Monday, May 25, 2020

Jasmine Matcha Muffins #MuffinMonday #Sponsored

I received product from Adagio Teas for the purpose of testing and sampling.  I did not receive any monetary compensation.  All writings and opinons are strictly my own.

Light fluffy and lemony, these muffins made with Jasmine Match Tea are not only delicious but filled with healthy antioxidants.

Welcome to Muffin Monday being celebrated on this Memorial Day...................

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple Salsa #OurFamilyTable

This entire dish is made on the grill making for easy summer cleanup.  Tender, juicy pork chops topped with a fresh pineapple salsa makes you feel like you are in the Tropics in your own back yard.

The From Our Dinner Table Group is going Tropical today.......

Friday, May 22, 2020

Welcoming Memorial Day Weekend and the Weekly Menu

This has been the strangest year.  We didn't get to gather for an Easter Celebration nor were we able to go to Mass.  Now it is Memorial Day weekend and our church is open for Mass but on a first come/first serve basis with only 100 people allowed and 6' between individuals that do not live in the same household.  Baby steps......I'll take it and hope that this is the way to keep this pandemic under control.
Memorial Day weekend events in the Rochester area |

This Memorial Day I will also be remembering and honoring all of those on the front lines of this pandemic who have given their lives to help others.   May God bless and keep them and all of our fallen in the palm of his hand.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Lamb Stuffed Eggplant and a Perfect Wine from Galilee #WinePW

Disclosure: I received samples from Gregory+Vine for this event.  All writings, opinions and ideas expressed are purely my own.  I received no monetary compensation for this post.

Tender baby eggplant stuffed with a fragrant lamb and pine nut mixture was the perfect dish to pair with this amazing Cabernet Sauvignon from Israel.

Welcome to a special edition of Wine Pairing Weekend...............

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Rhubarb Rose and Almond Cake #CakeSliceBakers

This amazingly moist and delicious cake made with almond flour is lightly scented with rosewater and contains sweet tart bites of rhubarb.

This was my choice of recipe for The Cake Slice Bakers this month.......

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Mushroom Swiss Burger #BurgerMonth

This epic burger is part of a fantastic month-long event hosted by Girl Carnivore, but opinions are always my own!

If there is anything better than a ground beef patty cooked a perfect medium and topped with grilled onions, sauteed mushrooms and Swiss cheese I am not sure what it is.

I wait all winter long for the weather to break so I can put some burgers on the grill and celebrate Burger Month.........

Monday, May 18, 2020

Instant Pot Carrot Halwa inspired by The Henna Artist #MultiCookerMonday

Halwa translates to sweet or candy or dessert.  This Halwa made with a base of carrots is pudding like in consistency, candy sweet and beautifully spiced.  The nut and raisin garnish makes for a wonderful texture.  It looks lovely, smells amazing and tastes delicious....a feast for the senses.

I was inspired to make this dish after reading The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi.  I decided to make it in the Instant Pot for this month's Multi-Cooker Monday.

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