Sunday, March 31, 2019

Sweet and Sour Sausage #OurFamilyTable

This easy and delicious sweet and sour smoked sausage is the perfect dish to serve during Easter Brunch.  It is also wonderful as an appetizer before Easter dinner or as a second or third meat dish with your Baked Ham and/or Roasted Leg of Lamb.

We are sharing Easter recipes today with the folks at the From our Dinner Table group......

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Magical Weekend and the Weekly Menu

We have an amazing weekend coming up.  This afternoon we are headed to the Fox Theater for the Rodgers and Hammerstein version of Cinderella starring Leslie Ann Warren.  Readers who are of my generation might remember watching this version as children.  I think it came on just once a year and I looked forward to it along with the yearly airing of Wizard of Oz and Heidi. 

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For my readers of a younger generation you read correctly.  When your parents and I were young there were no movie channels or wifi or on demand.  We would wait all year long to rewatch our favorite movies and if you missed them.....well, you waited another year.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Easy as Pie Coconut Cream Pie #SpringSweetsWeek

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

This delicious and easy peasy pie starts with a graham cracker crust filled with a chocolate coconut layer, followed by a coconut pudding layer and topped with fresh whipped cream.  YUM

This is my final day of Spring Sweets Week.  Stop in, see what the others are sharing and enter to win some fantastic prizes.......

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Lemon Cookie Bars #SpringSweetsWeek

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

Just the right amount of sweet and tart, these lemon cookie bars are sure to be a hit at all your Spring gatherings.

Welcome to the Thursday edition of Spring Sweets Week.......

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Krispy Peeps Treats #SpringSweetsWeek

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

Enjoy a Springtime version of your favorite marshmallow krispy treats by swapping out pastel colored Peeps for the marshmallows.

We're still celebrating Spring Sweets Week and look what we're serving up today.....

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Orange Creme Smoothie #SpringSweetsWeek

Rich, thick and delicious this citrus smoothie is the perfect, nutritious way to start your day.

We are still celebrating Spring Sweets Week.  Please join us........

Monday, March 25, 2019

Carrot Cake Cupcakes #SpringSweetsWeek

Delicious, tender carrot and pineapple laced crumb spiced with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.  Baked to perfection and covered with a pineapple cream cheese frosting before getting a sprinkle of Spring Sunshine.....

It is time for Spring Sweets Week.....woooohoooooo!!!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Asparagus Almondine #OurFamilyTable

Tender stalks of Asparagus, tossed in garlic oil and sprinkled with toasted almond slices.  A perfect Springtime Side Dish.

Step in for more wonderful Springtime Sides being shared from Our Dinner Table.......

Friday, March 22, 2019

Heading North and the Weekly Menu

The Teen has Spring Break all week so we are heading north for a few days.  Yes, I know that during Spring Break you are supposed to go somewhere warm.  However, we will make up for this at the end of next month when we head to Cayman Brac for a dive getaway.

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courtesy of Google images

We have just a smattering of snow left here but I'm sure we will find more the further north we go.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Breakfast Mini Bundts #BundtBakers

These muffin size mini bundts are the perfect grab and go breakfast.  Made with the scraps remaining in all those cereal boxes crammed in your pantry, it serves a dual purpose.  You clean out your cupboards and you can give your family a breakfast treat that you feel good about.

It is time for this month's edition of Bundt Bakers.  Come take a peek........

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Spring Greens Pasta for #FantasticalFoodFight

This pasta dish featuring asparagus along with other spring greens and flavored with lemon and mint  is the perfect Springtime Meatless Monday meal.

Happy First Day of Spring!!  We are celebrating the quintessential Spring vegetable, Asparagus, during out Fantastical Food Fight today.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Happy St. Pat's Day and the Weekly Menu

We celebrated my brother Dick's birthday last night.  Of course, we had corned beef and cabbage followed by Birthday Cupcakes.

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Prior to dinner we met at a restaurant for lunch and to celebrate our sister in law Rebecca's Birthday.  This is why my Weekly Menu is being posted a day late....but not a dollar short because rumor has it that there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and I intend to find it!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Albondigas Soup #SoupSaturdaySwappers

This traditional Mexican Meatball soup is rich and delicious. Filled with delicious bacon beef meatballs and chock full of corn, onions and mushrooms, it is hearty enough to serve as a main course with a salad and cornbread.

It is time for Soup Saturday Swappers and we are sharing soups with Meatballs. Come on in and see what's on the menu.......

Friday, March 15, 2019

Tuna Tacos #FishFridayFoodies

Fresh Tuna steaks seared to a medium rare, sliced and served up on soft corn taco shells garniWshed with pickled red onion and pineapple/mango salsa.

We are sharing fish/seafood tacos and taquitos over at Fish Friday Foodies today......

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Pork Ramen Soup #ImprovCookingChallenge

You don't have to wait for Soup Saturday to serve up this delicious dinner.  This Pork Ramen Soup comes together quickly making it perfect for a busy weeknight meal.

Join the members of the Improv Cooking Challenge as we create recipes containing Pork and Ramen.

Spaghetti Pie #PiDay

This delicious Spaghetti Pie is like eating a meatless lasagna.  It is perfect for Meatless Monday.  Fridays in Lent and, of course, for Pi(e) Day.

Today is 3.14  Welcome to Pi Day............

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Mozzarella Stuffed Bread Sticks #BreadBakers

Tender garlic laced breadsticks filled with ooey gooey Mozzarella cheese.  Perfect as an appetizer or snack dipped in marinara sauce or as a side to your pasta dinner.

Please join me and my friends over at Bread Bakers as we share Cheese Stuffed Breads........

Monday, March 11, 2019

Kreatopita #BakingBloggers

This savory meat pie is the perfect blending of beef and spices all wrapped up in flaky phyllo dough.

Join the Baking Bloggers as we explore Greek, Turkish and Cypriot baking.....

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Khinkali (Georgian Meat Dumplings) #EattheWorld

These delicious little pockets are filled with a soupy meat mixture. You hold onto the "handle" at the top. Bite into the bottom and slurp out the "soup" before biting off the dumpling and meat.  You set the thick knob that you are holding aside and grab another before they are all gone.

Every country has it's own version of Dumplings, these originate from Georgia.  Join us as we Eat the World......

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Holy's time for the Weekly Menu already.

Life has suddenly gotten very busy for me.  And for some reason my family still wants to eat each and every day!!!

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image from Google images.

So I'm making a quick blog stop to post my Weekly Menu. C'mon in and sit for a moment before I have to run out the door again!

Friday, March 8, 2019

California Cab Franc with a Homey Casual Meal #WinePW

You don't have to wait for company to open a nice bottle of wine.  Just a quiet, casual, family dinner can be made wonderful.  I opened this amazing bottle of Camp Cabernet Franc from Sonoma County and served it up with a homey, comforting meatloaf.

I am hosting our Wine Pairing Weekend group this month and invite you to join us as we Explore Cab Franc from Around the World.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Moo Shu Chicken Tacos inspired by The Lego Movie #FoodnFlix

This Moo Shu Chicken is put into a slow cooker until you are ready for dinner.  Spoon onto soft taco shells and top with prepackaged cole slaw mix for a quick, easy and delicious Taco Tuesday.

These tacos were inspired by The Lego Movie, our FoodnFlix selection for this month........

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Instant Pot Dublin Coddle (adapted for #FMD) #FoodieExtravaganza

I cooked up this traditional Irish dish in the Instant Pot.  Not only that but I also adapted the recipe to make it fit into my eating plan for this month.

Bacon and Sausage combine with vegetables to make this traditional dish that the Irish call Dublin Coddle.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Cheetoh Cheese Balls #NationalCheeseDoodleDay

Sometimes you just crave something ooey and gooey and good.  You aren't worried about nutrition or health.  You realize everything is good in moderation.  That is where these delicious and easy cheese balls coated in Cheese Doodles (known as Cheetohs in Michigan) come in.

Fresh mozzarella cheese, wrapped in dough, coated in crushed Cheetohs, fried to a golden brown and rolled in more crushed Cheetohs.

That is how we celebrate National Cheese Doodle Day here on the farm!!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Shrimp Etouffee #OurFamilyTable

Succulent shrimp in a spicy vegetable sauce made with roux and the New Orleans trinity, this stew like dish is just in time for Mardi Gras.

Join the bloggers over at From our Dinner Table as we share our favorite Seafood Recipes.......

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Brasato al Vino Rosso with Montefalco #ItalianFWT

Beef braised until it is fork tender in red wine and aromatics.  This is comfort food at it's best.

I made this meal to pair with a wonderful Italian wine from Montefalco.  Join us this month as our Italian Food, Wine and Travel group serves up bio dynamic wines.

Friday, March 1, 2019

A Book Review and The Weekly Menu

My friend, Chad Richardson, has completed another novel.  He sent me an advanced copy and asked for my honest opinion.  All thoughts and writings are completely my own. 

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This is the third novel, written by Chad Richardson, that I have read and reviewed.