Thursday, April 15, 2021

Cranberry and Rosewater Bundt #BundtBakers

This delicious bread like cake is flavored with rosewater and studded with cranberries before being topped with a rosewater glaze.  I added some spring sprinkles and served it up as one of the Easter desserts.  It was a huge hit........

It's time for Bundt Bakers.......

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Smoked T-Bone Steaks and a Bouza Tannat B6 #TannatDay #UruguayWineWeek

I received samples from Elixir wines in celebration of Tannat Day and Uruguay Wine Week.  All writings, opinions and thoughts are strictly my own.  I received no monetary compensation for this post.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Easy Peasy Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls #BreadBakers

These dinner rolls made of 100% white whole wheat flour require no kneading. They are simple, rustic, hearty and delicious.

Welcome to Bread Bakers.........

Monday, April 12, 2021

Chicken Mexican Bake-DASH Diet Friendly #BakingBloggers

Turn your leftover Sunday Roast Chicken into this delicious and easy Mexican Monday or Taco Tuesday dinner.  Made with leftover chicken and common, everyday pantry items this casserole is sure to become a regular in your rotation.

The Baking Bloggers are sharing Mexican Dishes with you today...............

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Garlic Roasted Salmon with Brussels Sprouts #SundayFunday

This scrumptious, savory,  one pan dinner of Garlic Roasted Salmon with Brussels Sprouts is ready in less than an hour and clean up is minimal.

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Garlicky recipes today......

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Milanesa Napolitana #EattheWorld

Steak cutlets breaded and fried before being topped with ham, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.  

We are traveling to Uruguay today as we Eat the World.................

Friday, April 9, 2021

Georgia on my mind and The Weekly Menu #WinePW

So I am gastronomically visiting Georgia today.  The Country not the state.  I made a traditional dish called Mtsvadi (grilled pork skewers) and paired it with wine made from ancient grapes.  

Welcome to Wine Pairing Weekend......

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Balsamic Braised Chicken Breasts #ImprovCookingChallenge

Quickly braised in a mixture of tomatoes and balsamic vinegar, these chicken breasts remain juicy and tender.  I served mine over pasta but it would be delicious with rice too or just a side salad if you are watching your carbs.

This is the dish I'm sharing for this month's Improv Cooking Challenge.......

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Carrot Salad with Feta and Pistachios #NationalCarrotDay #FoodnFlix

Crisp carrots, creamy feta cheese, crunchy pistachios and sweet dried pineapple combine to make a wonderful spring salad.

I was inspired to make this salad after watching Peter Rabbit with the Angel Face.  Perfect because today is also National Carrot Day!!!

Monday, April 5, 2021

Pasta and Broccoli in Garlic Oil #LitHappens

"And Joe cooked them all a great garlicky pasta-and-broccoli meal."

This single sentence from The Midnight Library by Matt Haig was the inspiration for our Good Friday dinner.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Au Gratin Potato and Ham Casserole #SundayFunday

Rejoice,  for He is alive, Alleluia, Alleluia!!!

This is a wonderful dinner to serve up using some of that leftover Easter ham that many of us are enjoying today.

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are providing ideas for using up your Easter Leftovers this week.......

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Honeysuckle Tangerine Marmalade #CooktheBooks

Sweet tangerines and a citrusy lemon combine with honeysuckle tea to make a marvelous marmalade.  I made enough to give as a little gift to our guests for Easter dinner this year.  A wonderful taste of spring in a jar.

I was inspired to make this marmalade after reading the Cook the Books selection for this period.....

Friday, April 2, 2021

Alberico Appia Antica 400 Rosso 2016 paired with Stracci di antrodoco #ItalianFWT

Oh my word! This was not just a fantastic dinner.  This was not just an amazing wine.  Combined this was pure bliss!!!

The Italian Food Wine and Travel group are visiting Lazio today.......

Thursday, April 1, 2021

No April's Fool, just an Easter Cocktail and the Easter and Weekly Menu

 It is April Fool's Day but don't let the joke be on you.  Make up some of these candied Kumquats and serve up a Kumquat Martini as a special Easter treat.

I enjoyed mine while perusing my latest Cuisine at Home and deciding my Easter Menu as well as the Menu for the rest of the week.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce #SundayFunday

These flavorful meatballs spiced with the warm flavors of the Mediterranean are served with a slightly spicy tomato sauce.  They are sure to be a hit at your next gathering.

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Lamb recipes just in time for Easter........

Saturday, March 27, 2021

A Vegetarian Meal, A Book Review and The Weekly Menu

This Vegetarian Dish starts with Spaghetti Squash tossed with Roasted Tomatoes and Northern Beans and freshly made Almond Pesto.  

I was inspired to share this recipe with you after reading The Book of CarolSue.......

Friday, March 26, 2021

Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial is indeed a Special Selection #WorldWineTravel

This lovely bottle of Spanish wine from the Castille and Leon area is a blend of Temperanillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.  It is a deep and complex.  It would stand up very nicely to a big hunk of grilled steak but I chose to pair it with Balsamic Braised Chicken.  I was pleasantly surprised.

Welcome to World Wine Travel.  Today we are visiting Castilla y Leon.......

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Coffee Cinnamon Rolls #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.

These scrumptious cinnamon rolls are flavored with frosted cinnamon buns flavored coffee for an extra punch of cinnamon goodness and a layer of coffee flavor along with the love which with they are served.  

Welcome to Day 4 of Spring Sweets Week.........

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Lemon and Lavender 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 creamy lemon pie made with a combination of cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk poured into a graham cracker crust flavored with lavender is promised to be one of your next favorite desserts.  I think this lovely pie would be a perfect addition to your Easter celebration.

Welcome to Day 3 of Spring Sweets Week........

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Soup and Salad with 2 Book Reviews #LitHappens

I just finished reading two books, back to back.  They had absolutely nothing in common yet I was inspired to make a Japanese meal of Buckwheat Noodle Soup and Seaweed Salad. 

Allow me to share why I chose these recipes........

Monday, March 22, 2021

Carrot Pineapple Mini Loaves #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.

These delicious little mini loaves are full of fresh pineapple, carrots and pecans.  Perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert.  It is just as nutritious as it is delicious.

Join us for Spring Sweets Week starting today!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Crumb Cake #CakeSliceBakers

This lovely, tender cake topped with a cinnamon crunch streudel is perfect for breakfast or for dessert.

This was my choice for this month's The Cake Slice Bakers......

Green Vegetable Minestrone #SoupSaturdaySwappers

This Minestrone is chock full of vegetables in all different shades of green. It is nutritous, delicous and feels like you are eating Spring.

It's time for Soup Saturday Swappers......

Friday, March 19, 2021

Exploring Malbec outside of France Paired with Pineapple Teriyaki Salmon #Winophiles #FishFridayFoodies

This lovely salmon with it's Asian flavors pairs very nicely with a Malbec from Chile.  It features a soy glaze flavored with tropical fruits and is ready in a flash.  It is a lovely presentation that I was proud to serve to my brother and his wife, during the holidays.

Welcome to this month's edition of Fish Friday Foodies where my offering meets up with the French Winophiles event.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Coffee and Baileys Individual Bundts and the Weekly Menu #BundtBakers

These adorable little mini, cupcake size bundts, are flavored with instant coffee, brewed coffee and Bailey's Irish Cream and then glazed with more Baileys.  They are the perfect individually sized dessert.

It's time for the March edition of Bundt Bakers......

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash Salad #CooktheBooks

This scrumptious salad that starts with roasted squash and brussels sprouts topped with a jalapeno vinaigrette is adapted from a recipe created by Aaron Sanchez and shared in his memoir: Where I Come From: Lessons from a Latino Chef.

Are you an Aaron Sanchez fan? .....

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Celebrating St. Pat's Day with L'Ecole Cab Franc/Merlot

I was invited to be an ambassador for L'Ecole wines.  This means that each month they are providing me with a bottle of wine and a suggested theme for the wine.  My end of the bargain is that I taste the wine, do a pairing and give my honest review here on my blog. There is also a zoom meeting each month where we get to learn about the wine we were sent and ask questions of the winemaker.  I am a big fan of L'Ecole No 41 and was very excited to join them in this endeavour. 

This month we are featuring a Cab Franc/Merlot blend from Walla Walla Valley...............

Monday, March 15, 2021

Slow Cooker Mahi Mahi Tacos #MultiCookerMonday

A perfect Lenten Friday, Mexican Monday or Taco Tuesday Meal that takes only a few minutes hands on time and a couple of hours in the slow cooker and you have wonderful, flaky fish and savory, tender vegetables ready to be made in to these incredible, healthy and nutritious tacos.

It's Multi-Cooker Monday.........

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Carrot Tart #NationalPI(e)Day

 This rainbow carrot tart made using frozen phyllo dough is a gorgeous start to your next dinner party, if/when we start having dinner parties again.  Until then, it is a delicious snack to serve to your loved one with a glass of Rose while snuggled on the couch watching a movie.

Happy PI Day........

Potato Chip Crusted Cod #SundayFunday

This simple and scrumptious Cod recipe is sure to become a family favorite.  The cook loves it because it is quick and delicious.  The family loves it because it is soooooo good.  Throw together a side salad and dinner is served.

We are celebrating Potato Chips today with the Sunday Funday Bloggers.................

Friday, March 12, 2021

Smoked Beef Brisket, Canvasback Cabernet and the Weekly Menu #WinePW

 And just like that.....I suddenly have all kinds of time on my hands.  I have been telling all of my readers how busy life is around our house during Lent. I run the Parish Fish Fry each Friday feeding some 300 plus people each week.  Prep starts on Wednesday and we work hard until clean up is completed on Saturday.  

This past Wednesday I got up early, ran and picked up the perishables for our Food Pantry Distribution, pulled the client files and made the appointments for them to pick up their distribution.  Then I headed into the kitchen and began preparing pies and cornbread for our Friday Fish Fry.

I was in the middle of this when I got a phone call from my doctor's office informing me that the Teen had tested positive for COVID and that we all needed to quarantine for 10 days.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Banana Cake with Chocolate Frosting #ImprovCookingChallenge

This is, hands down, the best banana cake you will ever make.  Tender and light with no spices.  Just  a touch of vanilla and all that glorious banana flavor.

It's time for the Improv Cooking Challenge......

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Gromperekichelcher #EattheWorld

These tasty little potato pancakes are a delicious recipe to have on hand during the Lenten Season.

Join us as we travel to Luxembourg in our quest to Eat the World.......

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Spiced Meatballs in Tomato Sauce #NationalMeatballDay

Tender pork and chicken meatballs browned and finished off in a tomato sauce that is chock full of fresh vegetables and fragrant with warm spices.

Join in the fun as the Festive Foodies celebrate National Meatball Day.......

Ham and Cheese Corncakes #BreadBakers

Grab this recipe and stick it aside for when you are looking to use up some of that Easter ham.  Chopped ham and cheese cooked into a corncake and topped with butter and syrup makes a wonderful, hearty breakfast or brunch.

The Bread Bakers are sharing griddle breads today.......

Monday, March 8, 2021

Chocolate Madeleines #BakingBloggers

These tender sponge cakes called Madeleines hail from France.  They are distinctive in their little shell shapes.  They are light, fluffy and as decadent as you would expect from a French dessert.

Join the Baking Bloggers as we share recipes for this amazing and impressive dessert.....

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Chicken and Mandarin Orange Salad #SundayFunday

This flavorful, crunchy salad using leftover chicken and packaged coleslaw mixture comes together quickly.  In just a few minutes you will be serving up a colorful, nutritious dinner.  Eat a Rainbow.....every day.

The Sunday Funday Blogging Group is sharing Healthy and Delicious Salads today.......

Friday, March 5, 2021

Cheeto Pork Chops and the Weekly Menu #NationalCheeseDoodleDay

Tender and juicy, these boneless pork loin chops are breaded in crushed cheetos and baked to perfection.

We are celebrating National Cheese Doodle Day.......

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Italian Grapes Grown Outiside of Italy and Served Out of a Box? Che Diamine!!! #ItalianFWT

Do you drink wine from a box?  Do you admit to drinking wine from a box?  We drink a lot of wine around here and I find the boxed wines to be not only economical but pretty darn good.....

So when the Italian Food Wine and Travel group asked us to share Italian Grapes grown outside of Italy, I just happened to have a box of Pinot Grigio handy........

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Sesame Ginger Noodles #FoodieExtravaganza

This amazingly easy and tasty dinner is perfect for those nights when you come home starving and have no idea what you are going to make.  You can use any vegetables that are available in your refrigerator and dinner is ready in less than half an hour.

The Festive Foodies are celebrating National Noodle Month........

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Spaghetti ala PS I Love You #FoodnFlix

This easy spaghetti sauce is quick to make using ingredients normally available in the pantry. 

It is perfect for those weeks when you find yourself overwhelmed, need to put a family friendly dinner on the table and you find that you are out of the prepared jarred sauce when you go to grab it from the cupboard.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Chicken and Ramen Noodle Dump Casserole #SundaySupper

Life doesn't get much easier than meals where you open packages, shred leftover chicken and dump them all into a casserole.  In this case it doesn't get much more delicious either!!

The Sunday Funday Blogging group is sharing Chicken Delight recipes this week.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Jammy Dodgers #lithappens

Delicious butter cookies filled with jam are a popular treat in the United Kingdom.  After making this recipe I can see why.

I was inspired to make these cookies after reading PS I Love You.......

Friday, February 26, 2021

Getting Back on Track with the Weekly Menu

 I didn't post a Weekly Menu for the last couple of weeks.  Life got swamped and it got away from me.  As a result we have been eating a lot of carryout, fast food and sometimes even a bowl of cereal for dinner.  Life is starting to calm down a bit now but will remain pretty busy throughout the Lenten Season.  

This means it is even more important to plan my meals or I just find myself resorting to the above measures.  I found this photo in Google images and it just cracked me up......

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Enjoying Tapas with Spanish Wines from Catalonia #WorldWineTravel

 We are still exploring the wines of Spain in our World Wine Travel Group.  This month we are traveling to Catalonia. 

Image from wikitravel

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Sheet Pan Chicken and Cheese Nachos #NationalTortillaChipDay

Have leftover chicken in your refrigerator?  These Sheet Pan Nachos are the perfect way to use it up and make a wonderful lunch, light dinner or snack.  

The Festive Foodies are celebrating National Tortilla Chip Day!!

Monday, February 22, 2021

Healthy(ish) Blueberry Muffins #MuffinMonday

Delicious, tender muffins made with whole wheat flour and oatmeal and chock full of blueberries will be breakfast you can feel good about serving up to your family.

It's time for Muffin Monday........................

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Eggplant Shakshuka #SundayFunday

Shakshuka is a wonderful dish containing a sauce that includes tomatoes in which the eggs are nestled and cooked.  It is rich and savory.  Perfect for breakfast, brunch or brinner.  This recipe includes eggplant in the sauce for a creamy, tasty and savory addition.  Serve with some heated pita bread to sip in those yolks and to gather up all that wonderful sauce.

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are cooking up Breakfast for Supper this week........

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Chicken Chili with Sweet Potatoes #SoupSaturdaySwappers

This southwestern style chili made with chicken and sweet potatoes is a perfect one pot meal.  Crumble up some tortilla chips to add instead of crackers. Serve it up with some cornbread or tortillas. Pour yourself a Margarita or Cervesa and ENJOY!!

Join the gang over at Soup Saturday Swappers as we celebrate National Potato Month.....

Marble Cake #CakeSliceBakers

This tasty and pretty chocolate and white marble cake topped with a dollop of sweet cream and a sprinkle of raspberries made a perfect Valentine's Day Dessert.

This was my selection from The Cake Slice Bakers........
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