Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Five Great Things I Saw on Other Blogs This Week

One of the perks of being a blogger is finding so many other great blogs to read!  I learned a lot this week from reading wonderful blog posts, and I got lots of great new ideas.  Here are links to just a few of them:

1.  Instructions for making Southern Style Pepper Sauce, from Shirl of Living at My Farmhouse.
This recipe looks like a good way to use hot peppers from the plants in my garden.  If I use both red and green peppers and a pretty container like Shirl did, this could even be a good idea for pretty gifts at Christmas time! 
These dried chili peppers are pretty decorations in my kitchen,
but I can't wait to have hot peppers from my garden that I can use!


2.  A recipe for Easy Enchilada Casserole, from Karen of Two Work With My Hands.
I love Karen's short-cut idea for making a big batch of enchilada-type food!  From what I have seen on her blog, I'm pretty sure I would enjoy eating anything she makes! 
The photos that accompany this recipe look so delicious I made sure I bought all the ingredients today, so I can make it later this week

3.  The post, “I’m Just a Girl” by Linda of Elleroy Was Here.
Women need to heed the important message in this post! I encourage you to take the time to read it. 
Too often, as Linda points out, women and girls tend to undermine themselves and others by making self-depreciating comments in relation to their gender.  Anyone who reads this post will surely, hopefully, think twice before ever saying, "I'm Just a Girl."


4.  The weekly Words for Wednesday Challenge from Delores of Under the Porch Light.
Participating in this challenge for the first time this week, I wrote “A Life's Scent” from the provided prompt. It was really fun writing it, and seeing what others posted for this challenge.  I can't wait to see what this week's prompt will be!
Not only does Delores provide good writing prompts on her blog, but her home-cooking style recipes are pretty enticing as well. I followed her recipe for Krispy Coated Chicken when I made dinner tonight. I used chicken tenders instead of legs, and just reduced the cooking time by about 15 minutes. 
Krispy Coated Chicken was an easy meal to make for my family tonight.

5.  Instructions for How to Make Your Own DIY Natural Orange Citrus Cleaner from Deborah of Urban Naturale.
Deborah presents some interesting and easy ways to use oranges in this post, besides eating them!
These directions for making a natural orange-citrus cleaning solution appear really easy, and Deborah's arguments for doing so are very convincing.  I forgot to buy oranges today, but I am putting them on my shopping list right now. I am going to make some of this soon. 

All five of these blogs are well worth visiting.  I hope you check them out.

What is the most interesting or important thing you learned on the internet this week?


  1. Thanks Susan for mentioning my blog on your post today, and for your sweet comments. I'm honored. I hope you enjoy the enchiladas and the extra time you will gain to do other things. :)

    1. Thank you Karen! With blogging, I can use all the shortcuts I can find :)

  2. Thanks for all the suggestions Susan - I love visiting other blogs!

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    1. No kidding! I'm making the enchilada casserole right now :)

  4. What a lovely post! You did all of the legwork for me! Thank you for the introduction to these great blogs.

  5. It was my pleasure, Suzanne! I love the banner on your blog, by the way. And your birthday dinner sounds like a fairytale!

  6. What a great post! I'm excited to see your entry in the 6 word challenge!

    1. Thanks Rena - I'm really looking forward to seeing the prompt that Delores supplies!

  7. I love it when my friends introduce me to new friends! I feel my world expanding wonderfully! Thank you!

    1. I love that you just referred to me as your friend Diane! After reading your blog, I do feel like you could have been a childhood friend! It is one of the first I look at every day.

  8. Thank you so much for the kind mention. I'm off now to visit other blogs.

    1. Thank you for writing a blog worthy of mentioning! I think you will enjoy these others as well.

  9. I love finding these kinds of wrap-up posts. As you well know, its impossible to find all the best posts/blogs out there; so when someone posts their own faves--it makes it easier for me to find more fun stuff to read quickly. Thanks!
    Stopping by from the SITS Saturday Sharefest.

    1. Thanks Ann! I love sharing great things! I just read your ”to blog or not to blog” and thought it was great advice!


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