Monday, June 29, 2015

Best of the Month May 2015

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A recap of my most popular posts from last month (May 2015).


Best of the Month May 2015:  A recap of my most popular posts from last month (May 2015).

I love seeing my blog views increase.  It's great to know I'm not just talking to myself.  I made many changes in March and I believe they are working.  My viewership is up and I'm gaining followers on social media.  Yay!

followers:  1421             followers:  392

likes:  1187                    followers:  76

followers:  42                subscribers:  12

followers:  925 (311 Joybee, What's for Dinner Blog Posts board)

Total blog views: 160,101



Now on to the best of the month:

Last year's most viewed of May:


Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos:  Shrimp marinated in tequila and lime juice atop a lightly grilled corn tortilla with toppings of your choice.

Shrimp marinated in tequila and lime juice atop a lightly grilled corn tortilla with toppings of your choice.  210 views and 64 +1s.  Now has 419 views and 80 +1s.

#BestoftheMonth May 2015 | #TequilaLime #ShrimpTacos: last year's #bestofMay via @joybeewhatsfor  [Tweet this]
Now back to this year's best of the month:

How to Make Mexican Chorizo


How to Make Mexican Chorizo:  A tutorial that shows you how to turn ground pork into chorizo with some fairly common spices.

A tutorial that shows you how to turn ground pork into chorizo with some fairly common spices.  A re-post of the original from 9/16/13.  1584 views and 103 +1s.

#HowtoMake #MexicanChorizo #cincodemayo | #BestoftheMonth May 2015 via @joybeewhatsfor  [Tweet this]

Easy Crescent Rolls


Easy Crescent Rolls:  Soft, yeasty, buttery rolls rolled into crescent shapes.  They make great dinner rolls, sandwich rolls, or snacks.

Soft, yeasty, buttery rolls rolled into crescent shapes.  They make great dinner rolls, sandwich rolls, or snacks. 835 views and 30 +1s.

#Easy #CrescentRolls they're #homemade | #BestoftheMonth May 2015 via @joybeewhatsfor  [Tweet this]

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry


Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry:  Savory beef and crisp broccoli served over rice.

Savory beef and crisp broccoli served over rice.  This is also a re-post of the original from 5/20/13.  817 views and 72 +1s.

#BeefandBroccoli #Stirfry w/ #leftoversteak | #BestoftheMonth May 2015 via @jobeewhatsfor  [Tweet this]

Coconut Rice Pudding


Coconut Rice Pudding:  Leftover rice and coconut milk combine to make a creamy, delicious, and vegan breakfast or dessert.

Leftover rice and coconut milk combine to make a creamy, delicious, and vegan breakfast or dessert.  691 views and 37 +1s.  Random coincidene, last May I posted my Leftover Rice Pudding it also made the best of the month (I guess May is just my month to make rice pudding).

#Coconut #RicePudding it's #vegan | #BestoftheMonth May 2015 via @joybeewhatsfor  [Tweet this]

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken


Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken:  Chicken and chickpeas slow cooked in a flavorful Moroccan spiced broth and served over brown rice.

Chicken and chickpeas slow cooked in a flavorful Moroccan spiced broth and served over brown rice.  547 views and 36 +1s.

#SlowCooker #Moroccan #Chicken it's #antiinflammatory | #BestoftheMonth May 2015 via @joybeewhatsfor  [Tweet this]

Check out last year's Best of May (2014):

Best of the Month May 2014:  A recap of my most popular posts from last month (May 2014)

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Jalapeno Deviled Eggs

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Hard-boiled eggs, split, and the whites filled with a spicy jalapeno yolk mixture.


Jalapeno Deviled Eggs:  Hard-boiled eggs, split, and the whites filled with a spicy jalapeno yolk mixture.



I think I've mentioned before that I just don't like plain eggs.  I've tried them over easy, sunny side up, scrambled, and hard-boiled but plain eggs just don't do it for me.  It makes me mad because they're inexpensive, easy, and nutritious, but I just don't like them.

I don't like plain eggs, but I do like Jalapeno Deviled Eggs.  [Tweet this]
Jalapeno Deviled Eggs:  Hard-boiled eggs, split, and the whites filled with a spicy jalapeno yolk mixture.

I do like deviled eggs.  There is something about the tangy creamy yolk mixture that makes everything about eggs taste better.  They are fairly easy too (if you can get the peels off your hard-boiled eggs).  Just mix the hard cooked yolks with some mayonnaise, mustard, pickles (or relish), a couple of spices then refill the whites with the yolk mixture.  I happened to be out of pickles so I used pickled jalapenos.  They added a great flavor and heat making these eggs even more devilish.  This is my new favorite way to make deviled eggs (I might expand on the recipe more but definitely keep the jalapenos).

Jalapenos make these eggs even more devilish.  [Tweet this]
Jalapeno Deviled Eggs:  Hard-boiled eggs, split, and the whites filled with a spicy jalapeno yolk mixture.

To make deviled eggs, you need nice looking, peeled, hard-boiled eggs.  I usually have the hardest time getting the peels off.  It takes forever and my poor eggs are all pockmarked from where the shell stuck.  I searched online to find out how to make hard boiled eggs easier to peel and what I found is that you should put cold eggs into boiling water (boil for about 12 minutes and quickly cool them in ice water).  This is not what I was taught for most of my life, but it worked.  Here is another trick I learned recently from Taylor Made Ranch.

Put cold eggs in boiling water for easier to peel hard-boiled eggs.  [Tweet this]
Jalapeno Deviled Eggs:  Hard-boiled eggs, split, and the whites filled with a spicy jalapeno yolk mixture.

Jalapeno Deviled Eggs

Prep time:  15 minutes
Servings:  5

Ingredients:

5 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1-2 Tbsp mustard
1/4 cup pickled jalapenos, minced
jalapeno juice (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
sliced fresh jalapeno (optional)

Jalapeno Deviled Eggs:  Hard-boiled eggs, split, and the whites filled with a spicy jalapeno yolk mixture.

Cut the peeled hard-boiled eggs in half lengthwise.  Remove the yolks (keeping the egg whites intact) and place in a medium bowl.

To the yolks add mayonnaise, mustard, and jalapenos.  Mash and mix well until a creamy paste is made.  Add a little of the pickled jalapeno juice if  the paste is too dry.  Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.

Meanwhile, lay out the egg whites, with the hollow up, in a shallow pan. There are special deviled egg pans that have egg shaped impressions to hold the eggs perfectly, but if you don't have one, no worries.  I just placed my eggs on a pie pan touching each other so they wouldn't roll over.

Spoon the yolk mixture into a zippered bag(you can use a piping bag if you have one).  Squeeze it into the corner of the bag then snip the corner of the bag off with scissors.  Pipe the yolk mixture back into the hollow in the egg whites.

Top each egg with a sliced jalapeno garnish, cover the pan, and refrigerate until ready to serve or serve immediately.

Makes about 5 servings.

Enjoy.

Jalapeno Deviled Eggs:  Hard-boiled eggs, split, and the whites filled with a spicy jalapeno yolk mixture.



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How to Hard Boil Eggs:  A simple tutorial on how to hard boil eggs.

Check out some of my other egg dishes:


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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Great Idea Thursdays 103

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Welcome, everyone.  Krista, from A Handful of Everything, and I would like to bring you:


Great Idea Thursdays:  A #linkparty where everything gets pinned.  Anything goes as long as it's family friendly and you made it yourself.
Wednesdays 6pm EST-Sunday 11:59pm EST
#greatideathurs

Welcome to Great Idea Thursdays link party where everything gets pinned.  It's an anything goes (as long as it's family friendly and you made it yourself) link party.  Link up your recent blog posts and see other great ideas.  We will be pinning every entry to pinterest.  Socialize and have fun, it's a party!

Great Idea Thursdays link party where everything gets pinned. Socialize and have fun, it's a party! [Tweet this]

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**I've also started a  Google+ collection for my features click here to see it and follow (you might be featured).**

Here's what I've been doing since last time:



Now for my features from last week...in no specific order (I also share these on GooglePlus, facebook, and twitter. Make sure you check out Krista's page too.  She has different features.


Slow Cooker Taco Dip from Honey and Birch


10 Cool Summer Popsicles from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs


Sweet Potato Tots from PancakeWarriors

On to the link party.  Here are the usual rules.

*Please follow your host and co-host on any or all social media 

Host:  Krista from- 
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Co-Host:  Me Joybee--









*Grab a party button and put it somewhere on your blog (or text link back to us).

Joybee, What's for Dinner?

*Click on at least two other links and please leave a comment (I know I love getting comments).

*Remember to link directly to your blog post, not just your home page.

Now let's party.

Enjoy.




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