Well will you look at that! Week 16! That means we are 4 months old!
There is a lot of excitement buzzing around here in the YUM household. Next Tuesday, July 22 is my birthday and I have a special treat for you guys. If you are not subscribed, please do so as I don’t want you to miss out.
Want a hint? If you have an iPhone or know someone with one who loves iPhoneography, you’ll want to make sure you stop by and see me next week.
I’ve been reading a lot this week from a book I purchased a while back ago, “Plate to Pixel.” I am trying to absorb everything I can about styling and lighting for food photography. I am a little behind on the buttons and gadget functions on my dslr. I purchased the camera about the same time YUM was born. So, I still have a lot way to go. Someday, I’ll be a pro 😉 Of course, then there is the learning curve with Lightroom and Photoshop. That is still a work in process.
Lastly, before we dive into the nuts and bolts of why we are here, I wanted to share this:
Isn’t that super adorable? I love Flirty Aprons. It just so happens that right now Flirty Apron are having an ‘irregular’ sale. You know what that means right? Some silly minor flaw = deeply discounted super cute and fun aprons.
It is time for the 4th Annual Flirty Aprons irregular sale. These aprons have minor flaws that are hardly noticeable, some not at all. Huge discounted prices on many Flirty items. Flirty Aprons Irregular Sale, starting at $4.49, sale ends 7/18, no code necessary
I do believe last week was our biggest turnout yet! 65 Posts! Yah!
NOTE: Something else I want to touch base on here. Please, please make sure when you link that you 1) have linked back to us in some way, whether its a direct link in your post, our button on our sidebar or our button on a link party page hosted on your website. We have a lot of folks linking and not giving us credit back. 2) please do not link and run. A lot of work goes into recipe creation. Please, if you want people to visit you then you really should pay it forward and practice the power of three. Take time to visit at least 3 recipes and leave a comment. Bonus if you social share. Cheryl and I visit each and every one of the posts in our link. We comment on ALL and we social share. That is VERY time-consuming. So PLEASE, be kind and pay forward your respects to fellow foodies. This is supposed to be fun, but it is also a lot of work, so don’t make me slap your hands
The button also helps others learn about the party. More party people, more pageviews and social shares for all of us!
I can’t stress enough, if there are ANY of you fabulous foodies who wish to co-host with us – please let us know.
EVERY post in the party gets pinned to The Yuck Stops Here Pinterest Board!
Follow Cheryl King’s board The Yuck STOPS Here! on Pinterest.
Swing by sometime to check it out! ALL Features get Shared, Stumbled, Tweeted & Otherwise LOVED by your hosts and posted to The Yuck Stops Here Featured Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to link back if you want to be featured! Follow Cheryl King’s board Features from The Yuck Stops Here on Pinterest. Feel free to share the party with your friends and followers on social media using #yuckstopshere or #stoptheyuck. And VISIT, VISIT, VISIT! Let’s get to the important stuff!
(If you’d rather just post a link on your post here’s some info on how to do that) More Hosting Info
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This week’s Features:
Sausage Gravy Corn Chowder Broccoli Soup from Poems & Quotes Finder
YOU MUST CHECK OUT THIS HILARIOUS POST!
YUMS PERSONAL FAVE:
This week my pick is not a healthy recipe, but that’s ok. My eyes are always drawn to homemade chocolate cake. It’s a curse I tell you. My mother used to make her grandmothers homemade salad dressing cake with homemade fudge frosting when I was younger and it’s always her go-to cake for celebrations. One look at Paige’s frosting and I could tell there was some yummy homemade goodness in there. Check out the full recipe on The Happy Flammily. I picked her Chocolate Fudge Cake because not only does it look so simple and fresh with her choice of colors for photo props, it uses all real ingredients. No box mix here. I love that. She put the work and effort in and look at her reward. Now, if only I could get her to invite me over for dessert.
I mean, it ISSSS my birthday next week 😉
CONGRATULATIONS to you ALL!
If you were featured, grab an “I’ve Been Featured” button to show everyone how awesome you are! And remember, each co-host chooses her favorites, so click over to Cheryl at Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaosto check out her favorites for this week!
Paula Parker says
Thank you for featuring our post as most clicked! Your page is so appreciated!
Thank you Chrystal for the party 🙂
I hope you’re having a quite week.
Here we’re facing some difficult time – in between linking 2 posts to your party we had here 2 sirens and I had less than a minute and a half to get to safe place
Oh no Winnie, I do hope everything is ok.
Bill @thewoksoflife says
Thanks for hosting – Just followed you on StumbleUpon!
Thank you Bill. I am a new follower of your site!
Kat@Home. Made. Interest. says
Thanks for hosting! Looking forward to some new recipe ideas!
You are welcome. Thank you for stopping by.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
July birthdays rule, don’t they? I just celebrated mine last week 🙂 Oh, and I am obsessed with iPhone pictures, so I can’t wait to hear what you have up your sleeve.
Yes they do! I do hope you will stop back by Tuesday. I hope to drop by FB group, but I am also hoping husband is taking me out for the day since he took the day off 😉 It should autopost to my YUMeating FB page though.
Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama says
That sounds like a great book. I’ll have to get it for when I hit the beach later this month. Work never stops!
I am finding it very useful!
Kay Adeola says
Happy upcoming Birthday. I love that apron its so cute.Off to look through all the tasty posts on your linky.
Thank you so much for everything.
I love flirty aprons! I look forward to these new recipes every week 🙂
I am glad you look forward to these!
I have a flirty apron. it’s one of my favorite things to wear when cooking.
I am glad to hear you enjoy yours!
Robin (Blommi.com) says
That apron is adorable. It is almost too cute to get dirty!
I know. I actually thought about getting 2! I have this great Wonder Woman one my husband purchased of Etsy for Christmas that I just love. I also have an Irish one that my MIL picked up. I get messy in the kitchen!
I love chocolate cake too! That picture is mouth watering!
The apron is so cute! And what a deal! Thanks for sharing.
Happy early birthday Chrystal! I have a foodie post to share this week and linked up. Thanks for the invite and have a super week ahead.
Debbie Denny says
Hope you have an awesome birthday. Great linky., Also love that apron.
Thanks so much!
So Plate to Pixel sounds really interesting, even for someone who isn’t a full-time food blogger. (I do blog food/recipes sometimes.) I’ll have to check it out!
I think anyone interested in photograph could learn from it.
The apron is super cute! I would wear it all the time.
I love my Wonder Woman one!
I remember seeing Flirty Aprons around. They had a cupcake print, and a cherry print that I thought were so cute!
I think they still have those.
chrysa duran says
Goodness that chocolate cake looks divine! The Flirty Aprons are great for gifts! They are so fun and beautiful. Thanks for the link party!
Thank you for stopping by. (I cant keep my eyes off that cake!)
That apron is so cute! And I definitely want a piece of that cake!
SUPER cute apron! I have been meaning to get that book!
Its really good!
Carly Anderson says
That apron is too cute! So many of these recipes linked up look so good!
Barbie's Beauty Bits says
That apron is oh so cute, I need to get me one of them. I looked at some of the linkys, now I’m hungry! Cake and a lot more that is not on my diet=(
Robyn @ simply fresh dinners says
I’m late this week but I’m finally here, lol.
I love Plate to Pixel and have learned a lot from it and I’m only on chapter 4! The fun thing about photography is that we`ll be learning forever although sometimes I wish that learning curve didn`t feel so steep!
Thanks so much for hosting, sweet lady. I hope you`re having a great week!
Hi Robyn! Always good to see you here. I am still going through the book. My other fave is Lindsay from Pinch of Yum, her Tasty Food Photography book. http://bit.ly/1cOgenO
Janel (A Mom's Take) says
What a fun reason for a party! I always enjoy your Yuck Stops here posts. I always get inspired.
Liz Mays says
That’s so awesome that you have a forum for foodies! I have a couple Flirty Aprons and I think they’re so cute too!
I love these posts you do, plus the apron? OMG that is so cute. The food is looking scrumptious too!
Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com says
Oh that apron! How cute is that:)
Hope you have a wonderful Birthday! Mine is coming up and I’m looking forward to it!
The apron is so cute, I have an apron addiction. Even though I rarely find the time to cook things worth wearing an apron for. One day, One day! lol
I really want to start making my own now that I finally have my sewing machine set up.
The cake looks so good. I’m craving cake. I love the name of your link party. lol
Lots of great recipes in this link up! Thanks for hosting for us!
Carly from The Puzzled Palate says
I am so glad to have stopped by today! I love that apron and all of the recipes as usual!
I am so glad you came by too!
Amanda Her says
That flirty apron is adorable! I have always wanted something like that.
cam | bibs and baubles says
That chocolate cake looks soo good. I am seriously craving a slice right now!
Travel Blogger says
Ugh I feel so overwhelmed with photoshop right now! Such a learning curve.
I started back in 2004 on Gimp. Before that I used Paint Shop Pro and its since changed owners. You would think I would get Photoshop, but it’s just so overwhelming. I have convinced myself I am just going to take a class on campus or something.
Travel Blogger says
Wow, that cake looks too good to eat. It doesnt even look real!
Oh man that cake looks delish! I also would really like to own that apron.
Marina @ Mommy Snippets says
Super cute apron! I can’t wait to find out your “iphone secret”, lol!
Only a few more days to wait!
Amber Conaway says
That is the cutest apron I have ever seen! My son’s birthday is the 23rd! Great people are born in July 🙂
Thats awesome! My grandmothers birthday is that day. I always do my birthday up right because she is no longer with us, so I honor her too.
Danielle @ We Have It All says
I need to check out that Hawaiian Ice Cream. And wow, that apron is cheap!
Debbie L. says
The chocolate cake looks amazing….Have a great Birthday!
April Smith Decheine says
What a huge assortment of posts that are linking up. I get a lot of traffic from doing link ups!