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This weekend’s “Weekend Recipe Diary” is packed full! There is a Free Thanksgiving Day Planner, Instant Pot Recipes, Crab Cakes, Homemade Butter in a Jar and More!
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I’m starting something new this weekend and I’m hoping that it will be well received!
I love posting about now only my favorite recipes but also about giveaways, fun things I see on the internet and recipes that my friends make! So I’ve started a weekend post called **”Weekend Recipe Diary”**.
It’ll be posted every weekend, either on Saturday or Sunday depending on how the week is going haha and it will show off the new recipes from the blog, which recipes are popular with y’all (my readers and friends), recipes from my friends, free items like the Free Thanksgiving Day Printable Planner in this week’s post and more!
If my friends are hosting giveaways on their blogs I’ll post about those too.
What’s new on Big Bear’s Wife
If you missed it, here is what’s been happening on the blog lately!
I really love the 1980’s Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing recipe because it 100% reminds me of a meal that my mom would have made when I was growing up!
The Easy Christmas Tree Brownies that I posted this week are simply one of the easiest Christmas desserts that I’ve made. They’re great to make with the homemade recipe that I have in the post about them, boxed mixed and they’re even great to make with bakery brownies!
What’s popular with readers this week on Big Bear’s Wife
At the end of each week I like to take a look at my blog and see which recipes were the most popular with y’all. This helps me to decided on what recipes to create and post in the future and which recipes y’all don’t tend to like as much.
Want to know the top 7 recipes on BigBearsWife.com this past week? Here they are!
- Oven Roasted Carrots
- Homemade Pimento Cheese
- Hot Chocolate Cookies
- Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
- Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet
- Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup
- 1980s Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing
New on my Instagram
If you’re ever wanted to make homemade butter at home, I made a little video over on my Instagram page that shows you how. It’s super easy.
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Mason Jar Homemade cinnamon sugar honey butter. 🍯🍯🍯 Cinnamon sugar + honey + heavy cream + Mason Jar. 🍯🍯🍯 Fill half way and shake, shake, shake – about 10 minutes – until solid. 🍯🍯🍯 Homemade butter!! 🍯🍯🍯 To make butter last longer, mold butter into ball with hands, place into a bowl, pour cold water over it, drain water, continue until water in bowl is clear after pouring it over the butter. . . . #food52grams⠀ #eatfamous #tastespotting #foodgawker #yahoofood #huffposttaste #buzzfeedfood #buzzfeast #F52grams #tasty #foodblogeats #photograzing #beautifulcuisines #limitlesseats #DailyFoodFeed #foooodieee #feedfeed #eatingfortheinsta #bhgfood #eeeeeats #seriouseats #foodblogfeed #bigbearswife #southernrecipe #southernfood ⠀#homemadebutter
Popular on Pinterest
Right now, my Oven Roasted Carrots recipe is my most popular recipe on Pinterest! Everyone seems to love it! What do you think? Are you a fan of roasted carrots?
Free for YOU!
A Free Thanksgiving Day Planner Printable just for you to help make sure that you stay organized and stress free this holiday season!
A New Recipe? Yay or Nay?
I’ve got a ton of recipe cards and photos of recipe cards that use to belong to my Grandmother’s, Thomas’ grandmother and my sweet friend Toni. Since I love getting your ideas and opinions on what to post and which recipes to try I thought I might try something new.
Every weekend on I’ll post a photo of a random recipe card from my collection and you let me know in the comments if its a recipe that I should attempt to make for the blog or not.
This week’s random recipe is from Toni’s recipe box:
Christmas Morning Bread
Should I make it or pass?
Anything you would add to the recipe if you were making it at home?
Recipes from Friends that Caught My Eye
I am in the middle of the food blogging world every day of my life and I get to see tons and tons of recipes from friends and their blogs! While they are all great, some of them just catch my eye and make me fall in love with them! haha
Here are 4 recipes from friends that caught my eye this week:
- Crab Cakes with Shrimp from Lisa at CreoleContessa.com
- Garlic Chive Potato Rolls from Jenni at PastryChefOnline.com
- Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole from Kellie at The Suburban SoapBox
- Instant Pot Shells & Cheese from Meaghan at 4SonsRUs.com
Giveaways that others are hosting right now:
SIDE NOTE- I am not hosting these giveaways unless noted below, please check them out and decide if they are a good fit for you or not. I’m just sharing some that I’ve found
Win a KitchenAid Stand Mixer $200 VALUE from Dollop Online – ENDS November 24, 2019 11:45 pm EST
I love to see what your making from the blog!
I would like to thank Christy from SouthernPlate.com for the inspiration for this weekend newsletter! I love her and her wisdom. I’ve been wanting to do a newsletter type post on the blog like this for a while but wasn’t sure where to start. Her Friday Gazettes that show up in my inbox have been my inspiration!
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