Monday, June 28, 2021

Banana Rhubarb Muffins #MuffinMonday

I'm not promising that this is my last rhubarb recipe of the season but we are getting near to the end of the harvest.  However, my freezer is full so I may be sharing another one or two but not one or two a week as I have been.

I'm not complaining.  Rhubarb, like any other seasonal vegetable, is very abundant for a short while and then, unless we preserve it, we have to wait a whole year to enjoy it again.  So when the going is good, I make a ton of rhubarb recipes. 

This recipe combines the tart goodness of rhubarb with the creamy sweetness of bananas in a delicious, tasty muffin that is sure to become a seasonal favorite.

Banana Rhubarb Muffins

Welcome back to Muffin Monday......

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Stuffed Pizza Burgers #SundayFunday

These burgers stuffed with Mozzarella Cheese and Pepperoni then topped with Pizza Sauce, Peppers, Onions and Mushrooms are like having a Pizza Party on a Bun.

Stuffed Pizza Burgers

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are Grilling today.......

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Red White and Blue Strawberry Bites #FestiveFoodies

 These little bites are festive, fun and tasty.  A great addition to your holiday bbq or picnic. 

Red White and Blue Strawberry Bites

The Festive Foodies are sharing some great 4th of July recipes with you today........

Friday, June 25, 2021

Fish Friday in the USA with a Spanish Txakolina Rosé #WorldWineTravel

 I am sharing this post on Fish Friday, however, we actually enjoyed this fresh Michigan perch and walleye paired with this Spanish Wine on Tuesday.  It was Kirsten's birthday and John honored her memory with a gathering.

Spanish Txakolina Rosé with Potluck dinner plate

This is what an American Fish Fry/Pot luck looks like in Michigan.  Freshly caught Walleye (Pickerel) assorted salads and baked beans

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Pool is FINALLY open, the Bathroom Remodel continues and the Weekly Menu

The pool liner was finally able to be installed and the pool filled on Monday.  Of course, that meant that cold weather came in and the high Tuesday did not even reach 70*.  Frank spent Tuesday installing and hooking up the slide. Yesterday he got the heater turned on and hopefully the weather is nice for this weekend so we can enjoy our pool.

Swimming pool

The new liner and slide with a guest appearance from Cocoa.

The bathroom is ready for tile installation. Unfortunately the timing was a little off and our tile guy is on vacation.  We hope to get started on the installation early next week and he said it should only take a few days to complete.

We have a very busy weekend coming up.  Saturday we are taking the Angel Face to Jurrasic Quest.  It is a drive through exhibit that I understand is supposed to be pretty astounding.  We are all looking forward to it.

Jurassic Quest Banner

When we are done with the exhibit we are heading over to our great nephew's (Frank's Godson) graduation party.  He has grown into a fine young man and I'm sure has a great future ahead of him.

Sunday is the Teen's birthday and we are having a gathering here at the house.  She, of course, wanted Chicken Enchiladas.  I will make up a couple of trays and I'm also grilling up the fixings for Steak Fajitas.  Beans, Rice, Margaritas (virgin for the underage and drivers) and dinner is served.

Kirsten's twin sister, Katrina, and her husband are in town so we will have them, John and Kirsten's Mom over for dinner one day during the week, depending on their availability.

The rest of the week will be spent on the bathroom remodel and enjoying our pool.  I am planning a lot of al fresco meals.  What's on your menu this week?

Dylan's Grad Party

Sunday-Birthday Gathering
Chips with Salsa and Guac
Chicken Enchiladas
Steak Fajitas
Refried Beans
Mexican Rice
Birthday Cake

Meatless Monday
Vegetarian Buddha Bowl

Char Sui Pork and Noodles

Steak Stacks
Potato Puffs

Asian Pork Satay
Steamed Rice
Cucumber Salad

Fish Friday
Sweet and Spicy Scallops
Grilled Pineapple

Monday, June 21, 2021

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage Tomato Sauce #MultiCookerMonday

 This delicious Italian Sausage Tomato Sauce is easily made in the slow cooker and was delicious served over spaghetti for dinner one evening.  There was enough sauce to use the remainder, sans sausage, over gnocchi a few days later as a quick and easy Meatless Monday meal.  That is a win/win/win.  A Slow cooker recipe that does double duty.

Spaghetti with Slow Cooker Italian Sausage Tomato Sauce

It is Multi-Cooker Monday........

Sunday, June 20, 2021

One Egg Dinner Cake #CakeSliceBakers

This light, fluffy cake is the perfect start to a wonderful dessert.  It takes only minutes to throw together and you only need one egg and items found in every cook's pantry.  You can make this cake your own by deciding how you want to top it.  I decided to make a gingered rhubarb chutney to serve with it.....soooooo good.

One Egg Dinner Cake

It's time for the Cake Slice Bakers........

Magical Cookie Bars #SundayFunday

 Did your Mom make Magic Bars when your were a kid?  My Mom used to make them all the time.  These delicious bar cookies start with a graham cracker crust, topped with sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, pecans and coconut.  The end result is Magical.....hence the name.

Magical Cookie Bars

It's time for Sunday Funday and what is more fun than ooey gooey cookie bars?

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Corn Chowder #SoupSaturdaySwappers #RecipeRedo

 As soon as fresh corn is available my husband buys a case and has me put up corn chowder for the winter.  There is nothing more delicious than fresh corn chowder and this recipe freezes beautifully so that you can enjoy it all year long.

Corn Chowder

The Soup Saturday Swappers are posting Dad's Favorite Soups in honor of all Dads everywhere.......

Friday, June 18, 2021

Another Week Has Passed....Where does the time go??

One thing about doing a remodel is that while it takes a looooong time, that time flies by because you are so busy.  Over the weekend the mud guy came and finished off the walls, due to humidity the sanding of the walls didn't happen until Monday. 

bathroom remodel

The master closet with a cubby for storage.  A desk top will be under the window.  
Shelving will be above the cubby for the printer and supplies.

Linguini with Tuna and White Beans and a Rose from Maury #FishFridayFoodies #Winophiles

 Nothing beats the summertime heat better than a cold dinner with a crisp chilled glass of Rose.  This Linguine with White Beans and Tuna is ready in 15 minutes but can be made ahead of time if you want to take it to your next pot luck.  Served at room temperature and seasoned with olive oil, garlic and lemon it is perfect for dining al fresco.

Linguini with Tuna and White Beans and a Rose from Maury

Fish Friday Foodies pairs up with the Winophiles in today's post.......

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Oreo Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

Starting with a boxed cake mix, a package of oreo cookies and premade frosting makes this dessert easy peasy.  It is so delicious nobody will know that it only took about 10 minutes of hands on time.

Oreo Bundt Cake

The #BundtBakers are making Bundts for Dad today in anticipation of Dad's Day on Sunday.....

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Wine Wednesday featuring #L'Ecole Granache Rose and Asian Shrimp Tacos with Gingered Rhubarb Sauce

I have been given the opportunity to be an ambassador for L'Ecole Wines.  This means that I receive two bottles of wine each month for a virtual taste testing with the staff of L'Ecole and for the purpose of creating a pairing to share with my readers on this blog.  I receive no monetary compensation and all opinions are 100% truthful and 100% my own.

L'Ecole Granache Rose and Asian Shrimp Tacos with Gingered Rhubarb Sauce

This month we are sampling the Grenache Rose from Alder Ridge Vineyard in Horse Heaven Hills. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Sourdough Crepes #BreadBakers

These crepes made with sourdough discard do not need to rest overnight.  You mix the ingredients and cook them immediately for a wonderful, custardy crepe to which you can add your favorite fillings.

Sourdough Crepes

The Bread Bakers are sharing Breakfast Bread recipes today.......

Monday, June 14, 2021

Baked Oatmeal with Rhubarb #BakingBloggers

This delicious oatmeal is a great way to sneak veggies into your families diet and to use up all that rhubarb going crazy in your garden.  You will feel like you are having dessert for breakfast.  

Baked Oatmeal with Rhubarb

The Baking Bloggers are baking with Oats today........

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Sandwiches with Blackberry Jalapeno BBQ Sauce #SundayFunday

This Chicken drenched in Blackberry Jalapeno BBQ Sauce is quick, easy and oh so delicious. Pile high onto a bun add a slice of cheese and some bacon strips. This is a great alternative to burgers when looking for a quick and easy dinner.

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Sandwiches with Blackberry Jalapeno BBQ Sauce

Join the Sunday Funday Gang as we make Magic with Berries.......

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Summertime, Summertime, Sum, Sum, Summertime Weekly Menu

We got the Angel Face yesterday and get to keep her right through the weekend.  Last night we hung out at Michelle and Mark's so we could play in the pool.  I took my fish and all the fixins' over to their house and we had dinner together.

girl on diving board at pool

Friday, June 11, 2021

Difficult? Yes....Impossible? No #WinePW

Cheese and wine is a natural pairing, right?  Well, not always.  Sometimes those stinky cheeses that I love so much, Blue, Gorgonzola, Roquefort, etc. do not play well with wine.  They are too strong.  Don't get me wrong I still put at least one on my cheese platters when serving wine. I would just ignore that it wasn't wonderful.

blue cheese on crostini with honey and pecans with a glass of wine

So when Linda of My Full Wine Glass invited the members of Wine Pairing Weekend to join her in sharing Wine Pairings for Hard to Pair Foods my mind went immediately to this pairing.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Makoenva #EattheWorld

 We are traveling to Lesotho for this month's Eat the World Challenge.  Have you ever heard of Lesotho?  I hadn't.  Turns out it is a South African Country of over 2 million people located in the mountains.  

google image of Letsotho

It sure looks beautiful.  I was anxious to learn about it and discover the foods they enjoy........

Garlic and Herb Marinated Chicken Thighs #ImprovCoookingChallenge

Chicken thighs marinated in garlic, herbs and sumac, a commonly used Middle Eastern spice, then grilled until slightly charred in spots and served with a yogurt dipping sauce.  So very delicious!!!

Garlic and Herb Marinated Chicken Thighs

Our Improv Cooking Challenge this month is to share a dish using Yogurt and Sumac......

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Ogórki Kiszone inspired by The Pickle Recipe and the Weekly Menu #FoodnFlix

These Polish Dills are fermented rather than pickled.  Pickling means putting food into an acidic brine.  Fermenting gives you that sour flavor without any added acid.  You simply place the food into a brine with some spices and let it work it's magic.

Ogórki Kiszone

This is the method used to make the pickles in our FoodnFlix selection this month........

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Grilled Steaks with Mango Chimichurri #SundayFunday

Grilled T-Bone Steaks are a treat in their own right but when you add this crazy good Mango Chimichurri on top it takes it right over the top!!

Grilled Steaks with Mango Chimichurri

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are serving up Mangoes today.......

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Water, Wine and the Weekly Menu

We are heading down to the Waterfront this evening for a Beer and Wine Festival.  We are joining our friends, the Luths and our friend, Mickey for dinner at a local restaurant before heading to the festival.  I'm looking forward to it.  The best part is that it's only a mile down the road so we can walk it if the wines are too delicious to stop at a few sips.

Beer and Wine Fest banner

Friday, June 4, 2021

A Dry Lambrusco?! Well, yes please......#ItalianFWT

 I have a confession to make....When Susannah of Avvinare invited us to join her in opening a bottle of Lambrusco this month, I was not very excited.  In fact, I thought about sitting this one out.  

I'm not crazy about sparkling wine, however I do enjoy it on occasion but I seldom, if ever, enjoy a sweet wine and I thought with Lambrusco I would be getting a double whammy.


But National Lambrusco Day is coming up and I love joining this group so I went onto and was excited to find a dry Lambrusco.........

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

BBQ Deviled Eggs #NationalEggDay

These deviled eggs are a notch above with the addition of barbecue sauce, honey mustard, cream cheese and sweet baby gherkins.  These are not your mother's deviled eggs.....

BBQ Deviled Eggs

We are celebrating National Egg Day over at Foodie Extravaganza......

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Tuesday Trivia on the Farm

I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend and the kick-off to the summer season.  And I hope you all remembered to bow your heads in gratitude for those who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms and safety.  It is because of our heroes that we have the opportunity to freely celebrate our blessings that we enjoy.

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

I'm sharing a new pasta salad recipe with you today that is going to be perfect for those hot summer evenings that we will be enjoying soon........