Saturday, April 30, 2022

Crockpot Meatloaf and the last Weekly Menu before Vacation

This meatloaf, made in a crockpot, is perfect for your next party.  It makes enough to feed a crowd, bakes in the slow cooker while you are busy preparing for company is scrumptious.

crockpot meatloaf

And because it is made in the slow cooker it is perfect for summertime gatherings without heating up your house.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Finishing up the month with a Spinach Pie Lasagna

April is nearly a wrap.  So many good things to celebrate during the month of April starting with Easter and followed by birthdays.  And then such sadness to remember during this month on the anniversary of our loss of Kirsten.


A plethora of emotions roiling around inside of me and such a sense of helplessness as I am faced with the fact that I cannot fix what is broken for those I love the most.  Perhaps it is God's way of telling me to let go and place my trust in Him.  A hard lesson for me to learn.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Stanley Tucci's Perfect Negroni Up #CooktheBooks

I just finished reading the memoir Taste by Stanley Tucci for our Cook the Books Club.  This memoir had me laughing out loud from the first page.  I so enjoyed getting to know Stanley Tucci and really, really want to join him for dinner, drinks and conversation.


Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pretzel Pecan Streusel #NationalPretzelDay

This sweet potato casserole is easily made using canned, drained sweet potatoes and evaporated milk.  The pretzel streusel topping studded with dried cranberriesand pecans make this a perfect side dish for a special meal.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pretzel Pecan Streusel

The Festive Foodies are celebrating National Pretzel Day.......

Monday, April 25, 2022

Beer Cheese Muffins #MuffinMonday

These quick and easy small batch muffins are a wonderful accompaniment to soup and the bonus of the small batch is there is half a beer to enjoy while they bake.

Beer Cheese Muffins

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

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Pierogi Lasagna #SundayFunday

 Layers of pasta, mashed potatoes, caramelized onions and cheese.  Polish Lasagna anyone?

Pierogi Lasagna

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Creative Lasagna Recipes today.......

Saturday, April 23, 2022

An Australian Farm to Table Dinner #WorldWineTravel

Today the World Wine Travel group is tasting red wines from Victoria, Australia, hosted by Jeff of Food Wine Click.  I found a cool bottle of Fowles Wine Farm to Table Cabernet at


You can learn more about the wine regions of Victoria at Jeff's Invitation Post.

Friday, April 22, 2022

So that's the end of the leftovers. What an Oddity what am I going to serve for dinner?

Serving up the last of the leftover Easter Ham for dinner tonight to our friends the Wronas who are joining us for dinner tonight.  This Italian Style Ham and Bean Soup will be our first course.

Italian White Bean and Ham Soup

Now that Easter Week is over, life will be returning to normal here on the least for a short while.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Devil's Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

 This deep chocolate cake studded with chocolate chips really does taste sinful....perhaps that is why they call it a Devil's Cake.

Devil's Bundt Cake

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

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Cinco Leches #CakeSliceBakers

Move over Tres Leches there is a new cake in town!!!!  We all know and love that iconic, classic, Mexican three milk cake.  Well, this takes that cake and adds 2 more layers of creamy goodness.  I'm sharing it just in time to plan it in for your Cinco de Mayo festivities.

Cinco Leches Cake

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

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Garlic and Pineapple Glazed Ham #NationalGarlicDay

This ham is crusted with crushed pineapple, garlic and honey before being baked for a unique and different Island Style dinner.

Garlic and Pineapple Glazed Ham

I served this up last November for an Island Style Friendsgiving Dinner with our Dive Family. I got so caught up in the festivities that I forgot to take photos until after dinner.  You can see, by the large dent in the ham, that it was a big hit......

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Peameal Ham and Egg Sandwich #SundayFunday

Peameal ham, also called Peameal Bacon, is a brined pork loin roast that was once coated in crushed yellow peas (but now coated in cornmeal) to preserve it.  It was developed in Canada in 1854 and is found mainly in Ontario, Canada.  It is not what we call Canadian Bacon here in the USA.

Peameal Ham

The Sunday Funday group is sharing Ham Sandwiches today.......

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Creamy Potato Soup #SoupSaturdaySwappers

This creamy, delicious potato soup is ready to serve in under  half an hour and hearty enough to be a main course.  

Potato Soup

The Soup Saturday Swappers are sharing soups starring Potatoes today.......

Friday, April 15, 2022

Smoked Clam Dip and the Weekly Menu including Easter #FishFridayFoodies

 This delicious, creamy dip is a wonderful addition to your appetizer selection.  

Smoked Clam Dip

The Fish Friday Foodies are sharing recipes using Fish from a Can today......

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Lemon Cream Pie #ImprovCookingChallenge

Bright, Fluffy and Delicious this Lemon Cream Pie just screams SPRING and you only need 5 ingredients and 15 minutes to have this ready and waiting in your refrigerator to enjoy after dinner.

Lemon Cream Pie

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

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Celebrating Spring with Raclette and Rosé #Winophiles

The French Winophiles are celebrating Joyeuses Pâques, the resurrection of our Lord and Springtime.  To assist us in this venture, Cam of Culinary Cam worked with  Kobrand Wine and Spirits  and arranged for us to receive some wines to pair with our Spring celebration.  

We were not given any monetary compensation and, as always, all writings and opinions on this blog are 100% my own.

Wine collage

I was provided two bottles of rosé one still and one sparkling for this event.  

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Chocolate Bunny Bread #BreadBakers

This adorable bread is so much fun to make with your little sous chefs and so much fun to serve up on your Easter Buffet.

Chocolate Bunny Bread

The #BreadBakers are sharing Easter Breads today......

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Hemendex #EattheWorld

I was researching Slovakian recipes for this month's Eat the World Challenge and numerous recipes for Hemendex popped up.  I opened the first one and saw a photo of Ham and Eggs, it took me until the third recipe to finally hear in my head "Hemendex" as Ham and Eggs with a Slovakian accent.  I'm not really quick sometimes LOL.


I chose this recipe because it was such a fun name and because, with Easter around the corner, I thought it was a great way to used up leftover ham. 

Pineapple Bread Pudding #SundayFunday

I served up this Pineapple Bread Pudding with breakfast one morning but it is also the perfect side dish to grace your Easter table next Sunday.  The recipe can be doubled or tripled to meet your needs.  

PIneapple Bread Pudding

Join the Sunday Funday Bloggers as we share wonderful Easter Side Dishes with you today......

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Selefina Spiced Chicken Tacos and the Weekly Menu #sponsored

 Adagio Teas proudly presents Selefina spices and I proudly share them with you.  I was given the opportunity to receive the new line of Selefina products at no cost for sampling/testing purposes.  I agreed to share my honest review of these products in return.  


Look at this assortment!!!  I didn't know what to make first.......

Friday, April 8, 2022

Mexican Foods and Wines always provide for a Perfect Fiesta #WinePW

I received two bottles of Mexican Wine from Tozi Imports for tasting purposes.  I am happy to share my honest thoughts and opinions with you today.  I received no monetary compensation for this post.

Mexican Cheese and Wine

Come and explore Mexican wines with the Wine Pairing Weekend group.......

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Coffee Coffeecake and a Book Review #NationalCoffeecakeDay

 This literal coffee cake is flavored with fresh brewed coffee, instant coffee powder, and coffee extract making it a true Coffee Coffee Cake.

Coffee Coffee Cake

The Festive Foodies are celebrating National Coffee Cake Day.........

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Bratwurst Burgers for New Beer's Eve #FoodieExtravaganza

Happy New Beer's Eve everyone.  Yes, evidently this is a thing and today is the day!!  I decided to celebrate with burgers made with beer brats and topped with beer braised veggies.  They were scrumptious!

Bratwurst Burgers

Crack a beer and come celebrate with us.......

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The Jungle Cruise Tiger Cake #MoviesandMunchies

What did this Lunar New Year and our Movies and Munchies film have in common? They both featured Tigers.  This Lunar New Year celebration had me baking up and serving a Tiger Cake for dessert.  

Tiger Cake

It was a busy time here on the farm and I never got a chance to share this tasty cake with you.  Ok, just use your imagination....this is supposed to look like tiger skin.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Spezzatino d'agnello and a G.D. Vajra Albe #ItalianFWT #SupperClubSaturday

This delicious dish of lamb slow braised in a garlicky tomato sauce until fall apart tender was the perfect pairing with this Barolo wine from Italy.

lamb stew and wine

We are celebrating the Slow Food and Wine Movement with the Italian Food Wine and Travel group.