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Food'N'Flix: Only You...Let's Go Way Back for a 90s Rom-Com

This month, October 2021, I am hosting  Food'N'Flix , the movie-watching, food-making group rallied by Heather of  All Roads Lead to the Kitchen . So to kick off the last quarter of the year, I chose  Only You* . I guess I should specify that I am referring to the 1994  Only You... not the 2018 one that I didn't know existed anyway. I know this is not a festive, Halloween flick that includes witches or monsters, but it is one of my favorite rom-coms and my family and I were just talking about the Marisa Tomei-Robert Downey, Jr. connection. The boys only know those actors as Aunt May and Tony Stark from the Marvel movies...but I told them that that pairing goes waaaayyy back. So, we popped it in. And, then, Jake said I should host it for Food'N'Flix. Done. This movie begins in Pittsburgh and then the characters traipse throughout Italy from Venice to Rome and down the Amalfi Coast. After watching it again there's not a ton of food. I mean, you see them at several

Changing Seasons: Fall al Fresco + L'Ecole's 2019 Frenchtown #Sponsored

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of L'Ecole .  Complimentary wine was provided for this post and this page may contain affiliate links.  However, all opinions expressed here are my own.   If you're been following my blog, you'll know that I'm doing a series of monthly posts in collaboration with  L'Ecole Winery .* A group of us participate in a virtual tasting with their marketing manager, the winemaker, and the general manager and discuss timely topics. This month, we are talking about harvest with their  2019 Frenchtown . And we got to, virtually, meet the new marketing manger, Ben. Looking forward to working with him though we will all miss Marta who is on her new adventure in her home country of Portugal. L'Ecole's 2019 Frenchtown As this is the first red wine released of the season - it comes out about seven months ahead of the other reds - it's fitting that it's the first red wine on which this group is focused. The 2019 Frencht

Lamb Lollipops with Coffee-Pepper Sauce #SundayFunday

Today the Sunday Funday group is writing about and sharing coffee recipes. 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. This week, Renu is hosting. "Anything in which coffee is added," she wrote. Here's the #SundayFunday coffee line-up... Affogato Martini by A Day in the Life on the Farm Coffee Maple Pancakes by Palatable Pastime Cold Brew Coffee by Making Miracles Dalgona Coffee by Sneha’s Recipe Gingerbread Latte  by Amy’s Cooking Adventures Lamb Lollipops with Coffee-Pepper Sauce by Culinary Adventures with Camilla Mocha Muffins by Mayuri's Jikoni No-Bake Coffee Energy Bites by Cook with Renu Sugar Free Hazelnut Iced Coffee with Hazelnut Cold Foam by Our Good Life My Coffee Love Affair I have loved coffee since college. And my thirteen months in Italy just cemented that love affair though I rarely drin

Farm to Table Vegetable Pot Pies #FoodNFlix

  This month the Food'N'Flix bloggers are watching Words on Bathroom Walls . Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm is hosting. You can read her invitation  here . And I highly recommend this movie. It was completely new to me. On the Screen from imdb I already mentioned that I had never heard of this movie. So, I sat down to watch it when I saw Wendy's invitation. Then I recommended it to my older son who is still home as he prepares to leave for college. Then I watched it with my husband because I was curious about his thoughts. Everyone thought it was well-done with an important message about mental health. Adam Petrazelli is a teenager who is diagnosed with a schizophrenia. He narrates, "Paranoid schizophrenia. Never goes away. Never normal. The end." He also jokes that he's part of an elite club, namely the 'treatment resistant.' He is an accomplished cook and aspiring chef; and he has been accepted to culinary school but he needs his high scho

Virtual Navarra: Spicy Lamb Meatballs + Viña Zorzal Graciano 2018 #WorldWineTravel

Robin of  Crushed Grape Chronicles  is hosting the World Wine Travel bloggers this month as we head, virtually, to Navarra. You can read her invitation here . If you are reading this early enough, feel free to jump in on our Twitter chat. We'll be gathering at 8am Pacific time on Saturday, September 25th. Just follow the hashtag #WorldWineTravel and be sure to add it to whatever you tweet so we can see here. Here's the #WorldWineTravel bloggers' virtual trip to Navarra.  Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm shares Sazon Goya Grilled Chicken Thighs and an Old Vines Garnacha . Terri of Our Good Life shares Navarra's Local Red Wine Drink: The Kalimotxo .  Martin of ENOFYLZ Wine Blog shares 2016 Artazu "Pasos de San Martín" Navarra + One Pan Spanish Chorizo & Shrimp . Nicole of Somm's Table shares Azul y Garanza Naturaleza Salvaje Navarra Tinto with Basque Tomato Soup and Grilled Chicken . Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla shares Virtual Na

Double the Fun: Kahlua Cake with Kahlua Buttercream #TheCakeSliceBakers

  Here we are the September 2021 edition of the Cake Slice Bakers. For 2021; we are baking from  Little Everyday Cakes: 50+ Perfectly Proportioned Confections to Enjoy Any Day of the Week  by Candace Floyd. * I can't believe that we're already halfway through the year. In many ways 2020 dragged on as the shelter-in-place orders continued month after month; on the other hand, it was a completely blur because there weren't milestones to mark the passage of time. In this group, we are given a selection of three cake recipes. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes! Follow our  Facebook ,  Instagram , and  Pinterest   pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the links below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a bl

Carrot Greens Pesto-Topped Roasted Salmon #SundayFunday

Today the Sunday Funday group is writing about and sharing pesto recipes. 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. This week, Sue is hosting. Here's the line-up... Avocado Pesto Sandwich by  Mayuri’s Jikoni Baked Cod with Asparagus Pesto by Food Lust People Love Basil Pesto With Almonds & Walnuts by  Sneha's Recipe Carrot Greens Pesto-Topped Roasted Salmon by Culinary Adventures with Camilla Pesto Cavatappi with Meatballs by  Amy’s Cooking Adventures Salmon with Fusilli and Creamy Basil Pesto by  Palatable Pastime Spinach Pesto Pasta by  A Day in the Life on the Farm Swiss Chard and White Bean Soup with Basil Pesto by   Karen’s Kitchen Stories Vegan Mint Pesto by  Sizzling Tastebuds Pesto Pesto  is a sauce that originated in the Ligurian region of northern Italy.  Pesto genovese,  from Genoa, traditionally consists of crus

Herb-Crusted Pork Tenderloin + Xavier Vignon Arcane XIX Le Soleil 2015 #Winophiles #CotesduRhône #CotesduRhôneVillages #Sponsored

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of  Côtes du Rhône * for the September  #Winophiles event.  Complimentary wine was provided for this post  though no other compensation was received.  This page may contain affiliate links.   This month the French Winophiles are exploring the wines of the Côtes du Rhône with event host Wendy of  A Day in the Life on the Farm . And  Côtes du Rhône  graciously provided some of the bloggers with samples.* My post for the event was  Assembling an End of Summer Cheeseboard with Domaine Chamfort Sablet La Pause Côtes du Rhône Villages 2019 , but as I received multiple bottles of wine, I will be sharing additional pairings in the weeks to come. Stay tuned... Xavier Vignon Arcane XIX Le Soleil 2015 This wine is crafted from 80% old-vine Grenache, plus 10% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, all from a variety of parcels around the commune of Vaucluse within the Côtes du Rhône Villages AOC. After a long, slow fermentation, the wine was aged for fiftee