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......

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Chicken Milanese from The Love Goddess' Cooking School and the Weekly Menu

Chicken cutlets breaded with polenta and parmesan, fried to a crisp golden brown.  A lovely entree from Milan, Italy.

Chicken Milanese

This recipe was inspired by one shared in the novel The Love Goddess' Cooking School by Melissa Senate.....

Friday, July 14, 2023

Tablas Creek Patelin De Tablas Blanc + a Recipe by Tablas Creek Vineyard #Winophiles

I have enjoyed Tablas Vineyards wines before but, until this event, I did not realize they had a tie to France and were a culmination of friendship between the Haas family and Perrin family who chose to open a winery in Paso Robles, Californa because of it's similarity to the Rhone region of France.

Tablas Creek Wine

The members of French Winophiles were challenged to find new world wines made by French wine producers.......

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Corn and Black Bean Salad #ImprovCookingChallenge

This delicious Summer Salad can be made with Fresh Corn when in season or with frozen or canned corn if you don't have fresh available.  It is perfect for your Summer Poolside Potlucks.

Corn and Black Bean Salad

The Improve Cooking Challenge this month is Summer Salads.....

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Rhubarb Ice Cream #IceCreamSocial

Still working on getting rid of that rhubarb that is going crazy in your garden?  Look no further.  This creamy, delicious dessert will have you using it all up in no time!!

Rhubarb Ice Cream

The Festive Foodies are having an Ice Cream Social.......

Monday, July 10, 2023

Poisson Cru #EattheWorld

Tender delicious chunks of Sushi grade tuna tossed with tomatoes and cucumbers and dressed with coconut and lime.  An amazing appetizer or first course with very little work.

Poisson Cru

We are traveling to French Polynesia as we Eat the World......

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Snickers Salad #SundayFunday

Crisp, tart apples tossed with the nutty, caramel goodness of Snickers bar coated in a pudding base.  Who says you can't have salad for dessert?!

Snickers Salad

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Gluten Free Desserts today.......

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Smoked Spatchcock Chicken, The Weekly Menu and a Book Review

 I just finished listening to Long Gone, Come Home by Monica Chenault-Kilgore. This story is told in the first person and follows the life of Birdie, a young black woman living in Kentucky and working for a tobacco company.

Long Gone, Come Home

Friday, July 7, 2023

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken + Cava = A Perfect Summer Pairing #WinePW

This bottle of  CAVA Rose Brut may just be the perfect summertime, poolside drink.  It is crisp, bone dry and refreshing and it pairs beautifully with warm weather foods.

Cava Wine

The Wine Pairing Weekend gang are looking at CAVA this month........

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Grilled Pork Chops with Herbed Blueberry Sauce #NationalBlueberryMonth

Boneless Pork Loin Chops grilled to perfection and then topped with a Basil and Thyme flavored Blueberry Sauce.

Pork Chops with Herbed Blueberry Sauce

July is National Blueberry Month and we are having a Foodie Extravaganza!!

Monday, July 3, 2023

Fasolia Pouree inspired by Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery #MoviesandMunchies

This delicious Greek White Bean Dip comes together quickly using just staple ingredients that you are likely to have on hand.  It is wonderful as a spread on sandwiches or as a dip for pita, crackers or vegetables.

Fasolia Pouree

I was inspired to make this dip after watching Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery for our Movies & Munchies group.

Sunday, July 2, 2023

BYO Chef Salad Bar #SundayFunday

Nope, you do not have to Bring Your Own to this Salad Bar....this BYO stands for Build Your Own.  You provide all the goodies and let folks make their salad exactly to their liking.  Add some fresh breads and/or dinner rolls and you have a complete meal without ever turning on a stove, grill or oven.

Chef Salad Makings

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Salads today.......