Thursday, November 30, 2023

La Pappardella Croatina served with the Pasta for which it is named #ItalianFWT

When you buy a bottle of wine named Pappardella it is only natural that you should pair it with the pasta for which it was named.  

Pasta and Wine

We are traveling to the Lombardy Region of Italy today......

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Come Fly With Me and enjoy this Dijon Chicken

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts seared to perfection and served with a delicious Dijon mustard sauce.

dijon chicken

I was inspired to make this chicken after reading Fly With Me by Andie Burke.......

Monday, November 27, 2023

Pumpkin, Orange, and Date Muffins, A Book Review and the Weekly Menu #MuffinMonday

These muffins are an explosion of flavor with citrus in the forefront and earthy pumpkin and dates in the background.

Pumpkin, Orange and Date Muffins

It's time for Muffin Monday.......

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Seared Chicken with Chestnuts #SundayFunday

Seared Chicken Breasts served on a bed of Celery Root Puree and topped with Chestnuts.  This is a lovely, elegant dinner to grace your Holiday table.

Seared Chicken with Chestnuts

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing recipes featuring Chestnuts today.......

Friday, November 24, 2023

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Vegetable Lo Mein and a Book Review

 A quick and easy Meatless Monday Dinner.  This colorful, delicious dish is ready in a snap and is a wonderful way to start your week off by Eating a Rainbow.

Vegetable Lo Mein

Monday, November 20, 2023

Mini Almond Rum Cakes #CakeSliceBakers

You can make this easy and delicious cake in a 9" round cake pan for serving up as your holiday dessert or to take to a potluck but I chose to make 12 mini-cakes for inclusion on my dessert buffets and gifting to hosts at holiday parties.

Mini Almond Rum Cakes

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

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Pork and Mandarin Orange Tacos and a Book Review #SundayFunday

Teriyaki pork stuffed inside flour tortillas and topped with an Asian Slaw that includes Mandarin Oranges is a fun, easy change to your Taco Tuesday meal.

Pork and Mandarin Orange Tacos

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing recipes that feature Mandarin Oranges today......

Friday, November 17, 2023

Easy Peasy Christmas Pear Bundt #ChristmasSweetsWeek

The Holidays are very busy but we still want to serve up an elegant and delicious dessert.  This easy, peasy recipe allows that to happen and takes only a few minutes of hands-on time.

Christmas Pear Bundt

We are finishing up Christmas Sweets Week with a bang......

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Roasted Salmon with Beaujolais and Grape Coulis #Winophiles

Tender, flaky salmon fillets, roasted to perfection and topped with a Beaujolais wine and Grape Coulis.  

Roasted Salmon with Coulis

Enjoy this meal paired with the same wine used to make the coulis for a wonderful, easy meal this Holiday Season......

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Cranberry Studded White Chocolate Blondies #ChristmasSweetsWeek

These Blondies are studded with White Chocolate Chips and Dried Cranberries and topped with Cream Cheese Frosting and Gold Sprinkles.  They make a perfect addition to your Holiday Dessert Buffet.  

Cranberry Studded White Chocolate Blondies

It's Day 2 of Christmas Sweets Week......

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Sourdough Cloverleaf Rolls #BreadBakers

These tender, delicious, pull-apart, cloverleaf rolls start with sourdough and make a perfect addition to your holiday meal.

Cloverleaf Rolls

The Bread Bakers are sharing Thanksgiving Breads today .......

Monday, November 13, 2023

Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips #ChristmasSweetsWeek

Tender, moist, pumpkin bread studded with chocolate chips.  Perfect for breakfast or dessert.  These little mini-breads make perfect gifts for hosts, teachers, and coworkers.

Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips

We are getting ready for Christmas gifting and giving.  Today is the first day of Christmas Sweets Week.

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Leftover Pork Ragu #SundayFunday

This warm, comforting bowl of pasta smothered in a hearty ragu started with leftover pork loin roast from a dinner enjoyed earlier in the week.  

Pork Ragu over Pasta

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are cleaning out their refrigerators this week.......

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Oatmeal Kiss Cookies #MoviesandMunchies

A fun take on the class peanut blossom cookie, this recipe starts with an oatmeal base to cradle the kiss.  

Oatmeal Kiss Cookies

I was inspired to make these cookies after watching Mall Cop 2 for our Movies and Munchies Group this month.

Friday, November 10, 2023

It's Friday; Time for a Caipirinha Cocktail and the Weekly Menu....Cheers!! #EattheWorld

I have been doing a lot of traveling in the past month. I am leaving again in 10 days.  While researching Brazil for our Eat the World Challenge, I came across a popular cocktail called Caipirinha.  

Caipirinha Cocktail

I thought a cocktail was perfect for this month's challenge.  It is easy to make and relaxing with a cocktail in between trips sounded marvelous to me.

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Getting to know Cinnabari from Dracaena #WinePW

My favorite California Winery has a new blend this year that they call Cinnabari.  Dracaena wines specializes in Cab Francs. They also have a Chenin Blanc that is the best I have ever enjoyed and a Rose that is a summertime favorite for me.  When I opened my club selection this time I was excited to see this bottle of Cinnabari included.


Monday, November 6, 2023

Sweet Potato Soup inspired by Other Birds

This delicious soup fragrant with cumin, thyme, and turmeric and garnished with a dollop of marshmallow cream makes a fun, unique first course for your holiday dinner.

Sweet Potato Soup

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Salata Baladi and the Weekly Menu #SundayFunday

While on the All-Star Live Aboard Yacht, diving the Red Sea in Egypt, we enjoyed many gourmet meals and each one included a vast array of salads.  One of my favorite salads was this simple compilation of fresh, crisp veggies in a tasty dressing that can also be served as a refreshing drink alongside the salad.

Salata Baladi

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

Friday, November 3, 2023

Wine Braised Pork Loin and a 2019 Travaglini Gattinara #ItalianFWT

We kicked off the Holiday Entertaining Season here on the Farm with the Food and Wine of Piedmont (Piemont), Italy.

Wine Braised Pork Loin and Gattinara Wine

The Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group are heading to Piedmont and the Valle d'Aosta this month....

Squash Salad with Tahini Vinaigrette #HolidaySideDishes

Tender baby greens topped with roasted squash and red onions, sprinkled with dried dates and roasted almond slices, and drizzled with a savory tahini dressing.

Squash Salad with Tahini Vinaigrette

Today is the final day of this year's Holiday Side Dish Event.......

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Root Vegetable Gratin #HolidaySideDishes

Russet Potatoes, Carrots, Turnips, and Beets, thinly sliced and drenched in cream, garlic, and herbs, topped with cheese, and baked to perfection.  A perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.

Root Vegetable Gratin

It is Day 2 of our sharing Holiday Side Dishes........