Sunday, September 24, 2023

Fresh Fig Salad for Mid Autumn Festival and Ma'a El Salama #SundayFunday

 Fresh figs are available here in Michigan for just a short while in early fall.  I always buy a case (or two) but they have a very short shelf life so you need to use them quickly.  This amazing salad is a great start to a fig-centric feast.

Fresh Fig Salad

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Fall Flavors to celebrate Mid Autumn Festival......

Friday, September 22, 2023

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Moqueca de Camarao and a Sparkling Wine from Brazil #WorldWineTravel

This creamy, delicious Brazilian Shrimp Stew in Coconut Sauce, is made in only one pan and ready in less than an hour.

Moqueca de Camarao

The World Wine Travel Group is heading to Brazil this month........

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Chile Infused Honey Madeleines #CakeSliceBakers

Tender, little, hold-in-your-hand cakes that will wow you with their strong citrus and slight heat.  These little darlings require the batter to refrigerate overnight and are best served warm from the oven so plan accordingly.

Hot Honey Madeleines

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

Monday, September 18, 2023

Hot Honey Caramel Sauce and The Murmur of Bees

Creamy sweet heat that is perfect for pouring onto ice cream, drizzled over brownies, or dunked by a cookie.  This easy recipe is ready to use in 10 minutes or can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator to be rewarmed and used later.

Hot Honey Caramel Sauce

I was inspired to make this recipe while reading The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia....

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Closing out Summer with some Squash Skewers #SundayFunday

Summer is not officially over yet and I know a lot of us still have our grills out so grab the last of that summer squash and enjoy it before your counters are filled with the delicious hard squash that we enjoy all winter long.

Grilled Summer Squash Skewers

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

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Corn Flake Meatloaf and the Weekly Menu #Movies&Munchies

This meatloaf used crushed cornflakes instead of breadcrumbs.  It is moist, flavorful and delicious.  Served up with a side of Mashed Potatoes and Gravy it makes a perfect fall meal.

Cornflake Meatloaf

I was inspired to make this meatloaf after watching the film The Shape of Water......

Friday, September 15, 2023

Fall is in the Air #Winophiles

Fall is a very busy time of year.  Folks are getting back to school and work, sports and after-curricular events are scheduled each night of the week. In this household, we are pulling out the fall decor, closing up the pool, and getting back to choir, as well as preparing to leave in 10 days for our trip to Egypt.

Fall Decorations

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Venison Banh Mi Burgers and a Book Review of Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club #LitHappens

I just finished reading our Lit Happens Selection for September.  This book did, of course, inspire a recipe but more than that it inspired me to be grateful for the relationship that I had with my mother and left me wishing that I could spend another day with her.

Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Apple Fritter Bread #BreadBakers

This scrumptious loaf starts with sourdough discard and incorporates apples and cinnamon so you feel as if you are biting into an Apple Fritter without the mess or calories from frying.

Apple Fritter Bread

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

Monday, September 11, 2023

Navajo Green Chile Pork and a Book Review

Last month our Sunday Funday blogging group celebrated Navajo Code Talkers Day.  I shared a recipe for Marinated Venison Steaks and gave a little background about the Navajo Code Talkers. 

Code Talker

Our host for that event, Amy of Amy's Cooking Adventures, mentioned that she had read a Memoir written by one of the Code Talkers.  I immediately ordered it up at the library.

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Loaded Potato Salad #SundayFundayBloggers

Enjoy all the flavors of a Fully Loaded Baked Potato without any fuss or muss at your next tailgate BBQ.

Loaded Potato Salad

It's Football Season and the Sunday Funday Bloggers are having a Tailgate Party.......

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Caring, Canning, and Chow

This recipe for home-canned Chili Sauce has been handed down in the Beauvais family through generations.  I was honored to be chosen to be given this recipe to prepare for my friend and her family.

Chili Sauce

Friday, September 8, 2023

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Hot Honey Glazed Salmon #FoodieExtravaganza

Marinade and cook your salmon with sweet heat for a special treat that is quick and easy.  Perfect for Fish Friday before you head to your local High School for Friday Night Lights.

Hot Honey Glazed Salmon

September is National Honey Month and the Foodie Extravaganza gang are celebrating......

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Bisquick Cookies to enoy South of the Buttonwood Tree

These cookies come together in a snap using Bisquick baking mix as the base.  In less than 20 minutes you have enough snacks to add to school lunches or serve as after-school treats for the week.

Bisquick Cookies

I had never heard of Bisquick Cookies until I read South of the Buttonwood Tree.  A mention of them in this novel had me heading for a Google Search.

Monday, September 4, 2023

Lemon Pepper Potato Wedges and A Cookbook Review

The Angel Face gave me a Cookbook for my birthday.  She knows me well.  She laughs at me because no matter what topic she brings up I turn it into a food conversation.  

Cooking from the Spirit
This cookbook by Tabitha Brown is a Vegan cookbook.  Angel Face thought it would be a good choice because I am always looking for Meatless options to make for her Daddy, who is not vegan but does not eat meat.

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Grilled Chicken Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette #SundayFunday

We have enjoyed a lot of Main Dish Salad Suppers this summer and a great way to change them up and keep your Weekly Menu exciting is by making new and delicious homemade dressings.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

I took this Grilled Chicken Salad to new heights in just minutes by whisking together a dressing of fresh raspberries and fresh basil from my garden.

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Italian Marinated Steaks with Angoris Schioppettino #ItalianFWT

I opened a bottle of Angoris Schioppettino Friuli Colli Orentali for this month's Italian Food Wine and Travel Club. 


The Friuli Colli Orientali designation means that this wine is from the Eastern Hills of Friuli.  This wine is 100% Schippettino, a red Italian wine grape grown predominantly in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of the country.

Friday, September 1, 2023

Chocolate Fig Clafoutis and the Weekly Menu

Fall has been in the air here in Michigan.  It has been cooling down in the evenings, begging us to put on hoodies, light a campfire, and make S'Mores.  Daytime temps are still beautiful with tons of sunshine so I am happy for the season to commence.

Chocolate Fig Clafoutis

Thursday, August 31, 2023

The Road and the Meals it Inspired #Movies&Munchies #Round-up

I think that I won, hands down, the award for finding a film with the most difficult foodie challenge in the history of Movies & Munchies and perhaps even our now-defunct Food n Flix group.

The Road

I asked the others to join me in reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy and then follow it up with the 2009 film of the same name.

Monday, August 28, 2023

Carrot, Mango and Zucchini Muffins and a Book Series Review #MuffinMonday

These muffins are reminiscent of carrot cake or hummingbird cake without the frosting.  Carrots, Zucchini, and Dried Mango combined with Whole Wheat Flour and Flax Seed make these muffins perfect for a nutritious breakfast or snack.

Carrot Mango and Zucchini Muffins

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

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Banana Zucchini Cake #SundayFunday

There are sprinkles on this cake because I am celebrating!!  Whenever I can use the over-ripe bananas in my freezer AND the zucchini on my is cause for celebration!

Banana Zucchini Cake

It truly is a Sunday Funday........

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Farm Life: Green Tomato Jam, Birthday Celebrations, The Weekly Menu

 I recently put out a call to my neighbors for some green tomatoes so that I could make some Green Tomato Relish.  I was gifted over 15 lbs of green tomatoes.  I only needed 7 lbs for the relish so I decided to use some of the rest making this Green Tomato Jam.

Green Tomato Jam on a bagel

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Green Tomato Relish #SundayFunday

During harvest season, at least here in Michigan, there are loads of tomatoes ripe and juicy for the picking.  Farmers and home gardeners find that they have just as many green tomatoes as red.  This is a great recipe for using up some of those green tomatoes. 

Green Tomato Relish

Join us today as the Sunday Funday Bloggers share recipes using Green Tomatoes......

Apple Cake - The Classic #CakeSliceBakers

This delicious loaf is filled with apples and dried cranberries making it a perfect accompaniment with your coffee for breakfast in the morning, dessert after dinner,  or a late-night snack.

Apple Cake

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

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Wishing I were spending Summer in Provence with a Roche Bellemont Rose #Winophiles

The sweet and spicy flavors of this Huli Huli Chicken paired beautifully with this wonderful bottle of Roche Bellemont Rose from Provence.

Huli Huli Chicken with Wine

The Winophiles are celebrating Summertime in Provence this month......

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Marinated Venison Steaks #SundayFunday

Did you know that tomorrow is National Navajo Code Talkers Day?  I didn't either until my friend, Amy of Amy's Cooking Adventures, named it as the theme for this week's Sunday Funday.

Navajo Code Talkers Day, celebrated every year on August 14, is a day that holds great importance in the history of the U.S. This is because the day recognizes the contributions of Navajo marines during World War II. Yes, Navajo marines encoded and transmitted messages using a complex Navajo language-based code during a time when secret communication was essential to win a war. And guess what? The code was never broken by Japanese forces in the Pacific and proved to be of great assistance to the U.S. Marines. On this day, celebrate the great American heroes and their service to the nation!  (source: National Today)

Navajo Code Talkers Day

image courtesy of DVIDS graphics

Friday, August 11, 2023

PBJ and Gewurtz? Say What?!! #WinePW

I normally enjoy my PBJ sandwiches with a large glass of cold milk.  It had never occurred to me to have wine with my comforting, casual lunch.  But then Robin of Crushed Grape Chronicles invited the members of the Wine Pairing Weekend group to experiment with unusual white wine pairings.

PBJ and Wine

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Seychellois Pwason Griye #EattheWorld

From the Island of Seychelles comes a delicious dish, normally made with a whole fish, typically Red Snapper. I adapted the recipe using Mahi Mahi Fillets as that was what I had on hand.  They were wonderful and I look forward to finding a whole Red Snapper to make this again with the proper presentation.

Pwason Griye

Join us as we go to Seychelles Islands to Eat the World.........

Air Fryer Radishes and the Weekly Menu #ImprovCookingChallenge

My neighbor gifted me a huge sack of radishes from their garden.  I love radishes but the rest of my family isn't too crazy about them.  I decided to toss them in the air fryer and see how they turned out.  Oh, my word!!  The bite was gone and replaced by a mild sweetness that my family loved.

Air Fryer Radishes

It's time for the Improv Cooking Challenge.

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Joan's Quesadillas #CooktheBooks

 Love and Saffron is our latest selection in our Cook the Books Club where members are given 2 months to read the chosen book and post a recipe inspired by such book on their blog or on Instagram should they not be a blogger.  You can learn more and how to join in the Guidelines post.

Love and Saffron

This August/September selection is being hosted by Deb of Kahakai Kitchen who will post a roundup of our reviews and recipes at the end of September.  

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Coconut Banana Zucchini Bread #BreadBakers

I'm still working on using up all of the zucchini on my counter.  Today I am sharing a gluten-free recipe using coconut flour, coconut flakes, and zucchini sweetened only with a bit of honey and an over-ripe banana.  It is a great Day on the Farm when I can use up both zucchini and over-ripe bananas!!

Coconut Banana Zucchini Bread

And as a bonus, this loaf is also Gluten Free as are the others being shared with our Bread Bakers group this month. 

Monday, August 7, 2023

Beef Stuffed Shell Casserole and A Book Review

This easy make-ahead casserole is perfect for those days you want to head out for a hike or the beach.  When you get home all you need to do is slide it into the oven, pour yourself a glass of wine, and relax while dinner bakes.

Stuffed Shells

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Grilled Meatball Sandwich #SundayFunday

Tender, juicy meatballs grilled to perfection, served up on a baguette with marinara for an easy, delicious, summertime meal.

Grilled Meatball Sub

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

Friday, August 4, 2023

2 Treats from Emilia-Romagna; Gnocco Frito and Celita Sangiovese and the Weekly Menu #ItalianFWT

Tender, delicious dumplings of fried bread dough sprinkled with parmesan cheese and served with a side of Marinara Sauce pair wonderfully with this Celita Sangiovese from Emilia-Romagna.

Gnocco Frito and Sangiovese

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Tinned Meals inspired by The Road #LitHappens #Movies&Munchies

I am hosting our Lit Happens group this month and chose the classic novel The Road by Cormac McCarthy.  You are invited to join us.  Simply read the book and then, if you wish, join in the discussion as I post questions on our Facebook Page.  

The Road

Want to join us?  Simply let me know in the comment section of this post and I will be happy to send you an invitation.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Black Bean and Zucchini Enchilada Casserole #FoodieExtravaganza

This is a fabulous casserole when having a Meatless Mexican Monday or a Fiesta where you wish to offer a Vegetarian side dish.

Black Bean and Zucchini Casserole

We are having a Zucchini Extravaganza today......

Monday, July 31, 2023

Blueberry Basil Jam Muffins #MuffinMonday

This is the final day of National Blueberry Month so I pulled out a jar of Blueberry Basil Jam and made some muffins!!

Blueberry Basil Muffins

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

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Lobster Roll Pasta Salad #SundayFunday

If you love Lobster Rolls and Pasta try this wonderful combination for your next picnic or potluck. Tender chunks of lobster and crisp bits of bacon tossed with pasta and a creamy dressing.

Lobster Roll Pasta Salad

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Picnic Recipes today.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Sharing a Steak, the Weekly Menu and a Walk with Grandma Gatewood

Delmonico steaks come from the section between the Ribeye and the Strip Steak.  It is well-marbled and very delicious.  I grilled some up and topped them with a sauce made of Balsamic Onions and Steak Sauce that I found on the Food Network from Racheal Ray.

Delmonico Steak with Homemade Steak Sauce

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Blueberry Croissant Pudding #LitHappens

This Blueberry Croissant Pudding is a great way to use leftover croissants that are no longer quite as soft and delicious as when they were fresh.  Perfect for dessert or breakfast.  Enjoy.

Blueberry Croissant Pudding

I was inspired to make this dish after watching Transatlantic, the limited series based on the novel Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer.......

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Margarita Tiramisu #SundayFunday

This fun Mexican take on an Italian classic is amazingly delicious.  True, it doesn't taste much like a Margarita nor a Tiramisu.  It's more like a Lemon Lime Cheesecake with Margarita soaked LadyFingers.

Margarita Tiramisu

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Lemon/Lime Recipes today.......

Friday, July 21, 2023

Blue Cheese Sauce to put on that Steak you are Grilling Up to Pair with a Malbec Wine #WorldWineTravel

This sauce is sooooo good that I had to stop myself from eating it with a spoon so that there was enough left for guests to enjoy with their steaks.  Sweet Vidalia onion caramelized in butter and then combined with Blue Cheese and Cream for a decadent, savory sauce.

Steak in Blue Cheese Sauce with Malbec

A sauce this creamy and delicious demands a strong wine and this Malbec from Argentina was up to the task.......

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Caramelized Pineapple Tropical Cake #CakeSliceBakers

This easy one pan cake is chock full of pineapple and toasted caramel.  It is the perfect ending to your Summer Luau.

Caramelize Pineapple Tropical Cake

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

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Avocado and Melon Crudo inspired by The Dinner List and the Weekly Menu

I recently enjoyed reading a book called The Dinner List.  It is a different kind of story and I didn't quite understand if Sabrina was having a mystical, magical, surreal dinner or just a dream about the dinner.  Either way it was a good, interesting read.  Perfect for the beach or lounging in the pool.

The Dinner List

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Pineapple Rice Salad #SundayFunday

Royal Blend Rice Mixture tossed cooked in water flavored with pineapple juice and then tossed with pineapple tidbits.  A perfect Island Style side dish.

Pineapple Rice Salad

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Rice Side Dish Recipes today......
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