Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Fried Bologna and Onion Sandwiches #FootballFoods

Ring bologna sliced thin and fried up with caramelized onions.  Pile onto a hoagie bun, pass the ketchup and mustard, grab a beer, turn on the game and enjoy.

Join the Festive Foodies as we celebrate Football Foods......

Monday, January 28, 2019

A virtual trip to Provence, France #Winophiles

Please join me and the French Winophile group this month as we travel to Provence....if only in our dreams.....

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Easy One Pan Mocha Cake #NationalChocolateCakeDay

This easy peasy cake is mixed, baked and served in the same pan making. It is ready from start to finish in less than an hour.  It is the perfect weeknight dessert.

It is National Chocolate Cake Day.  Join the Festive Foodies as we celebrate.........

Saturday, January 26, 2019

How we are staying warm and the Weekly Menu

We are in the middle of a deep freeze here in Michigan and in many of the surrounding States.

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The temps are expected to fall into the single digits this week so I will be serving up lots of warm, delicious, comfort foods.........

Friday, January 25, 2019

Soursop Soother #WarmUpDrinks

Warm and soothing this tea made from soursop fruit and flavored with honey, cinnamon whiskey and lemon is a wonderful way to sooth your soul.

Join us as we share #WarmUpDrinks this winter...........

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Vegetable Pad Thai #NationalPeanutButterDay

This Vegetable Pad Thai is perfect for the New Year. Tons of veggies and tender rice noodles coated in a sweet and spicy sauce.

Join us as we celebrate National Peanut Butter Day..........

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Spinach Chickpea Dip and a Chick Flick #FoodnFlix

Whip yourself up some of this easy peasy and healthy dip for the New Year.

Cut up some veggies, pour a glass of wine and stick the movie, Book Club, into the DVD player.  It is time for FoodnFlix......

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies and a Book Review

Crisp and crunchy outside and soft and chewy inside, these cookies will take you right back to your childhood.

I was inspired to make these cookies after reading a fun book recommended by my friend, Linda.......

Monday, January 21, 2019

Menu Plan Monday and a Partial Family Dinner

We still haven't had any luck getting all the family together for dinner.  It is hard when you are dealing with 5 adult children, one of whom lives out of state and a teenager.  I think the last time we were successful was in 2016, before we had the teen.

Maybe 2019 will be the year it happens again........

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Pizza Grilled Cheese #NationalCheeseLoversDay

Pizza in a sandwich form.....who could ask for more?

Join the members of Festive Foodies as we celebrate National Cheese Lover's Day.........

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Eating and Drinking Responsibly #FrenchWinophiles

We are researching and sharing Bio-Dynamic Wines from France.  I happened to be lucky enough to still have a bottle of  Jean Baptiste Adam,  Les Natures Cremant de Alsace, that had been provided for another event in the past.  As always, all opinions and thoughts are completely my own.

Join the French Winophiles in their exploration of Bio Dynamic Wines.

Parsnip Soup #SoupSaturdaySwappers #NationalSoupSwapDay

Creamy and flavored with warm spices this Parsnip Soup is so delicious nobody will even realize the health benefits derived.  Fiber, Vitamin C, Folate, Manganese and Potassium combine to keep you healthy all winter long.

Join us as the members of Soup Saturday Swappers join to celebrate National Soup Swap Day....

Friday, January 18, 2019

Tom and Jerry Cocktail #WarmUpDrinks

This creamy, delicious cocktail is a Christmas Tradition in the USA.  It is reminiscent of eggnog and warms you head to toe with the addition of brandy and rum.

Join us as we share Warm Up Drinks to help get us through the Winter.......

Olive Oil Poached Cod #FishFridayFoodies

This cod turns out buttery and delicious when poached in seasoned olive oil in a slow oven.  The best thing about it?  No worry of overcooked fish and it couldn't get any easier.

Welcome to Fish Friday Foodies..........

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Peanut Butter Bundt #BundtBakers

This moist, delicious, peanut butter cake is studded with chocolate chips and than swathed in a creamy chocolate frosting.

Bundt Bakers is celebrating it's 5th Birthday and we are going NUTS!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Overnight Steel Cut Oats #FantasticalFoodFight

Chewy yet creamy this overnight oatmeal made with steel cut oats is a nutritious start to the day that will keep you energized until lunchtime.

Welcome to the Fantastical Food Fight where we are challenging each other with Overnight Oatmeal.........

Monday, January 14, 2019

A Whirlwind Weekend and The Weekly Menu on a Monday Afternoon

Sorry that this menu is getting to you so late this week but I think you will understand when I describe my fun filled, crazy, hectic weekend.

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Meatless Lasagna #BakingBloggers

This delicious, warm, cheesy Lasagna is perfect for those who are Vegetarian or trying to limit their meat intake with Meatless Mondays.

Join us today as the Baking Bloggers share Baked Pastas.......

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Chicken Paprikash #OurFamilyTable

This lighter version of Chicken Paprikash is just a satisfying and delicious as the original dish.  I served mine over brown rice instead of the traditional egg noodles for an added nutritional boost.

We are sharing Healthy Recipes this week with the From our Dinner Table group..........

Saturday, January 12, 2019

A Taste of Argentina #WinePW

This steak is redolent with warm spices, grilled to perfection and topped with a salsa criolla.  It was the main course for an Argentian food and wine pairing.

Join me and the gang from Wine Pairing Weekend as we explore Argentina......

Thursday, January 10, 2019

An Ethiopian Dinner shared with Loved Ones #EattheWorld

This spicy, rich, chicken stew is traditionally served with injera and Ethiopian flat bread used as the utensil to hold the meat and sop up the sauce.  I served mine over egg noodles with a side of Atkilt, an Ethiopian vegetable dish containing cabbage, potatoes and carrots.

Join us today, we are visiting Ethiopia as we Eat the World!!

Honey Oat Smoothie #ImprovCookingChallenge

A wonderful and delicious way to add more fruits and fiber to your diet is by enjoying a smoothie for breakfast in the morning.

This smoothie combines bananas and strawberries for flavor, oats for filling fiber and a touch of honey for sweetness.  You can feel good knowing that your family has a great, healthy start to their day.

Join the Improv Cooking Crew as we create recipes featuring Oatmeal and Honey........

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Margherita Pizza in honor of Eleanor Oliphant

Simple but flavorful, this pizza is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

I was inspired to make this pizza after reading Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine........

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Three King's Cake #BreadBakers

Monday was Epiphany. The Feast of the Three Kings.  The 12th Day of Christmas.

We Three Kings of Orient are bearing gifts we travel afar.

To celebrate I made a King's Day Cake.  This is more of a bread than a cake actually but it has icing.  Traditionally you bake a heat proof baby Jesus or gold coin inside and whoever is lucky enough to get that slice has good luck throughout the coming year.

Join me and the rest of the Bread Bakers group as we share "Good Luck Breads" with you today......

Monday, January 7, 2019

Vegan Artichoke Hummus #Veganuary

Creamy and delicious, this Artichoke Hummus served up with fresh veggies is the perfect start to your New Year.

Join me and others as we share Vegan recipes to help our readers with their New Year Resolutions......

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Just "Keep Going"~~ A Book Review and the Weekly Menu

I received an Advanced Copy of the book Keep Going by Austin Kleon from Workman Publishing.  In return, I agreed to take a photo of me reading the book and post it on social media.  I also agreed to write a couple of lines about my thoughts regarding this book.

As always all opinions and thoughts are completely my own.......

Hot Chocolate Eggnog #OurFamilyTable

Two of your favorite cold weather drinks combined to make a wonderful cup of pure comfort.

There's a new group in town.  Join us as we kick off the year with Drinks to Warm You Up......

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Pure Comfort~~~Pasta with a Bottle of Aglianico

This month for our ItalianFWT tasting and discussion, Cam of Culinary Adventures with Camilla asked us to share Wines for a Cold Winter Nights.

I decided to share a bottle of Aglianico.  Won't you join us.........

Thursday, January 3, 2019

SPAM Musubi #CooktheBooks

A popular dish in Hawaii, SPAM Musubi is packed and eaten as a sandwich in lunches.  I cut mine into pieces for a party, reminiscent of sushi.

This recipe was inspired by our Cook the Books Club selection this month.......

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Oatmeal Crusted Chicken Strips #FoodieExtravaganza

Tender Strips of Chicken, dredged in seasoned flour, egg, and oatmeal then air fried to a crispy, crunchy goodness.  Dinner is on the table in less than 20 minutes.

Join me as I host Foodie Extravaganza today........