Sunday, July 31, 2022

Raspberry Coffee Cake #SundayFundayBloggers

This cake goes together quickly.  Ready in less than an hour it is a wonderful way to start the day with a nice cup of coffee, enjoy as an afternoon snack or serve up as dessert.

Raspberry Coffee Cake

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are celebrating National Raspberry Cake Day........

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Sigliole al Marsala and a Book Review

Sigliole al Marsala, Sole with Marsala, is a delightful dish.  I was inspired to search out a recipe upon reading The Other Emily by Dean Koontz.

Sigliole al Marsala

Monday, July 25, 2022

4 Ingredient, Small Batch, Nutella Muffins and a Book Review #MuffinMonday

4 Ingredients + 20 Minutes = 6 Scrumptious Muffins.  This is an equation much like the one Charlie would imagine when given one of these muffins.

Nutella Muffins

Who is Charlie?  Read on.......

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice #SundayFundayBloggers

Assorted fresh mushrooms, boneless, skinless chicken thighs, and long grain rice cooked in your instant pot to a creamy deliciousness sure to please the whole family.

Chicken and Rice

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are focusing on Rice Recipes today......

Friday, July 22, 2022

Yellow Tail Wine Round 2 and the Weekly Menu #WorldWineTravel

Sometimes a casual dinner calls for a casual wine.  When you enjoy having wine with dinner each night, you can't....well, at least, I can't......afford to open a pricey bottle every time.  So we always keep an eye out for sales and bargains.  

Yellowtail Wine with Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

Our World Wine Travel Group is continuing to explore the wines of New South Wales this month.......

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Lemony Yellow Bundt Cake with Blueberry Jam Filling #BundtBakers

Lemon flavored cake with a center of Blueberry Jam, this moist, delicious bundt doesn't require a glaze or frosting but a dollop of ice cream or whipped cream is always welcome.

Lemony Bundt with Blueberry Filling

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

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffin Cake #CakeSliceBakers

This quick and easy muffin cake is made in a food processor before being transferred to a pan for baking.  Delicious results with very little mess.  A perfect coffee cake to enjoy for breakfast or dessert.

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffin Cake

It's time for our monthly edition of The Cake Slice Bakers.....

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Watermelon Mojito #SundayFunday

This refreshing, delicious drink is the perfect summertime cocktail.  

Watermelon Mojitos

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Melon recipes with you today......

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Shrimp Bisque and a Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux #SoupSaturdaySwappers #Winophiles

 Life doesn't get much better than a creamy soup with chunks of shrimp paired with a French Blue Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux.

Shrimp Bisque and French Blue Wine 

Perfect summertime living as Soup Swappers and Winophiles collide.....

Friday, July 15, 2022

Alaskan Rockfish Packages and the Weekly Menu #FishFridayFoodies

Freshly caught and flash frozen Alaskan Rockfish on a bed of potatoes topped with a lemon and tomato slices, drizzled with white wine, wrapped in foil and grilled to perfection.

Alaskan Rockfish Packages

The Fish Friday Foodies are serving up Seafood Foil Packets today.......

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Grilled Brie and Blueberry Panini #ImprovCookingChallenge

Ooey, Gooey and Luscious this Sandwich makes for a delicous and elegant lunch with very little effort.

Grilled Brie and Blueberry Panini

The Improv Cooking Challenge this month is Blueberries and Dairy......

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Triple Berry Banana Bread #BreadBakers

This delicious banana bread chock full of three different kinds of berries does double duty served as dessert one night and breakfast the following morning.

Triple Berry Banana Bread

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

Monday, July 11, 2022

Marinated Asparagus and a Book Review #LitHappens

Tender asparagus spears blanched and then marinated in a brown sugar/soy sauce combination is a perfect appetizer on it's own, as part of a charcuterie platter or as a delicious side dish with your dinner.

Marinated Asparagus

I was inspired to make this recipe after reading the novel Carnegie's Maid for our Lit Happens online book club.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Libyan Cheese Dip #SundayFundayBloggers #EattheWorld

This simple but delicious cheese dip is a wonderful addition to a charcuterie tray, cheese platter or just by itself as a snack or appetizer.

Libyan Cheese Dip and Pita Chips

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are joining up with the Eat the World gang and exploring the foods of Libya today.......

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Sipping Rosé and Enjoying Summertime

Do you have a favorite Summertime wine?  I discovered Rosé several years back and it quickly became my favorite summer sip.  There is nothing nicer than a glass of chilled Rosé while sitting on the deck or lounging in the pool.

Rose wine with Sushi

Especially when that Rosé is made by one of my favorite winemakers, our own Lori Budd of Dracaena Wines.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Korean Fried Chicken #FoodieExtravaganza #CooktheBooks

This Fried Chicken recipe, written by Anthony Bourdain, has 2 days worth of preparation.  It is worth it.

Korean Fried Chicken

Please join me as I share the recipe in which Foodie Extravaganza and Cook the Books collide....

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Woolworth Cheeseburger and a Book Review

 I have been listening to The City by Dean Koontz during my morning walks. The only problem with listening to Koontz books, for me, is that my walks end to soon and then I have to wait until the following day to resume the story.  

The City by Dean Koontz

Monday, July 4, 2022

Independence--The Day, A Book, My Thoughts

It seems strange to me that we are all celebrating Independence when we took such a backward step in our country.  But, we celebrated our Independence since this country's break from England's rule regardless of the rights of individuals throughout the years.  

Independence Day Quote from Google Images

So, let us celebrate as we always have and appreciate the fact that we do live in a Free and Democratic Country where we can all go out and have our voices heard in the upcoming elections.  THAT is our strength, power and Independence.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Grilled Bean and Cheese Quesadillas #SundayFunday

Refried beans, salsa and cheese spread onto flour tortillas and grilled until gooey and melty with gorgeous grill marks.  Perfect for a Meatless Mexican Monday Meal.


The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Vegetarian Barbecue Recipes......

Friday, July 1, 2022

3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken and The Weekly Menu

This easy slow cooker recipe is great when feeding a crowd.  Only 3 ingredients and a few minutes of hands on time results in tender, flavorful chicken that can be served with tortillas and toppings, a side of rice or used in a casserole.  

Salsa Chicken

I served it up at the Teen's birthday party as one of the entrees with warmed flour tortillas, cheese, sour cream and guacamole so people could roll their own burritos.  There were 2 other entrees as well which meant that after feeding nearly 30 people there was still enough left to create a casserole for another  dinner for 4.