It’s the J-J-J…J & J show for the J-J-J…July 4th edition of Fiesta Friday! We’re partying with Josette @ thebrookcook and Julie @ Hostess at Heart. How apt!
I actually didn’t plan it that way, but things always fall into place for us at Fiesta Friday. I think it’s because we collectively give off positive vibes around here. I really believe that.
Not that I’m superstitious or anything…
But I don’t step on sidewalk cracks… always knock on wood… cross my fingers… throw salt over my shoulder… aaaand…
Avoid black cats at all cost!
But I’m not superstitious…
I just believe in positive vibes, that’s all. And definitely, good karma.
Anyway, can you believe it’s the 4th of July tomorrow? Whoa… it’s taken me by surprise! Once it hits 4th of July, it feels like Summer is almost over…
But! I can’t continue thinking negatively. Only positive thinking allowed! There’s still plenty of time to do all kinds of summery stuff.
Did you see my red, white and blue scones, by the way? That’s my summery stuff #1.
But enough about me, let’s move on to last week’s features, shall we? Did you get the chance to read these following awesome posts?
Peach Pistachio Rose Tarts from Hannah @ Domestic Gothess
“These little tarts are just so pretty, the colors work so well together and I can imagine the flavors are divine as well. The crunch of the nuts and pastry, the soft peach and the fragrant rose. Delicious!” — Caroline
“Have you ever seen anything so pretty? I just fell in love with these tarts! And here’s a chance to use more of that rose water I have sitting around in the pantry.” — Angie
Spanish-style stuffed pork tenderloin from Caroline @ Caroline’s Cooking
“I’d like to nominate Caroline’s Spanish-Style Stuffed Pork Tenderloin (fillet) for this week’s feature. Caroline was one of the co-hosts for Fiesta Friday #74, so I’m hoping that this will be allowed :-). At first glance, this dish seems like an arduous task, but Caroline assures us that it is not. The tenderloin is coated with a spice rub on the outside and the most delicious and vibrant colored stuffing inside. Apricots, parsley, pine nuts, fresh oregano and other herbs and spices enhance this beautifully presented dish. The tenderloin is marinated overnight and roasted on a fairly high setting for 20 minutes to ensure the slightly pink appearance. This dish looks grand enough to serve for a special occasion, yet can be incorporated into one’s weekly night favorites. Great going Caroline!” — Loretta
“This immediately caught my eyes, too! Pork tenderloin is my “nemesis”. Yes! I have a hard time cooking it. I always seem to OVERCOOK it no matter what. So I’m always looking for good recipes for it. And this one definitely sounds g-r-r-reat! Stuffed is the word! And what about the colors, huh? A meat dish never looks so pretty!” — Angie
Fiddlehead and Chive Quiche from Laurie @ tentimestea
“Laurie’s Fiddlehead and Chive Quiche has really got me wondering what other drafts she’s been hiding in her folder. She claims that she’s had blogger’s fatigue (something we can all attest to I’m sure), so she’s popped out of the woodwork and brought us these wonderful looking mini-quiches oozing with an explosion of flavors. Don’t you just love those mini-tart pans? I don’t believe I’ve tried fiddleheads before, perhaps I need to rush out and find some so I can attempt to make these delectable mini quiches. Each mini tart pan is filled with cremini mushrooms, red onion, aged cheddar, goat cheese and a whole lot more. The pictures do tell a story, and I feel sure all the readers feel the same about these flavorful, scrumptious looking tarts. Well done Laurie, please let us see some of the other goodies you’ve been hiding in your drafts folder.” — Loretta
“I know exactly how Laurie feels, except I can’t express myself the way she does. It’s as if she took the words right out of my mouth. I have many of those drafts she talked about. Except mine are not nearly as publish-ready and certainly not as interesting as Laurie’s. Why, just look at these wonderful tarts! If any of my drafts had photos and recipes like that, it would have been published yesterday!” — Angie
Healthy berry (nice) banana ice-cream pie from Lili @ lili’s cakes
“Making banana ice cream has been on my list for a while to see what all the fuss is about, but mixing it with berries as Lili has done here gives such a stunning result, I might have to go straight for that idea first. Making it into a cute little pie with that tasty base is definitely a great touch as well. Looks and sounds fantastic!” — Caroline
“No ifs, ands, or buts about it, I’m making this! Pronto! That’s it! ‘Nuf said!” — Angie
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I believe you are superstitious or something like that, Angie. 😀 Happy FF and have a lovely weekend. xx
Maybe, Jhuls, maybe… Hey, you can never be too careful! 😀
Aw, bless, thanks for the feature despite me hosting (I’m assuming that’s Loretta’s comment alongside yours – it wasn’t mine! 🙂 ). I must try to make some of the other recipes this time, for once, I never seem to manage, despite how good they are. In the meantime, happy 4th!
Of course, they’re from me and Loretta!! You would never pick yourself, you’re too modest for that! Even though you have a killer recipe there! Killer!! 😀 Happy 4th to you, too, Caroline! Have a fabulous long weekend with your family! XOXO
Quinn Caudill says
Thanks Angie and Josette @ thebrookcook and Julie @ Hostess at Heart for co-hosting. Have a great 4th of July and Happy FF!
You’re welcome, Quinn! I’m trying to make your fire chicken skewers this weekend. I’ll let you know how it goes 🙂 Happy 4th!
Quinn Caudill says
Thanks Angie. :))
Hannah Hossack-Lodge (@DomesticG0thess) says
Thank you so much for featuring my tarts! 🙂
You’re welcome, Hannah! I love those tarts and will be making them as soon peach season starts locally 🙂
Woo hoo! I’m excited about the J & J show!! Happy FF & Happy 4th! 🙂
Yay to team J & J!!! I’m stoked! Happy 4th, Josette!!!
You are so right.. July 4 th reminds us that summer will be soon over as the next holiday is Labor Day!! Happy 4th of July and Happy FF!
I know I’m not the only one thinking that way 🙂 It makes me want to hustle!
I have a quick question Angie.. When we link posts how do I go about linking it to the co-hosts too??
You can mention the co-hosts or their blogs and hyperlink the names.
Angie, I don’t know where you live, but I in VA and dread the winter! I can’t even enjoy my summer completely, cos in my head I’m thinking ‘T minus x’ days to winter…Lol.. Happy FF and 4th of July! This is my first time linking my post to FF, I hope I am doing everything right! 🙂
See… you know what I mean, right? 🙂 I’m not too far from you, just outside Philadelphia. I think you did everything perfectly. I checked out your samosas, what a great idea! I’m bookmarking and pinning so I won’t forget!
I know exactly what you mean…I try to convince myself too, that I will ‘live’ in the moment and appreciate the sunny days… 🙂
Good to know that you live close by… 🙂 thanks for the appreciation!
well you are a girl after my heart, as I am superstitious too! Sorry I missed last week, it felt really weird, but I was just so so busy, but will be back here in a mo. Again you chose some wonderful recipes, but which one to try, or all? Are you having hot weather ? xx
Don’t worry, I know how busy you are. The weather’s been weird lately, a lot of rain and humidity, feels like the tropics and I shouldn’t be complaining but it just zaps all my energy 🙂
yes i know, me too, i was wishing for rain, how mad is that? x
I have the AC cranked up high, plus the fan on!! Did you know I actually fainted yesterday? From being out too long and not drinking enough? No kidding, I wrote my FF75 post from ER!
omg you nutter!!!! YOu deserve a spanking for that if i didn’t think you would faint again. Have you learned your lesson now? x
Nah… it was fine… it was actually fun, getting all the attention, haha… Everybody was so nice and I even made a friend! 😀
Omg your so naughty!!!!
Not as much as you! 😀
hah that would be impossible to be as naughty as you, but you hide it well to those who might not guess..grinz
I do have an innocent-looking sort of face 😀
yes and i think you are more sophisticate about it than me hehe x
Have you heard from Elaine?
in what way? lol
Some sad news, I’m afraid.
just mailed her to find out x thanks for prompting me x
Sarah 'n Spice says
Wishing you a safe and happy 4th and a very happy FF!!! And where did half the year go already???
I know, right? That’s how I feel! Have a happy 4th, Sarah! Your fruit skewers look so cute!
Thank you so much for the feature! Hope you and Loretta enjoy making and eating the ice-cream pie… 🙂 Just to say happy JJJ FF to you and though we won’t be celebrating this in Spain, happy July 4th to everyone at FF too! 🙂
Actually those are my comments on your ice cream pie, I think Angie got a little confused but now I see the comments above I understand why! I definitely hope to make it 🙂
That does make more sense to me Caroline, as Loretta has already made banana ice-cream before. Thank you for clearing that up. So I hope you’ll enjoy the pie and let me know how it goes! 🙂
Gasp! Did I make a mistake? Will check and amend!
So sorry, guys! It’s now corrected, Caroline! In my defense, I did write this post while being hooked up to an iv drip. You read that right, I was taken to ER yesterday (read my conversation w/ Justine above). No biggie, I’m perfectly fine now 🙂
No problem – you poor thing, glad to hear you are better now!
Thanks, Caroline! 🙂
Sadhna Grover says
Thanks for hosting the party.
No problem, Sadhna! 🙂
Pang @ circahappy says
At last, I finally found the right occasion to join the party again 🙂
It seems that the party getting more fun since I last mingled. So glad to be here again. 🙂
Hey Pang! How you been, girl?! I was just thinking about you and was going to pay you a visit. Really!! I never joke about stuff like this. So happy to see you! I hope you’ll enjoy the party and the wonderful long weekend! 🙂
Pang @ circahappy says
You, too, Angie 🙂
Sonal Kalra says
Happy Fourth & FF Angie! Hope you’re having a great weekend 🙂 Great features as always! Much Love xxx
Thanks, Sonal! Where are you? Are you back?
Sonal Kalra says
Yes! I’m back! How have you been, Angie ?
Unless I’m confusing you with someone else who recently went to India, lol… I can’t trust my own brain so early in the morning!
The feature is such a lovely surprise! Haha, I’m afraid the majority of my drafts are composed of my failures (which I used to relish posting as I had plenty to say, but now somehow I only want to post things that at least look nice!). I’m looking forwards to seeing some of your 40 drafts Angie! Have a lovely Fourth of July — hope you have some good weather to celebrate 🙂
I can’t say much about my drafts myself, although I think I found one nearly ready to publish, with pretty decent photos, but then I have to bake the entire thing again since I didn’t even jot down the recipe!
Yet another wonderful party this weekend Angie! Thanks for hosting it and hope you had a fabulous 4th of July!
Thanks, Cynthia! I hope you had a great weekend yourself! One of these days, you’ll have to co-host! 🙂