Seasonal Saturday & Fresh, Clean, and Pure Friday!


Taking a break from grading final exams, I’m posting this weekend’s get-together for Fresh, Clean and Pure Fridays.  I normally have this up and running by Friday mornings, but I had an evening final exam to administer and was pretty tied up with my students.  Of course, I’m watching the beautiful Royal Wedding replays while typing this up!  Princess Catherine is simply beautiful!  Her wedding gown is absolutely perfect for her and the times, just perfect!  It’s simplicity allows us to focus on her extraordinary beauty!  What a handsome Prince William too!

This week there are three featured food posts, and one featured each for garden, lifestyle, and hand-made/craft posts.  All are delightful!

Thanks to Gnee at Singing With The Birds for this beautifully decorated and edible  Easter cake that is over the top and perfect all the way down to the lovely gold bow!  Now you’d think that this is very time-consuming, but she says it is really pretty simple!

As strawberries are in season, I fell in love with these luscious cupcakes from Lisa at Flour Me With Love.  Just look at the cream cheese filling tucked into these pink babies.  Mmmmm!

These salmon pancakes are simply irresistible from Mary at Food Floozie!   With a bit of cream dolloped on top, these must be a real treat to nibble on.

J.C. @ From Captain’s Daughter to Army Mom has recently moved from California to the Carolina’s and shares glimpses of her stunning gardens in full spring bloom.  J.C. says that she had read and heard about the beauty of spring in the South, but with this being her first spring experience she ‘wows’ us with her floral surroundings!

Judee over at Gluten-Free A to Z Blog provides the names of indoor plants that help clean up our lifestyles in terms of removing toxins in the air that we breath inside our homes.  I can’t imagine a home without live plants for freshness, beauty, and the added benefit of cleaning the air.

Last, but not least, Claudia from What’s Cookin’ Italian Style Cuisine has some of the most interesting crackle-decorated Easter eggs that I have ever seen in my life.  What fun these are!  I just love the vivid color of blue in the interior of the cracked eggs!

So go ahead and link up one or two of your favorite food, garden, or lifestyle posts!  Please show blog etiquette and post the button and/or link back to this link-up for others to find and join.  And also, please no posts for coupons and sales, giveaways, or trying to sell stuff.

Your comments make me smile and I promise to get right back to you both here and on your blog! I may be slow at it because I get easily distracted by something brewing in the kitchen, hummingbirds in my gardens, and student papers to grade! BUT I DO VISIT YOUR BLOG and comment back! Hey, that's what good friends are for! xo

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  1. Those cupcakes look super!
    Thanks for hosting.
    Hope the grading goes well (and quickly!)

  2. Thanks for hosting today! Have a lovely weekend.

  3. Thank you SO much for featuring my cupcake, it is greatly appreciated! Thanks for hosting every week too. :)

  4. Thanks for hosting! This week I’ve linked up Hungarian Meatballs with Noodles…one of my family’s favorites!! I love visiting your blog each week to link up. It’s such a breath of fresh air in the blogging world. I love the outdoors & always feel a sense of peace when I visit here!

    Hope you’ll stop by this week. I just launched my blog on my very own domain so I’m somewhat excited, and hoping everyone will stop by for my “housewarming” party. I’ve shared Grilled Steak Lettuce Wraps.

    Have a GREAT weekend!!!
    Denise @ Creative Kitchen

  5. Hi Roz,
    You have lovely features today. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week end!

  6. Roz, you are such a sweetheart, I am so honored you would add my egg(so easy its embarassing) lol to your artistist group here… I love everything posted going to do some eye candy food shopping here on your site! Thanks so much for thinking of me and have a wonderful weekend… love those cupcakes… got to check them out first!

  7. Roz,
    I look forward to your blog each week and always enjoy all the amazingly beautiful pictures and fabulous recipes. Thank you so much for featuring my article on how to reduce house toxins with indoor plants.

  8. Thank you so much for featuring my salmon patties! As you can see from today’s contribution, I also watched the wedding … sigh. Everything was just lovely!!!

  9. Hello dear Roz,
    First of all,let me tell you that I am an ardent admirer of your lovely blog and have been following you for quite some time!Your posts exude a great deal of warmth and i really like being here:)
    I have been trying to link up for the past few weeks but have been caught up in things – so I promised not to miss out this time:)
    Have linked up a post – hope you like reading it!


  10. Those cupcakes look delish!! And the crackle eggs are so pretty :)

  11. Stopping by to leave hugs and happy wishes for a great weekend!

  12. I love that egg!!! I also sent the address of that gluten free blog to a friend that just got told that he needs to be gluten free…good timing!

  13. Thanks Roz for featuring my Flower Basket Cake. I enjoy your party each week. There are some special gals who link up here as your features show. Thanks for hosting all of us!

  14. Hi ,
    I shared my GF Coconut Banana Blueberry Bars with a video demonstration and an article about the benefits of pastured eggs. I hope you like it!

  15. Hi there! Thank you for hosting.
    I’m a follower, and hope you’ll visit me soon and follow back!
    I’ve included a page on my site that lists blog hops for each day of the week, and this hop is listed there. If you know of other great hops, please let me know!
    Oh… also, earlier this week, I posted a list of great ways to save at the gas pump. I hope you’ll find this list helpful:
    Have a great week.

  16. Wonderful selections! I’m going to link up my half homemade spicy corn muffins for this week. Have a beautiful weekend Roz :-)

  17. Happy to read you watched the wedding, it was wonderful and made me proud to be British:)

  18. I hope grading is going better than my finals are going. Lots of stress over lots of papers and exams. But it’s recipes and pictures like these that are helping me get through it! Reminds me that in a few weeks, I’ll have the time to actually taste some of these delicious desserts, and enjoy the spring flowers around me.

  19. Thanks for hosting. I love the idea behind this linky.

  20. Thanks for sharing all these great-looking things! Now, I’m seriously craving a strawberry cupcake.

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