Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Party on the Rooftop, Top o' the World!


Welcome to my


Yeah! It's here! Can't believe it's been a year!

Before we get to the festivities, here are some stats...
  • This is my 430th post!
  • I am so happy to have 187 followers!
  • This number may be skewed, but my blog has had 12,512 pageviews!
  • And most importantly I have received 1869 comments!
Ok, time to let the party begin! And if you're just tuning in today - go ahead and join the fun! We're swapping party recipes and prizes will be announced and awarded on or near September 6.

Here are my appetizers. The pictures aren't mine, but the recipes are tried and true and always asked for! (just in time for the holiday season =) Party on!

(source)
“BLT Bites”

16-20 cherry tomatoes                                 
jar of bacon bits
½ C mayonnaise                                           
1/3 C chopped green onions
3 T parmesan cheese                                     
2 T parsley
Rinse and gut the tomatoes. Mix remaining ingredients. Stuff tomatoes with mixture. Keep cold.

“Orange Cranberry Spread”
1 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened                
2 T frozen OJ concentrate, thawed
1 T sugar                                        
1/8 tsp cinnamon
¼ C finely chopped dried cranberries
Beat first 4 ingredients at medium speed until fluffy. Stir in cranberries. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Serve with crackers.
And to perfect my day, my son's Zamoof! magazine came, in which I am published! My first time in print! I wrote these fun doggie horoscopes: 

25 comments:

Cathy said...

Yummy! Those look good. I'm bringing the chocolate!

Christine Murray said...

These look absolutely lovely, as does your blog :)

Rhonda @Laugh Quotes said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I joined in Here with my recipe and story.

Dana said...

Happy Blogaversary!

Alana said...

Woohoo - you're famous! Congrats on being published. Love the humor, as always. :)

Off to think on my submission, and HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY!

Angie Cothran said...

Dog horoscopes!? Brilliant.

Abby said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!! That is SO AWESOME! I would love to participate in the celebration! *party hat on* And I can't wait to be with you for another awesome year of blogging!

You should come do my kurious kids-fest and enter to win! It's going to be fun! We'll celebrate all around!

Abby said...

Oh yeah - those BLT bites look freaking YUMMY!

junebug said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!!! And here's to many many more!!! (((Hugs)))

Anonymous said...

You know who else would like to help you celebrate? YOUR MOM

( I know Muscle Man always says , my mom, but this fit in better. ha.

You're doing great Tara, getting published.
mom

Laura said...

Oh, YUM!
Happy Bloggy day :) Mine's up too :)
have a great day
Lxxx

Heather M. Gardner said...

HAPPY DAY! HAPPY DAY!! HAPPY DAY!!!

Congrats!

You're published!!!! LOVE!!!

I knew I needed to do something today. I will put up my recipes in a few minutes!

Have a great blogversary!!!!

kmckendry said...

Yeah! Happy Blogoversary! I brought Quesadillas to your party!

I love your canine horoscope. Love Scorpio!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on one year and your first publication!
Recipe? Um... pick up phone and order pizza.

Nicki Elson said...

Congratulations! On the Blogoversary AND the article---Doggie Horoscope, they're too cute.

Thanks for the recipes and for throwing this shindig. :)

Jess said...

Congrats on the Blogoversary!! And thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Julie said...

Congratulations on your publication, that's awesome!! Love the horoscopes, too cute!

Tara Tyler said...

As I sit here with my Mickey wine glass, listening to my fave radio station online, and a big smile on my face, I want to thank you all for coming to my party! And participating and following and sharing your recipes! I will be stopping by all your places, if not already!

Here's to you!

MISH said...

*rushing in like a tornado*
Phew !! Am I late ... has the party started yet ? *sees party in full swing*
Happy Blogaversary TTT !!
You can find my recipe here : http://writer-in-transit.co.za/bring-share-party-time/

I must say that your treats look delicious ... !! Congrats too on your publication :)

MISH said...

*rushing in like a tornado*
Phew !! Am I late ... has the party started yet ? *sees party in full swing*
Happy Blogaversary TTT !!
You can find my recipe here : http://writer-in-transit.co.za/bring-share-party-time/

I must say that your treats look delicious ... !! Congrats too on your publication :)

Kate said...

Ooh, nom noms! They look awesome! Thank you for coming by to visit my site and I'm so glad to have met such great bloggers through the campaign! Your site looks amazing, by the way, and I can't wait to pour through it!

Ms Saba (aka Teacher007.5) said...

happy blogaversery Tara!!!!!

Yum Yum I'm bringing cheesy pan enchiladas!! over at my blog

http://worddiaries.blogspot.com/2011/08/partay-taras.html

Peggy Eddleman said...

Wait. This is your ONE YEAR anniversary, and you have 430 posts? That's unbelievable!! Like super-human unbelievable. Congrats!

M Pax said...

Happy Blogaversary, Tara :D

Awesome snacks you made.

Joyce Lansky said...

Congrats on being published! I recently had my first story published in a magazine too, and it's exciting to see it in print. Cute Horoscopes!