Getting ready for Superbowl Sunday?! I'm a little bummed that my home team didn't make it this year, but that doesn't mean I still can't enjoy the food and fun! These are some of my favorite recipes from the year. They are awesome party recipes and perfect for game day. Links are below for the recipes! (Bigger pictures are included with the original posts!)
First, I have to congratulate Andrea Bai from Glam Hungry Mom for winning my cupcake giveaway. Her blog is everything I love...makeup, beauty, style, food, lifeblog...its awesome. Check it out!
So what have I been up to? Busy catching up with friends, going to school, and trying to keep up with work. On the side, I've become somewhat of an owl whisperer. I found this beauty chilling in my back yard. I live in a city with houses all around so it was pretty cool to see. I've never seen an owl before so I was pretty excited!!
I've been working on some new recipes to post so stay tuned! Yummy food is to come!!
So I was looking through my pictures tonight and came across these! My friend Sarah and I made these cupcakes for the superbowl last year. The star of these cupcakes are the mini footballs. They are peanut butter and chocolate candies. They make great cupcake toppers and are delicious on their own as well. Feel free to use your favorite cupcake and frosting recipe to make the cupcakes. I made a vanilla frosting, used food coloring to make it green, and then sprinkled green sugar on top. I used green to mimic a football field. Finally, I placed the chocolate football on top and served. I've included the recipe for the chocolate footballs below. I hope these come in handy at your next football party!
Hi All! I'm so excited for this post because it is my very first giveaway!! I'm also excited because the purpose of this giveaway is to celebrate my blog anniversary. I can't believe that my blog turns one year old on Tuesday! This year has gone by so fast!
I wanted to do this giveaway to thank all of my amazing followers (both new and old) for helping me to grow this blog. To honor my logo, I have decided to do a cupcake themed giveaway.
In this giveaway, you will get:
3 months of a large ad space on Girls Gone Food
20 cupcake napkins (shown above)
2 sets of 48 count decorative cupcake liners (shown above-96 liners in total!!)
A "cupcake pen"(shown above)
The no-mistake cupcake filler for perfect cupcakes every time
Cap and bottle have measurements for easy batter making
It can also be used to make custom pancake designs
To enter, you must be a follower of Girls Gone Food (either through "follow by email" or "google friend connect")
You can gain extra entries by following me on twitter, tweeting about the giveaway, or posting about the giveaway on your blog (see rafflecopter below)
Hi all! Hope you enjoyed your new years! I certainly did!! I can't believe 2013 is finally here. I know that there are amazing things to come for me in the next year and I can't wait!
It is amazing to think that I started this blog a year ago. To thank all my followers there may be a giveaway coming up....I guess you'll just have wait and see!
Today, Stephanie from Never The Same Spice Twice is taking over Girls Gone Food today. She was a sponsor for December and her blog is absolutely darling. You should definitely check it out!
Hello Girls Gone Food followers!!! I'm Stephanie from Never The Same Spice Twice, and I'm so happy to be guest posting over here! Lauren is awesome, and so is this incredible blog of hers. I love reading her posts, checking out her yummy recipes, and drooling over her amazing photos! I'm sure you can all relate!
I thought this delicious Broccoli Cheese Soup (inspired by this recipe), would be perfect to share over here!
1 tablespoon of light butter
1/2 onion - chopped (I throw it in my mini chopper)
1 cup of baby carrots (chopped in the mini chopper too)
4-5 cups of reduced sodium chicken broth
1 pound broccoli crowns chopped (about 6 cups) 1 14 oz. can of cannellini beans (rinsed) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
3/4 cup of half and half 2 cups shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
1. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat, and sauté the chopped onion until translucent
2. Add chopped carrots, 4 cups of broth, and broccoli - cook until broccoli is tender...about 8-10 minutes. Add rinsed beans, salt, pepper, and cook for another minute or two
3. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup....you can make it as smooth as you would like
4. Slowly add half and half, and cheddar cheese....then hit it with the immersion blender one last time
(*If the soup is too thick, add the extra chicken broth)
I usually serve this with warm, crusty multigrain bread...YUM! I hope you all enjoy it!
Thanks a bunch for the opportunity to share with you all!