Hi, guys! What’s going on?! I feel like I haven’t been here for so long, even though I know it’s only been a week.
How’s everything? Everybody doing well? I’m still alive myself, as you can see. I am, however, guilty of not sharing anything that I’ve cooked and eaten this week. Which is particularly negligent, considering that this is a food blog that runs a fiesta weekly.
I’m hoping that’s going to change soon, especially since I’ve taken oh…..roughly just about a few thousands of food photos. They’ve got to go someplace where they can be appreciated, right?!
And what better place than Fiesta Friday, right?!
So, keep your fingers crossed for me, guys. That I will find time to edit those photos or more importantly, that I can actually remember the recipes that go with them!
For now, however, look at THESE recipes below!
Chocolate Zucchini Bread from Anjana @ Happy and Harried
“I’ve been on a kick lately trying to incorporate veggies into my desserts, hence the sweet potato cake I brought this week. I’ve only ever seen beets used in chocolate cake so it was nice to see that Anjana used zucchini instead. And even though the cake loaf had healthy ingredients in it, the luxurious chocolate topping along with almonds took it to an irresistible level that would make anyone forget that it was healthy in the first place.” — Cynthia
Matcha Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting from Ai @ Ai Made It For You
“Ai’s cupcakes were inspired by a traditional dessert in Japan made on March 3rd; a 3-layer rice cake where each layer is a different color and each layer represents something about Spring. The cake (green) from the matcha tea represents new plants waiting to sprout in Spring, the frosting (white) tinted lightly with dried cherry powder represents the snow on the ground and for the top layer (pink), Ai used pickled cherry blossoms, which represents the peach blossoms that grow in early spring. Ai called these “elegant and ladylike” and I totally agree.” — Judi
Magic Margarita Pie from Julie @ Hostess At Heart
“Not only were the photos of the pie delectable and scrumptious looking, but the simplicity of the recipe made it all the more enticing. This would be so perfect as a last minute homemade dessert to any spring or summer picnic and I love how pretzels are used in the crust for the perfect sweet and salty mix!” — Cynthia
Fish Tagine with Preserved Lemon and Mint from Loretta @ Safari of the Mind
“First, cooking in a tagine, which has a conical shape, is a lot of fun and one of the most unique but beautiful cooking vessels I have. Second, just the mention of cured lemons transforms any dish from the ordinary to something really tasty. Loretta added other goodies such as mint, wine and veggies as well as a chermoula marinade. This recipe tweaked my tastebuds for sure!” — Judi
Now, let’s party! Join Fiesta Friday #117 by adding your link. Don’t forget to link your post to FiestaFriday.net and the co-hosts’ blogs. Your co-hosts this week are Mollie @ The Frugal Hausfrau and Scarlett @ Unwed Housewife
If you’re new to Fiesta Friday, please read the guidelines
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Can’t wait to see the thousands of food photos Angie 😀 Is it spring in your part of the world yet? We had snow & hail this week 🙁
Those features all have me drooling btw!
It is supposed to be Spring but this week it’s been chilly and wet! I had my skirt on yesterday and I was shivering. But yes, those photos need my attention! And the blog, too. Can you be my editor? I’ll pay you with lots of hugs and kisses, the virtual kind, lol!
Everything looks so good!!! I can´t wait to see all the pictures from other bloggers! Happy FRIDAY! Yay!
Happy Fiesta Friday, Ivette! I’m hoping I can add a photo or two myself to the lineup. ?
Debbie Spivey says
Hi Angie! I’m looking forward to seeing all those pictures you have! I’m practically drooling already…lol! Happy Fiesta Friday! 😀
Oh, I’d better make sure those photos can live up to FF standards. I’m starting to get bored looking at my own photos, lol! Happy Fiesta Friday! ?
Julie is Hostess At Heart says
Oh I feel your pain! I made two different recipes this week for the same thing and neither of them were the recipe that I CAN”T FIND! Arghhh. I am always so appreciative and humbled to have been featured on Fiesta Friday! There are so many amazing people and entries.
That’s always my biggest problem. Remembering what I do and trying to write the recipes clearly and concisely. I wish I can have a sous chef that takes notes while I cook! ??
Julie is Hostess At Heart says
I keep a notebook and take scribbly notes now. I always think I’m going to get right on them….yea right.
Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake says
I seem to be in a permanent state of catching up with myself too! can’t wait to see the photos and recipes that go with them though – I think you need a party to get you going though 😉
Awesome features as always, i’m drooling over that zucchini bread!
This week I’m bringing two recipes to the party, and one of them is a recipe from one of our very own (jhuls) that she shared at FF a few weeks ago – and it was awesome! That’s why I love this party 😀 😀
Happy weekend Angie, hope it’s a good one!!
I have this fantasy that I stay home all day, the night never comes, it’ll be sunny 24/7 and I don’t ever have to sleep so I can continue doing what I like doing best. Fiesta Fridaying with all of you! But even now I have to get ready for work already, darn! Oh, what are you bringing, now I have to go look. ??
Dad Whats 4 Dinner says
I hate when I can find the recipe that I took the pics for in the first place. Trust me even when you try to do this full time you still can’t catch up. There is always something new that needs attention and of by the way you still need to post 3 recipes a week. I also have that undiagnosed ADD problem. :)) Oh well there is always next week. Happy FF! Great features this week.. Yum!
I guess you’ll need an assistant or an administrator even when you blog full time. I know I’d probably need several just to keep me on task. You know, that ADD problem, lol! Have a great weekend, Quinn!
While baking or cooking, I usually always have my mental draft, but I never actually make a draft until I decide to post them. The next thing I know, everything is gone. It’s good I still remember where I got the recipe or remember the changes I made. Having too many photos makes it difficult for me to decide which one to share first, especially that I barely have time to blog these days. If ever you find where to buy time, please let me know, too. 😀 Happy FF, Angie. x
Good thing we’re not blogging to make a living, Jhuls. I’m really impressed with those who can do it full time. Such dedication and determination. I’m too lazy, lol! Like right now, I feel like taking a nap after coming home from dinner with the family. I didn’t even cook and I’m tired ??
These look delicious! I’m particularly interested in the chocolate zucchini bread, but I’ll probably have more luck with the fish (I’m not the best baker!). I’m saving these recipes to try out.
But that bread sounds pretty easy to make, though. You should give it a try! I’m definitely going to, and that margarita pie as well. Thanks for checking them out! ?
Lovely features Angie! At some point we all have experienced what you are going through! Happy Fiesta Friday Angie!
I’m glad you can relate to what I’m going through, Suchi. From one mom to another, right?! ❤️❤️
Sarah 'n Spice says
I hear you on the editing photos and remembering recipes. It’s a lot sometimes, but still fun when you have the time 🙂 Happy FF! And give me that Margarita Pie!!!
It IS fun! That’s why I’m still in it. It does give you a sense of accomplishment when you finish a post. And I second you on the pie. It just sounds so awesome! Refreshing and magical! ??
I know what you mean on catching up, I feel like that all the time but particularly at the moment. Love the features, I feel bad I didn’t get round posts much – must do better this week now my visitors have gone (though I’m away part of the week. Agh!) Look forward to seeing your recipes in due course.
Oh you’re going away again? You do travel a lot, don’t you? Which is impressive considering you have two little ones. I remember those days. Took a lot of preparation and courage to travel with the kiddies ? Have fun, Caroline, wherever you’re going! ❤️❤️
Ai | Ai made it for you says
Happy Fiesta Friday Angie! Thank you for featuring my matcha cupcakes!
I can totally relate to what you’re going through. I’ve been guilty of that this whole month… Hopefully I can get more done this weekend. Hope you have a relaxing weekend 🙂
I love your matcha cupcakes, Ai! They look so pretty. I really must get matcha now. It’s one of those ingredients that’s been forever in my list to try 🙂
Superb features as usually, Angie. I hope one day it will not be virtual 😀 I’m waiting for your pictures. Happy FF and have a great great weekend! 🙂
Wouldn’t that be something? If somehow all this could be real? I’m hoping I can carve out time this week to look at all those pictures. I hope you had a great weekend! 🙂
Can’t wait for your pictures Angie, they are always so real, you need to teach a photography class in your spare time 🙂 Thanks for featuring my humble recipe, and thanks to Judi too. It is always a happening place at Fiesta Friday, now if someone could just tell me how to organize all the different recipes I’ve bookmarked after visiting FF, I’d be a happy gal. There’s got to be a system, and I just can’t figure it out. I still use my desktop and have hundreds bookmarked, but absolutely no system to it. Enjoy your weekend, it’s quite dreary isn’t it?
No one will sign up for the class!! Truth be told, I struggle with photography. I’m not trained properly, and I do everything just by feel or just by what I consider “looks good”, ignoring all the rules about lighting, white balance, etc. I even stopped using reflectors and artificial lighting. It takes too much time to set up! So, whatever looks good is the only rule I follow 😀
You could have fooled me, we all know that you’re amazing with a camera. So there’s no denying it.
Oh and about organizing all those recipes, try Pinterest! You can even have your own secret boards.
Thanks Angie, I do have a Pinterest account, but I do not use it for the blog, in fact I hardly use it anymore, I’ll have to look into that soon. I’d rather have them private.
Elaine @ foodbod says
Happy Fiesta Angie!!! I look forward to seeing your wonderful photos, they’re always beautiful ☺️☺️ Xxx
Thanks, Elaine! I was just saying to Loretta that I now do my photography a little more loosely, not following rules, etc. Whatever looks good is my new motto 😀
Elaine @ foodbod says
Sounds like a great motto to me! My photos are pot luck really!
Lol! At some point, I told myself life’s too short to worry about lighting or white balance or whatever. Unless of course you do this professionally or as a living, then that’s a different story.
Elaine @ foodbod says
I agree. I think it becomes too easy to get caught up in trying to produce something amazing, so many food bloggers take such amazing photos, and the desire to create something equally stunning grows on you! At the end of the day, I photograph what I’m eating, in my kitchen…so it’s shoot and pray…
Personally, I think your photos always look amazing and very professional 🙂
Thanks! I do try to make them presentable, but yes I eat whatever I take pictures of. I know some people use strange and inedible ingredients to make the food looks more enticing, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. Maybe if someone were to hire me as a food stylist, I wouldn’t mind doing it. I just don’t want to waste my food, lol!
Good luck Angie 😀 Everything looks wonderful and that chocolate zucchini bread looks delicious!
Thanks, Antonia! I agree, that zucchini bread looks incredibly delicious. I’d love to have a slice right about now 😀
Wooohoo I am such a late contributor this week. We have had a bank holiday, so much going on, I acutally wiggled my hips yesterday and danced to a band Angie, can you believe it? 😀
Well I hope whatever it is that kept you away from blogging and editing photos was exciting hmmm?
big hugs xx
Good for you! About the dancing, I mean, not about being late ? I can’t even remember the last time I went to a dance club or concert, too long ago. What’s keeping me from blogging is just life in general. Things you have to do, places to go, kids and husband needing attention, etc. Nothing exciting, I’m afraid ?
yes i know life gets in the way but sometimes i am very glad it does 🙂
Hey Angie. How exactly does your blog work? Do you feature certain bloggers? All the recipes look so great!
All the recipes written on the blog are mine, but I do run a weekly link party. My cohosts and I select several links each week to highlight as features.