Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Time for Change and a Time for Cupcakes 2

Hello Friends!

Thanks for all the support, my hand is much better and I am feeling pretty good.  So on to the cupcakes.  I have been planning to make these cupcakes  since I was in Nantucket. It was to be my back to school Apple-Spice  Cupcake post, perfect right? But I have had an idea brewing for a while and I started to put it into action I returned from Nantucket. With a push  help of my friend Dana, I had applied to IVY Tech. So school and I have never gotten along. We are really sworn enemies and honestly I am terrified of going back. But I am going back to school with a plan. I want to go into nursing. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Greek and Grilled Salads

Hello Everyone!!

I spent all night wishing that I had already finished typing up these recipes in since my hand is really hurting. I fell, again, and spent a few hours at Urgent Care. It turns out that I have nicked a bone in my left hand. Oh well, but I am really excited to share this with you! These are the other recipes from my mom's birthday dinner.  The greek and shrimp salad is from Bon Appetite. And the grilled balsamic salad is one of my favorite  recipes. So my hand really, really hurts so I will just leave you with these awesome dishes! Cheers

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Perfect Last Bite

My mom's birthday was on September 1st. I wanted to make something really special and I had bookmarked this cake nearly a year ago. My mom loves lemon and you know I have blueberries. But this year the time didn't work out, I got called in to work on the day I was supposed to make her cake. So I had to find something to whip up fast for our family dinner/birthday dinner.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Cuisinart 3-Cup Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor Winner is...

Wow I was truly amazed  how many of you signed up for this fun giveaway. I really didn't expect it and I am really sorry I don't have enough money to buy one for each of you. I wish I could. But thank you all for entering. You made my 1st blog birthday giveaway a hit! 
But on to the winner… drum roll please…………

Thursday, September 8, 2011 Giveaway

Hello Everyone,
I have a new giveaway for you. This giveaway is curtsy of  I have worked with before. They made my beautiful blog business cards, they are shiny, bright and I love the curved corners (die cut). I can't tell you how many compliments I got on my blog business cards  while at the Bloggy Boot Camp. I also really love that uses vegetable and soy-based inks with lower levels of VOCs! Yay everyone benefits including the environment!
This is a mock up of my blog business card
The winner will receive 50 pcs Brochure that are printed outside and inside on 8.5" x 11", 100lb Paper Gloss and with folding (Half Fold, Trifold/Letterfold, Z-Fold, Roll Fold, Accordion Fold). And luckily for you there is *free shipping and a super fast 2 Business Days turnaround. I am also really excited that I  will receive custom brochures for hosting. 
This giveaway is sponsored by, an online printing company. I have  and will not receive any money but for hosting I will also get custom brochures printing. Please see more information about business cards, postcards and all custom  and  online printing at at

This giveaway will run from today until Monday, September 12th at midnight
, Eastern Indiana time. The winner will be announced by Wednesday September 14th and I will contact the winner by email, and the winner will have 48 hours to respond. If there is no reply, another winner will be drawn using and notified. 

If you are already a follower of Calamity Kate's Kitchen, Twitter, or Facebook, please leave comments so you can still be counted in for the giveaways!  
Good Luck!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Madaket Tacos Del Mar

Hello friends,  before I share some of my vacation photos and an amazing Nantucket recipe, I would like to remind you that we still have the Cuisinart® 3-Cup Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor giveaway. This giveaway has been extended to  September 10th at midnight. The winner will be announced Monday September 12th  So if you haven't entered yet you still have a few extra days to do so.  Thanks!

Also check out a giveaway at the Cooking Underwriter.  We both have been celebrating out 1 year anniversary with giveaways and Shelia has taken a page out of my book (I am so flattered) and purchased this fabulous The Best of Gourmet: 20th Anniversary Edition.  So please go check out the Cooking Underwriter and sign up to win!

Oh, do I have an amazing recipe to share with you... this comes straight from Madaket Beach in Nantucket.  My brother and I arrived to Nantucket around 3:30 and were greeted with fresh beach air and the sent of jasmine and honeysuckle. We were also greeted by my (tanned) dad and 2 lobster rolls with our names on them.  (Check out Calamity Kate on Facebook to see a picture of the lobster roll) The drive to Wild Rose Cottage (our home in Nantucket) was great, with the windows open and lobster in our mouths we were on vacation!!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

September Mornings

What a stunning Tuesday Morning. I decided to share my favorite thing about cool  September mornings with you on this gorgeous day!

I just wanted to share a cup of tea and a slice of toast with you on this fine, cool September Morning. Fall and Winter are my favorite times of year. I love cool nights and chilly mornings. I love falling asleep with layers upon layers of blankets and I really love waking up in a pile of warm blankets. Most of the time I burrow so deep into those covers that only my nose gets cold. And I especially love waking up to make a cup of hot, steaming tea.  As you may know, I do not like coffee at all. I am a tea girl. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Last Few True Summer Days and a Few Good Books

Hello Friends, 

I am so glad to be back home, although I wanted to bring the ocean with me. Too bad it doesn't travel well. Anyways I spent my vacation reading great books. When I actually sit down and read I go through books like crazy… in a week by the sea I read  8.5 books. Since I only brought 3 with me we ended up at a great bookstore and also a used bookstore (where I got 4 books and a fabulous cookbook for $11.75! All the money went to the island hospital)
I did start the book, The HelpSo far The Help is awesome very easy to get into. It reads so beautifully. I can not put it down…so in my mind is is a guaranteed classic. An amazing book and story. So while I am reading a very southern book, I thought about one of my favorite southern cookbooks, Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook & Kitchen Reader.