Monday, March 24, 2014

Happy (Belated) Birthday Kim!

We've another sneaky unteller of birthdays among us! Yes, you heard right! Besides Anita, we have Miss Kim of Cupcakes, Cards and Kim who didn't let on that her birthday was upon us. Silly girl! We LOVE to party, and such a sweetheart to celebrate, too! So in my own fashion, I'm throwing you a little party, Kim, and I hope you enjoy it!

Hmmmm......let's see......

Since Kim loves soup, and it's been a long, cold winter, let's start there. A few yummy varieties -- I know!!!...Let's make this a SOUPER BIRTHDAY PARTY!!! Mmmm-mmmm Good!

Slow Cooker Recipe for Chicken Enchilada Soup - 365 Days of Slow Cooking

Easy Udon Noodle Miso Soup by Ole & Shaina Olmanson, thefamilykitchen: 15 minute meal! #Udon #Miso_Soup #thefamilykitchen

Roast Tomato and Basil Soup by simplydelicious #Tomato_Basil_Soup #simplydelicious

Dill Pickle and Potato Soup - A thick and creamy soup with potatoes, carrots, sour cream, Swiss cheese and dill pickles! The stars of the show! It sounds intriguingly weird and awesome to me!

This recipe is very similar to the amazing beef barley soup my mom, Josette, makes.  With a piece of crunchy bread - Yum!  Beef Barley Soup | Skinnytaste --Getting ready for fall...Nothing like a good soup made with Roseda Beef - - YUM

Chicken Potsticker Soup - A simple, filling, low-calorie, three ingredient soup, made with chicken potstickers and chicken broth.

Cioppino Seafood Soup (recipe for broth, to freeze) then heat it up with whatever seafood desired.

And naturally, we need some good, hearty bread to go with our soups...

Braided Pesto Bread Recipe

My Grandmother's Portuguese Sweet Bread - Farmgirl Gourmet

Amish Country Bread - Click for Recipe

Sure hope everyone left room for dessert! Because we've got some scrumptious delights coming up. And 
in honor of her blog name, they're all CUPCAKES!!!! Go ahead, pick your favorite(s), indulge...all of these are calorie and fat free!

Greek Yogurt #Cupcakes with Blackberry Frosting. 1 whole cup of Greek Yogurt makes these amazingly fluffy and the blackberry frosting is heavenly! @NatashasKitchen

Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes with a Bourbon Drizzle for a VERY Happy Birthday!

Pink lemonade cupcakes I Heart Nap Time | I Heart Nap Time - How to Crafts, Tutorials, DIY, Homemaker

Recipe For Rolo Cupcakes - A frozen Rolo in the middle of the batter, topped the baked cupcakes with caramel infused buttercream and finished with a drizzle of ganache and a Rolo. Are you drooling yet?.

Pastel Birthday Cupcakes

Oh gosh this is exactly what i would want for my birthday cupcakes!!!!! @Jenny Nilssen

Elegant Cupcake Topped by a Rose

Immensely beautiful green and pink Rose Cupcakes.<3<3 ADD diy green wedding

fondant flower cupcake toppers. Can do in two different colors, white and light brown, with a pearl in the center.

Gotta have a card to go along with all this lovely food and sweet cupcakes. So I decided I'd try to CASE one of Kim's cards. Her cards are amazing, and I'll admit that I fell madly in love with this one:

So Kim, Happy birthday, and here's hoping you have the best year ever! : )


Marybeth said...

Hi Bev! Oh my goodness you picked some beautiful pictures for Kim! I would like recipes to go with the soups please. Jk. Wonderful photos! Beautiful yellow birthday card! Very sweet of you to do this for sweet Kim.....

Deepti said...

This party sure looks one of a kind, yummy :) Bev!! Kim will be so glad to read ur post. You picked up just the right pictures and made an amazing card to make her day extra special and memorable, you are so sweet n kind !!

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh my, fortunately I just ate otherwise seeing all this delicious food would have made me hungry! Love both versions of those cheerful cards!

Tracey McNeely said...

Yummy Bev and Ii bet that this is a party that Kim will love! Excellent CASE of her card too!

Shannon J said...

You throw the best parties!! And what a lovely card you made to go with all those fun party pictures!!!

Geri said...

Okay, you are sooooo the Party Planner Queen!!! It is 10:12pm and I SHOULD NOT be thinking about heading to the freezer to snag a bowl of ice cream...but after seeing all those yummy cupcakes...well, you know...

Awesome post Bev! Soup and cupcakes - great call! And your card is the absolute perfect CASE of Kim's card! Is your stamped panel all individual stamps or one big stamp? If they are separate stamps...then WOW! If not, then it is still a WOW for such a perfect impression with a large stamp!

Leigh Penner said...

Your post has made me humgry! LOL!
Wonderful card -- great CASE!

cm said...

You are party-organizer extraordinaire! I'm not much for soups, but the third one did have me re-thinking my non-soupiness. The bread and cupcakes...bring 'em on! All of them! You've celebrated Kim's birthday with style and flair! As for your card: stunning, gorgeous, awesome! Love it!! Hugs~c

Anita in France said...

Oh Bev, you're such a sweetie! I probably shouldn't say I'm drooling at all those yummy looking soups, nor craving a hunk of each delicious bread ... and I'm definitely not eyeing up those cupcakes trying to decide which I'd eat .... first. Ok, that's a bit of a fib ... I'm doing all that! You certainly know how to throw a party, my friend (another one!) and how to CASE Kim's sweet card! Your's is so brilliant ... love how you've subway art-ed the sentiment panel and added spring time joy with the yellow, polka dots and the sweet daisy! And how on earth did you get Kim's name on there?? Amazing! Hugs, Anita :)

Joyce said...

Wow--I am hungry now. This is the most delicious post ever. And, such a sweet card, too. Wonderful party you threw for Kim. Sorry to be so tardy.

Darnell said...

Hi Bevie, Sorry I have been MIA this week! Darn colds hit harder and take longer to get over than they used to do! You threw a mahvelous party for sweet Kim and you did an incredible CASE of her super card with a super card of your own! Love how you computer-generated that cool looking subway font. At least, I think that's what you did. AWE-some!! Hugs, Darnell

maria f. said...

Oh no! I missed Kim's too. Love how you CASEd and totally personalized her card.