Saturday, October 29, 2011

Guest Post: Mommy A Work In Progress...

Giveaway now closed

I want to introduce you all to Ashley from Mommy... A Work In Progress. She is one of my fab sponsors and has a sweet blog. She sent me some of her gorgeous hair clips to try, and they are awesome. My Mia and I love them. And guess what, she has some fab clips to give away to one lucky winner!

Aren't they sweet?!

Take it away Ashley!


I want to say a big THANK YOU to Em for having me here today. I always leave her blog feeling inspired. I look forward to reading every new post and feel like she is so relate-able.

My name is Ashley and I blog over here. I am a wife (been married for four years and together for almost nine) to my high school sweetheart and momma to two toddlers! I am fairly new to blogging and am in love with it! I have also newly discovered that I love crating (who knew!) and I am not quite as challenged in that area as I had originally thought. On my blog you will find a little bit of everything; recipes (simple simple, because that's how I roll), craft tutorials, things I love, thoughts and plenty of pics of my adorable kiddos ( I am a bit biased :) ).

Today I wanted to share a new recipe I tried out for corn fritters. My hubby and I had some at a restaurant about 6 months ago and fell in love with these things. We have tried a few times to duplicate the recipes but they never turned out "right". However, I found this recipe in Better Homes and Gardens and tweaked it a bit and they are delish! If you haven't ever tried them, than you must.

Here's what you will need:

- 2 cups frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
- 1  15.5 oz can of butter beans
- 1  6 oz package of southern style cornbread mix ( you can use the regular but I like the kick the southern style gives it).
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon Chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup water
- Cilantro or parsley for a garnish (optional)
- Olive oil

In a large bowl, mash beans with a fork. Add corn, corn bread mix, egg, chili powder, salt, and water. Stir to combine.

should look something like this

Heat a large griddle or 12 inch skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil. Drop about 1/2cup scoop onto skillet and cook for about 3 1/2 to 4 minutes per side.

And that is it!

The finished products!

We like ours a bit burnt..... hope you enjoy and come back and tell me how you liked them!

 Just because I love to share....... one lucky reader can snag a pair of my hair clips for free! The winner will get a fabric choice so I can customize them to your tastes, but here is what they look like:

       It is mandatory to be a GFC follower of And Nothing Else Matters and of my blog, you can do that here.

Leave me a comment telling me what color or pattern fabric you were thinking you might like for an additional entry. 

Make sure you comment for each thing you have done. Giveaway will close in three days at midnight and good luck!                              


Maureen Polderman said...

These look SO yummy!! I'm excited to try them out! If I win, I would pick the purple clips...and pass them to my adorable niece, since I am a boy-only mama so far!

Maureen Polderman said...

I follow And Nothing Else it!

Maureen Polderman said...

Follower of Ashley's! She's the BEST comment and encouragement giver!!

Amy said...

I'm a follower of both blogs. :)

Amy said...

If I won, I'd probably choose something Christmas-y for my girls to wear through December. :)

Nicole {Miss Mommy} said...

Following you ;)

Nicole {Miss Mommy} said...

I would pick a christmas theme for the girls :)

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I follow you :)

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I follow Ashley! :)

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I would choose something girly and pink. :)