Monday, April 29, 2024

Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins #MuffinMonday

These muffins filled with sausage, spinach, and cheese, are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast and work just as well when you want to enjoy a leisurely breakfast with a cup of coffee once the others have grabbed theirs and gone......

Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins

It's Muffin Monday......

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Boursin Stuffed Mushrooms #SundayFunday

These mushroom caps stuffed with Boursin and Parmesan Cheeses are a great start to a party by themselves or as part of an appetizer buffet.

Boursin Stuffed Mushrooms

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are having a blast with this Fungi. guy... having a blast...get it?... Oh never mind.....

Friday, April 26, 2024

Birthdays Galore and an extended Weekly Menu

We have been busy celebrating around here. April and May are busy months for us.  Last week we had 3 children with birthdays.  


We didn't get to celebrate with Chuck this year as he lives in Virginia but his birthday was yesterday and we did get to sing to him by telephone. 

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Grilled Cheese Breakfast Sandwich and a Book Review #FoodieHolidays

Maple Glazed Bacon, Fried Egg, and Cheese sandwiched between French Bread and Grilled to a golden brown.  Breakfast has never tasted this good.

Grilled Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

It's National Grilled Cheese Month.....

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

I is for Instant Pot

This delicious bean soup, made in an Instant Pot, requires no soaking or precooking of the beans making it a perfect meal for busy days.  

Bean and Smoked Pork Soup

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Honey BBQ Chicken and a Book Review

Woohoooo, it's grilling season!!!  I love summer meals.  During the Fall and Winter, we eat a lot of stews, soups, roasts, pastas, and casseroles.  Come Spring and Summer our tastes and meals get lighter. Meats are grilled and placed onto salads or served with sides of garden fresh vegetables.

Honey BBQ Chicken Salad

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Tuna Pasta Salad #SundayFunday

This is not your ordinary Tuna Pasta.  Lightly dressed with tons of veggies and extra tuna, this salad is a complete meal in itself.

Tuna Pasta Salad

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Pasta recipes today........

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Raspberry Jam Coffeecake #CakeSliceBakers

Tender, almond-flavored cake with a swirl of homemade raspberry jam covered in a scrumptious streusel and additional dollops of jam.  This cake is amazing!! 

Raspberry Jam Coffeecake

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

Friday, April 19, 2024

The Cruellest Month and the Weekly Menu

I recently listened to the third book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penney.  In between books 2 and 3, I watched the series, Three Pines, based on this series.  

The Cruellest Month

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Bougatsa inspired by My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 #MoviesandMunchies

Are you a Big Fat Greek Wedding fan?  I LOVED the first one and enjoyed the second one as well.  Here are my thoughts on Big Fat Greek Wedding 3.

Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Stir Fry Chicken, Broccoli, and Cauliflower #SundayFunday

Tender, juicy, chicken stir-fried with onion, garlic, broccoli, and cauliflower in a delicious sauce.  Serve over steamed rice for a complete meal.

Stir Fry Chicken, Broccoli and Cauliflower

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing recipes that feature Broccoli or Cauliflower.......

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Enjoying the Hybrid Wines of Old Mission Peninsula #WorldWineTravel

 The World Wine Travel group is gathering this month to discuss Hybrid wines.  These are wines made by crossing two grapes to make a new varietal.  In Michigan, we have many hybrid grapes.  Native to our State are Riverbank Grapes, most often used as ground cover or as food for birds and small animals.  They can also be turned into jams and are safe for human consumption.


The first grapes grown commercially in Michigan were juice grapes, Concord and Niagara. Michigan still produces much of the grapes used by Welch's in their juice.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Poached Halibut in Orange Lemon Sauce and a Cookbook Review #EattheWorld

Tender, white, flaky Halibut Fillets poached in an Orange Lemon Sauce and served over Braised Romaine Lettuce leaves.

Poached Halibut

Eat the World Challenge is traveling to Denmark this month.....

H is for Hash

Turn that leftover Corned Beef and Cabbage Boiled Dinner into breakfast the following day with this delicious Hash topped with a Fried Egg. 

Corned Beef Hash and Egg

You will be wishing you had more leftovers......

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Multi-Grain Dinner Rolls and a Book Review #BreadBakers #LitHappens

A combination of Oat Bran, Flax Seed, Whole Wheat, and Unbleached Bread Flour topped with Everything Bagel Seasoning.

Dinner Rolls

The Bread Bakers are sharing Multi-Grain bread recipes today.......

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Dirty Shrimp #SundayFunday

Called "Dirty" Shrimp because the buttery beer sauce is "muddied" with herbs.  This shrimp is tender, flavorful, and scrumptious.  

Dirty Shrimp

It's National Beer Day and the Sunday Funday bloggers are sharing recipes made with beer.

Friday, April 5, 2024

Sharing a Delicious Cake Recipe and our Upcoming Road Trip North

You don't have to choose between Carrot Cake and Pineapple Upside Down Cake.  You can combine them into one scrumptious dessert that will have your family fighting for the last piece.

Pineapple Upside Down Carrot Cake

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Queen Bees....The Round-up #Movies and Munchies

 I hosted our Movies and Munchies group this month and chose the movie Queen Bees an older generation rom/com that takes place in a retirement community.  It was a lot of fun and everyone who joined in had great reviews.  They were also inspired to make some wonderful recipes that I am sharing with you today.

Queen Bees

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Mastering the Art of French Hot Chocolate #CooktheBooks

I just finished reading a fun murder mystery starring chef, Julia Child. The novel was purely fiction but portrayed the chef as a good friend of the protagonist in the story.

Mastering the Art of French Murder

The title of the book is, of course, a take on the title of Julia Child's world-renowned cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Carrot Pineapple Slaw

With only 5 ingredients and 5 minutes, you have a wonderful side salad for whatever you are serving up. Shredded carrots, pineapple tidbits, raisins, mayo, and cinnamon combine for a savory, slightly sweet addition to your dinner.

Carrot Slaw