The Italian Food Wine and Travel group are heading to Molise, Basilicata and Campania this month as we head up from the toe of the boot this year. I decided to showcase a wine from Campania as Aglianico is easy to source here in Michigan.
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Monday, February 27, 2023
These are not light and airy muffins. They are dense and moist. My husband describes them as a cross between a muffin and a cookie.
Thursday, February 23, 2023
The World Wine Travel group has headed to South America this year to explore the wines, foods and cultures of this vast region.
Cam of Culinary Cam is hosting this month and invited us to join her in exploring Argentina saying:
For February's #WorldWineTravel event, let's focus on Beyond Malbec from Mendoza. That can mean (1) a Malbec from elsewhere in Argentina or (2) a different variety from Mendoza.
I love Malbecs so I went on a search for one made outside of Mendoza locating a bottle made by Catena Family Wines in Patagonia.
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
My friend Cam of Culinary Cam and I both belong to Kindle Unlimited. We used to send each other physical books through the mail. Now we send each other, suggestions through texts LOL.....
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Let the Good Times Roll....at least for today. Tomorrow starts the first day of the Lenten Season for Christians as we prepare for the Easter Celebration. We will spend the next 40 days atoning for any failures during the past year, abstaining from excess and suffering the Lord's Passion before we rise with Him in jubilation and joy.
Monday, February 20, 2023
I served up this dense, fudgy, chocolate cake for Valentine's Day but it is the perfect dessert to show your love all year long. The fact that the recipe makes only a 9" square cake is a bonus in my book.
Sunday, February 19, 2023
Phyllo pastry dough wrapped around a vegetarian samosa filling and then air fried to a crispy golden brown. They are perfect as an appetizer, a side dish for other Indian food, or as a meal all on their own.
Saturday, February 18, 2023
This soup made in the Instant Pot is delicious, nutritious and hearty enough to serve as a main course with a side salad and some good bread.
The Soup Saturday Swappers are sharing Lentil Soups today.......
Friday, February 17, 2023
These gorgeous little shrimp cups look so elegant and taste so wonderful that nobody will guess how very easy they were to make.
Thursday, February 16, 2023
This past Saturday we had the neighbors over for an early Valentine's Day Dinner. I decided since Mardi Gras was right around the corner to make a Cajun Themed meal.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
These soft, fluffy dinner rolls made with leftover mashed potatoes are so good that you will find yourself making extra potatoes each time so that you have them for these rolls.
Sunday, February 12, 2023
Looking for a quick easy snack to serve up or take to the Super Bowl gathering? This Peanut Butter and Pretzel Crispy Treats are sure to be a hit.
Saturday, February 11, 2023
These gorgeous red velvet pancakes are a great start to a wonderful Valentine's Day. They couldn't be any easier, starting with a boxed cake mix and topped with a cream cheese sauce they are a delicious sweet treat to show your love.
Friday, February 10, 2023
Zganci is a traditional Slovenian dish made with such common, ordinary foods it is often called Poor Man's Food. Served with cream or yogurt it makes a quick and easy breakfast.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Each year the Wine Pairing Weekend Group celebrates Black History Month by showcasing wines made by BIPOC owned wineries. This year I am sharing a bottle of Chardonnay from Brown Estate in Napa Valley.
Monday, February 6, 2023
Last night we celebrated Chinese Lantern Festival that concludes the Chinese New Year. We had family dinner featuring a Hot Pot.
Sunday, February 5, 2023
We have been celebrating Chinese New Year for the past two weeks. Today is the final day of celebration and we are having a party. Let's start with a dish that was probably not invented or served in China but is commonly found on Chinese Menus here in the USA.
Friday, February 3, 2023
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Creamy Polenta topped with Grilled Octopus paired with a Rosato from Puglia is a great way to start a meal.
Join the Italian Food Wine Travel Group as we explore Puglia this month.......
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
I'd like to introduce to you Paloma, cousin of Margarita. Made with Tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, simple syrup and club soda, served on the rocks in a salted rim glass. I think I may prefer this over the popular Margarita.....I've always been a sucker for underdogs. Cheers!!!