Gah! Did anyone else have a minor panic attack yesterday when that little message popped up on Google Reader saying that the service is officially closing down on July 1? I have been using Google Reader to follow way too many blogs for years and years. So this came as a total surprise and a bit of a bummer, as I have overall really loved using Reader.
But coincidentally, I had just recently begun exploring Bloglovin’, and had really begun to fall in love with many of their features and layout. Granted, there are many differences between Bloglovin’ and Google Reader, and some of the features I most love on Reader have yet to appear on Bloglovin’. But overall, it’s a great reader, and it is an especially great resource for finding new blogs that are similar to those you already love. So I’m curious to give it a real try at least for awhile!
The good news is that Bloglovin’ offers a really simple feature for importing the list of blogs you currently follow on Reader into your profile with Bloglovin’. So thought I would post a really quick how-to. I might make a more detailed tutorial this weekend with actual visuals (would that be helpful?). But for now, here is the basic idea.
Also, for those of you who do decide to make the switch to Bloglovin’, would love for you to find me and come say hi! My profile is at /gimmesomeoven, where you can click “follow” for my blogs Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. Happy blog loving at Bloglovin’!
**I also posted a tutorial for those interested in switching to Feedly. You can view that here!***
Ok, I’m a little excited about these. For those of you out there who like chocolate-covered pretzels, or who (like me) find anything salty and sweet absolutely irresistible, OR for those of you who just like any excuse to eat nachos — I have a new creation for you to try.
Chocolate Pretzel Nachos!!!
I have been craving chocolate-covered pretzels for a week, ever since I made two enormous (and might I say, perfectly-drizzled) batches for work that were for photographing only, not eating. But when I was thinking about trying to dip my beloved Pretzel Crisps in chocolate, I had the idea to instead turn them into some sweet chocolate nachos for snacking! And they turned out to be fantastic!!
I just piled up a bunch of pretzels, marshmallows and chocolate chips, and then drizzled them with warm hot fudge sauce and butterscotch sauce (although you could also use caramel). And then I couldn’t resist throwing on a few sprinkles. ;)
Super easy, SUPER fast, and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. They would even be extra awesome when served alongside ice cream for dipping.
Fair warning that there may be some more pretzel nachos recipes coming soon. These are too fun!!!
I am seriously ready for you to get here. After a few 60-degree days this weekend in Kansas City, I awoke today to the rude surprise of a frosty ground and a freezing loft, after the batteries in my thermostat decided to randomly go out. Oof.
I have been on a mega juicing kick lately, and have had fun trying all sorts of crazy ingredient combinations each day with whatever produce I have in the fridge. But of all the juices I have made, this simple three-ingredient orange carrot ginger juice ended up being one of my favorites.
Friends, I’m pretty sure you’re going to need to try this next recipe in our Guinness Week lineup — Guinness Pulled Pork!
I made a big batch of this yesterday to share with my good friends and neighbors, David and Suzannah, who just brought the sweetest little baby girl named Ava into the world. I asked if they wanted tacos or sliders, and they requested the latter. So I brought over this pulled pork and some salad for dinner, and we spent a wonderful evening catching up on all things life and parenthood and faith and more — made all the better by the fact that I got to spend nearly the entire time holding their tiny 12-day-old sleeping daughter in my arms.
Just in case you have never clicked on that pink STYLE button up above, I wanted to make sure you saw this cute “recipe” from Gimme Some Style — Salt Dough Magnets! Aren’t they adorable??
Liz, who recently moved lofts and is now my upstairs neighbor, has been in the midst of an enormous kitchen remodel. But even in the midst of all the craziness as they were pulling late nights installing new cabinets, all that Liz could talk about was how much fun she was having making these salt dough magnets. Ha! Love this girl and her heart for all things crafty.
Guinness Week continues with a slightly different way to enjoy your pint of stout — Guinness Floats!
These floats are as easy as 1-2-3. First, place a few scoops of your favorite chocolate or vanilla ice cream into a glass. Then slowly pour in some Guinness and watch it foam like crazy. And finally, top with some chocolate syrup or chocolate sauce.