Passover Popovers – #Twelveloaves

Passover Popovers - Hostess At HeartThis month, I participated in a monthly bread baking challenge group, TwelveLoaves.  Our theme this month was Jewish breads.

My experience with Jewish breads is that I have eaten Jewish Rye which is delicious, and found in many wonderful delis.  While I’ve never baked Jewish rye, I was thinking that this might be a popular recipe this month so wanted to find something that I had never heard of….

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Candied Popcorn - Hostess At Heart

3 Ingredient Candied Popcorn

I am so excited! I am co-hosting Fiesta Friday #75 for the first time, and I get the 4th of July weekend! Pull out the sparklers, light the firecrackers, shoot off the roman candles, it is time to party with our host, Angie, The Novice Gardner and my very special co-host Josette of thebrookcook!

Mexican Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce - Hostess At Heart

Mexican Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce

Growing up, I lived on the outside of town.  Our house was a two story that had a creepy basement.  There were two rooms in the basement.  One was a fruit cellar that was dark and cold.  Another room was a coal room.  A room that stored coal in the early years when coal was…

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Charlotte Royal - Hostess At Heart

Chocolate Charlotte Royal

For the June daring bakers challenge, Rebecca from, challenged us to make Charlotte Royale and Charlotte Russe from scratch. Savory or sweet Charlottes were definitely tasty showstoppers. I am really enjoying this group.  So far almost every challenge has been something that I have never attempted.  Many of the recipes are for items I probably wouldn’t…

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Hershey Syrup Cake - Hostess At Heart

Hershey Syrup Cake

When my in-laws moved to an independent living facility, I was the benefactor of my mother-in-law’s recipe box.  This box is a piece of art.  It was made by my father-in-law who still whittles at 91 years of age.  He also hand carved the lettering.  He made me one years ago too.

Southwester Grilled Romaine Salad - Hostess At Heart

Southwestern Grilled Romaine Salad

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. This recipe and opinions are 100% my own.  I want to thank Blue Diamond Almonds for providing the delicious almonds used in this recipe. When I received Blue Diamond Bold Sriracha flavored almonds, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  Sometimes when an item is flavored, it tastes…

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Asparagus Orzo Salad - Hostess At Heart

Asparagus Orzo Salad

Growing up, my dad owned the town tavern.  He was gone most of my day and only had Sunday’s off.  On Sundays we often went fishing in nearby ponds. My mother always prepared a picnic lunch.  She often made fried chicken and potato salad.  I get hungry for it could just thinking of it.  I…

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Crab and Havarti Stuffed Portabella - Hostess At Heart

Easy Crab and Havarti Stuffed Portabella

John and I relish our down time.  We have been in our home almost 28 years.  We have done a lot of remodeling.  The first projects were functional for a young family.  Our more recent projects have been for comfort and aesthetics. A couple of these projects focused on our backyard, such as putting in…

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