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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #40 and Features

Monday, February 29, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up

We definitely have some great features on board this week! You should check each and every one of them out! 

 Hopefully soon we'll have some St Patty's Day features for you! So hard to believe that it's right around the corner! :)

Please Visit our Pinterest Features Board at:

Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought






Features


Jess' Picks:


Something Sweet Winnie's Blog - Honey Dough Rolls


Kleinworth & Co. - Easy Mississippi Roast


Cooking with Carlee - Coffee and Cream Sponge Cake


Julie's Picks:


Watch What U Eat - Healthy Barley Soup 


Kitty's Kozy Kitchen - Apron From My Late Beloved's Shirt


At Home With Jemma - 5 Tips for Growing a Garden

Let's get to the Link Up!!


Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

 Jess and I hope to see some awesome projects, recipes, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)


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Progress with Crochet Lap Blanket

Friday, February 26, 2016

Hi friends.  I just wanted to update you on the crochet lap blanket that I've been working on for the winter.  In case you missed the post I did of this lap blanket I'm making, and the details for the yarn, and pattern, you can click HERE.



Shown below is how much progress I've made on the blanket.


I'm more that half way finished crocheting this blanket, and I just need to finish a small section of it.  It will be donated to our annual crochet sale that we will have at my church in the fall.  

I will be so happy to have this lap blanket all finished and then I'll be on to more crochet projects of course.

Do you have any fun, and crafty projects that you are working on right now?

Wishing you all a nice weekend and see on Monday for Cooking and Crafting with J & J!



Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie


Wordless Wednesday - Trinity Church - NYC

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

(Not so Wordless)



I took this photo when I was in lower Manhattan in the beginning of last summer 2015.  We were visiting the Wall Street area.  I captured this shot of Trinity Church in New York City.  To read more about Trinity Church you can click HERE.   The day that we went to visit this area, it was a cloudy and rainy day.  This is a wonderful area of New York City to visit, sightsee, and explore.  I do hope that you have the chance to visit it someday.  

Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie









Cooking and Crafting with J & J #39 and Features

Monday, February 22, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up

Spring is in the air and we have some awesome features that will make you anticipate Spring more than ever! :)

Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board at:


Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought






Features


Jess' Picks:


Culinary Envy - Zesty Orange Faraway Muffin



Olla-Podrida - Texas Pulled Pork


Best of Long Island and Central Florida - Rosemary Cloud Bread - No Carbs!


Julie's Picks:


Our Life in a Click - Easy Vegan Sushi



Peonies and Orange Blossoms - Parisienne Gnocchi Recipe


Delightful Repast - One-Bowl Orange Vanilla Butter Cake


Let's get to the Link Up!!

Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts!

 Jess and I hope to see some awesome projects, recipes, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)


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Pasta Kale and White Bean Soup

Friday, February 19, 2016


Hello friends, I hope you had a nice week.  With the weather so cold here, there is nothing that beats the winter chill like a bowl of hot soup.  Delicious hot soup just warms you up, and I have this easy crock pot soup recipe to share with you.


Here it is cooking away in the crock pot.


In just a few hours you will have this hearty soup done and waiting for you.  This is the perfect weeknight or weekend meal.  All you need is some bread and a salad and you have an easy dinner.  This makes a very large batch and I had it for lunch the next day.  You can also save this for another meal and put it into a container to freeze.


PASTA KALE AND WHITE BEAN SOUP 

Serves 8 to 10 people

Ingredients:

4 cups kale - chopped, fresh or frozen
1 package dried navy beans - rinsed with water
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 lb. small pasta - I used Anelli Sicilani - (you can use any small pasta you like)
1 chicken bouillon cube 
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon dried parsley
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 - 8 oz. can tomato sauce
9 cups of water

Directions:

Add everything to the crock pot except the pasta.  Put setting on crock pot to HIGH and cook for about 6 hours.  About a half hour before soup is done, add the pasta to the crock pot and cook until pasta is done.

Enjoy!


Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie



Wordless Wednesday - Empire State Building 2

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

(And Not So Wordless)



I took this photo all the way back in September of 2015, when my family and I were in New York City.  This is a photo of the Empire State Building on a rainy night.  I remember just loving the way the buildings and everything looked with all of the lights just glowing in the dark.  I thought it looked amazing with the clouds and the top of the Empire State Building all lit up.  To read more about the Empire State Building you can click HERE.


Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie




Cooking and Crafting with J & J #38 and Features

Monday, February 15, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up

We hope you all had a terrific Valentine's Day with those you love! 

 What's next?! St Patty's Day! Crazy, right?! 

 We cannot wait to see what fun projects and recipes start popping up for this festive holiday! :)

Please Visit our Pinterest Features Board at:
Cooking and Crafting with J & J


Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought




Features

Jess' Picks:



Best of Long Island & Central Florida - Asian Style Chicken Wings


Ms. Toody Goo Shoes - Chicken Teriyaki


I Wasn't Expecting That - Chocolate Brownies



Julie's Picks:



Living From Glory to Glory - How to Make a Very Easy Heart Banner


Something Sweet Winnie's Blog - Hearts Patterned Swiss Roll Cake


Ana Love Craft - Made With Love

Let's get to the Link Up!!

Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

 Jess and I hope to see some awesome projects, recipes, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)


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Happy Valentine's Day 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

Hello Blogging Friends.  Valentine's Day is in a few days and I'd  love to share with you some inspirational ideas.  I have a fun recipe and an easy and quick crochet project that I've made in the past.  I hope you all enjoy!


Lobster Tails Recipe





Crochet Tea Cup Cozy and Pattern



WISHING YOU ALL A VERY

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!

Have a wonderful weekend and see you all next week.


Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie








Wordless Wednesday - Winter Storm Jonas 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

(And not so Wordless)



This is a photo I took, while I was looking outside my dinning room window when we had the blizzard.  It started snowing on January 22, 2016 until the 24th.  We had so much snow that it's total was 26 inches (2 feet).  There was so much snow outside that it came all the way up to the top of the car tires.  I love the way the snow drifts look.  We were so lucky that the snow melted within a few days.  Since then we had another small snow storm in total of 3 inches of snow.  This week we have also had a few snow flurries but no accumulation of snow.   

Have you had any snow in your area this winter? 


Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie

Cooking and Crafting with J & J #37 and Features

Monday, February 8, 2016

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


Well it's here, Valentine's Day week! Don't let it slip by without taking advantage of some of these great ideas! :)


Please Visit our Pinterest Features Board at:


Co-Hosts

Plucky's Second Thought



Features


Jess' Picks:


My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies - Watercolor Valentine



Everyday Made Fresh - Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate



Much More Creative - Valentine Tags


Julie's Picks:

Krafty Owl - DIY Flower Pot Pen Holder



Sweetbriar Dreams - The Chocolate Melting Pot



Jenerally Informed - Valentine's Day Book Marks


Let's get to the Link Up!!

Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

 Jess and I hope to see some awesome projects, recipes, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up