Friday, November 26, 2021

Celebrating the Holidays with Albino Armani and the Weekly Menu featuring Leftovers

Suzanne of Vigneto Communications invited me to join her in a Webinar learning about Albino Armani Wines.  I was provided with 4 bottles of wine for tasting purposes.  No monetary compensation was given and all opinions and writings are strictly my own.

Albino Armani Wines

I decided to open up the Cuslanos Amarone Del Valpolicella to pair with our traditional American Thanksgiving Dinner.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Wine Wednesday with #L'Ecole and a Lesson in Ageablility

I am very pleased to have been chosen to be an ambassador for L'Ecole wines.  Each month they generously send me two bottles of wine.  In return, I taste and pair the wines and then share my thoughts and opinions of the featured wine with my readers.  I receive no monetary compensation for my posts and all writings are 100% my own.

2 vintages of wine

This month we met up with the winemaker, Marty Clubb, and opened up two vintages of a Bordeaux Blend that they call Perigee.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Roasted New York Strip Loin and the Weekly Menu including Thanksgiving #SundayFunday

This New York Strip Loin Roast is coated with fresh herbs and cooked to a perfect medium rare.  It is the perfect entree for a holiday dinner.  

beef roast

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are getting ready for the Holidays.......

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Tortellini and Chicken #SoupSaturdaySwappers

Tender chunks of chicken and cheese filled tortellini in a thick, creamy, delicious tomato and pumpkin broth.  This is more of a SToup.  Serve it up with some cornbread and a crisp white wine and dinner is complete.

Pumpkin Tortellini Soup

The Soup Saturday Swappers are cooking up Pumpkin this month......

Gingerbread Cake #CakeSliceBakers

Seasonal and delicious this Gingerbread Cake was the perfect ending to a Friendsgiving Dinner.  Just the right amount of spice and more savory than sweet.  A dollop of whipped cream is all you need to dress this cake up for a stunning holiday dessert.

Gingerbread Cake

We are nearing the end of The Cake Slice Bakers 2021 Edition........

Friday, November 19, 2021

Bay Scallop Chowder and a White Bordeaux Wine #FishFridayFoodies #Winophiles

Tender, sweet bay scallops incorporated into a chowder with bacon and potatoes will make a perfect first course for your holiday dinner.  I paired mine with a White Bordeaux and it was pure elegance. 

Bay Scallop Chowder with Wine

We are getting ready for the holidays with Seasonal Fish/Seafood and Affordable Bordeaux Wine.....

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Carrot Cake Bundt #BundtBakers

I love carrot cake year round but it is certainly filled with wonderful Fall flavors making it perfect as a seasonal dessert during the Holidays.

Carrot Cake

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

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Potato Skins #HolidayPartyFood

Crisp potato skins filled with cheese and bacon and topped with sour cream are sure to be a hit at your next holiday gathering.

Potato Skins

The Festive Foodies are sharing Holiday Party Food today..........

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

French Potato Omelette and a Book Review

I just finished the second book in the Grape Series by Laura Bradbury.  This book is titled My Grape Quebec.  It continues the memoir of Laura as she returns to Canada after her time as an exchange student in France has come to an end.  

My Grape Quebec

Monday, November 15, 2021

Pumpkin Pasta Bake (Instant Pot) #MultiCookerMonday

 This delicious casserole starts off in the instant pot and then is finished up in the oven for a creamy, cheesy, delicious side that adds extra nutrition.  It is perfect for making ahead of time and then just placing in the oven for half an hour before serving.

Pumpkin Pasta Bake

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

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Sizzling Shrimp Fajitas #SundayFunday

Tender shrimp marinated in a red enchilada sauce and cooked up sizzling hot in a cast iron skillet with pepper and onions.

Shrmp Fajitas and fixings

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are having a Sizzler Party.......

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Justification for Short Ribs with a Chili Wine Glaze and a fun book review #WinePW

There are a lot of celebrations in this post.  Let's start with the celebration that we are enjoying with Paso Robles Wine for our Wine Pairing Weekend Group.  The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance generously sent me 4 bottles of wine to help with the celebration.   I received no monetary compensation and all opinions and writings are strictly my own.

Paso Robles Wines

Friday, November 12, 2021

Peppermint Shortbread #ChristmasCookiesWeek

These amazing slice and bake cookies need only 5 ingredients and taste exactly like Christmas with melt in your mouth goodness.

Peppermint Shortbread

This is my final cookie that I'm sharing for Christmas Cookie Week but, fret not, there are plenty more cookies to be baked and shared between now and Christmas day.........

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Cranberry Glazed Sticky Wings and the Weekly Menu #ImprovCookingChallenge

These wings couldn't be easier nor more delicious.  Starting off in the slow cooker and then finished under the broiler for a wonderful holiday appetizer that is mostly hands off leaving you plenty of time for other preparations.

Cranberry Glazed Sticky Wings

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

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Gratin de Chouchou #EattheWorld

Gratin de Chouchou (Chayote Squash Gratin) is a traditional dish from Reunion of tender squash in a creamy bechemal sauce.  It is incredibly rich and delicious.

Gratin de Chouchou

We are Eating the World, Reunion Island style........

Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossoms #ChristmasCookieWeek

These delicious cookies are cousins of the ever popular Peanut Blossom that is topped with a Hershey's Kiss.  This recipe adds chocolate to the peanut butter cookie and replaces the kiss with a miniature peanut butter cup.  If you are a chocolate/peanut butter fan, these cookies are for you!!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossoms

We are still baking and sharing cookies to help you prepare for the upcoming holidays.....

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Garlicky Dinner Rolls #BreadBakers

These easy, no knead, dinner rolls are coated with garlic butter before and after baking.  They are a wonderful addition to your dinner table.

Garlicky Dinner Rolls

It's time for Bread Bakers................

Monday, November 8, 2021

Molasses Cookies #ChristmasCookiesWeek

 These classic old fashioned spicy snap cookies are sure to make Santa very happy.

Molasses Cookies

Woohooooooo..it is time for Christmas Cookies Week......

Apple Pumpkin Bread #BakingBloggers

Delicious warmly spiced pumpkin bread with studded with chunks of apple.  This bread is delicious for breakfast or a snack with your afternoon tea. 

Apple Pumpkin Bread

The Baking Bloggers are sharing quick bread recipes today......

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Acorn Squash and Apple Soup #SundayFunday

This silky smooth soup is made in an instant pot, making it a quick and easy first course or light lunch served with salad and a slice of bread.

Acorn Squash and Apple Soup

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are cooking with Winter Squash today.......

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Pumpkin Cornbread and The Weekly Menu #FoodnFlix

Seasonal and scrumptious this cornbread is flavored with pumpkin and warm spices.  It will be a welcome addition to your holiday table.

Pumpkin Cornbread

This dish was inspired by the film Friendsgiving.....I hope your Holiday table is nothing like the one shared in the movie........

Friday, November 5, 2021

Orecchiette with Butternut Squash #HolidaySideDishes

These "little ears" are perfect for holding the sauce and are delicious mixed with the squash and spinach.  This is a great Holiday Side Dish that I often serve as a separate course at a dinner party.  

pasta with squash and spinach

This is the final day of our Holiday Side Dish event........

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Pure Comfort~~Roast Chicken, Wild Rice Pilaf and a Glass of Barbaresco Wine #ItalianFWT

Welcome to November and the second of our Three Big B's that we are celebrating over at Italian Food Wine and Travel.  Last month I hosted and we showcased a Brunello which is made with Sangiovese grapes.  Today and next month we are traveling to Piedmont where we will be trying two wines made from Nebbiolo grapes, Barbaresco today and Barolo in December.

Wine

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Autumn Flavored Wild Rice Pilaf #FoodieExtravaganza

This rice pilaf starts with a blend of Texmati, White, Brown, Red and Wild Rice then adds in the perfect fall flavors of apples and pecans for a wonderful, seasonal side dish that your family is sure to enjoy.

Wild Rice Pilaf

Did you know that it is National Georgia Pecan Month?

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Aargh Matey, I'm serving up some Pirate Pasta Puttanesca #CooktheBooks

How can you not get lost in a novel that has Pirates, swashbuckling, cooking and adventures on the high seas?  This fun novel, Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown, has it all plus it's all intertwined with a love story.  So much fun!!

wine and phone with book

And wine....did I mention this novel also has wine? I loved this selection of Cook the Books!!

Monday, November 1, 2021

Brussels Sprouts with Smoked Almonds and Manchego Cheese #HolidaySideDishes

These Brussels Sprouts get a wonderful smoky flavor and crunch from the almonds, some brightness from the vinegar, and decadence from the cheese.  It is the perfect Holiday Side Dish.

Brussels Sprouts with Smoked Almonds and Manchego Cheese

We are sharing Holiday Side Dishes this week.......
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