Monday, September 30, 2019

Mini Pizza Muffins #MuffinMonday

These savory little mini muffins are great for in the kids lunchboxes or as an after school treat.  They are also great as part of an appetizer buffet on game day. Who doesn't love pizza?!!

It's Muffin Monday.......

Welcome to #FallFlavors; Pecan Crusted Chicken Cutlets with Pears

I received product from sponsors, Millican Pecan Company and Door County Coffee to assist in the creation of recipes for the Fall Flavors event.  All content, writings and opinions in this blog are strictly my own.

Tender chicken breast meat coated with pecans, sauteed to a golden brown are served up with poached pears in a scrumptious sauce.  This is fall food at it's finest.

Welcome to Flavors of Fall.  We will be sharing great fall recipes and are raffling off some amazing #sponsor gifts.  Come on in.........

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Drunken Honey Wings #OurFamilyTable

Nothing satisfies a guests at a party like sticky, gooey wings on the appetizer buffet.  These wings are seasoned with a rub, grilled to perfection and then coated with a Honey and Cinnamon Whiskey BBQ sauce.

They got gobbled up so fast that I nearly didn't get a photo of the finished product!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

A New Lasagna Recipe and a Book Review

This lasagna is made with a creamy tomato sauce and more eggs than the lasagna I normally make.  This version has it's roots in Abruzzo located in Southern Italy.

I was inspired to make this lasagna after reading Stone Mothers for my Lit Happens book club.....

Friday, September 27, 2019

Goodbye September on to Fall and the Weekly Menu

Our September was strange here in Michigan. It started out as Fall, turned into Indian Summer, had a few more days of Fall and is ending up more summer than fall like.  We never closed the pool, thank goodness.  I was still lounging in it with my book and a cocktail just a couple of days ago!!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Zoodle Slaw #CooktheBooks

This easy to make salad is a great way to use up some of those zucchini squash that are so abundant right now. 

I am sharing this recipe as a result of my Cook the Books Club selection...

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

"Oh Brother" A Chicken Noodle Casserole for #FoodnFlix

This homey, comforting casserole is sure to become a new family favorite.  Easy enough for a weeknight meal and filling enough to feed a crowd on the weekends.

I was inspired to make this casserole after watching the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou" for this month's edition of FoodnFlix.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

The Angel Face turns 5 and the Weekly Menu

It is so hard to believe that my Little Miss is already 5 yrs. old.  She is getting to be so grown up, definitely a little girl more toddler or preschooler for Grammy.

Zucchini Bread #OurFamilyTable

This wonderful Zucchini Bread is lighter than those made with your typical recipe.  Tender crumb flecked with zucchini and cinnamon and brightened up with lemon zest.  This will become your new go to recipe when faced with a mound of zucchini from your garden.

We are sharing easy quick bread recipes From Our Dinner Table........

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Smoked Pork and Cheese Burgers #TailgateParty

This post is sponsored by ThermoWorks who provided us with a Thermopop Thermometer and is offering a giveaway to one of our readers.  I received no monetary compensation for this post and all opinions are completely my own.

Freshly ground pork mixed with cheese and barbecue sauce. Formed into patties and slow smoked before searing at the end to finish cooking.

Perfect for your next Tailgate Party..........

Chicken Normandy for the Final Day of #AppleWeek

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

Chicken pieces cooked to a golden brown and then nestled in apples and onions and braised in an apple cider sauce.  Can you say YUM!!

Today is the final day of Apple Week, I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I..........

Corsica; French with a lot of Italian Influence #Winophiles #SoupSaturdaySwappers

We are visiting Corsica with the French Winophiles this month.  Corsica is an Island in the Mediterranean.  It is mountainous and densely forested.  It has belonged to France for over 200 yrs but it is still very Italian in culture.

This delicious, quick and easy to prepare Minestra, or a variation of it, is very likely to be served up on the Island.  Corsica is known for it's food and wine.  Who knew?  I certainly didn't..........

Friday, September 20, 2019

BBQ Oysters with Garlic Herb Sauce #FishFridayFoodies

These oysters are so easy to prepare, just scrub and put onto the grill.  After 5 minutes, remove from grill and they will open up easily with just a butter knife.  Add a dollop of Herb Compound Butter and you have a delicious appetizer to serve while the rest of the meal is put onto the grill.

It's time for another Fish Friday Foodies gathering.................

Green Appletini #AppleWeek

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

This recipe is intended for those readers of legal drinking age for alcohol consumption.  Please drink responsibly.

Sweet, tart and refreshing this cocktail is like taking a bite of a crisp green apple.

Today is the 5th day of our Apple Week event.  We have been sharing amazing apple recipes all week long and since it is Friday, what better to share than a cocktail to start your weekend off.........

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Honey Babka #BundtBakers

Made with cake flour this Honey Babka is lighter and airier than your traditional Babka.  Lightly sweetened with honey and then drizzled with a mixture of honey and rum, this bread like treat is amazing.

Welcome to Bundt Bakers.........

Apple Tea Brined Chicken #AppleWeek

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

Brined in Apple Tea and then roasted on a covered grill creates a chicken that is a beautiful golden brown, deliciously tender and juicy, and extraordinarily delicious.  It is worth waiting for as you brine the chicken overnight.

Today is Day 4 of this exciting event we call Apple Week...........

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Amish Breakfast Casserole #FantasticalFoodFight

This filling and delicious casserole chock full of bacon, cheese, potatoes and eggs can be made the night before and placed into the oven before your guests arrive for brunch the next day.

We're vying to see who can cook up the best Breakfast Casserole this month during our Fantastical Food Fight......

Apple Oatmeal Cookies #AppleWeek

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

These cake like cookies are soft and chewy, not to sweet and deliciously flavored with fresh apples and cinnamon.  It is like holding autumn in your hands.

Today is the third day of this wonderful gala that we call Apple Week.....

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Overnight Cinnamon Apple Oats #AppleWeek

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

Start your day off right with this quick and easy recipe that you prepare the night before.  Overnight this mixture transforms into a sweet, chewy, delicious breakfast that you will want to have again and again.

Welcome to Day 2 of Apple Week......

Monday, September 16, 2019

Chocolate Caramel Apple Slices: Welcome to #AppleWeek

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

Delicious apples coated in caramel, sprinkled with ginger cookie crumbs, drizzled with 2 different chocolates.  It must be Fall!!!

Welcome to Apple Week ..........

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo #OurFamilyTable

This delicious, warm, spicy Gumbo is made in an Instant Pot, first using the saute setting and then switching to the slow cook setting.  Served over rice it makes a complete, nutritious and satisfying dinner.

We are sharing Instant Pot/Slow Cooker recipes From Our Dinner Table today..............

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Enjoying Indian Summer with Alma Sparkling Brut from Brazil #WinePW

I received a sample of Sparkling wine from Spain for tasting purposes.  All opinions are completely my own.  I received no monetary compensation for this post.

Last week I was fretting because my dough for my Sourdough Bagels wouldn't rise because it was too cold in the house.

On Wednesday it was 87* and sunshine for most of the day and then at 4 pm the storms came knocking out a transformer on our street.  Thank goodness we have an all house generator.  That makes it possible for me to still write up this post and share a taste of a Michigan Indian Summer with you.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Hungarian Mushroom Soup #NationalMushroomMonth

This rich, creamy, mushroom soup flavored with paprika and dill makes for a delicious full dinner when served up with a loaf of crusty warm bread.  It is also nice as a starter but beware of the portion size as it is very filling.

It is National Mushroom Month..........

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Middle Eastern Potatoes #ImprovCookingChallenge

These lovely spiced potatoes are creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside.  They are like a little taste of Heaven in every bite.

We were given Potatoes and Coriander as our Improv Cooking Challenge this month.........

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Koshary #EattheWorld

This tasty one bowl meal is a popular street food in Egypt known as Koshary.  It is vegan, nutritious and delicious.  Perfect for a Meatless Monday meal.

Rice and Lentils topped with pasta and chickpeas in a fragrant tomato sauce and then a generous portion of fried onions......Pure Nirvana.  Join us as we Eat the World........

Everything Sourdough Bagels #BreadBakers

Homemade Bagels made with Sourdough discard and sprinkled with everything spice mix.  What a great way to start the day!!!

Join the Bread Bakers today as we share Breads with Seeds............

Monday, September 9, 2019

Quiche with Potato Crust #BakingBloggers

These fun little Quiche cups are perfect for a brunch buffet.  You can add any fillings you like or make 2 or 3 batches so there is a variety to offer.  I served this batch up at room temperature as part of an appetizer spread that I put out before dinner at our Labor Day gathering.

Made with a hash brown crust these little bites of goodness were perfect for this month's Baking Bloggers theme of potatoes..........

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Pizza Dough made with Sourdough Discard #OurFamilyTable

This is one of my favorite ways that I have found yet to use up my sourdough discard.  This pizza crust is delicious!!  It is chewy and toothsome without being thick.  It has become my new favorite crust and my new favorite sourdough recipe.

The From Our Dinner Table Group are sharing Quick and Easy Pizza Recipes today..........

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Appassimento Method explained in Layman Terms #ItalianFWT

When Katarina of Grapevine Adventures invited the members of ItalianFWT to join her in sampling wines made in the Appassimento Method, I wasn't sure what to expect.  Upon reading her invitation post I learned that this method is made by dehydrating the grapes before the wine making.

Drying the grapes beforehand usually results in a sweet wine, comparable to the Ice Wine made here in cold climates.  Ice wines made here in Michigan are very popular and sought after. They are also very pricey.

However, the drying of these grapes can be done using several different methods meaning that not all wines made in this method are necessarily sweet.  This made me happy because I don't care much for sweet wines.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Italian Meatball Stew and the Weekly Menu

This rich, warm and comforting stew is perfect as the summer melts into fall and the days grow shorter and chillier.  Beef and Italian sausage meatballs in a tomato sauce with potatoes and green beans makes a complete one pot dinner.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Feed a family of 4 for one day in under $16 #HungerActionMonth

September is Hunger Action Month.  You can learn more about Hunger in America at Pass the Plate , part of Feeding America.  At these websites you will learn how you can help feed the hungry in America.  You will be given an opportunity to donate, volunteer or even to write your State Representative regarding this terrible problem.

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Kate of Kate's Recipe Box asked the members of Festive Foodies to join her in attempting to feed a family of 4 only spending the allotted $5.50 or less per meal per family that they would receive from government assistance.

Amazing Cherry Almond Sourdough Scones #FoodieExtravaganza

Tender flaky biscuits studded with dried cherries and slivered almonds are perfect with your tea for breakfast or for an afternoon snack to carry you through the day.

We are having a Tea Party today over at Foodie Extravaganza........

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Chicken Enchilada Rice Bake #OurFamilyTable

This tasty one pot meal starting with leftovers, stretched with the addition of rice is a delicious, easy and quick weeknight meal.  Look at that golden melted cheese and only one pan to clean.  OH MY YUM!

The From Our Dinner Table Group are sharing their Best Rice Recipes for Dinner today.........