Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Asian Style Brown Rice Pilaf #KitchenMatrixCookingProject

Tender and nutty brown rice studded with shrimp and snow peas, flavored with soy sauce and sesame oil.


Today is the final installation in a year long endeavor that we called the Kitchen Matrix Cooking Project........

Monday, December 17, 2018

Milky Way Thumbprints #LitHappensBookClub

My friend Cam, of Culinary Adventures with Camilla, invited me to join in a monthly book club called "Lit Happens".  We are in a facebook group and discuss the books as we read each month.  This month's selection was Contact by Carl Sagan.

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There is no requirement to cook a recipe inspired by these books but, of course, I do.  I find cooking inspiration in nearly everything.....

Saturday, December 15, 2018

A Holiday Gathering with French Food and Wines #Winophiles

Tender, juicy pork chops in a savory tomato sauce, Cotes de Porc Sauce Nenette, is quick enough for a weeknight dinner and fancy enough for company.


I made this dinner to join the French Winophiles as we celebrate the Holidays in the French Style....

Southwestern Turkey Soup #SoupSaturdaySwappers

Turn that leftover turkey into a completely different meal by combining it with the flavors of the Southwest.


We are starting with Leftovers today at Soup Saturday Swappers.......

Friday, December 14, 2018

A Slew of Celebrations and the Weekly Menu

The Christmas Season is in full swing now in our household.  We have places to go, things to do and parties to throw from now until we leave for Arizona on December 29th.


Here is a video of our Santa breakfast last Sunday.  It is always a joyful time and my favorite party of the season.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Chocolate Raspberry Martini #ImprovCookingChallenge

A swirl of chocolate in the glass followed by a combination of Raspberry Vodka and dark Creme de Cocoa is the perfect after dinner drink.


Cheers!!  I am joining in with the Improv Cooking Challenge crew as we create recipes containing Chocolate and Raspberry.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Piernik (Polish Gingerbread) #EattheWorld #BakingBloggers

Rich, dark gingerbread passed down through generations in Polish families.  A perfect Christmas treat.


This is what you get when Baking Bloggers asks for Gingerbread and Eat the World visits Poland.....
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