Monday, December 17, 2018

Say Cheese! Tuesday Linky

Let's try this again, this time using Linky Tools. The theme is still cheesy because this is Wisconsin. Notice the Lake Effect t-shirt he's wearing at Irish Fest in Milwaukee. So link up anything fun, funny or corny, especially candid photos of people or pets. Bonus points if they don't want their photo taken. And of course, cheesy recipes are always a delight. In reality, you can link up pretty much anything, but the cheesier the better.

Hey, don't—shite, I have a full beer why am I talking?

Here's a quick cream CHEESE frosting recipe from Betty Crocker since a lot of people are in full cookie mode now. I usually just cream butter and powdered sugar with and without cocoa powder together and call it frosting. Although I often cheat with the small store-bought frosting for more detailed work because I don't feel like digging out my pastry bag and the million little scattered tips, but this simple recipe is a nice addition to my seasonal cookie crop.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
1/2 cup softened butter (the recipe says unsalted I always use salted)
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
-Beat the butter and cream cheese with mixer 2 to 3 minutes until smooth
-Stir in vanilla and powdered sugar until frosting is thick and spreadable
-A drop or two of food coloring or extract if desired
-Frost after cookies have cooled
-Use colored sugars or your favorite baking decorations

My favorite cookie decorations are colored sugars, pull apart licorice strands, heath pieces, coconut flakes, milk chocolate chips and chocolate Jimmies. Dots work well cut in two for large cookies but I'm afraid to use Red Hots anymore because some of us don't have the unbreakable choppers we used to.


Although the Say Cheese! link up is about candid photos and yummy recipes, all are welcome.

45 comments:

  1. Ooops! I think I entered the wrong linky! Didn't realize that this is a cheese related linky. Feel free to delete my entry!

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    1. Haaa, no, it's cheesy or silly photos or a recipe with cheese in it but I wouldn't delete something unless it were out of line.

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  2. So am I right to say anything goes as long as it's family friendly? I will be swinging by every Tuesday then!

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    1. Pretty much, and it doesn't have to be all that family friendly (I was just commenting to a blog bud that I didn't notice the punker girl was giving me the finger. Maybe I knew it at the time and it could very well be why I loved this photo so much at the time, but my eyesight and memory isn't getting any better). I was aiming for funny posts and I find taking photos of people in the wild can be pretty funny.

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  3. Such a fun photo, they look like real characters #Twinklytuesday

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    1. Irish Fest is my favorite of all the fests. It was somehow even more fun after I stopped drinking, maybe because the photos turned out better.

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  4. I don't have any cheese today. Linky is much easier to use than the last linky. #keepingitreal

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    1. It is easier especially since the explanation I got from the other asking for all the sign in stuff was harder to get through than changing link services. Anything you want to link is fine I'm sure. Although you're such a meticulous decorator nothing you do is cheesy.

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  5. I'll try the cream cheese frosting it sounds yummy #keepingitreal

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    1. I think it will become one of my go-to frostings CR. Merry Christmas, hope your mom gets the biggest tree that will or won't fit in the house. I'm looking forward to your next series of photos from Dubai. And maybe it's just me, but if you have to take the photo from the third floor, that's a big ass tree!

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  6. Ah! I did the same thing. My entry doesn't include cheese. So sorry! You can delete. Maybe the picture accompanying the link could be considered cheesy!

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    1. I'll let you in on a secret, Laurie, it doesn't really matter and I'll assume there's cheese on that plate of pasta? I love the frogs too, pretty funny, no? Ribbit.

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  7. I do love me some cream cheese!

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    1. I bet the whole lot of you would, Brian. I had no idea cats loved cheese until my guest cat set me straight.

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  8. cheese? I like cheese! I love cheese! I eat it before I could do a post on it!
    LeeAnna

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  9. LOL @ the first photo

    I have always thought the name Betty Crocker quite comical we had a famous cook here called Fanny Craddock LOL

    Havee a cheesytastic week :-)

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    1. It certainly calls for a playground rhyme like, "Betty Crocker, off her rocker, made a cake in her locker." Most Yanks wouldn't know what that name means, lol. Actually, I don't know if Craddock means anything but I like the sound of it. My mother's favorite candy is made by Fanny Farmer haaaaaaa. A farmer that farms fannies.

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  10. Frosting recipe sounds yummy!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. I'll be giving it a try, I only worry about storing the cookies frosted with it, but I'm cutting it so close it may very well not be an issue.

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  11. Thanks for hosting and this looks like my type of party. Hope that you have a wonderful week.

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    1. You too my friend. I'm still thinking about the candy cane pillars and the milk and cookies set out at the Fairmont.

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  12. I love cheese, but it doesn't love me. Bugger.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. We've developed an understanding, cheese and I.

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  13. OK...my photo of a photo of people is pretty cheesy, so hopefully I qualify. Mostly I just wanted to show you I could figure THIS kinky tool out. Also I had a cheese sandwich for lunch.

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    1. I was pretty intrigued by it, Sallie and you'd qualify with a blank page. Yeah, the other linky wasn't working the way it should and the explanation it's quirks gave me a headache. Did you really have a cheese sammie too? I had a melted sharp cheddar on Italian bread with some ham on one side but ended up tossing the ham back on the plate. Even my cousin's cat had two helpings of cheese cake tonight.

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    2. Yep. Cheese and tomato (already fresh in Florida).

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    3. Drooling. A good, fresh tomato on it's own is heaven but slice it fresh on grilled cheese? Ohhh man.

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    1. It's straight forward enough and simple is good.

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  15. Many years ago, a neighbor gave me the cream cheese frosting recipe, and for the life of me, I could not get it to turn out. I wasted so many ingredients before giving up. Thanks for your recipe and stopping by Pictorial Tuesday. :)

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    1. This looks like one that can't go wrong, Peabea.

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  16. Really funny ... I enjoyed it on this Wednesday!

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  17. Love the linky and will contribute when I can! I never ate much cheese until I came to New Zealand. The hubby eats it every day!

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    1. I wouldn't think of NZ as being full of cheese, Betty (: Good for hubby.

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    1. Thanks, Birgitta, I hadn't given it a closer look before I posted. Oops.

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  19. Seriously? There is people looking like this walking around? OMG!

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    1. This was from an Irish Fest past, but hey, whatever floats your boat or punks your rock I say.

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  20. You're a cookie maven, whooo-hooo! I still haven't found my baking magic wand, which hopefully will appear soon. The persimmons aren't going to last much longer. Merry Christmas, Jeanna!

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    1. I was at one time, Susie, picked up the habit from my Aunt Flossie who was the Cookie Queen. And I always mean well but ach, this week, this month, the last three months. Too bad about the persimmons but cherish them while they're here. Merry Christmas, hon.

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  21. Thanks for the recipe! Merry Christmas! Hope you have a wonderful week.

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    1. Merry Christmas to you and your crew, Kelleyn!

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  22. Hi Jeanna, anything with cheese in has to be winner. Sweet, savoury or photographic! Sorry for not getting round earlier I took a step back from all things screeny apart from Netflix and my Kindle. Is this a link up you'll be running every week? I hope you had a good Christmas? And I would like to wish you good health and happiness for 2019!

    Thank you for sharing your post with #keepinitreal.

    xx

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