Monday, February 28, 2022

Savory Breakfast Muffins #MuffinMonday

These savory muffins are made to enjoy as a complete, nutritious breakfast but are just as delicious paired with a bowl of soup for lunch or dinner.  

Savory Breakfast Muffins

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

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Rice Cooker Pancake #SundayFunday

Looking for a fun, unique way to make and serve pancakes?  These Japanese pancakes are made in a rice cooker!  They turn out fluffy, delicious and serve 4-8 people, depending on their hunger and any side dishes being served.  Try a slice for breakfast this morning.  You will be glad you did.

Rice Cooker Pancake

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Pancake recipes today in honor of National Pancake Week....

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Mushroom Lo Mein #PotluckParty

This vegetarian lo mein gets it's meaty satisfaction from the plethora of mushrooms.  It is a wonderful fusion of Asian meets Italian and a perfect Meatless Monday dish.  I served it up as one of my vegetarian offerings when we celebrated earlier this month.

Mushroom Lo Mein

It's time for a Potluck Party........

Friday, February 25, 2022

A Mardi Gras Gathering and the Weekly Menu to start the Lenten Season

Mardi Gras celebrations start this weekend.  Mardi Gras, also called Fat Tuesday, is a NOLA tradition and one that I am happy to incorporate each year into our celebrations.  This year I am inviting family and friends to join in the fun with dinner followed by games.  

Mardi Gras Menu

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Visiting South Australia; Home to one of Australia's Oldest Wineries

Penfolds wine has long been a favorite in this household so when our theme for this month's World Wine Travel was the Red Wines of South Australia, I naturally went right to this popular brand.

Penfolds Wine

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Zombie Cocktail to Celebrate #MardiGras

 This fun, fruity cocktail is the perfect way to start your Mardi Gras celebration.

Zombie Cocktails

The Festive Foodies are here to help you plan your Fat Tuesday celebration.....

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Chocolate Devils Food Cake #CakeSliceBakers

Deep dark chocolatey Devil's Food Cake with two different frostings turns this full recipe into two small batch desserts.  One to enjoy now and one to freeze for later.

Devil's Food Cakes
It's time for the Cake Slice Bakers.......

Cajun Nachos #SundayFunday

This fun take on Nachos is a great way to celebrate Mardi Gras.  Crostini topped with Shrimp and Sausage and then drizzled with a Sherry Cream Sauce.  Pour yourself a cocktail and Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler.

Cajun Nachos

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are preparing to celebrate.......

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Chicken Chili Verde and the Weekly Menu #SoupSaturdaySwappers

This delicious chili is ready in less than half an hour containing simple ingredients from your pantry for a quick, warming bowl of comfort after a day of playing in a Winter Wonderland.

Chicken Chili Verde

The Soup Saturday Swappers are helping our readers prepare for National Chili Day.......

Friday, February 18, 2022

Pasta with Spiced Vegetables and Anchovies #FishFridayFoodies

This savory. slightly spicy sauce is a great way to introduce more vegetables into your diet.  The anchovies melt into the sauce giving it a wonderful flavor that will have people wondering what your secret ingredient could be.

Pasta with Spiced Vegetables and Anchovies

Welcome to Fish Friday Foodies.......

Thursday, February 17, 2022

French Kissed Mini Bundts #BundtBakers

These adorable little mini bundts are flavored with olive oil and rosewater and kissed with Herbs de Provence for a sweet and savory taste sensation sure to delight.

French Kissed Mini Bundts

The Bundt Bakers are featuring Herbs this month.......

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Love is in the Air and We are Spicing Things Up with a Cahors Wine paired with an American Steak #Winophiles

February is quite the month.  Coldest month of the year for many of us, which makes us think about snuggling together to stay warm.  Of course, we also celebrate St. Valentine Day which encourages thoughts of love and tenderness. 

 Cahors Wine

We celebrate Black History Month here in the USA where we acknowledge and appreciate  of our fellow brothers and sisters who have contributed so much to our American history.  It is American Heart Month and as always hearts are the symbol of love.  The Superbowl is played where we turn out to cheer and show love for our favorite team.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Oven Baked Sliders and a Book Review

These sliders are baked in the oven making them perfect when you have a burger hankering in the winter time.

Hamburger plate

I enjoyed them with a glass of Longevity Wine which tied in perfectly with the novel I was reading.....

Monday, February 14, 2022

Winter Citrus Salad

Looking for a perfect start to your Valentine Day Dinner?  This marriage of sweet and bitter flavors in this salad is your answer.  Not only delicious but beautiful to behold.

Winter Citrus Salad

This will make a wonderful first course for whatever else you are dishing up to show your love.....

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Hearts of Palm and Avocado Salad #SundayFunday

This creamy, delicious salad tastes like it is a luxury but in reality it is a very healthy side dish to share with your sweethearts on Valentine Day or any other day you want to show your love.

Hearts of Palm Salad

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing recipes with Heart today......

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Valentine Day and Weekly Menu

I am getting ready to celebrate Valentine Day here on the Farm.  Today the Angel Face is spending the day and we are going to make heart shaped grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch.   was supposed to spend the day and then tomorrow we were taking her and the Teen to see Addam's Family; The Musical.  Now the Teen has invited her friend (see below) to attend and we will be taking them out to dinner afterwards.

That dreaded COVID bug has bitten Angel Face, Daddy and now Mama....fortunately they are vaxxed and boosted so symptoms are very mild but they are still under quarantine.

Valentine Day Menu

Friday, February 11, 2022

Here's to Longevity. Cheers!! #WinePW

Longevity.....Long Life, Durability, Endurance, Vitality.  During this month of February when we celebrate Black History Month, Lunar New Year and Valentine Day it is a very good and appropriate word.


The Wine Pairing Weekend gang are celebrating Black History Month by showcasing BIPOC wines and wineries.  I have chosen to share Longevity Wines.  

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Australian Meat Pie #EattheWorld

This Australian Meat Pie is like a big, family sized Sloppy Joe.  It is easy to make and pretty to serve. 

Australian Meat Pie

We are heading Down Under for today's Eat the World Challenge......

Chocolate Crepe Roll #ImprovCookingChallenge

Layers of decadent chocolate crepes and creamy Mascarpone cheese rolled into a cake and served with some whipped cream and a strawberry garnish.  This cake is amazing......

Chocolate Crepe Roll

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

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Sourdough Soft Breadsticks #BreadBakers

 Light, soft, tender and airy these breadsticks, made with both yeast and sourdough starter, are baked to a light golden brown before being brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with Romano cheese.  They were the perfect accompaniment for a hot bowl of soup.

Sourdough Soft Breadsticks

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

Monday, February 7, 2022

Lebanese Rice with Vermicelli inspired by First Comes Marriage #LitHappens

This Lebanese rice dish is the perfect side to serve up with grilled meats or Mediterranean recipes.  

Lebanese Rice

I was inspired to share this dish with you after reading our Lit Happens selection for February.....

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Apple Cinnamon French Toast Bake #SundayFundayBloggers

French bread and diced apples lightly sweetened with maple syrup and brown sugar, flavored with cinnamon, baked up in custardy goodness.  Perfect for Breakfast, Brunch or Brinner.

Apple Cinnamon French Toast Bake

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are cooking up Hot Breakfasts today......

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Mexican Pork Skewers #FootballFood

Pulling out the grill for a tailgate party?  Then cook up these delicious pork skewers flavored with Mexican spices and nestled between onions and sweet peppers before being grilled to perfection.  Once cooked, remove the skewers, wrap them in a tortilla along with your favorite toppings and enjoy this handheld treat while cheering on your favorite team.

Mexican Pork Skewers

The Festive Foodies are celebrating Football Foods today.......

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Grapes and the Weekly Menu #SupperclubSaturday

Welcome to Supperclub Saturday.  A new group started by Sue of Palatable Pastime where we share any recipe that we would like with our readers and other members of the group.  I am loving this group and sister group, Potluck Party, because it is giving me an opportunity to go through my archives and pull out recipes that I have been waiting to share.

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Grapes 

Such it the case with this delicious, moist pork tenderloin topped with a sauce that includes roasted green and red grapes that I served up for New Years Eve 2021.

Friday, February 4, 2022

Cheesy Vegetable Lasagna paired with Oltrepo Pavese Wine #ItalianFWT

 Vegetarian Lasagna with three cheeses and zucchini replacing one of the pasta layers for a delicious, comforting dish that is a little healthier than your standard versions.  I paired mine with a wonderful bottle of Oltrepo Pavese, a slightly sparkling wine from Italy.  It was perfect.

Dinner plate with wine

Thursday, February 3, 2022

A French Martini to help me through The French Dispatch #MoviesandMunchies

The French Martini was not created in France.  It was created in the 1980's in a bar in New York City and called a French Cocktail because it contains Chambord, a raspberry liqueur from France.

French Martini

I was inspired to have Frank make this Martini while watching our Movies and Munchies film this month......

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Carrot and Citrus Infused Water and A Book Review #LitHappens

Water is the source of all life. We are unable to live without it, yet many people don't drink enough water each day.  I love water, especially when it is turned into wine LOL.....seriously I do love water and drink even more of it than I do of wine  Mostly I drink it with no more adornment than ice but, sometimes, I want something a little fancier.

carrot and citrus infused water

On those days I add fruits, vegetables or herbs to add a little pizazz.  In this case I thinly sliced some lemon, carrot and orange, added it to a pitcher with filtered water and put it in the refrigerator overnight to enjoy the next day.

I'm Nut's About You Valentine #NationalSnackFoodMonth

Chocolate and Nut Hearts topped with Sprinkles are sure to make your Valentine's Heart beat with Love.

Chocolate Nutty Hearts

It is National Snack Food Month........

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Chocolate Cheesecake #ValentinesSweets

With a deep chocolate crust and a chocolate filling this cheesecake is certain to show your love to your Valentines who are chocoholics.

Chocolate Cheesecake

The Festive Foodies are celebrating Valentine's Day today.......