Thursday, June 29, 2023

A casual bottle of Cetamura Chianti on the deck and the Weekly Menu #ItalianFWT

Thank Goodness June is over.  It was a crazy, busy, fun month.   Last week I hosted 3 parties at my house. So on Monday instead of making the pork chops I had on the menu I ordered in pizza, opened up a bottle of wine and headed out to the deck.


Monday, June 26, 2023

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Chickpea and Farro Soup #SundayFunday

I have been waiting all month to share this delicious, wonderful, comforting soup with you.  This creamy soup made with chickpeas and farro is the perfect start to a meal or a complete lunch or light dinner paired with a salad.  As a bonus. if you omiit the bacon, it is completely vegan.

chickpea and farro soup

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing recipes starring chickpeas today.....

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Talinay Sauvignon Blanc from Limari and Souper Easy Enchiladas #WorldWineTravel

 I was in Costco buying chickens to put on the rotisserie for Father's Day when I spotted this bottle of Chilean Sauvignon Blanc. A quick check of the label confirmed it was from the Coastal Region of Limari. Perfect for this month's World Wine Travel event.


Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Savory Loaf #CakeSliceBakers

This savory loaf cake contains all the flavors of  a Caprese salad.  It makes a wonderful addition to a charcuterie board.

savory caprese loaf

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

Friday, June 16, 2023

Weekly Menu for lots of Celebrations

What a tremendous week we had and what an amazing week we have coming up.  Let me share with you our last day in CA and the excitement we had upon coming home.

Girl at Aquarium
On our final day in California, we left my brother's house after breakfast and drove into Monterey where we met my friend Cam and her son for lunch.  Sushi again at the Angel Face's request, after which she and I headed to the Monterey Aquarium.  The Angel Face loved the otters and the hermit crabs most of all.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Remembering D Day with the Normandy 44 Cocktail #Winophiles

On the 79th Anniversary of D Day this year, I was traveling to California to celebrate my great niece, Quinn's graduation from high school.  Even though it is a week later, I did ask to host this month's French Winophiles event so that we could celebrate the Allied Invasion that began the liberation of France during World War II and spread to liberate all of the countries of the Western Front.

Normandy 44 book and cocktail

I wanted to host this month because Frank and I, along with 3 of our friends, are planning a trip to Normandy next spring.  

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Homeward Bound and the Weekly Menu

 As you are reading this post my Angel Face and I are on a plane returning home from California where we were celebrating my great niece's graduation from High School.  We had a great time!!

Graduation gathering

Monday, June 12, 2023

Pina Colada Cake and a Book Review

I just finished listening to The House at the End of the World by Dean Koontz.  Like all of Koontz's novels, it is filled with conspiracy theories, people on the run from big government and scientific explorations that are top secret and have horrendous results and, of course, a happy ending.  I enjoyed it as I do all of his works.

The House at the End of the World

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Rockfish with Cajun Garlic Butter Sauce #SundayFunday

This tender flaky white fish is made even more delicious with the addition of tomatoes and onions cooked in Cajun Garlic Butter Sauce.

Rockfish with Cajun Garlic Butter Sauce

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing recipes that use homemade sauces today.......

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Käsespätzle #EattheWorld

Homemade Spaetzle covered in cheese and topped with caramelized onions.  This is pure comfort food!!!


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

Friday, June 9, 2023

Triple Aged Cheddar Cheeseburger, a Bottle of Cabernet and a Book Review #WinePW

This delicious burger is stuffed with both white and yellow cheddar that has been aged 2 years before being grilled to a perfect medium rare and being topped with horseradish cheddar.  If you are a cheese lover this is the burger for you!!!

Triple Cheddar Cheeseburger

I intentionally made a burger heavy on the Cheddar to pair with a Cabernet Sauvignon wine......

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Angel Food Cupcakes #FoodieExtravaganza

These delicious Angel Food Cupcakes are wonderful for making individual little desserts topped with Whipped Cream and Fresh Berries.

Angel Food Cupcakes with Whipped Cream and Fresh Berries

It's time for Foodie Extravaganza......

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Monday, June 5, 2023

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich #Movies and Munchies

Thinly sliced ribeye steak grilled with onions, topped with Provolone cheese and stuffed into a toasted bun.  You will understand why the birthplace of this sandwich is called the City of Brotherly Love.

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

I was inspired to make this sandwich after watching Best in Show, our Movies and Munchies film this month.

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Pineapple Shrimp Noodle Bowl #SundayFunday

This delicious and easy Pineapple Shrimp Noodle Bowl is perfect for a quick meal after a long day of Summer Fun.

Pineapple Shrimp Noodle Bowl

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Seafood Recipes today......

Friday, June 2, 2023

Enjoying the Food and Wine of Umbria and an abbreviated Weekly Menu #ItalianFWT

The Italian Food Wine and Travel Club are exploring Central Italy this month.  I decided to visit Umbria once again, mostly because I adore Orvieto.

Wine and Soup

Come with me as we discover the food and wines of this region.....