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Kahlúa Truffles #GoodCookieFoodBloggers #Valentines #HelpingCookies #Sponsored

   This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of  the  #GoodCookieFoodBloggers sponsors. I received complimentary products as a thank you for my participation in this event, but all opinions are honest and they are my own.  This page may contain affiliate links. So, I think I know why my family never buys me chocolates! They know I have a less than typical palate and like my confections funky, boozy, or both. Ha. It's a good thing I can make my own. Happy Valentines' Day to me! The Cause Here we are at the fifth annual Good Cookie Food Bloggers' Valentines' Event hosted, again, by the amazing Julie of  The Little Kitchen   who wants to make a different in the fight against pediatric cancer. This fun event crosses borders with bloggers from all over and raises fund for  Cookies for Kids' Cancer , a national non-profit organization committed to funding new therapies used in the fight against pediatric cancer, which claims the lives of more children in the US tha

Smoke and Mirrors Hand-Rolled Pasta #YouAreNotAloneParty #Sponsored

 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of authors  Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen  and publisher St. Martin's Press.  I received a complimentary book for the purpose of review, but all opinions are honest and they are my own. No additional compensation for this post was provided; this page may contain affiliate links. This week I am excited to be taking part in a virtual book release party for  You Are Not Alone  by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen* hosted by The Book Club Cookbook. The hardcover book was released last year, but it coming out in paperback this week. I received an advance copy to enjoy and be inspired into the kitchen to create a dish. You can see  the party page ! You may also search for the hashtag #YouAreNotAloneParty on social media to find the posts. But to make it easy, I'm also linking to my fellow bloggers'; I will add their direct posts once everyone is live. Please take a look... The  #YouAreNotAloneParty  Recipes  The Book Blo

Sneak Peek: The #ItalianFWT Bloggers Look at Italian Wines to Go With Meat Braises and Stews

  This month, I am hosting the Italian Food Wine Travel blogging group. I asked the #ItalianFWT  bloggers to share Italian wines with braised meats or stews. Perfect for these chilly winter months, right? You can read my invitation:  here . Here's what the bloggers are sharing for the theme... An Afternoon at Castelgiocondo by Somm's Table Braised Beef Short Ribs in Red Wine Sauce +2012 Produttori del Barbaresco  by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog Braised Brisket with Donnachiara’s Kapemort Aglianico  by Vino Travels  Braised Pork Ragù over Pasta + Bruna Grimaldi Nebbiolo d'Alba 2017  by Culinary Adventures with Camilla Chianti Beef Stew  by Our Good Life Dolcettto d'Alba: A Food-Friendly Bet for Braised Chicken  by My Full Wine Glass Farina Amarone della Valpolicella with Ground Pork in Karela Rings  by Chinese Food & Wine Pairings  Home Cooking with Sabrina Tedeschi and the Wines of Agricola Tedeschi  by Grape Experiences Hunter's Style Chicken and Cantina di Filippo  by F

Sourdough Croissants #SundayFunday

  If you've been following along, you'll know that we just kicked off a Sunday Funday blogging group Thanks to Stacy of  Food Lust People Love , Sue of  Palatable Pastime , Rebekah of  Making Miracles , and Wendy of  A Day in the Life on the Farm  for coordinating this low-stress group. In the months that there's a 5th Sunday, I will be hosting. Since January 30th is National Croissant Day, I asked the group to share favorite recipes for either making croissants or just using already made croissants. Think croissant bread pudding! In any case, here's the line-up of how the #SundayFunday bloggers are celebrating croissants... Bean Cassoulet by A Day in the Life on the Farm Cheesy Sausage and Croissant Casserole by Making Miracles Chocolate Croissants (Pain au Chocolate) by Karen's Kitchen Stories Croissants aux Amandes (Almond Croissants) by Food Lust People Love Homemade Crescent Rolls by Amy's Cooking Adventures Mardi Gras Cream Cheese King Cake Croissants

You're Invited: Spirited Away #FoodNFlix Next month, February 2021, I am hosting  Food'N'Flix , the movie-watching, food-making group rallied by Heather of  All Roads Lead to the Kitchen . So for the second month of the new year, I chose  Spirited Away . I was able to access the movie on Amazon Prime. I hope everyone who wishes to participate can find a way to access it.  Let me start with this: I had never heard of this movie until my boys purchased it on Amazon. They have long been fans of Studio Ghibli movies though I have never watched any of the movies with them. However, the first time they watched it, both commented that I should suggest it to my foodie movie group. I largely ignored that suggestion until I was reading through a list of top twenty-five films that food lovers have to watch. Okay. I was convinced and asked Heather if I could host it for a month. Done. To Whet Your Appetite For those unfamiliar, as I was, Hayao Miyazaki is the Japanese animator, writer, director, producer, and filmmaker

Chun Juan (Spring Rolls) for Lunar New Year

Next weekend, the #SundayFunday bloggers are sharing recipes for the Lunar New Year. So, we had some fun creating different dishes. Spring rolls, known as ' Chun Juan ', in Chinese, are eaten during the Lunar New Year as a symbol of wealth and prosperity because they resemble gold bars. The lucky saying for eating spring rolls is Hwung-Jin Wan-Lyang , which translates to 'a ton of gold.' These are certainly not totally traditional. Other recipes include mushrooms, bamboo shoots, and water chestnuts. We went with a more basic filling that included ground pork, carrots, celery, green beans, and onions. And I had the Kitchen Elves help me roll. Ingredients  makes approximately 2 dozen 1 pound ground pork 1 cup diced onions 1 cup diced celery 1 cup diced carrots 1 cup chopped green beans 1 to 2 Tablespoon olive oil wrappers (I found ours frozen at a local Asian market - they told me to get the round ones), defrosted and separated water oil for cooking (I used a canola oil)

DIY Taco Seasoning #CulinaryCam

   This page contains affiliate links , h owever, all opinions expressed here are my own. I love to make my own spice blends for a couple of reasons. First, I can blend just what I need for a few dishes so the spice blends stay fresh. Second, because I am making the blend, I control what's in it. There are no fillers, sugars, or salts. I recently posted the process on our  CulinaryCam YouTube channel ; I started with my DIY Taco Seasoning. Click to watch the video  here ! I love getting my spices from Thrive Market because they are organic, non-GMO. And because it's their own label, the prices are very affordable!  From time to time, I will point out products or services that I use and recommend. And I will link them in the video description. Just so you know, we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Using the links don’t cost you anything extra, but it does help to give us a little bit of money so we can continue to create fun videos f