Friday, March 31, 2023

Hidden Figures Roundup; The Reviews and the Recipes #MoviesandMunchies

I asked the others to join me this month in watching the film, Hidden Figures, and posting a recipe that it inspired them to make.

Hidden Figures

Continue reading to see their thoughts about this movie and the foods they were inspired to make.....

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Irish Tea Cake and a Book Review

This simple butter cake sprinkled with powdered sugar is not only for St. Pat's Day, it also made an amazing Birthday cake for my brother.

Irish Tea Cake

Monday, March 27, 2023

Bacon and Whiskey Maple Muffins #MuffinMonday

Light, tender savory muffins with just a touch of sweetness.  Perfect with a cup of coffee and a piece of fruit in the morning for a complete breakfast.


Filled with Bacon, flavored with Whiskey Maple Syrup and topped with a Brown Sugar Crumble these are perfect for Muffin Monday..........

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Beef and Oats Sliders #SundayFunday

The addition of oats to this ground beef keeps the meat juicier and adds extra fiber to make them more filling.  I used one pound of ground beef and a 1/4 c. of oats and ended up with 6 delicious sliders in under half an hour.  You can't get carryout that is as quick or as good.


The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Savory Oat Recipes today......

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Ribollita, A Murder in Chianti and The Weekly Menu

This hearty dish is more of a stew than a soup.  Chock full of vegetables, white beans, kale and bread it is a one pot meal that is perfect for Meatless Monday or as a Lenten Meal.  


I was inspired to make this recipe after reading A Murder in Chianti by Camilla Tranchieri.

Friday, March 24, 2023

Mixed Citrus Daquiri #SpringSweetsWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Light and refreshing this cocktail is the perfect start to your Easter festivities or any Springtime Celebration. Key lime, blood orange, and kumquat juice sweetened with a bit of brown sugar and mixed with Rum before being garnished with fresh mint,  this cocktail is as lovely to look at as it is to drink.

Mixed Citrus Daquiri

Today is the final day of Spring Sweets Week.  I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I.  Since it is Friday, I am celebrating with a cocktail.......

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Sea Salt and Pink Peppercorn Caramels #SpringSweetsWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Soft, Chewy Caramels sprinkled with Fleur de Sel and Pink Peppercorns make a great hostess gift when given in a crystal bowl or can be wrapped individually for easy distribution on Easter Sunday.


We are celebrating Day 4 of Spring Sweets Week!!

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Milanesa and a Pisano Tannat from Uruguay #WorldWineTravel

This classic Uruguayan Milanesa is made from Sirloin Steak, sliced and pounded into cutlets that are then breaded and fried to a crisp golden brown.  Chimichirri is the traditional accompaniment to this delicious dish that I paired with a Pisano Tannat.

Milanesa and Wine

The World Wine Travel Group are Off to Uruguay......

Chocolate Orange Pots de Creme #SpringSweetsWeek

 This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Deep, dark and delicious, these little Pots de Creme are flavored with Orange Liqueur and Orange Zest, then topped  with a Candied Orange Slice, a sprinkle of Sea Salt and a dollop of Whipped Cream.  It is rich and decadent and an amazing finish to your next in home date night.

Chocolate Orange Pots de Creme

We are celebrating Day #3 of Spring Sweets Week........

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Slow Cooker Butterscotch Pears #SpringSweetsWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

These pears, made in a slow cooker, make your house smell delicious and free you up for prepping and serving dinner without having to worry about dessert.  When ready to serve place in a bowl and add a scoop of ice cream.  Life doesn't get much easier or more delicious than that.

Butterscotch Pears

Welcome to Day 2 of Spring Sweets Week.........

Monday, March 20, 2023

One Pan Chocolate Cake #SpringSweetsWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

This delicious, fudgy, cake is mixed and baked all in one pan.  You will love the ease of making this cake and your family will love the dense chocolatey goodness.

One Pan Chocolate Cake

Today is the first day of Spring Sweets Week and we not only have some wonderful Sweets to share but also some awesome giveaways from our sponsors!!!  Keep reading to learn more.........

Cara Cara Orange, Semolina and Almond Upside-Down Cake #CakeSliceBakers

 This cake has a texture similar to cornbread as it is made with Semolina and Almond Flour.  It is a very different type of cake but one bite and you will see why it is so popular in France.

Citrus Upside Down Cake

Welcome to the Cake Slice Bakers.......

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms #SundayFunday

This is the perfect starter or side dish for you Easter Dinner.  Fresh Asparagus and Baby Portabellas, roasted to perfection and then placed onto a bed of Arugula before being drizzled with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar.  

Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Easter Recipes with you today.......

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Irish Seafood Coddle #SoupSaturdaySwappers

This delicious soup is ready in less than half an hour, making an elegant starter at your next dinner party or a wonderful lunch or light dinner accompanied by a salad and some bread or dinner rolls.

Irish Seafood Coddle

This is our final Soup Saturday Swap........

Friday, March 17, 2023

7 Generations of Women providing Grand Vin De Bordeaux #Winophiles

In celebration of National Women's Month our French Winophiles group was asked to share French wines by Women Winemakers.  I found this lovely bottle of White Bordeaux that made by Château Haut Guillebot, a winery that has been passed down through 7 generations of women winemakers.

White Bordeaux

Irish Fish Cakes and the Weekly Menu #FishFridayFoodies

These Irish Fish Cakes, starting with leftovers, are delicious.  Should you not have leftover mashed potatoes and/or Cod Fillet you will want to make some just to enjoy this dish.

Irish Fish Cakes

The Fish Friday Foodies are Celebrating Ireland today.....

Thursday, March 16, 2023

A Little Luck o' the Irish to You and a Recipe to Help You Celebrate!!

 Each year I celebrate my brother, Dick's, birthday by inviting him and his wife Jackie over for a Corned Beef dinner.  This year I glazed that Corned Beef with Orange Marmalade and Whiskey.  It was scrumptious!!

Orange Marmalade and Whiskey Glazed Corned Beef

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Enjoying Turkish Coffee while flipping through The Essential Guide to Turkish Wines #WineDownWednesday

Deep, dark and aromatic this Turkish Coffee, made without an ibrik, is worth the extra work when you want to serve up something special with dessert.

Turkish Coffee and a Coffee Table Book

I enjoyed mine while flipping through The Essential Guide to Turkish Wines written by one of my blogging friends Andrea LeMieux of The Quirky Cork.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Waffle Battered Fried Chicken #MoviesandMunchies

We went to visit our son, Chuck, earlier this month.  Chuck lives in Virginia and the first night that we were there we decided to watch a movie.  I requested that we watch Hidden Figures as I had chosen it for our Movies and Munchies film this month.   

Hidden Figures

I told him that I was going to make a recipe inspired by the movie and he said "Just make Fried Chicken, it's a movie about black women in Virginia".  Sure enough, the very first food scene was a gathering at a church picnic and the first food on the table was Fried Chicken.

Onion Lover Rolls #BreadBakers

These soft, tender, dinner rolls have onions three ways.  There is powdered onion in the initial batter.  Caramelized onions are folded in during the kneading process and also sprinkled on top with fresh red onion before baking.  

Onion Lover Rolls

The Bread Bakers are sharing Breads with Onion or other Alliums today..........

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Quick and Easy Meatless Lasagna and a Book Review #SundayFunday #LitHappens

 This quick and easy Meatless Lasagna is the perfect Lenten Meal.  


I was inspired to make Lasagna while reading It Ends with Us, our Lit Happens selection for March.  I made it Meatless for our Sunday Funday theme this week........

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Olive and Blue Cheese Straws inspired by Mistress of Rome

These easily made little pastries stuffed with Blue Cheese and Kalamata Olives are a perfect addition to a charcuterie board or served all by themselves with a cocktail or glass of wine.

Olive and Blue Cheese Straws

I was inspired to make them after reading Mistress of Rome.......

Friday, March 10, 2023

Instant Pot Beef Shwarma #EattheWorld

Have a hankering for Shwarma but limited on time?  Pull out your Instant Pot and you will have an amazing dinner in less time than it would take to order and pick up carry out.

Beef Shwarma over Hummus

We are traveling to Lebanon this month as we Eat the World.........

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Citrus and Mint Salad with Honey Drizzle #ImprovCookingChallenge #Sponsored

Perfect as an addition to your brunch buffet or as a light dessert, this delicious Fruit Salad is naturally sweet containing no processed sugar.  

Citrus Salad

I'm joining the Improv Cooking Challenge Crew in sharing No Sugar Sweets.......

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Que Syrah Sirah #WinePW

A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet and a Durif wine called Petite Sirah is still as lovely.  But is Petite Sirah the same as Petite Syrah? 

Petite Sirah Wine

Ahhhhhh.....that is the question I posed to my Wine Pairing Weekend Group this month.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Vegetarian Drunken Noodles #SundayFunday

This is a quick and easy Drunken Noodles recipe.  Drunken Noodles normally have meat or seafood included, however I chose to go vegetarian with this recipe for the Lenten season.  Feel free to add a protein if you like.

Drunken Noodles

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are celebrating National Noodle Month.....

Friday, March 3, 2023

Spring Vegetable Soup, a Book Review and the Weekly Menu

Healthy, light and delicous this soup is a perfect starter for a Springtime celebration.  

Spring Vegetable Soup

Now that Lent is upon us and Easter is around the corner, my thoughts turn to Spring.  I served this soup for Easter Dinner last year and never got an opportunity to share it with you.  I am happy to rectify that today.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Seafood Ravioli #FoodieExtravaganza

Tender ravioli filled with smoked salmon and shrimp then drenched in a garlic butter cream.  You will feel like you are dining at a fine Italian Restaurant.

Seafood Ravioli

The Foodie Extravaganza Gang is helping you get ready to enjoy National Ravioli Day.......