Sunday, August 19, 2018

Still Enjoying Summertime and the Weekly Menu

For just having arrived a mere 19 days ago, our Marissa is certainly the social butterfly.   We have had at least one extra kid here, and often a whole household of them, each and every day.  It makes my heart sing.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Spanish Almond Soup #SoupSaturdaySwappers

This pureed soup is smooth, creamy, satisfying and filled with flavors of the Mediterranean.


Join the members of Soup Saturday Swappers as we share soup and stew recipes featuring Almonds...

Friday, August 17, 2018

Seafood Mini Quiches ala Sid #FishFridayFoodies

These delectable little quiches are the perfect bite to take on your next picnic.  Chock full of crab and shrimp in a cheesy custard  and baked to a golden brown, they are sure to impress.


Join us today as the Fish Friday Foodies share Picnic Fare........

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Apple Bundt with Caramel Glaze #BundtBakers


This moist, flavorful cake with a wonderful caramel glaze is the perfect seasonal dessert for this time of year.


Please join me as I host this month's version of Bundt Bakers.......

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Pipérade a'la Julia Child #FantasticalFoodFight #BacktoSchool

This open faced omelette garnished with Onion, Tomatoes, Peppers and Ham was taken from Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child, whose birthday we are celebrating today during our Fantastical Food Fight.


This is also perfect as we get ready for Back to School, since the pipérade can be made in advance meaning a quick, delicious, healthy breakfast on those busy mornings.....

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Salad #KitchenMatrixCookingProject

Garden Ripe Tomatoes tossed with Crunchy Romaine Lettuce and laced with Smoky Bacon Bits, this salad is like a BLT minus the bread.


Is there anything better in the world than freshly picked Tomatoes?   Not in my world........

Spice Island Breakfast Muffins #BreadBakers

These tender, muffins are made using a "spice tea" created with fresh spices from the Island of Grenada where I recently visited.


These lovely spiced puffs are the perfect offering as we celebrate Breakfast Breads with the Bread Bakers group today......

Monday, August 13, 2018

Cream Cheese Brownies starting with a Box Mix #BakingBloggers

Moist and Chocolatey with a swirl of cream cheese, nobody will ever guess that you started with a boxed mix.


Join the Baking Bloggers today as we share recipes for Brownies and Bars......

Sunday, August 12, 2018

A Busy Weekend and The Weekly Menu

All of our out of town guests left on Friday morning.  This doesn't mean that life has slowed down at all though...we are busy as ever.


I think these cousins are going to miss each other now that they are on opposite sides of the Country.  Thank goodness for internet and social media.  But, life goes on so here is our upcoming week and what we will be eating and sharing with you.....

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Albarino and Seafood Stew: the Perfect Pairing #WinePW

A delicious and beautiful seafood stew that tastes and looks like you spent hours is on the table and ready to eat in half an hour.


Paired with a wonderful Alabarino Wine from Spain this is a wonderful meal to share with those you love......

Friday, August 10, 2018

Charlotte de Chou et de Pommes de Terre #EattheWorld #FarmMarketWeek

Creamy, delicious, potatoes and cabbage mashed together and then enfolded in tender, bright savoy cabbage makes for a stunning presentation.


This is what happens when you decide to Eat the World during Farmer's Market Week.......

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Sweet Corn Ice Cream #FarmMarketWeek

This unusual ice cream, made with sweet corn, is amazingly delicious.  If you are a sweet corn lover this is the dessert for you.


Welcome to Day 4 of Farmer's Market Week........

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Green Bean Salad #FarmersMarket

Crisp-tender Green Beans blanched to a beautiful bright green and tossed with a Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette makes the perfect summer side dish.


Welcome to Day 3 of Farmer's Market Week......

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Zucchini Dip #FarmersMarketWeek #KitchenMatrixCookingProject

Reminiscent of hummus, this wonderful dip made of zucchini is a great change of pace.  It is light, bright and delicious.


Join me as I celebrate Day 2 of Farmer's Market Week with a recipe from our Kitchen Matrix Cooking Project......

Monday, August 6, 2018

Potato and Pea Salad #FarmersMarketWeek

Made with a tangy buttermilk dressing, flecked with fresh herbs and wrapped around tender baby redskin potatoes this salad is sure to become a new family favorite......


Welcome to Farmer's Market Week with the Gang from Festive Foodies.......

Saturday, August 4, 2018

A New Family Member, A New Tradition and The Weekly Menu

Those of you who follow my blog, know that my husband and I are in the process of adopting a couple of young ladies.  M, the eldest, moved in permanently this past Wednesday.  Her sister, M, the youngest, will begin the transition from her current residence to ours, this coming week.  We hope to have the transition complete before the coming school year.

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We became licensed in foster care so that they can live with us while the adoption process is in the works....

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Greek Inspired Breakfast Casserole #FoodieExtravaganza


This easy, make ahead breakfast casserole is chock full of delicious Greek flavors and fresh Farm Market veggies.  



Join us as Foodie Extravaganza explores Zucchini.......
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