Friday, May 24, 2013

Garlic Shrimp & Cheesy Grits

This is the second recipe I've made from Mrs. Happy Homemaker this week and both have turned out fantastic. I've actually never made grits before and I cheated and made a good quality quick cooking style of grits. They turned out delicious. My only mistake was that I didn't cook the bacon longer, I think it needs to be a bit crispy to offset the grits. Many thanks to Mrs. Happy Homemaker for another winning recipe. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Stealing food bloggers photographs and passing them off as your own is not okay.

Would it be surprising to hear that pretty much on a daily basis I get emails from my readers letting me know that they have found my photographs, (and whatever recipe accompanies the photo), stolen and posted somewhere else online? It is sad, but true.

I have touched on slightly similar topics on my blog when I asked if it is okay to post other food bloggers recipes at your site when the recipe had turned out bad. Be sure to check that post out and leave a comment with your thoughts.

Today, though, I am addressing a bigger issue of people stealing copyrighted photographs and posting them as if they were their own work. A lot of work goes into maintaining a food blog. Picking out the recipes, shopping, prepping, cooking, photographing and finally editing photographs and writing up a post. It is so discouraging when someone simply copy and pastes your work and posts it online, not even bothering to link back to you or to ask for permission before taking your photographs.

Do these people really have no clue that what they are doing is just down right gross? It sickens me, it really does. I have worked with some very nice people in the past who took a moment to email me and ask for permission to post my work on their websites, websites where they earn money from each hit they get, and I have been happy to work with them. People who steal, who crop out your watermark, who take your photograph and recipes and repost it to earn money off of my hard work -- that is disgusting.

There is one particular person doing this to many food bloggers as of late, and when I asked her to take my photograph down, she told me it was my own fault that she took my content. I was and still am a bit flabbergasted. Get a clue and get the hell off my blog, lady. *grin*  That is as polite as I can be to rude and nasty people. In the past I have had more patience with this sort of thing, but as of late it is just getting to be too much.

Do the right thing. Stop stealing things online and passing them off as your own, providing no courtesy link back to where you took it from. Be a good human being and stop trying to profit from other peoples hard work, work that they put their heart and sweat into. What say you blog readers?

Lemon Supreme Rice Krispies Treats

Rice Krispies Treats are a childhood favorite of mine, so when I saw this recipe at Sweet As A Cookie, I had to try it out. My secret to the perfect rice krispies treat is to use an 8-inch pan for thicker squares, as well as having a gentle hand when pressing the treats into the pan, being careful not to compress the treats too much. Many thanks to Sweet As A Cookie for this delicious recipe. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tiffany Punch

This Tiffany Punch is perfect for Summer. The combination of tart lemonade with sweet berry punch is refreshing and so tasty. Many thanks to Mrs. Happy Homemaker for this recipe. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Nutella Puppy Chow


Standard Puppy Chow recipes usually call for a combination of chocolate and peanut butter to coat the cereal. While the classic recipe is delicious, it is a good idea to mix things up a bit and Nutella is a great option to do this. For our house, this recipe for Nutella Puppy Chow is preferred as there is a peanut allergy. Many thanks to The Way to His Heart for this recipe. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Nutella Cream Cheese Turnovers

I am posting over at Momspark today. Please be sure to drop by and pin this recipe for these yummy Nutella Cream Cheese Turnovers. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Raspberry Layered Coffee Cake

Last Saturday I shared this delicious dessert for Raspberry Layered Coffee Cake over at Mom Spark. A new change is that from here on out, the recipes I post at Mom Spark (usually every Saturday) will not be published at Jam Hands, so please be sure to hop on over there and pin the recipe. Enjoy!

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Cream Cheese Flan

I decided to go a flan recipe with a twist this year. Cream Cheese Flan is a bit like a marriage of flan and cheesecake.  I loved the taste and how simple it was. It is a perfect ending to a big Cinco de Mayo meal. If you have never tried it, the liquid around the flan is sweet and caramel flavored. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mexican Street Corn

Mexican Street Corn is my new favorite side dish. It is a very simple dish, basically corn is prepared and then rolled in yummy toppings. What isn’t to love? Queso Fresco is a very mild crumbling cheese found in most grocery stores. My Queso Fresco came as a solid round shape but it very easily crumbles into smaller pieces. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Carne Asada Tacos

While this recipe may seem long and fussy, it is very simple to put together. To save time you can prepare a few components ahead of time. The combination of spicy peppers, grilled pineapple and Carne Asada is downright delicious.

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