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.

Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

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.  

paghetti 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.

Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial

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.  

Coffee Cinnamon Rolls

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.

Lemon and Lavender Cream Pie

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.

carrot pineapple loaf

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.

Crumb Cake

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.

Green Vegetable Minestrone

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.

Pineapple Teriyaki Salmon with Malbec

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.

Coffee and Baileys Individual Bundts

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.

Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash Salad

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. 

Cab Franc/Merlot

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.

Slow Cooker Mahi Mahi 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.

Carrot Tart

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.

Potato Chip Crusted Cod

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.  

Covid 19 graphic

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.

Banana Cake with Chocolate Frosting

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.

Spiced Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

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.

Ham and Cheese Corncakes

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.

Chocolate Madeleines

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.

Chicken and Mandarin Orange Salad

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.

Cheeto Pork Chops

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.....

Box of wine

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.

Sesame Ginger Noodles

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.