Mouthwatering Mondays {or Tuesdays} {Week 17}

What a WEEK!

School started.

My mom was in the hospital recovering from an esophagectamy for esophageal cancer.

We brought her home to our house Saturday evening, and we’ve turned the guest room into a makeshift hospital room, and it was a holiday weekend, and.. and… and….

I kinda missed Monday.

Sorry, y’all.

I love shrimp. We eat it in the Spicy Grilled Shrimp Quesadillas with Smoky Avocado Cream Sauce,  grilled, fried, sauteed and chilled – so this Stir-Fried Shrimp with Summer Veggies from Haley’s Daily Blog caught my eye immediately! I can envision so many ways to enjoy this!!


I love apple butter.  It’s one of my favorite toppings for toast and it’s a must for Sweet and Spicy Chicken Thighs


it never dawned on me to try making it at home, much less to make something as awesome as this Crockpot Spiced Peach Butter.  This recipe from Stacy Makes Cents had my mouth literally watering and the wheels in my mind turning.


Are you savory or sweet, spicy or sweet?  What’s your favorite?  Either way, I’m fairly certain that these Maple Cardamom Mini-Cupcakes with Chocolate Icing will delight you.  I think they’re adorable, and I love the slightly spicy/citrusy cardamom twist – especially when combined with chocolate.


Princess’ pick of the week ====>>>>

The Cupcake Cookie Poppers from My Recipe Magic (Six Sisters Stuff) because: “They’re adorable edible fluffy rainbows!”


Monkey’s pick of the week ===>>>

Even though he wouldn’t touch an olive with a ten-foot pole – Monkey chose these Deviled Spider Eggs because:  “SPIDERS!  MOM! SPIDERS!!!!!!”




This past week I learned a few things about myself, and my kids, and expecting perfection while taking First Day of School Pictures and I wrote about it over on Southern Hospitality.

School’s started and if you’re like me, you want snacks that are easy, delicious, and best of all – good for the kids. Check out these 7 Energy-Boosting Snacks for After School #fruitforthought

How about 15 Fun and Free Back To School Printables #minutemaid


I can’t wait to see what y’all have had going on in your kitchens!

Thank y’all so much for taking the time to link up to Mouthwatering Mondays each week.  Thank y’all for visiting each other, for supporting each other, and for linking back to MWM in your posts so that others can join in and share the love.

The Food Blogging Community is such a wonderful one.

  • link directly back to your recipe URL.  Not your Blog Homepage, not your Facebook page, not pinterest.. Just your recipe url
  • visit other MWM participants and support each other
  • Link back to Mouthwatering Mondays/A Southern Fairytale in the linked up post
  • Share the love and visit each other

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