Monday, May 29, 2023

Fresh Mint Muffins with Chocolate Chips #MuffinMonday

It is mint season again here on the Farm.  My garden overflows with mint that I spend the rest of the summer trying to find new recipes for and drying for use during the winter.  

Mint Chocolate Chip Muffins

These delicious muffins start by steeping fresh mint in milk and butter.  When this mixture cools sufficiently it only takes minutes to turn them into a wonderful breakfast, snack or dessert.

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Avocado Salad with Fresh Herb Dressing #SundayFunday

 Salad does not need to contain lettuce. This salad is chock full of avocados, cucumbers, tomatoes and onion tossed in a light oil and vinegar dressing that is flavored with fresh herbs.

Avocado Salad

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Side Dishes perfect for your Memorial Day BBQ.......

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Observing Memorial Day with a Birthday Celebration and the Weekly Menu


Memorial Day Graphic

As we begin this Memorial Day Weekend let us pause a moment and give tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice that allows us to live in this great country that we call Home of the Free and Land of the Brave.....

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Californio Enchiladas with a Chilean Chardonnay #WorldWineTravel

I make a lot of Enchiladas in this house as it is a favorite of our youngest child who still lives at home. This recipe, found at TASTE, is reported to have been passed down through the generations of families that arrived in California during the years of 1769 and 1833when the Missions were established.

Californio Enchiladas

I am sharing these enchiladas, that I paired with a Chilean Chardonnay, for our World Wine Travel event this month......

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Healthier Lasagna paired with a Small Family Vineyard Pinot Noir and a Book Review #WineDownWednesday

A friend recommended the book Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave.  She knows that I love wine and that I love to read.  She had just started the novel and thought of me right away. 

Eight Hundred Grapes

I ordered it up and then I thought it might be a good choice for our new Wine-Down Wednesday group and offered to host for this month.......

Monday, May 22, 2023

Chicken Bacon Ranch Tacos and What She Left Behind

I just finished the novel What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman. This was the first novel that I have read written by her.  

What She Left Behind

I need your help in determining whether it will be my last......

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Couscous Salad #SundayFunday

This salad starts with Israeli Couscous also known as Pearl Couscous.  Little balls of pasta are tossed with tomatoes, cucumbers and mint in a bright lemony dressing.

Couscous Salad

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing pasta/noodle salads today.....
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