Sunday, September 24, 2023

Fresh Fig Salad for Mid Autumn Festival and Ma'a El Salama #SundayFunday

 Fresh figs are available here in Michigan for just a short while in early fall.  I always buy a case (or two) but they have a very short shelf life so you need to use them quickly.  This amazing salad is a great start to a fig-centric feast.

Fresh Fig Salad

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Fall Flavors to celebrate Mid Autumn Festival......

Friday, September 22, 2023

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Moqueca de Camarao and a Sparkling Wine from Brazil #WorldWineTravel

This creamy, delicious Brazilian Shrimp Stew in Coconut Sauce, is made in only one pan and ready in less than an hour.

Moqueca de Camarao

The World Wine Travel Group is heading to Brazil this month........

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Chile Infused Honey Madeleines #CakeSliceBakers

Tender, little, hold-in-your-hand cakes that will wow you with their strong citrus and slight heat.  These little darlings require the batter to refrigerate overnight and are best served warm from the oven so plan accordingly.

Hot Honey Madeleines

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

Monday, September 18, 2023

Hot Honey Caramel Sauce and The Murmur of Bees

Creamy sweet heat that is perfect for pouring onto ice cream, drizzled over brownies, or dunked by a cookie.  This easy recipe is ready to use in 10 minutes or can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator to be rewarmed and used later.

Hot Honey Caramel Sauce

I was inspired to make this recipe while reading The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia....

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Closing out Summer with some Squash Skewers #SundayFunday

Summer is not officially over yet and I know a lot of us still have our grills out so grab the last of that summer squash and enjoy it before your counters are filled with the delicious hard squash that we enjoy all winter long.

Grilled Summer Squash Skewers

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are celebrating Squash today.......

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Corn Flake Meatloaf and the Weekly Menu #Movies&Munchies

This meatloaf used crushed cornflakes instead of breadcrumbs.  It is moist, flavorful and delicious.  Served up with a side of Mashed Potatoes and Gravy it makes a perfect fall meal.

Cornflake Meatloaf

I was inspired to make this meatloaf after watching the film The Shape of Water......

Friday, September 15, 2023

Fall is in the Air #Winophiles

Fall is a very busy time of year.  Folks are getting back to school and work, sports and after-curricular events are scheduled each night of the week. In this household, we are pulling out the fall decor, closing up the pool, and getting back to choir, as well as preparing to leave in 10 days for our trip to Egypt.

Fall Decorations

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Venison Banh Mi Burgers and a Book Review of Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club #LitHappens

I just finished reading our Lit Happens Selection for September.  This book did, of course, inspire a recipe but more than that it inspired me to be grateful for the relationship that I had with my mother and left me wishing that I could spend another day with her.

Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Apple Fritter Bread #BreadBakers

This scrumptious loaf starts with sourdough discard and incorporates apples and cinnamon so you feel as if you are biting into an Apple Fritter without the mess or calories from frying.

Apple Fritter Bread

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

Monday, September 11, 2023

Navajo Green Chile Pork and a Book Review

Last month our Sunday Funday blogging group celebrated Navajo Code Talkers Day.  I shared a recipe for Marinated Venison Steaks and gave a little background about the Navajo Code Talkers. 

Code Talker

Our host for that event, Amy of Amy's Cooking Adventures, mentioned that she had read a Memoir written by one of the Code Talkers.  I immediately ordered it up at the library.

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Loaded Potato Salad #SundayFundayBloggers

Enjoy all the flavors of a Fully Loaded Baked Potato without any fuss or muss at your next tailgate BBQ.

Loaded Potato Salad

It's Football Season and the Sunday Funday Bloggers are having a Tailgate Party.......

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Caring, Canning, and Chow

This recipe for home-canned Chili Sauce has been handed down in the Beauvais family through generations.  I was honored to be chosen to be given this recipe to prepare for my friend and her family.

Chili Sauce

Friday, September 8, 2023

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Hot Honey Glazed Salmon #FoodieExtravaganza

Marinade and cook your salmon with sweet heat for a special treat that is quick and easy.  Perfect for Fish Friday before you head to your local High School for Friday Night Lights.

Hot Honey Glazed Salmon

September is National Honey Month and the Foodie Extravaganza gang are celebrating......

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Bisquick Cookies to enoy South of the Buttonwood Tree

These cookies come together in a snap using Bisquick baking mix as the base.  In less than 20 minutes you have enough snacks to add to school lunches or serve as after-school treats for the week.

Bisquick Cookies

I had never heard of Bisquick Cookies until I read South of the Buttonwood Tree.  A mention of them in this novel had me heading for a Google Search.

Monday, September 4, 2023

Lemon Pepper Potato Wedges and A Cookbook Review

The Angel Face gave me a Cookbook for my birthday.  She knows me well.  She laughs at me because no matter what topic she brings up I turn it into a food conversation.  

Cooking from the Spirit
This cookbook by Tabitha Brown is a Vegan cookbook.  Angel Face thought it would be a good choice because I am always looking for Meatless options to make for her Daddy, who is not vegan but does not eat meat.

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Grilled Chicken Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette #SundayFunday

We have enjoyed a lot of Main Dish Salad Suppers this summer and a great way to change them up and keep your Weekly Menu exciting is by making new and delicious homemade dressings.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

I took this Grilled Chicken Salad to new heights in just minutes by whisking together a dressing of fresh raspberries and fresh basil from my garden.

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Italian Marinated Steaks with Angoris Schioppettino #ItalianFWT

I opened a bottle of Angoris Schioppettino Friuli Colli Orentali for this month's Italian Food Wine and Travel Club. 


The Friuli Colli Orientali designation means that this wine is from the Eastern Hills of Friuli.  This wine is 100% Schippettino, a red Italian wine grape grown predominantly in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of the country.

Friday, September 1, 2023

Chocolate Fig Clafoutis and the Weekly Menu

Fall has been in the air here in Michigan.  It has been cooling down in the evenings, begging us to put on hoodies, light a campfire, and make S'Mores.  Daytime temps are still beautiful with tons of sunshine so I am happy for the season to commence.

Chocolate Fig Clafoutis