Friday, November 30, 2018

A Man Called Ove #FoodnFlix Round-up

Join me today as I share a round up of recipes inspired by the movie A Man Called Ove.  It is a fun, warm, heartfelt movie that I hope everyone enjoyed.

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It was my pick for November's Food n Flix Club........

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Tachin Joojeh #FoodnFlix

This Persian Layered Turkey and Rice dish is a great way to use up any leftover turkey that you have from Thanksgiving.  Crispy and creamy rice on top followed by a layer of turkey and caramelized onions with a layer of fluffy rice at the bottom.

Filled with the aromatic smells and flavors of the Middle East, this dish is a sure fire pleaser.....

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Starting with Leftovers #KitchenMatrixCookingProject

This comforting, homey breakfast is a great way to use up some of that leftover stuffing from your Thanksgiving Feast.

Join us today as we share our inspiration for using up some of those Holiday Leftovers........

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Grilled Scallops with Lemon and Basil #KitchenMatrixCookingProject

Tender Sea Scallops grilled to perfection, sprinkled with lemon juice and basil, makes a perfect first course for this Holiday season.

I'm late to the party but I hope you'll join me and the others as we share scallop recipes today.

Monday, November 19, 2018

The Thanksgiving Menu 2018

I have been making Thanksgiving Menus for as long as I can remember but I have only been blogging for about 5 years now.  This was one of the very first Thanksgiving Menus that I shared with my readers.

Please step inside as I share what we are having this Thanksgiving and the days prior.......

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Seasoned Rice #HolidaySideDishes

Making your own seasoned rice is not much more difficult than opening a packet from that boxed rice mix and you have the added satisfaction of knowing exactly what your family and friends are eating.

Please join us on our last day of sharing Holiday Side Dishes........

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Rustic Elegance; Fall Vegetable Soup paired with Cremant #SoupSaturdaySwappers #Winophiles

Disclosure:  I received samples of Cremant Wine for purposes of pairing and tasting notes to be included in this blog post.  All opinions, thoughts and content are completely my own.

This soup, made with ingredients that I had on hand in freezer, pantry and refrigerator makes for a tasty, nutritious, rustic meal.  I added a touch of elegance by popping open a bottle of bubbly Cremant Rose.

Join me as Soup Saturday Swappers pairs up with the French Winophiles in my post today.......

Friday, November 16, 2018

Shrimp Stir Fry Salad #FishFridayFoodies #HolidaySideDishes

This flavorful and colorful Shrimp Stir Fry Salad is the perfect addition to your Holiday Table, especially if the Holiday you are celebrating is Chinese New Year.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tarte Tatin Bundt #BundtBakers

This classic French Pastry is normally made in a cast iron skillet for a beautiful rustic presentation.  I baked it up in a Bundt Pan and was thrilled with the results.  A handful of ingredients turn into a gorgeous and elegant dessert.

Join the Bundt Bakers today as we share French Cake and Pastry inspired Bundts........

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Roasted Beet and Citrus Salad #HolidaySideDishes

This delicious salad combines the earthiness of the beets with the bright acidity of the citrus for a perfect, seasonal side this Holiday season.

Please join the Festive Foodies as we share our favorite Holiday Side Dishes........

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Drozdzowe (Polish Yeast Cake) #BreadBakers

This Polish Yeast Cake filled with almonds and raisins is perfect with coffee in the morning or as an afternoon snack.

Join me and the rest of the Bread Bakers team as we share Yeast Cakes today...............

Pork and Cabbage Stir Fry #KitchenMatrixCookingProject

Pork and Cabbage are naturals together but it doesn't have to take all day to serve it up for dinner.  This stir fry using ground pork and shredded cabbage is on the table in minutes, giving you all the classic, comforting flavors in the middle of the week...

We are reaching the conclusion of our Kitchen Matrix Cooking Project........

Monday, November 12, 2018

Skillet Rolls #HolidaySideDishes #BakingBloggers

These wonderful rolls are formed, placed into a cast iron skillet to rise and then baked in the same skillet to a perfect golden brown.

They are the perfect addition to your Holiday table........

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Let the Baking Season Commence!!

These cookies are flavored with pure almond extract provided by #sponsor Nielsen-Massey who sent me one of their wonderful Holiday Flavors Bundle.  To thank Nielsen-Massey for their generosity, I agreed to create a recipe using their product and to post my honest and personal opinion regarding the product on this blog.

These tender shortbread cookies decorated with edible glitter will melt in your mouth.  They are the perfect start to the Holiday Baking Season.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Samosas #EattheWorld

Every culture has it's own version of dumplings.  Italy gives us Ravioli.  Poland gives us Pierogi. China gives us Wontons. And India gives us Samosas.

Please join us today as we visit India in our Eat the World Challenge......

Let me tell you a Story #WinePW

Once upon a time there were beautiful kingdoms filled with wonderful vineyards that provided amazing wines for all in the kingdom and lands beyond to enjoy.

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Coppola Vineyards courtesy of Google Images

Friday, November 9, 2018

A Book Review and the Weekly Menu

2 more weeks before Thanksgiving.  Does that make anyone else go into panic mode?  Not because of Thanksgiving but because that means it is the start of the Christmas Season.  Holy cow time is moving quickly around here.

I am still finding time to relax a bit though.  I am thoroughly loving a couple of new dramas on television, namely New Amsterdam and A Million Little Reasons.  We dvr them so I'm not sure what days and times they play but you should look them up.  They are great shows.

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I have also found some time to read....... 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Cranberry Jam with Bacon and Onions #CranberryWeek #ImprovCookingChallenge

This jam made with fresh cranberries, smoky bacon and sweet onions is the perfect topping for roasted meats.  It is also delicious paired with cheese on a baguette or as a topping on your leftover turkey sandwiches.

Join me as I share my third Cranberry Week recipe combined with our Improv Cooking Challenge.....

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Creamy Cranberry Chicken Wild Rice Soup #CranberryWeek #FoodieExtravaganza

Tender white meat chicken, savory mushrooms, smoky kielbasa and bright tart cherries are combined with seasoned wild rice mix to make a quick, easy and hearty main course soup.

Join me today as Cranberry Week meets up with Foodie Extravaganza........

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Squash Soup with Cranberry Puree #CranberryWeek #KitchenMatrixCookingProject

The creamy, earthy goodness of this Butternut squash soup is brightened up with the addition of a sweet, tart cranberry puree, making a lovely presentation for the first course on your holiday dinner table.

Welcome to Cranberry Week........

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Food and Wine of Calabria #ItalianFWT

I received samples of Ciro Wine for the purposes of tasting and pairing for this blog post.  All opinions are my own.  This post is intended for adults over the age of 21. Please drink responsibly.

This rustic, spicy chicken dish, Chicken Calabrese, is named from the region where it originated in Italy.

Please join me and the other members of Italian FWT as we explore the foods, wine and travel of Calabria, Italy........

Friday, November 2, 2018

The First Week of November and The Weekly Menu

And just like that....It is November.

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I have a feeling that our busy lives are about to get even busier........

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Please join me in this month's #FoodnFlix Selection

I am very excited to be hosting November's FoodnFlix event.  I have chosen the movie "A Man Called Ove".  I first read the novel by Fredrik Backman back in 2016 and wrote a review of it here.

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The movie is every bit as good as the novel......