The deadline for the Adopt a Blogger event is coming up. Veteran bloggers… we need your help! Sign up to adopt a newbie blogger by this Friday (click on the Adopt a Blogger icon above). Newbies, you can still sign up as well. This will be a lot of fun and a great way to encourage people in the food blogging community to connect! Thanks to the 50+ of you who have already signed up to be adopted or to adopt a blogger! You will be getting your blogging match next week. If you are interested in the HTML code to add the Adopt a Blogger icon on your site, let me know!
It does not take a lot to confuse me…I will readily admit that. Some things in “Blogland” really have me perplexed the past couple of days. Maybe by me posting my open admission of confusion here, someone can help me figure out how to get out of this fog by solving my problems!
#1) What is going on with those of you who use Blogger as your host? I cannot make comments on your blog posts any longer without doing so as anonoymous. Did Blogger change this on purpose, or is it just a glitch in the system while they are making improvements or something? The dropping of the URL field for non-Blogger commenters just seems like a step backwards to me, so maybe I am completely missing something. I noticed something about the blog owner being able to go in and change a setting where users can sign in under an Open-ID. What in the world does that mean? Anyone out there care to help me figure this all out so I can continue commenting on Blogger blogs non-anonoymously?
#2 – For the past couple of months, when I write and then publish a post, I will come back to visit my blog and notice that certain keywords are highlighted and linked back to an Amazon.com product. I have an Amazon associates ID, but did not knowingly set up for the automatic links to take place. I’ve gone back to the Amazon associate page to try to figure out how to remove the links, but I cannot find that option any where. Anyone out there understand what I am talking about? Do you know how to get those links removed and how to keep them from automatically happening?
#3) I am really not the only one in the world losing my mind. Head over to my family blog for a funny story and to see what I’m talking about.
For a recipe that is guaranteed not to confuse anyone, take a look below for a (not light) comfort food dish! It is so non-confusing, even I could do it!
Cheesy Ham and Peas Tortellini
- 1 package 19 ounces frozen cheese tortellini or 1 package dry pasta cheese filled tortellini
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 cup half and half cream
- 3 tablespoons Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded Romano cheese
- 12 ounces baked ham cubed (and heated through)
- 1 package 10 ounces frozen peas, cooked
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, combine flour and cream until smooth. Stir in the miracle whip and the cheeses. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat.
Drain tortellini; add to the cheese sauce. Stir in the cooked ham, cooked peas and white pepper. Cook for an additional 5 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings