Monday, October 31, 2022

Pulled Pork Corn Muffins #MuffinMonday

Pulled Pork with Cornbread is a match made in heaven.  I decided to combine them into delicious jumbo muffins suitable to serve for a casual dinner.

Pulled Pork Corn Muffin Dinner plate

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

Pecan Rice #HolidaySideDishes

This brown rice pilaf flavored with pecans, onions and spices is the perfect side dish for all your holiday meals.  It is wonderful served with roasted poultry or meats. It is an amazing bed for your seafood. It is a filling side dish for any vegetarians in your group and can be made vegan by swapping out olive oil for the butter.

Pecan Rice

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

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Caramel Apple Strudel #SundayFunday

Delicious, seasonal apples tossed with traditional apple pie seasonings and cooked to a delicious filling before being placed onto puffed pastry, drizzled with caramel sauce, wrapped into a packet and baked to a golden brown.  I served it up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream with caramel ribbon.

Caramel Apple Strudel

The Sunday Funday blogger are sharing Caramel Apple Recipes today.......

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Cheers to Fall; an Apple Cider Martini

 The last couple of gatherings we have had, we have started the night off with a wonderful fall cocktail. 

Ingredients for Apple Cider martini

It has been a big hit with all who have tried it.  The tartness of the apple cider, flavored with Grand Marnier and a little Maple Syrup is a wonderful combination.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

A Fall Feast and the Weekly Menu

This Pork Loin Roast is drizzled with honey, topped with herbs, dotted with butter before being surrounded with apples and onions and roasted.  The perfect centerpiece for a Fall Feast.

Honeyed Pork Loin with Apples and Onions

Monday, October 24, 2022

Practical(ly) Magic Pumpkin Ice Cream #sponsored

Creamy, smooth and flavorful this Pumpkin Ice Cream is the perfect fall treat.  I was inspired to make this after reading the novel and watching the film Practical Magic.  

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Crunchy Chickpeas Masala #SundayFunday

These delicious and nutrtitious little snacks are perfect for any holiday gathering.  The Sunday Funday bloggers are celebrating Diwali this week.  

Crunchy Chickpeas Masala

This would be a nice start to your holiday dinner for the Festival of Lights......

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Indian Spiced Chili and the Weekly Menu #ChiliCookoff

This chili is filled with the warm spices and flavors found in Indian food.  It is colorful and delicious.  A perfect Fall meal.

Indian Spiced Chili

The Festive Foodies are having a Chili Cook-Off.......

Friday, October 21, 2022

Sausage and Halibut One Pot Stew #FishFridayFoodies

This quick and easy recipe has dinner on the table in only 30 minutes.  A perfect one pot meal that is delicous and nutritious.  

Sausage and Halibut Stew

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

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Mini Ghost Bundts #BundtBakers

These little mini ghost bundts are a fun family project.  You will be rewarded with huge smiles, not to mention a delicious dessert.

Mini Ghost Bundts

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

Pumpkin Mocha Swirl Bundt Cake #CakeSliceBakers

Swirls of Pumpkin and Mocha combine to make this seasonal, delicious cake that is perfect for your fall gathering.

Pumpkin Mocha Swirl Bundt Cake

It's time for The Cake Slice Bakers........

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

A Fun Halloween Birthday Feast featuring Supernatural Spook Light Pinot Gris Orange Wine #WorldWineTravel

I was excited when I was able to find a wine from New Zealand's North Island.  I was thrilled when I found a bottle of orange wine that was perfect for the upcoming Halloween celebrations.


It's time for World Wine Travel........

Monday, October 17, 2022

The Great Pumpkin Dip featuring Selefina #Sponsored #MoviesandMunchies

Adagio Teas contacted me and graciously offered to send me free products, from their Selafina line of spices, for use in recipes.  I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post.  All writings and opinions are strictly my own.

Happy October everyone.  I am so happy to be celebrating Fall and preparing for Halloween. I know that I'm not alone because my friend, Amy of Amy's Cooking Adventures, announced that she wanted us all to revisit the Halloween classic "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" for our Movies and Munchies event this month.

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

This movie first came out in 1966.  I was 8 years old.  I watched it each year and when I had kids I watched it with them.  

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Jack O Lantern Cheese Bites #SundayFunday

These little cheese bites are not only adorable and perfect for Halloween but they are also dang delicious.  Serve these up all by themselves, with sliced apples or grapes, or as part of a charcuterie platter.  

Jack O Lantern Cheese Bites

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Halloween Party Treats......

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Beef GHOULash and the Weekly Menu #SoupSaturdaySwappers

Thrill your little Ghosts and Goblins with this hearty and delicious GHOULash that will keep them warm and give them energy for a night filled with begging.

Beef GHOULash

The Soup Saturday Swappers are sharing Meal Sized Soups and Stews today.......

Friday, October 14, 2022

Celebrating Fall French Style #Winophiles

In France, wine harvest time is known as la vendange and spans about two months – typically from August to October.  Also, harvested during this time are root vegetables, mushrooms and chestnuts.  I was hosting a dinner party for our son in law's parents who were visiting from France and decided to celebrate by combining our harvest with theirs.  

Harvest Dinner with Wine

It was a lovely meal........

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Butternut Squash Rice Pudding #ImprovCookingChallenge

This creamy, seasonal and soothing rice pudding is made in an instant pot saving tons of time that would normally be spent baking the squash and cooking the rice.  Flavored with dried cranberries, fresh apple and cinnamon it turned out amazingly delicious.

Butternut Squash Rice Pudding

We are making recipes with Squash and Rice today.......

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Pears with Chocolate Crumble #NationalCookbookMonth

Seasonal pears topped with a chocolate almond crumble and baked to tender, delicious perfection and topped with fresh whipped cream.  A wonderful finish to a Fall Harvest Feast.

Pears with Chocolate Crumble

The Festive Foodie Gang are celebrating National Cookbook Month.......

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Breadstick Snakes #BreadBakers

These snake breadsticks are adorable and so easy to create with just 2 ingredients.  Serve them up on Halloween with some Beef GHOULash (recipe coming soon) before your little Goblins go out begging.

Breadstick Snake

The Bread Bakers are sharing Halloween Breads today......

Monday, October 10, 2022

Harira #EattheWorld

This colorful, flavorful, spiced vegetable soup made a scrumptious first course but is hearty enough to be served as a meal with a salad and some bread.


We are traveling to Morocco today........

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Kjøttkaker med brunsaus (Norwegian Meatballs) #SundayFunday

Beef and Pork combined with warm spices, seared and then slow cooked to a tender deliciousness in a savory gravy.


The Sunday Funday Bloggers are Cooking Like a Viking today.........

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Friday, October 7, 2022

Merlot: Smooth, Savory and Sustainable #Merlotme #WinePW

Duckhorn Vineyards, located in Lodi, California has been a proud sponsor of #MerlotMe since it's inception.  This year they provided me with a bottle of 2019 Decoy Merlot for sampling purposes.  I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post and all opinions are strictly my own.

Decoy Wine

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Sous Vide Lamb Chops inspired by The Guest List

My regular readers know that we just had a kitchen remodel here on the farm.  My new kitchen is AWESOME!!!  One of the things that was updated was my oven.  I upgraded from a single gas range to a double wall oven that is electric and smart. 


One of the functions this "Smart Oven" offers is an air Sous Vide setting.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Pumpkin Parfaits #FoodieExtravaganza

Layers of seasonal flavors that come together quickly and are a beautiful and delicious ending to your fall feasts.

Pumpkin Parfait

The Foodie Extravaganza Gang are sharing desserts today........

Monday, October 3, 2022

A Busy but Fun September here on the Farm

September was crazy around the Farm this year.  We demolished and remodeled the kitchen.  I have been sharing that journey as we went along on my facebook page but wanted to show you the finished project here on the blog.


It is completely finished, except we had a little oops with the corner cabinet door and we are waiting for a replacement.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Banana Pumpkin Smoothie #SundayFunday

Fall has officially arrived here on the farm in Michigan.  The weather is cooler, the leaves are starting to change color.  This week the pool will be closed up and the majority of the outdoor furniture will be put into the barn until next season.

Banana Pumpkin Smoothie

As the weather changes so does my appetite.  I start craving pot roasts instead of steaks, roast chicken instead of bbq chicken, soups instead of salads.  Squash becomes the vegetable of choice and fresh tomatoes and corn become fond memories.