Helloo…anybody home?! Where’s everybody?! It’s been really quiet here lately. Or is it just me? It’s probably all my fault. I haven’t been partying with you properly. And I keep promising things and then I don’t deliver.
Well, that’s about to change! This time it’s for real, folks!
A special dessert is coming right up! Right now!
Wait for it, wait for it… And now, here it is! See? I did keep my promise!
I hope you like the Pineapple Upside Down Cake I made for you. And you know when I make something pineapple-y, it’s got to be special. Pineapples are my thing. See my logo? It’s a pineapple!
Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality and friendship, right? When you see a pineapple on display, you know you’ve been welcomed. And I want you to know that you’re all welcomed to join Fiesta Friday, anytime, wherever you’re from. It’s an open party for everyone!
Some weeks I’m not around much, but you can always party with each other, okay?
This week though, I hope to be around more. Since I don’t have any cohost. It’ll be all me, all the time. Brace yourself!
Should we vote for favorite features? Please let me know your preference. Otherwise, I’ll be the one selecting features. You’ll be sick of me by the time this round is over!
Plum Tart Tatin from Mila @ milknbun
“I loved Mila’s post and that she shared the news of her new arrival with everyone at FF. What a lovely, happy post, and of course, the tart looked good too ;)” — Elaine
“Congratulations to Mila on the birth of her baby! No wonder she hasn’t been active at Fiesta Friday or in the kitchen. But seriously, there’s nothing more important than that sweet and precious baby, NOTHING!! We’re all very happy and excited for her. And how nice of her to bring that gorgeous tart to share with us. She’s already a super Mom!” — Angie
Guacamole from Debbie @ The Mountain Kitchen
“Who doesn’t like a great guacamole?! Debbie also has a good tip on how to keep it looking fresh. And for those who are history buff, the recipe comes with information on the origin of guacamole.” — Quinn
One chicken – Six ways from Petra @ Food Eat Love
“This is such an amazing and useful post. How in the world could Petra make six different dishes – one of them this chicken lollipop – out of one chicken?! But she did! She used the whole animal, from bones to skin! That is so clever! And amazing!” — Angie
Golden Beet and Avocado Toast from Caroline @ Caroline’s Cooking
“Caroline’s dish appeals to me in every possible way; the colours, the flavours, the ingredients, the simplicity :)” — Elaine
Now, let’s party! Join Fiesta Friday #126 by adding your link. Don’t forget to link your post to FiestaFriday.net.
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Don’t forget to come back on Tuesday to vote for your favorite links!
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Wow, what a feast! I am so sorry I haven’t been around for a few weeks, first we were away on holidays and then so many things happened that I just couldn’t find a minute to check out what had been happening on the interweb… Wonderful features, as ever.
Same here! I’ve been doing things other than blogging. Seems like there are distractions everywhere I look 🙂 And next week it’ll be my turn to travel. Glad to see you! XOXO
I hope you’ll have a lovely time! We had massive floods, with casualties in nearby villages, and couldn’t wait to get home. Only to have more rain. There was this meme “In the Bible, when it rained for 40 days and 40 nights, they called it a disaster. In England, we call it Summer.”
Sounds horrible! We’re going to Texas; the kids have never been there. I hope it won’t be boiling hot when we’re there. Should be interesting. 🙂
I met so many Texans on that trip to Germany, in various locations, and they all came from San Antonio. Enjoy the sunshine!
How funny! We’ll be flying into San Antonio actually, then driving around to to see a little bit of the big city Houston. I hope I can take lots of great pictures to share.
Absolutely! I have no idea what Texas looks like (wasn’t Dallas set there?!)
I guess, unless they filmed in Hollywood and they pretty much can build anything to look like the real things 😀
Elaine @ foodbod says
I’m never going to complain about you being around more ?? but for your sake, voting might be better…?
I thought so, too 😀 So, voting it is!!
Elaine @ foodbod says
Sounds fair to me xxx still very happy to have you around more though! 😉
Voting is more democratic anyway 🙂
Debbie Spivey says
Thank you so much for the feature! Fiesta Friday makes me so hungry. I am now starving and it is only just after 8:00 am…lol! Happy FF & 4th!
Lol! You should see what happened to me last night when I was selecting features! I was like a mad woman looking for something to eat. I settled on saltines, sigh…
Debbie Spivey says
I love a good saltine cracker! 😀
I see some great recipes already. Will add mine later today. Busy teaching a cooking class right now.
Oh, sounds so much fun! Would love to see photos, Nadia! 🙂
I have missed being at the fiesta…..I need to get more organized:( Need to learn that from all the wonderful bloggers here at the fiesta. I seem to be constantly chasing my tail 🙂 ….and getting nowhere….anyone else feel like me?
Oh I can definitely relate, Sandhya! So don’t worry, we’ve all been there. I just posted my first recipe in 2 months! 😀 Whenever you’re ready to join, we’ll be here 🙂
Thanks so much Angie for making me feel better. I enjoy the fiesta so much….will try to be there regularly!
That’s all I need to hear, Sandhya! Just as long as you have fun, that’s all that matters! XOXO
That would be me on a regular basis, Sandhya!!
I am so happy to know that there are people like me, Suchitra. Thanks for making me feel better 🙂
Thanks for making me feel better Suchitra! I love the flavors of lentils, spinach and garlic, so your lehsuni chilkevala masoor palak is a winner in my home!
Ai | Ai made it for you says
I think voting would make your life a lot easier, right?
Sorry I had to skip the fiesta last week… the weather, and therefore natural lighting, hasn’t been cooperating with me on weekends here in Kobe, and I’m way too exhausted after work on weekdays 😛 Wish I could work on my blog more often!
Happy Fiesta Friday, Angie! Hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂
We missed you, Ai, but hey, I understand. There are more important things, right? I’m in the same boat myself. I need to spend time to work on my blog; a few things are not working to my liking. And voting it is! Don’t forget to come back on Tuesday! XOXO
Ai | Ai made it for you says
Question: When we vote, do we comment on this post?
No, when voting starts on Tuesday there will be a heart icon on the upper right corner of each link. You register your votes by clicking on the icon. You can select up to 5 links.
Ai | Ai made it for you says
Hi Angie, I have also been quieter than I would like to be the past few weeks–I can barely get my own post per week done, and have not had as much time to visit other blogs as I would like! I hope to change that very soon! Thanks for coordinating this fiesta week after week, even when you are busy! We really appreciate it!! 🙂
Hear, hear Jenny. I need to change my blogging behavior myself. The good thing is that we pretty much do this as a hobby, so a slow pace is a-ok. And there’s no blogging police, is there? 😀
I too am writing a July 4th special post just for you Angie!! 😉 Happy weekend & Happy FF!!
Oh yay!! Can’t wait to see it, Su! I hope I can make something, too, for the 4th, but the roofers and painters are coming tomorrow. So many Summer projects to oversee! But it’s Friday so let’s be happy together! 😀
Sarah 'n Spice says
I like the idea of voting, easier for you and we can visit with each other more. Love the pineapple upsideown cake! Happy 4th everyone!!!
It’s confirmed then, we’ll be voting. Come back on Tuesday to cast your votes. You can select up to 5 links. Happy 4th, Sarah! XOXO
There seems to be a theme today. Everyone is too busy but that’s why summer is so great. I think voting makes sense. I’m glad to be back writing and reading about food!
So great to have you back, Tracey! Yes I guess that’s what summer living is all about. Easy and free 🙂 Don’t forget to come back on Tuesday to cast your votes!
Thank you Angie. I’ll stop by on Tuesday. Happy Summer ??
Laura @ Feast Wisely says
Angie – I am loving the look of the 4th July pie from Born & Bred in Brooklyn – such a clever use of fruits to represent the American flag. I’d be happy with that for my weekend dessert!
I just took a peek myself and wow, that pie looks pretty amazing! You can vote for it on Tuesday when voting starts. Be sure to come back, Laura. You can vote for up to 5 favorite links.
Laura @ Feast Wisely says
Thanks Angie – I didn’t realise that – when does voting open and do I bite through the comment box?
What a week everyone has had, it seems!! I always forget to vote, lol! Angie I will cohost for you anytime – I love it, all except that I don’t really feel I can feature myself, lol!! 🙂
In the meantime, Happy Fiesta Friday!!
Lol, hey if you have the best recipe you should definitely nominate yourself! I have no problem with that whatsoever 😀 It’s been such a hectic week, and all of a sudden the 4th is here – I am so unprepared! Haven’t thought of red white and blue theme! I think I’m just going to wing it 😀
We are, too!! I’m all about ribs & s’mores this week, forget about red white and blue!!! 🙂
Flourish and Knot says
Long time no see, Angie! Happy to be back and want to say thanks for hosting!
Hey, Sarah! Great to have you back! Enjoy the party, please. There are newcomers in the mix this time, too ?
It sounds like a few people have not been around too much, which makes me feel a bit better as I’ve struggled to visit others’ sites much while we’ve been away the last couple weeks – but we’re home now and what a lovely surprise to see my dish featured, alongside some other tasty-looking dishes. Thank you! Enjoy your holiday weekend and the travels you have planned, by the sounds of things.
Welcome back, Caroline! I think people are just enjoying their Summer. Everything is easy and free in the Summer, right? And s l o w… For good reasons. Gotta enjoy the moments while you can. No need to rush around. That’s my motto, anyway ? I think we’ll go see the fireworks tonight, yay!
I think us Brits are still in shock too much to cook, hence we might have been a bit quite after all the goings on recently. However, you know the others can always party on their own, so don’t worry if your’e not here, we will rock the boat safely until your return lol. Anyway I had no idea about pineapple symbolism, I learn something every day or week thanks to you 🙂
I hope your’e managing to relax this weekend a bit?
It was a shock for us Anericans, too. I was watching it unfold on live tv until way past midnight. Pretty stunning and unexpected. But I’m sure things will settle, I have faith in the Brits to get things right. You always do! Anyway I’m trying to relax but the darn rabbits keep me on my toes ??
Gosh how many rabbits? X
There seems to be one still around now, but at first there was a family of four! I’ve given up trying to chase this last one away. I’ve let it pretty much have its personal salad bar out there ?
Lol lucky rabbit!
What does the green check mark in upper left-hand corner of about 9 posts mean? Nothing to do with voting, right ? Happy 4th 🙂
I think those are the posts that you’ve visited. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with voting, which will start on Tuesday. Happy 4th!! I hope I can catch the fireworks tonight ???
That’s funny – but you’re right! Many fireworks are cancelled this year because everything is so dry. Have fun tonight 🙂
Angie, we love you being around. <3 And enjoy your trip. I need a vacation, too. Even a short one, I would take it. Hmm, let me speak to my boss. 😀 Happy FF! x
Thanks, Jhuls! Want me to call your boss for you? I can be very persuasive, lol!
So happy to see Debbie’s guacamole recipe featured this week! Yum!
So am I, Colleen! Who doesn’t like guacamole, right? ?
Thanks for having us all for another brilliant Fiesta Friday! I haven’t been around much either lately, there is so much to do and so little time! x
My pleasure, Petra! And I know exactly what you mean. Already I’m rushing around now trying to pack for a trip and get the next FF ready, but it’s ok, it’s all in the name of FUN! ??