Sunday, August 22, 2010

It's our Bloggaversary!

I can't believe that it has been one year since starting this blog. I will admit that it hasn't been as smooth going as I would have liked but darn it we are still here and since you are too I want to give you a present! Check out the fun at the bottom of this post. But first I've got a great little recipe to share that we had for dinner last night. It was supposed to be a snack but it is really filling. Hope you enjoy!
Summer Bruschetta

Start with a fresh baguette, slice about 1/2 inch thick or thinner if you prefer.

Melt about 3 TBSP of butter and throw in three crushed cloves of garlic. Simmer together for about five minutes or until the garlic doesn't smell 'raw' any more.

Brush the melted butter over both sides of the baguette slices. Bake at 200 degrees (or a toast setting on your oven) for 30 minutes or so per side. You want your slices to be nice and crispy when they are done. Let them cool off and start the next step.

Cut up one nice meaty tomato such as a hefty Beef Steak and add an equal amount of cucumber. These are about 1/4" thick pieces ya' want them small enough to sit on the baguette. Add a health dose of dill, fresh is awesome but dried will work just fine. Mix together.

To build smear your baguette slices with veggie cream cheese and then a spoonful of tomato and cucumbers on top. Absolutely delightful! Summer all in one delicious bite.

Now for the fun give away. This is a set of vinyl words from Stampin' Up! and a set of canning utensils. There maybe some other surprise items in your box but these two will be in there for sure. Just leave me a comment before Friday August 27th at midnight eastern time. Your comment can be about anything, your favorite thing to can, a story, maybe even a quick family dinner recipe. You can get a second chance to win by following our blog just leave me another comment. Don't forget to make sure that your email address is right because is would be a bummer to not be able to get a hold of you. Just so you know what the vinyl pieces look like this is the same set on one of the canisters I bought myself this year. BTW unfortunately I can only ship the prize to the continental United States sorry :(


  1. Wow Erin how come I never seen this before..your Summer Bruschetta recipe looks good going to try it some time this week..I will be checking back on your blog a lot more often now that I know it's here.

  2. does your oven really have a "toast" setting?! wtf? can I only butter 1 side and have it be less fat? lol!!! looks good!

  3. If you use a toaster oven it has a toast setting I think. You could easily butter one side or you could just rub a clove of garlic over the toasted slices without butter at all.

  4. Congratulations on your blogiversary! And thank you for giving us the chance to win such great gifts. My favorite thing to can are tomatoes. I can literally eat an entire quart jar by myself... in one sitting. Ha!


  5. I'm following your blog. Yay! :)



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