Thursday’s Treasures link party 97

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Thursday's Treasures features

It’s Thursday! OK, it’s Wednesday Night but it is time for Thursday’s Treasures. Before we get to the party, I want to share 2 things with you.

First off, have you entered this Birthday Giveaway celebrating Something Swanky’s Birthday? You could win

  • a Red Kitchenaid mixer
  • a $300 gift card to Target and
  • 10 cookbooks written by bloggers!

So go enter and come right back.

Next. I’m sure most of your are aware that RecipeNews closed down. I was bummed. I got good traffic from them. Don’t know what Recipenews was? It was a photo sharing site for food bloggers. Similar to Food Gawker and other sites except…they accepted ALL SUBMISSIONS! Not just the ones they thought were good enough.

Well, I want to make sure you all are aware of another site that is trying (and doing a pretty good job) to fill that hole left by RN. Yumgoggle.


Yumgoggle has been around for a while but was bought about 6 months ago by a fellow Blogger. Yup, one of us. I won’t say who, that’s not my place, but I can tell you, the lady is amazing. She understands that those of us who blog about food, then take 50 photos of that same plate, at different angles, trying to get that one “good” shot, do it because we love the food. We don’t do it because we think we’re professional photographers but because we want to share that favorite recipe. And show our readers what it should look like.

Since RN closed what, a week ago I think, I’ve watched Yumgoggle step up. Check out their Facebook Page and if you dare, she’s also featuring photos on Google + oh, and they’re pinning like crazy.  I love seeing comments from other bloggers that they are getting referrals from Yumgoggle. YG is one of us, and when she does good we do good.

So when you’re done linking up at your parties this week, pop over there and submit a few photos.  You can submit square photos and it will crop them to the correct dimensions. This is a direct quote from the owner

At Yum Goggle we believe that if you took the trouble to create the recipe, cook the food and photograph it, then we should show it off. We get some lesser quality photos of delicious food sometimes, of course, but we also get a lot of really great photos from some really amazing cooks.”

So let’s get to the party, here are the features from last week

75 Treats with Chocolate Chips Round-Up from the Kitchen is my Playground featured at Thursday's Treasures

75 Treats with Chocolate Chips Round-Up from the Kitchen is my Playground

Caprese-Burger from The Ny Melrose Family featured at Thursday's Treasures

Caprese-Burger from The Ny Melrose Family

Stove Top Pastitsio from Lemons for Lulu featured at Thursday's Treasures

Stove Top Pastitsio from Lemons for Lulu

Cherry Hand Pies from Blahnik Baker featured at Thursday's Treasures

Cherry Hand Pies from Blahnik Baker

Strawberry Lemonade from Served up with Love Featured at Thursday's Treasures

Strawberry Lemonade from Served up with Love

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream from Cook with Sara featured at Thursday's Treasures

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream from Cook with Sara

Blueberry Lemon Streusel Bread from Turnips 2 Tangerines featured at Thursday's Treasures

Blueberry Lemon Streusel Bread from Turnips 2 Tangerines

Smores Brownies from My Biscuits are Burning featured at Thursday's Treasures

Smores Brownies from My Biscuits are Burning

If you were featured, be sure to grab a button on my side bar.

Pop over to Debi’s and Christie’s and see what they’ve  featured this week.
You know how parties work, there are rules.
Link up a few of your favorite recipes and/or crafts, provide a link back somewhere on your post
or on your party page, If you don’t provide the link back, we can’t feature you.
Debi has even made us buttons, you can grab one off my sidebar.
Be sure to follow my blog, facebookpinteresttwittere-mail or even Google +. Whatever is your favorite way to follow to stay up to date. Be sure to do the same for my co-hosts Debi and Christie, make sure they feel some love too.
By linking up to this party you are giving permission for us to use your photo on facebook, Google+ and other social media to promote Thursday’s Treasures and you, with proper link credit given. Please make sure all photos you link up are your own. Share as many recipes/crafts as you like just as long as you haven’t shared them here before. The party is open all week. Visit a few others and leave some kind words.

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. Thanks so much for featuring my Caprese Burger Joan.

  2. Hello Ms. Joan!! Thanks for hosting again, can’t wait to see what everyone shares this week! 🙂 I’m hungry just looking at the links that were already shared lol! 🙂

  3. Joan,
    Thanks for hosting another great party. Hope you’re having a great week.

  4. thanks for the party! I just signed up with yumgoggle, hope it works out well, I miss recipe newz

  5. Thanks for the party! Have a great week !

  6. Happy Thursday eve, Joan! Thank you so much for including my ’75 Treats with Chocolate Chips’ round-up in the feature picks for this week! Such a nice surprise to pop on over to party and see my post in the features. And so glad to have a few of YOUR chocolate chip treats shared in the round-up!
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

  7. I had never heard of YumGoggle (or RecipeNews, but I guess I missed that boat), but I think that is such a great concept! I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with FoodGawker, so it’s so nice to find a place to share without the judgment. Thanks for pointing me there!

  8. Thanks for hosting! I was late tonight – talking to these to good girlfriends of mine – one is having trouble with her newest Girl Scout Badge – at least I think it was a Girl Scout Badge! 🙂 xoxo

  9. I’ve got to check out YumGoogle again. I looked at them a while ago… Thanks for the party! Have a great weekend!

  10. Thanks for another fabulous party, ladies!! Such delicious recipes here!

  11. Thank you for hosting such a great link party!

    Raven J. True Blue Baking

  12. You’re so completely awesome. 🙂

  13. Thanks for the awesome party! I’m totally checking out Yum Goggle, thanks for the info on that! And I’m crossing my fingers I win that giveaway! I hope you have a great week!

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

  14. Thank you for another great party!

  15. Hey Joan! Thanks for sharing my pastitsio this week! And I have been loving YumGoggle, very easy to use! Hope you have a great weekend.

  16. Thank you for hosting this great party. Please stop by and join us on our Tuesday Brag About It Party. Link and Hop with BeBetsy

    ~~Thanks, Sharon & Denise BeBetsy

  17. Thanks for the shout out on the ice cream! Today I linked up another ice cream, this one made with coconut milk, perfect for those who can’t/won’t eat dairy. And equally delicious for those of us who do!

  18. Thank you for hosting!!

  19. Thank you so much for the party, Joan!

  20. Thanks for the party!! I was so bummed about RN but I’m glad Yumgoogle is a great option to try. Going to check it out now.

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