Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Pumpkin Banana Bread #PumpkinWeek #FantasticalFoodFight

This post is sponsored in conjunction with PumpkinWeek . I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the PumpkinWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Tender, moist and lightly spiced, this banana pumpkin bread is perfect with coffee in the morning or with a cup of hot cider for an afternoon snack.


Welcome to Day #3 of Pumpkin Week.  Join me as I pit my recipe against those others competing in our Fantastical Food Fight.......

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Pumpkin Cheesecake Milkshake #PumpkinWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with PumpkinWeek . I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the PumpkinWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Creamy and delicious.  Now you can enjoy all your favorite pumpkin cheesecake flavors through a straw!


Welcome to Day 2 of Pumpkin Week........

Italian Sausage Burgers #KitchenMatrixCookingProject

Sweet Italian Sausage formed into patties and grilled to perfection.  Top with sauteed onions, peppers and mustard and you have all the same wonderful flavors that you love in a fun, new, format.


Join the Kitchen Matrix Cooking Project as we delve into the world of Burgers........


Monday, September 17, 2018

Stuffed Pumpkin to Welcome you to #PumpkinWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with PumpkinWeek . I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the PumpkinWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Sweet Italian sausage mixed with macaroni in a creamy sharp cheddar cheese sauce, stuffed inside of a pumpkin shell and baked to perfection.


What a great way to kick of Pumpkin Week 2018!!!!  Join us as we celebrate all things pumpkin and enter to win an awesome giveaway from our amazing sponsors!!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Basque Chicken Stew paired with Black Wine #FrenchWinophiles

This flavorful chicken stew from the Basque region is quick enough to enjoy as a weeknight meal yet elegant enough to proudly serve to guests.  Served over rice scented with turmeric it makes a delicious one dish meal.


I paired it with a deep, dark, dry red wine made with Malbec grapes from the Cahors.  Join me and the French Winophiles as we explore this region and the wines it offers...

Baked Potato Soup in the Crockpot #SoupSaturdaySwappers

Creamy and flavorful potato soup simmers all day long in the crockpot.  You come home to a delicious smelling house and dinner is on the table before you know it.  Topped with all the things that make a perfect baked potato.....cheese, sour cream and bacon, this soup is a winner.



Join the Soup Saturday Swappers as we explore Potato Soups..........

Friday, September 14, 2018

Friday Night Lights and the Weekly Menu

I am officially a Cheer Mom....God help me.  Just kidding.  I really do love going to school sporting events and cheering the kids on.  I was never a cheerleader and while our kids were into many different sports, Marissa is the first cheerleader to live in our house. Rah Rah Marissa.


The thing with the school year and sports, I'm remembering now, is how difficult it can be to meal plan.  You have to have food ready in shifts and family dinners are a luxury to be enjoyed when possible.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Caprese French Bread Pizza #ImprovCookingChallenge

Soft, chewy French Bread slathered with pesto and topped with fresh Mozzarella and sliced tomatoes makes a perfect quick weeknight meal.


Join the members of Improv Cooking Challenge as we create meals featuring Cheese and Tomatoes...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Roasted Pear and Grape Kuchen #BreadBakers #KitchenMatrixCookingProject

This sweet bread made with yeast is topped with a roasted grape and pear crumble before being baked.  It is perfect for breakfast as a coffee cake or as a light dessert, topped with whipped cream.


Join me and the members of Bread Bakers as we share bread recipes containing grapes......

Monday, September 10, 2018

Chipas (Argentinean Cheese Biscuits) #EattheWorld #BakingBloggers

Chipas is an Argentinian Cheese Bread made, commonly enjoyed for breakfast or as a snack.  They come in many forms and sizes.  I shaped mine into biscuits.


Join me today as I visit Argentina with my Eat the World group and share biscuits from my Baking Bloggers group........

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Lahano me Kreas does Double Duty #WinePW #FoodnFlix

Lahano me Kreas translates from Greek as Cabbage with Meat.  This is pure, unadulterated, comfort food at it's finest.


I was inspired to make this dish after watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding for the umpteenth time.  I paired it with a wonderful wine crafted using handpicked Moschofilero Grapes from Southern Greece.

Join me as I discuss the movie, the pairing and the recipe.......

Friday, September 7, 2018

Mexican Beer Chili #NationalBeerDay

Tender pieces of pork in a slightly spiced broth made with a rich, dark Mexican beer is sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next tailgate party.


It is National Beer Lover's Day.....Bottoms Up.......

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Hey, I'm a Day Early....Does that mean I'm a Dollar Long? (Weekly Menu)

This taco soup is quick, easy and delicious.  Perfect for a weekday meal during this very busy time of year.


I served this up last week for Taco Tuesday which also happened to be the first day of school here in Michigan.  

C'mon in and see what's on the menu for next week.................

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy #FoodieExtravaganza

Lean ground beef mixed with breadcrumbs and egg, formed into patties and fried a perfect golden brown before being smothered with a delicious mushroom and onion gravy.


This is the perfect dish to celebrate National Mushroom Month with the members of our Foodie Extravaganza group.......

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Brussels Sprouts Slaw #KitchenMatrixCookingProject

Fresh, delicious Brussels Sprouts, shredded and tossed with a light dressing and crunch peanuts makes the perfect Fall salad.


Join us as we check out all the different Brussels Sprouts recipes available in The Kitchen Matrix Cookbook by Mark Bittman......

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Muffuletta #LaborDayRecipes

This gigantic and delicious sandwich, slathered with an olive salad and then stuffed with cold cuts and cheese is the perfect contribution to a picnic or potluck.


C'mon in.....We are sharing our favorite Labor Day Recipes today.....

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Pappardelle al Ragu Di Cinghiale and a Monsanto Chianti Classico #ItalianFWT

Welcome the Fall Season with this scrumptious, slow braised Ragu Di Cinghiale, served over fresh Egg Pasta and paired with a Classic Chianti wine.  Life doesn't get any better than this.


Join the Italian Food Wine Travel gang as we share our favorite Fall wines from Italy.......

Sweet and Spicy Wings and a Giveaway #VirtualTapasParty


Sticky and Sweet with just a touch of heat, these wings are finger licking good.  Asian flavors come together to create the perfect flavor profile.  You won't be able to get enough of these wings....better make a double batch!


Join me and a few friends as we host a Virtual Tapas Party featuring recipes from Nibbles and Bites by Sidsel Munkholm McOmie.......
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