September 15, 2014

Dueling Darlings - September

Time to duel....or get really hungry!   Our theme this month is to create a recipe card.   I just know that I am going to get some great ideas and a stomach rumble or two checking out what the Dueling Darlings from SCS have to share this month!

Barb, is the Divas hostess for September.  We received the cutest kit with so many matching items I wanted to use them all!   Our directions were to create a 4 x 6 recipe card.

I shared a quick recipe that I just love.   I could so drink this stuff! No, really.  I use all organic items to make this dressing.  Most importantly, your maple syrup needs to be real.  No corn syrup mess, 100% real maple syrup.   It is more expensive, but it tastes so good and is not a bunch of everything but maple syrup!  If you do not have a local source, Costco has really good pricing on their organic Kirkland brand.

Another hint....the same goes for Costco's organic honey - although not in this recipe, I thought I would mention it.  You know how most honey crystallizes then you cannot use it and have to microwave it and all kinds of crazy stuff? Yeah, real honey doesn't do that!

We have this dressing year around.  It goes well with all types of salads.  I can get my DH to eat large amounts of kale with this dressing!  The recipe is for one serving.  I triple or quadruple the recipe, put it in a jar and refrigerate.  Just give it a good shake if you do this, as the olive oil solidifies a bit.  By the way, did you know if your olive oil does not solidify some when refrigerated, there is a really good chance that it is not pure olive oil?  Check your brand. There are a lot of less than advertised brands out there.  For what we pay for olive oils, they should be what they are advertised!

I cannot wait to get started on our foodie journey of the DDD's blog posts.   Be sure to visit their blogs on the right side bar.   I am sure we are in for some yummy goodness!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Tami, this is so clean and beautifully layered. Just perfect, I'd say! I especially like the way you placed the "What's Cooking?" piece. Ingenious! And your recipe sounds YUMMY!

I also love the way you used the wooden utensils in your photo!

Thanks for dueling!

MiamiKel said...

OH have you ever had baked Kale chips? My dd bought a bag of it (none of us cared for it, lol!) so instead of making it into her rabbit/hamster's treats, she baked it. Not half bad! Your recipe sounds yummy - I'll have to try this over my waldorf!

Love the elegance to your card, so crisp and clean - to the point and draws the eye right in!

Happy to have you as a DDD with us! ♥

Barb said...

Tami--what a great recipe card and a sweet recipe for dressing too. I love how you used so many items in the kit! I love reading your stories and your posts always put a smile on my face.

Thanks Bunches for being a Diva!

Melina said...

Ohhhh, I love how you did the section to the right. That's a wonderful recipe and recipe card! :)

Carol W said...

Oh Tami, this is awesome...such a great card and it looks like a yummy recipe as well

dweatter said...

I love your recipe card. Going to make the dressing it sounds delicious.