Friday, May 31, 2024

Happy to be Home and The Weekly Menu

We returned from an amazing whirlwind WWII tour of Germany and France on Wednesday.  We enjoyed seeing the sites of the cities.  This was interspersed with visiting the historical towns of Berlin, Nuremberg, Dacchau, and the Beaches of Normandy.

Cruise on the Seine

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Apple Banana Muffins and a Book Review #LItHappens

These muffins were inspired by the novel, North Woods, which I had chosen for our Lit Happens Book Club.

Apple Banana Muffins

These muffins, filled with apples and bananas, are flavorful and delicious.  They make a wonderful breakfast or snack.

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Meyer Lemondrop Martini #SundayFunday

This delicious summery cocktail starts with Meyer Lemons for a wonderful sweet/sour treat.

Meyer Lemondrop Martini

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Cocktails and Mocktails today......Cheers!

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

K is for Kwasnica (Polish Sauerkraut and Pork Soup) starting with Leftovers

This hearty, one-pot meal starts with leftovers.  When I am planning my Weekly Menu and Roast Pork is on it, I often include this delicious soup as a second dinner during the week.


K is for Kwasnica, a Polish soup containing Pork and Sauerkraut.....

Monday, May 20, 2024

Strawberry Lemonade Cake #CakeSliceBakers

Tender yellow cake studded with strawberries, slathered with a lemon soak and then topped with a strawberry whipped cream frosting.  I threw on some sprinkles as it was my daughter, Jessica's, birthday cake and that calls for a celebration!

Strawberry Lemonade Cake

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

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Strawberry Smoothie #SundayFunday

Fresh Strawberries, Frozen Banana, Pineapple Juice, and Greek Yogurt combine to make a scrumptious, refreshing smoothie.  Perfect for Breakfast or a post-workout snack.  

Strawberry Smoothie

The Sunday Funday bloggers are sharing Strawberry recipes today......

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Bloomin' Onion Bread and a Book Review

My friend, Sid of Sid's Sea Palm Cooking, is not only an amazing cook who has written several cookbooks including Nibbles and Bites which I reviewed for you in 2018 but she has now ventured into fiction with the release of her first book, Yank my Chain.

Yank my Chain

Monday, May 13, 2024

Sour Cream Cookies and a Book Review

These cake-like cookies sprinkled with cinnamon sugar remind me of Snickerdoodles with the cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top before baking.

Sour Cream Cookies

I was inspired to make these cookies while listening to the 3rd book in the Red River Valley Series, "A Land to Call Home".

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Sausage Balls #SundayFunday

These little pop-in-your-mouth treats are a cross between a muffin and a sausage patty.  They are the perfect addition to your Mother's Day Brunch. 

Sausage Balls

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

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Grande Réserve de Gassac Blanc 2021: A White Blend from Languedoc #Winophiles

Often called ‘The Lafite of the Languedoc,’ the iconic Mas de Daumas Gassac estate has been praised by top critic Hugh Johnson for setting “an example of excellence.” It’s a delicious blend of Grenache Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Viognier.


This was the description provided by the WSJ Wine Club to which I belong.....

Friday, May 10, 2024

Chicken Mishkak #EattheWorld

Boneless, skinless, chunks of chicken marinated in warm spices before being basted with a fruity sauce while being grilled to a perfect deliciousness.

Chicken Miishkak

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

Sourdough Osterbrot #BrunchWeek

Don't let the name fool you.  This delicious nut and fruit studded bread is not just for Easter, it is a perfect addition to your Mother's Day Feast or Sunday Brunch.


Today is the final celebration of Brunch Week 2024.......

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

J is for Jambalaya

This recipe makes enough for a gang.  It is a complete one-pot meal chock full of chicken, sausage, rice, and vegetables.

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

J is for Jambalaya.....

Monday, May 6, 2024

Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread #BrunchWeek

Take the ease of refrigerator cinnamon rolls from the tube and combine them with the fun of monkey bread.  You will have a lot of happy faces around your Brunch table.

Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

Welcome to Brunch Week 2024...........

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Turkey Taco Salad #SundayFunday

Feliz Cinco de Mayo.  

Celebrate with this delicious, lightened-up Taco Salad using ground turkey instead of ground beef.  

Turkey Taco Salad

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are having a Fiesta!!!

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Sausage and Wild Mushroom Quiche, A Book Review and the Weekly Menu

Crumbled pork sausage, wild mushroom mixture and Boursin cheese flavored with Garlic and Chives is the base for this Quiche that creates its own crust as it bakes.

Sausage and Wild Mushroom Quiche

I was making this dish while reading A New Day Rising, the second in the Red River Series.....

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Spanish Baked Fish with Potatoes inspired by Parallel Mothers #MoviesandMunchies

Potatoes, thinly sliced and par-cooked in olive oil before being layered into a casserole and topped with cod fillets, and covered in a savory sauce.

Spanish Baked Fish with Potatoes

I was inspired to make this dish after watching Parallel Mothers, our Movies and Munchies film for May.