Sunday, June 30, 2024

Japanese Fried Chicken #SundayFunday

Tender, white-meat chicken cutlets fried to a crispy golden brown and served with a savory, sweet-hot, onion sauce.

Korean Fried Chicken

It is National Fried Chicken Day and the Sunday Funday Bloggers are celebrating......

Friday, June 28, 2024

Ravioli Pasta Salad, The Weekly Menu and a Book Review

This easy pasta salad starts with prepared ravioli and is perfect for your picnic pot-lucks.  Dressed in a sweet Italian vinaigrette instead of a mayo-based dressing it can withstand some time outdoors in the heat.

Ravioli Pasta Salad

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Maque Choux and a Book Review #LitHappens

This classic Cajun dish is as easy to make as it is delicious.  I used jalapeno peppers instead of green bell peppers for a little added punch.

Maque Choux

Fresh corn cut off the cob, onions, peppers, and butter, finished off with a dollop of cream.  This is a perfect summer side dish.

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Cashew Chicken #SundayFunday

This stir fry is quick, easy, and delicious.  It is a colorful, fun way to eat a rainbow for a quick midweek meal or on the weekends when you have been out playing all day.

Cashew Chicken

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are serving up Quick Stir-Fries today......

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Southwest Pizza and the Weekly Menu

I am still having fun with my new outdoor pizza oven.  My latest pizza was inspired by leftovers that I had in my refrigerator from these Southwest Chicken Foil Packets.

Southwest PIzza

This pizza is perfect for a Meatless Monday Meal.  A base of tomato sauce flavored with taco seasoning mix, corn, black beans, fresh tomatoes, and onions topped with shredded Mexican blend cheese.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Snickerdoodle Cake #CakeSliceBakers

Are you a Snickerdoodle Cookies fan?  You are going to ADORE this cake.  It has all the flavors you love and takes only minutes before it is ready for the oven.

Snickerdoodle Cake

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

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

M is for Mushrooms and a Book Review

These Pork Chops are seared to a delicious golden brown before being smothered in a creamy mushroom sauce.  

Pork Chops in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

M is for Mushrooms......

Monday, June 17, 2024

Wonderful Wonka Dip with Strawberries #MoviesandMunchies

This fresh-picked Strawberry platter featuring a chocolate dip that starts with Greek yogurt is a perfect summertime snack, appetizer, or dessert.

Strawberries with Chocolate Dip

I was inspired to make this dip after watching Wonka, our Movies and Munchies film this month.

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Fresh Peach and Blueberry Salad with Roasted Beets #SundayFunday

Tender Baby Greens, topped with Fresh Peaches, Plump Blueberries, Roasted Beets, Creamy Feta and Crisp Walnuts dressed in a Balsamic Vinaigrette.


The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing recipes with Peaches today.....

Thursday, June 13, 2024

A Berrcuterie Board to Celebrate Flag Day and the Weekly Menu

Tomorrow is Flag Day. That is a great occasion to serve up this Red, White, and Blue Berrcuterie Tray. Of course, you can serve this all summer long, but it is especially fun on Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day.


Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Jalapeno Popper Pizza #BreadBakers

This Jalapeno Popper Pizza has all the flavors you love in the deep-fried appetizer in pizza form.  Fun as an appetizer but hearty enough for a meal.  

Jalapeno Popper Pizza

The Bread Bakers are sharing Spicy Breads with Peppers today.....

Monday, June 10, 2024

Taco Ticos #EattheWorld

This Costa Rican Taco is filled with shredded beef and then deep-fried to golden perfection.  It is a popular street food that you can enjoy in your own home in whatever country you live.

Taco Ticos

We are traveling to Costa Rica this month as we Eat the World.......

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Southwest Chicken Foil Packs #SundayFunday

This delicious dinner is cooked in a foil packet on the grill for a complete, no-fuss meal that can cook while you lounge in the pool.

Foil packets

Brown Rice and Quinoa mixed with peppers, black beans, and corn, topped with a chicken breast smothered in salsa with a touch of cheese sprinkled on top.

Friday, June 7, 2024

Avocado Toast with Tomato and Poached Egg enjoyed while planning the Weekly Menu

Start your morning with a burst of energy.  This Avocado Toast topped with slices of tomato and a poached egg will have you raring to go for whatever you have planned this weekend. 

Avocado Toast

I enjoyed this breakfast on Thursday morning while planning my weekly menu before heading out for a hike.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Altos de la Guardia Rioja paired with Tacos Ticos #WinePW

This full-bodied red wine from Spain is made with Tempranillo grapes providing spicy notes combined with summer fruit.  It has a high alcohol content (14.5%) and was strong enough to stand up to deep-fried taco ticos with which I served it.

Rioja Wine with Taco Ticos

It's time for a Wine Pairing Weekend featuring Junk Food.......

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

L is for Lemonade and a Book Review

This is my 9-year-old granddaughter's recipe for Lemonade that is the perfect amount of sweet and tart.


L is for Lemonade......

Monday, June 3, 2024

Homemade Trail Mix and a Book Review

You don't have to buy that expensive premade trail mix that has you picking out the things you don't like.  You can open up your pantry, filled with everything you love, and make your own in a minute or two.

Trail Mix

I was inspired to make this homemade trail mix while reading the memoir, Force of Nature......

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Million Dollar Chicken Casserole #SundayFunday

If you are of a certain age, you might remember this dish from your childhood.  It was popular in the 50's and 60's.  It is easy, delicious, and quick to make.

Milliion Dollar Chicken

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing recipes that start with Rotisserie Chicken......