Sunday, May 29, 2022

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad #SundayFunday

This salad makes a great side dish for outdoor gatherings and can also be a stand alone main course salad for those who choose to go meatless.

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Quinoa recipes today......

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Harvey Wallbanger for Shoulder Season

 This iconic cocktail was all the rage in the 1970's.  I remember my folks enjoying them but I was still too young to partake and by the time I was old enough they were no longer in fashion.

Harvey Wallbangers

I was reminded of this cocktail while reading Shoulder Season when vacationing in Cabo earlier this month.  When we got home, Frank looked up the recipe and we toasted having the resources to go on a wonderful vacation and having a perfect home to which to return........

Friday, May 27, 2022

Olivye (Ukrainian Potato Salad) and the Weekly Menu #MoviesandMunchies

We took a detour in Movies and Munchies this month and instead of watching a film we watched episodes of  Servant of the People starring President Zelensky before he was President of Ukraine and before the invasion.

Servant of the People (Netflix photo)

I have watched several of the episodes and I can see why Zelensky caught the heart of his people and won the election.  I'm not sure that I would have voted for the man strictly based on his portrayal of a president but, luckily, for the Ukraine he was up to the job.

Lemony Shrimp Pasta #LemonWeek

Wondering what to do with that 1/4 bottle of bubbly that is left in the refrigerator?  Wonder no more....
This easy and delicious pasta comes together quickly.  The lemon and wine give it a brightness while the mushrooms, shrimp and cheese  combine to make a complete one dish meal.

Lemony Shrimp Pasta

It is the final day of Lemon Week.......

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Peach Chicken and a Chardonnay from Fowles Farm #WorldWineTravel

This delicious Australian chicken dish is quick, easy and perfect for a weeknight meal while fancy enough to serve to guests.  It paired perfectly with this Chardonnay from Fowles Farm in Victoria.

Apricot Chicken with Fowles Farms Wine

The World Wine Travel group are still visiting Australia and I am lucky enough to be hosting this month......

Easy Peasy Lemon Cookies #LemonWeek

5 ingredients and 20 minutes of your time provides you with these wonderful cookies that are soft and chewy, sweet and tart.  

Lemon Cookies

Today is the 4th Day of Lemon Week.......

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Lemon Loaf Cake #LemonWeek

This moist, bright, and tender cake is baked up in a loaf pan and topped with a light, sweetly tart glaze.  it is perfect at your next brunch or afternoon tea as well as after dinner as dessert.

lemon loaf cake

It is Day 3 of Lemon Week......

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Lemon Ice Cream #LemonWeek

Creamy, Sweet and Tart this lemon ice cream is perfect as a refreshing dessert on it's own or as an addition to a fruit based tart, pie or galette.

lemon ice cream

It's Day 2 of Lemon Week........

Monday, May 23, 2022

Lemon Ginger Chicken Thighs #LemonWeek

Boneless, skinless chicken thighs, nestled with lemon and baked in a savory Asian flavored sauce for a delicious and nutritious meal when served up with a side of steamed rice and blistered green beans.

Dinner plate

Welcome to Lemon Week.......

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Cowboy Beans #SundayFunday

These delicious and hearty beans are sure to be the talk at your next picnic potluck.  Several different types of beans, hamburger. onion and jalapeno combined in a slightly sweet savory sauce.  So dang good!!!

Cowboy Beans

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Picnic Recipes today.......

Saturday, May 21, 2022

5 Can Vegetable Soup #SoupSaturdaySwappers

Life doesn't get much easier than this soup that requires nothing more than a stove, a pot and a can opener.  It is a great meal for children who are learning to cook, college students in a dorm room with only a hot plate or microwave, young couples on a tight budget and harried parents who need to get dinner on the table after work in a rush so they can get the kids to their practices in time.

5 can vegetable soup

The Soup Saturday Swappers are sharing soups with corn today......

Friday, May 20, 2022

Visiting the Wines of Southwest France outside of Bordeaux #Winophiles

The French Winophiles are heading to Southwest France today and I have three wines to share with you that are perfect for the warm summer months that we are all looking forward to.

Chilean Sea Bass with Bergerac Sec

When Linda of My Full Wine Glass  announced that we were going to visit the wines of Southwest France, I went out and bought this bottle of Belingard Bergerac Sec.

Smoked Salmon Rolls and the Weekly Menu #FishFridayFoodies

These are a fun little pop in your mouth appetizer perfect for your next outdoor gathering.  Smoked Salmon, cream cheese and the surprise ingredient, fennel, creates a taste sensation.

Smoked Salmon Rolls

It's time for Fish Friday Foodies.............

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Jelly Donut Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

This jelly donut bundt cake is super easy to make starting with a boxed cake mix and was a huge hit with the family celebrating Frank's birthday.

birthday cake

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

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Open Faced Potato Salad Sandwiches for The One; A Novel #LitHappens

Before we left on vacation, we had an impromptu neighborhood gathering.  I put ribs on the smoker and chicken on the rotisserie and asked everyone to bring a dish.  My neighbor and our Teen's aunt, Michelle, brought these wonderful little open faced sandwiches that I am going to serve all summer long.

open faced sandwiches

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Sharing Shortcake, Our Homecoming Debacle, Making My Menu #SundayFunday

Leftover Lemon Loaf topped with macerated mixed berries and topped with whipped cream makes for a unique and delicious shortcake that is ready in a flash.

Leftover Lemon Loaf Shortcake

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Shortcake Recipes today......

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Slowing Down and Enjoying Life with Castoro Cellars Zinfusion #WinePW

Slow down and enjoy life with these easy, tender and delicious pork chops that are made in the slow cooker.  Pair them with a wonderful bottle of wine from Castoro Cellars who embrace the slow wine movement, take a deep breath and relax........

Wine and Pork Chops

Friday, May 13, 2022

Cucumber, Corn and Tomato Salad #BBQWeek

 This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BBQWeek. The sponsors, Rainier Foods and Intensity Academy, generously provided samples to participants to aid in the creation of the #BBQWeek recipes and prize packages to give away to the readers. However, all opinions are mine alone.

This wonderful summer salad is a great side for your next BBQ.  Sweet corn, grape tomatoes and cucumbers dressed in a garlicky vinaigrette with just a hint of heat and touch of sweet.

Corn Salad

Today is the final day of BBQ Week.......

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Korean Steak Tacos #ImprovCookingChallenge

 Flour tortillas stuffed with slices of Flank Steak marinated in Korean flavors and grilled to perfection, topped with coleslaw dressed in additional marinade.  

Korean Steak Tacos

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

Korean Grilled Flank Steak #BBQWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BBQWeek. The sponsors, Rainier Foods and Intensity Academy, generously provided samples to participants to aid in the creation of the #BBQWeek recipes and prize packages to give away to the readers. However, all opinions are mine alone.

Flank steak tenderized in a marinade seasoned with Gochu and grilled to a perfect medium rare.  Serve this steak with a side of rice and some stir fry veggies, dice it up and add it to a bowl or slice it up and pass the tortillas for a deliciously different taco.

Korean Grilled Flank Steak

We are still celebrating BBQ Week.........

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Asian Ribs #BBQWeek

 This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BBQWeek. The sponsors, Rainier Foods and Intensity Academy, generously provided samples to participants to aid in the creation of the #BBQWeek recipes and prize packages to give away to the readers. However, all opinions are mine alone.

Tender, fall off the bone, baby back ribs with an Asian Spiced Rub and Sour Cherry Glaze bumps up your next barbecue to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Asian Ribs

Join us as we continue or BBQ Week Celebration.......

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Pide Ekmek (Turkish Flatbread) #BreadBakers #Eatthe World

This Turkish Flatbread is light, airy and fluffy.  No kneading required and with only 2 short rising periods it is a quick and delicious bread that your family will love.

Pide Ekmek

Please join me today as Bread Bakers collides with our Eat the World Challenge.......

Monday, May 9, 2022

Beef Kafta #BBQWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BBQWeek. The sponsors, Rainier Foods and Intensity Academy, generously provided samples to participants to aid in the creation of the #BBQWeek recipes and prize packages to give away to the readers. However, all opinions are mine alone.

Middle Eastern spices mixed with ground beef, parsley and onions before being shaped into 
logs and grilled to your desired temperature.

Beef Kafta

It's time for BBQ Week........

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Happy Mother's Day from Cabo.....#SundayFunday

Molettes de Jamon y Frijole make for a wonderful brunch.  Crusty rolls, split and slathered with refried beans, topped with ham, cheese and a fried egg.  What's not to love.  Add a sprinkle of pico de gallo for a pop of color and brunch is ready in less than 20 minutes.


The Sunday Funday Bloggers are hosting a Mother's Day Brunch......

Friday, May 6, 2022

Umbrian Red Wine Spaghetti and a Book Review #ItalianFWT

I am so excited to partake in this month's Italian Food Wine and Travel event.  When Jennifer of Vino Travels announced that she was featuring the wines of Orvieto, I had just ordered up the biography written by Marlena De Blasi titled The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Club.

Book Cover

Orvieto is an Italian Wine region located in Umbria and neighboring Lazio.  It was the perfect read as I got ready to choose a wine and a meal to share with our group this month.......

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Blue Milk Cocktail #FoodieExtravaganza

Cheers and May the Fourth be with you!!!!  This cocktail was inspired by the Blue Milk served in the first original Star Wars Movie.  Are you impressed that I know this?  Don't be.....I got this information from our second son, Tony, who is not only a Star Wars afficionado but also a bartender by trade.

Blue Milk Cocktail

The Foodie Extravaganza Crew are celebrating May the Fourth with Star Wars inspired recipes.......

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Hawaiian Burgers #SundayFunday

 Burgers seasoned with teriyaki sauce and topped with grilled pineapple, red pepper rings and muenster cheese placed onto a bun that has been slathered with a Hawaaian inspired sauce.

Hawaiian Burger

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are celebrating Hamburgers today......