Monday, January 30, 2023

All Bran Bud Muffins #MuffinMonday

These heart healthy muffins are delicious and a perfect grab and go breakfast.  I made them in the shape of hearts because not only are they good for you but Valentine's Day is right around the corner and these would be the perfect treat for your sweet.

All Bran Muffins

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

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Chili Frito Pie #SundayFunday

This delicious and easy pie has long been a family favorite and is sure to be a welcomed regular in your house too.

Chili Frito Pie

Welcome to Sunday Funday........

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Chicken Tikka Masala inspired by The Hundred Foot Journey and the Weekly Menu #MoviesandMunchies

I made this Chicken Tikka Masala in a slow cooker and it turned out incredibly tender and flavorful with very little effort.

Chicken Tikka Masala

I was inspired to make this dish after watching (again) The Hundred Foot Journey.....

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Chilean Crab Dip and a Modern Style Chardonnay #WorldWineTravel

 Join us as we celebrate the Foods and Wines of Chile.  Welcome to a new year of World Wine Travel.  This year we are exploring the wines of South America.  I am happy to start 2023 off with an exploration of Chilean Foods and Wines.

Crab dip and Wine

I chose this topic as the foods and wine of Chile are easy for me to source in Michigan.  This is not the case with all countries as our liquor laws in Michigan are quite stringent and often it is hard for me to source the wines needed for our events.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Baked Rice Pudding inspired by Well Behaved Wives

This rice pudding is baked in a water bath creating a custardy texture.  It will transport you back to your childhood and make you feel comforted.  It is great for dessert but I love having it for breakfast.

Baked Rice Pudding

I was inspired to make this rice pudding after reading Well Behaved Wives......

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Holy Cow Chocolate Pie #SundayFunday

This decadent, scrumptious pie is so easy to make and even easier to eat.  I top mine with ice cream and hot fudge sauce.  You are going to love it.

Holy Cow Chocolate Pie

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing favorite birthday recipes today.....

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Polish Vegetable Soup (Zupa Jarzynowa) #SoupSaturdaySwappers

 This easy and delicious soup is great as a first course for your Polish Feast or a great lunch or light dinner with a piece of crusty bread.

Polish Vegetable Soup

It's time for the Soup Saturday Swappers.......

Friday, January 20, 2023

Apple and Calvados Cake from Normandy #CakeSliceBakers

This delicious cake is more of a coffee cake with chunks of apples in a tender crumb flavored with Calvados covered with a crisp outer layer.

Normandy Apple Cake

It's time for the first Cake Slice Bakers of 2023.......

Lobster Tacos #FishFridayFoodie

Tender, buttery lobster chunks, shredded cabbage and avocado lime crema enfolded in warmed flour tortillas make for a very special Taco Tuesday or a fun and casual Fish Friday.

Lobster Tacos

The Fish Friday Foodies are sharing Lobster Recipes today........

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Relaxing with a Cotes du Rhone and Rummikub #Winophiles

 This Rue de Perle Cotes du Rhone Villages is an inexpensive wine that you can enjoy regularly.  It pairs very well with food as I spoke about in this article from 2015 but it is also nice enough to sip when relaxing with family playing a game or when cuddled up on the couch with a good book.

Rue de Perle Cotes du Rhone

The Winophiles are exploring the diverse region of Cotes du Rhone this month......

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Pierogi Pasta Casserole and a review of The Huntress

All the flavors and goodness of Pierogi without making, rolling and forming the dough.  This pretend Pierogi recipe was inspired by The Huntress in which one of the protagonists pretends to be Polish.

Pierogi Pasta Casserole

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Breakfast Quesadilla #SundayFunday

A quick and easy breakfast sandwich with a Mexican Flair.  Ham and cheese flavored with salsa and melted onto a grilled quesadilla.  You can just grab it and run out the door but I like sour cream with mine.

Breakfast Quesadilla

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

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Fish Curry inspired by The Vibrant Years #LitHappens

This flavorful dish is scrumptious and filled with warm spices.  The recipe is easily doubled or tripled to feed a crowd.

Fish Curry

Fish Curry was one of the dishes featured in the novel The Vibrant Years by Sonali Dev, our January selection for our Lit Happens Book Club.

Friday, January 13, 2023

A New Varietal for a New Year #WinePW

One of my Christmas presents this year from my husband was a trip to Firestarter Casino, about 3 hrs away.  They were having a tribute to Michael Jackson and he bought a night's stay, tickets to the show and made reservations at a very high end restaurant inside the casino.

Nibi Restaurant

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Honey Ginger Chicken Stir Fry #ImprovCookingChallenge

I love stir fry meals because they are so easy, delicious and nutritious.  This chicken and vegetable stir fry with a sauce featuring honey and ginger is a keeper.

Honey Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

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

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Completos #EattheWorld

These hotdogs topped with tomatoes, onion, avocado, ketchup and mustard are a popular street food in Chile.  Once you try them you will quickly understand why.


We are virtually traveling to Chile today as we Eat the World........

Cranberry Raisin Bread #BreadBakers

This delicious quick bread is chock full of dried cranberries and golden raisins.  I enjoyed it in the morning with my coffee but it would also make a lovely dessert.

Cranberry Raisin Bread

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

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Elvis' Wedding Salmon #SundayFunday

This salmon takes only 10 minutes to roast and a few minutes to glaze putting a healthy, delicious dinner on the table in record time.

Brown Sugar Glaze Salmon

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are celebrating National Honor Elvis Day.......

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Saying Goodbye to Christmas and the Weekly Menu

Well, we aren't officially saying Goodbye to Christmas until tomorrow.  Today we are celebrating Orthodox Christmas as they do in Russia.  Our Marina is hosting a final Christmas gathering today. 

Orthodox Christmas
image courtesy of Google

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Sicilian Stuffed Artichokes and an Organic Grillo Wine #ItalianFWT

I served Sicilian Stuffed Artichokes as the first course for our NYE Dinner.  Artichokes are not the easiest of foods to pair with wines but I decided to take a leap of faith and opened up a bottle of Grillo from Sicily.

Stuffed Artichoke with Wine

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Egg Bacon and Brie Bagel Sandwich #FoodieExtravaganza

Start your day off with this delicious bagel sandwich stuffed with crisp bacon, a perfectly cooked egg and creamy, gooey brie cheese.

Bagel Sandwich

The Foodie Extravaganza gang is celebrating National Egg Month.......

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Monday, January 2, 2023

Spiked Rum Coffee and a Book Review

As 2022 came to a close I was (and still am) recuperating from being ran over by a truck.  This means a lot of reading time as I am unable to do much else.  This is frustrating because I am feeling pretty good but I still only have use of one arm so I am limited as to my activities.  

20 Years Later

I can walk now and am able to take care of all my personal needs but I get pooped out pretty quickly which puts me back onto the couch with a book.  The first book I am going to share with you was recommended by my friend, Cam of Culinary Cam and is a Mystery Thriller by Charlie Donlea called Twenty Years Later.........

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Chicken Daube #SundayFunday

Tender, juicy chicken thighs seasoned with warm spices and cooked in a fragrant tomato sauce.  

Chicken Daube

It's time for the Sunday Funday Bloggers........