets to visit. Places, that I can only dream of going. I can get lost in each beautifully captured image and easily fantasize walking the streets of Venice; discovering the ruins of Pompeii; or taking in all the sites of Athens. How could one not want to visit these amazing locations after stopping by her blog? 

If you’re considering seeing the world for yourself or maybe just want to pretend to escape from reality through her posts, you should really check out all of Arielle’s travels and everything else With All My Affection has to offer. 

Thanks for taking time to read about this week’s Featured Friday. Remember to check out all of my other features listed below and show them some love.

Keep checking back every Friday to see who my next feature of the week is!

Are you a blogger who wants to be my next feature or do you have someone you want to nominate? Let me know in the comments and you could be the next.

 

 

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Dee’s in the Kitchen

Hello beautiful bloggers, foodies, and readers alike!

I hope everyone had a beautiful Friday. I had a date with my favorite hair stylist today, so I sure did! I was ready for something a little less “Worn-Out-Mom” and I certainly got my much needed hair-over (is that even a thing?).

The past couple days, I have been a little under the weather with congestion so I am a little late on this week’s Featured Friday.  Never fear! I am finally ready to introduce you to another blogger who I have recently became facebook friends with (again through The Ready Steady Cook Club -or RSCC- on facebook). I just love meeting new people who share the same love for food, photography and blogging as I do.

Ready to find out who this week’s Featured Friday is?

Meet Deanne!

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You can find Deanne on her blog, Dee’s in the Kitchen. Once a hard worker in the corporate world, Deanne (or Dee) knew her true place was in the kitchen utilizing her creative side, which lead her into the creation of her blog in 2015. Much of her inspiration and encouragement has been derived from her brother-in-law, who happens to be chef. 

Dee is a lover of food who finds joy in entertaining for family and friends. She never misses a chance to host a party. So if you’re looking for awesome ideas or ways to host parties of your own, this gal has what it takes to throw down!

On her blog, you can expect to find her tweaked up versions of classic family favorite recipes and a handful of her own creations, along with her own Restaurant Copy-Cats! Each recipe is accompanied with mouth-watering photos of each dish.

One recipe from her blog that I’m confident you will enjoy (being the Pollock that I am) is her made-from-scratch recipe for Peirogies, 3-Ways.

These are my all-time favorite Polish delight! Despite the time put into them, they are quite delish when made right and Dee’s recipe is very close to my own (Bonus!). If you go for the potato and cheese filling, it’s like mashed potatoes in a dumpling. And who doesn’t like mashed potatoes? 

 I really love how, in this recipe, she breaks it down in steps that are easy to follow along. With each savory filling, these babies are well worth the time put into each little dumpling. A little word of advice from The Hungary Pollock, if left with the difficult decision of choosing homemade vs. store bought- HOMEMADE ALL THE WAY! 😉 

If you’re looking for scrumptiously satisfying meals, be sure to keep up with all of Dee’s in the Kitchen updates and join the “Cooking fun”! You will not be sorry you did! 

Thanks for taking time to read about this week’s Featured Friday. Remember to check out last week’s feature, The Simple Cook, and show Colin some love. Keep checking back every Friday to see who my next feature of the week is!

Are you a blogger who wants to be my next feature or do you have someone you want to nominate? Let me know in the comments and you could be the next.

The Simple Cook

Who’s ready for our next Featured Friday? I am! Surprisingly enough I have stuck with my commitment in keeping these features going. If you know me on a personal level, you would know procrastination is my nemesis and my memory is lacking.

So who’s my feature this week? None other than Colin from The Simple Cook.

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You can find him on his blog sharing his favorite concoctions or maintaining his Facebook group, The Ready Steady Cook Club,  that I mentioned in last week’s feature (Please check it out if you haven’t already, The Healthylicious Foodie would appreciate the love!). And like Clare from my last feature, Colin is another self taught cook whose love of food started early in his life. 

Colin is a hardworking father of a beautiful little girl who knows what it takes to maintain a healthy lifestyle! On his blog, you can expect to find a variety of healthy meals and simply sinful delights! From marinades to rubs and breakfast to desserts, he’s got it all! 

 I really LOVE how The Simple Cook revolves around his love of food, family and friends. In all of his dishes, these traits shine through! 

Because I’m a Wing Gal, one dish that caught my eye when reading through his blog was his Teriyaki and Honey Chicken Wings! With his homemade marinade, he brings the Taste of Asia right to your plate! 

If you love food as much as Colin, check out his blog and keep up with all of his culinary creations! 

Thanks for taking time to read about this week’s Featured Friday. Keep checking back every Friday to see who my next feature of the week is!

Are you a blogger who wants to be my next feature or do you have someone you want to nominate? Let me know in the comments and you could be the next.

Wanna be Blogger-Buddies? Contact me and let’s chat! 🙂

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Simply Anna Lisa

Hello Lovelies!

It’s time for another Featured Friday! Last week was Chris, a Dog, and a Food Blog (if you haven’t checked it out, please give him some love!)! This week I am featuring a dear friend of mine who also happens to be my husband’s cousin.

 

Meet Anna!

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You can find Anna on her blog, Simply Anna Lisa. Anna blogs about finding her personal happiness and discovering who she is as a person. On her blog, you can expect to find out what it’s like to be a Fur-Momma to two, four-legged, drooling fur babies. 

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My favorite thing about her blog is her witty humor and her aspirations to complete everything on her ever-growing 12 Months of Happiness list. I think this is a great concept for anyone who’s trying to bring happiness into their lives and willing to try new things. 

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Let’s show Simply Anna Lisa some love! Join her on her journey in discovering who she is meant to be in life and be sure to keep up with her 12 Months of Happiness endeavors. 

Thanks for taking time to read about this week’s Featured Friday. Keep checking back every Friday to see who my next feature of the week is!

Are you a blogger who wants to be my next feature or do you have someone you want to nominate? Let me know in the comments and you could be the next.

Wanna be Blogger-Buddies? Contact me and let’s chat! 🙂

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Chris, a Dog, and a Food Blog

Hello lovelies!

I want to do a something a little different than my normal posts. For the past week I have been working overtime promoting my blog all I can. From starting a Twitter account to posting on my blog’s Facebook page.

Along the way I have followed and connected with some other awesome bloggers- new and seasoned to blogging- who share a similar love for food, photography and life as I do. A few of these bloggers, I am lucky enough to call my “Blogger Buddies”.

So what is it that I want to do different? Well, I am glad you asked. Each week I want to feature some of my favorite blogs that I’ve visited. This is great way to help them build up traffic to their blog and, really, I just want to say a little something nice about their blogs that I liked about them.

One of my Blogger Buddies has already started this trend, making me the first feature of his blog, using my recipe for Tuscan Styled Pork chops. So this is kinda like a Pay-it-Forward post. I encourage all bloggers to do the same!

So, with that being said, now’s the time to introduce to you the person behind the original idea for Feature Friday- blogger, Chris Hunnicutt. 

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You can find Chris on his blog at blogspot.com- Chris, a Dog and a Food Blog or on his WordPress blog by clicking Here

Chris likes to whip up scrumptious recipes, share photos of his culinary creations and even likes to do Restaurant reviews. On his blog, you can expect to find trials of his life, his family and his little dog named, Molly. Looking for healthy alternatives to the food you love? Find them on his blog. He has a handful of healthy recipes that you won’t have to feel guilty for scarfing down. 

Let’s give Chris, a dog, and a Food Blog some love! Stop on over at either of his blogs and be sure to check out his recipe for Oven “Fried” Chicken with Cauliflower Mash and Sauteed Mushrooms

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Oven “Fried” Chicken with Cauliflower Mash and Sauteed Mushrooms

 

Thanks for taking time to read about my first Feature Friday. Keep checking back every Friday to see who my next feature of the week is!

Are you a blogger who wants to be my next feature or do you have someone you want to nominate? Let me know in the comments and you could be the next.

Wanna be Blogger-Buddies? Contact me and let’s chat! 🙂

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