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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Blog-iversary Celebration Day 3

Welcome to the third day of my Blog-iversary Celebration.  Today I am offering another fun Blog-iversary gift to one lucky winner, but first I thought I should answer a few questions from previous days.

1. What is the name of the dinnerware?  It is Bordallo Pinneiro, and is made in Portugal.  It comes in a pink, green, yellow, etc.  I have the pink and use it for Easter and girlie events.  I also have a yellow cake pedestal cake plate with bunnies that is great for Easter and summer! I love collecting dishes and glassware, and especially the Bordallo!

2.  How did you make that Princess Cake?  In spirit of full disclosure, I did not make the  princess cake.  It is a photo of a princess cake made with the Cricut Birthday Cakes cartridge and was used to advertise the cake machine.  I "may have" nabbed the photo to use as a birthday cake photo for the blog-iversary!!

3. Can you share your Chicken Salad Recipe, it looks yummy? The recipe was originally published in Cooking Light magazine and I have been making this recipe (with variations) for the last 8 years or so.  I will give you the recipe as I made it for the luncheon:

Curried Chicken Salad
4.5 Cups of cooked chicken breast, cubed
2 Cups of red grape halves
1 20oz can of pineapple tidbits, drained (reserve juice for apple bath)
1 large apple, diced (put the diced apple in the pineapple juice to help prevent browning.  Drain juice and add apples only to the salad).
1/3 Cup of craisins
1/2 Cup of sliced almonds

Combine in a LARGE bowl and mix well.  Prepare dressing and mix to combine. 

3/4 Cup of light Mayo
2 Tablespoons of Honey
1 Tablespoon of Curry (this DOES NOT make the dress "hot")
1 Tablespoon fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 Teaspoon each of salt and pepper - or to taste

Whisk together and mix with the salad ingredients.  Chill four hours prior to serving.  Serve over mixed greens.


Now, on to today's Blog-iversary gift:  A CGull Cricut Premium Tool Kit!

The CGull Premium Tool Kit includes 12 high-quality pieces - 

Contents include:
  • Black/Green Leatherette Case with Magnetic Strap
  • Bone Folder Tool
  • Small Scraper Tool
  • Large Scraper Tool
  • Exacto Knife
  • 2 Extra Exacto Blades
  • Small Scissors
  • Stainless Steel Tweezers
  • Hook Tool
  • Scoop Hook Tool
  • Narrow Blade Spatula Tool with Rounded Tip
  • Wide Blade Spatula Tool

 I especially love the scraper tools for clearing small cuts off of the cutting mats!  But the other tools are awesome too!
You know the drill - leave a comment under this post to be in the drawing for the tool kit.  The tool kit, Nursery Rhymes cartridge, and Yourstory winners will be announced on Friday!! 
Thanks for coming by to celebrate with me!!!


  1. Thanks so much for the recipe! It looked super yummy!!
    Another great giveaway!!! TFS and for the chance to win

  2. The recipe sounds yummy!! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity for some great stuff! Congrats on your blog-iversary too!!!

  3. So glad someone asked for the Chicken Salad recipe.... I forgot too! It looked soooo yummy! Thanks for giving it out, now I can try and make it this weekend! YEAH! :o)
    Thanks for sharing your celebration with all of us! :o)

  4. Thanks for all the info! Will certainly try the salad, yum!!!
    brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

  5. Wow, Susan, another fabulous prize! Thanks for the scoop on the dinnerware, it is beautiful, as well as the recipe (yum), and the Princess cake disclosure! and thank you for holding such a great party!

  6. Thanks for the recipe! It looked delicious, and I will need to try it. Love those plates- so thanks for the info.

  7. the chicken salad sounds delish. thanks for the recipe.

  8. I will give the recipe to my husband and I will take the tools if I win them. Thanks for your wonderful prizes during your blog-iversary. - Susan

  9. Thank you for letting us know about the dinnerware (I'm going to investigate that further) and thanks for the recipe.

  10. Thanks for the recipe! Thanks for the chance to win those tools!

  11. I'm going to have to try this for lunch. THanks for the recipe. Hope your having a great blog aversary.
    papermemories4u @

  12. Thanks for sharing the deets from you previous post, hon. Inquiring minds ALWAYS want to know. LOL I have very similar dishes in pink but with a slightly different flower pattern. Every time I see yours, I think I must get them out. Beautiful! xxD

  13. I am always looking for a good salad and this sounds like it just might work! Thanks for sharing and for the chance at yet another gift.

  14. This recipe sound delicious...but for some reason I can not make good potato salads...maybe this one will be different...will have to try it....thank you....also I would love to win this tool set...need that too....thank you for sharing....and happy anniversary!!!

  15. Salad sounds good. I also love the prize - thanks for offering both!

  16. Nice kit. I hadn't seen this. That would be great to have.

  17. this is an awesome looking kit- I would love to win it!

  18. Thanks for the giveaway and happy aniversary!

  19. The salad recipe sounds yummy. Thank you and a huge thank you for the great giveaways.
    Thank you thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

  20. Happy Anniversary again! Yummy recipe, thank you!

  21. Great blog candy. Maybe I will get lucky this time????? Here's keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Happy Anniversary, and thank you for such a yummy sounding recipe, I will be trying it.

  23. Thanks for the recipe!!

    Awesome giveaway! TFS!

  24. Happy Blog-iversary, my friend!!

  25. What a fantastic tool kit! Thanks for the chance to win. Peggie

  26. can't wait to try the salad - thanks for the recipe and also for the opportunity for yummy prizes!

  27. looks like you're having a fun blog-o-versairy week!thanks for all the chances to win !!

    : )

  28. I'm going to steal that recipe from you, it looked delicious in your picture! What a fun week of giveaways and celebration! You are too generous, I really appreciate the opportunity to win!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

  29. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Gotta try that.

  30. Love this tool kit! TFS!
    Pam D

  31. Thanks for the recipe. Sounds yummy and one I will be trying out. Tool kit looks real nice, don't have a lot of them tools.
    angel hugs

  32. Congrats on you Blog-aversary!!! The Chicken salad sounds great!! Will have to try to make it!! Thanks for the oppertunity to win such a great prize!1

    Ildi-the Craftin Mama

  33. that recipe makes me hungry,it sounds super yummy. thanks for a chance to win a great gift. and congratulations on your blog-iversary.
    kay mcbride

  34. Happy "Blog-iversary"! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe, can't wait to try it. Also, thank you for the chance to win as well.....enjoying your celebration as much as you and enjoy your blog!!!

  35. congrats on the blog-versary. I hope to be able to say that someday :)

  36. I find the information which you have shown here. As I just want to say that I was totally unknown from this. But after reading this I came to know about that.........
    Congratulation also!!!:)

  37. Congratulation Susan! Thanks for the wonderful information. The recipes pretty look yummy. You did a great job! Thanks for sharing!