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'Tis the Season Muffins #MuffinMonday

Last year I saw a post from one of my favorite bloggers - Wendy at  A Day in the Life on the Farm  - and I realized that they've been having a muffin party for years without me. LOL. I emailed the host, Stacy of  Food Lust People Love  and got the scoop: "...last Monday of the month and no themes. We've been baking together since August 2015! Only one rule, you must use the muffin method (folding wet ingredients with dry - no creaming butter and sugar, etc.) to bake muffins."  I wasn't very good about joining in this year, but this month, I couldn't resist. This is the December #MuffinMonday line-up... Blueberry Orange Muffins from Food Lust People Love Chocolate Clementine Muffins from A Day in the Life on the Farm Cranberry Apple Muffins from Zesty South Indian Kitchen Cranberry Gingerbread Muffins from Jolene's Recipe Journal Egg Nog Muffins from Karen's Kitchen Stories Samosa Muffins from Magical Ingredients 'Tis the Season Muffin

Mote Pillo #FoodNFlix

This month the  Food'N'Flix  bloggers are watching  Friendsgiving . Our group's founder - Heather of All Roads Lead to the Kitchen - is on the roster for hosting, but I haven't seen her official invitation. And I'll just start with this: I couldn't get through this movie. I didn't watch more than about fifteen minutes before I turned it off and moved on to something else. It's just not my cup of tea.  I found it painfully unfunny with a dragging pace and one uncomfortable moment after another. As I said, I didn't make it through, but it did inspire me to make mote pillo , an Ecuadorian breakfast dish that Jeff makes for Molly. I had never heard of this dish, but it looked filling and delicious. It was! I researched and discovered that this is a traditional  hominy dish from the highlands region of Ecuador with the entire province of Azuay claiming it as their specialty. It is traditionally served with slices of queso fresco and black coffee. I serv

Cheesy Cruciferous Baked Potatoes #SundayFunday

  Today the Sunday Funday group is writing about and sharing potatoes 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 Stacy is hosting and asked us to post stuffed potato recipes. She shared: "When I was growing up, one of my favorite restaurants was a baked potato place with myriad fillings like stroganoff and broccoli and cheese, even chicken curry! Of course, they also served the more traditional potatoes with bacon, chives, sour cream and cheese. For this event, I challenge you to get creative! Make stuffed baked potatoes! They can be stuffed and double baked or just filled after baking. They can be big meal-sized potatoes or appetizer-sized baby ones." Here's the line-up for the week... Bacon-wrapped Loaded Baked Potatoes from Food Lust People Love Baked Potatoes With Butter & Goat Cheese Filling from Sn

Chasing Windmills with Tojunto + Bodegas Volver La Mancha Single Vineyard Tempranillo 2017 #WorldWineTravel

This month, Deanna of  Wineivore  is hosting the #WorldWineTravel group as we turn our eyes toward the wines, cuisine, and region of Castilla-La Mancha. You can read her preview here . And if you are reading this early enough, feel free to join our Twitter chat. We're live on Saturday, November 27th at 8am Pacific. Follow the hashtag #WorldWineTravel and be sure to add that to anything you tweet so we can see it. Here are the group's offerings... Camilla is Chasing Windmills with Tojunto + Bodegas Volver La Mancha Single Vineyard Tempranillo 2017 at Culinary Adventures with Camilla Martin is Tasting A Rare Grape Variety: The 2018 Bodegas Gratias Tardana Sol at ENOFYLZ Wine Blog Jeff entices us with La Mancha by the Liter - Gulp Hablo at Food Wine Click! Gwendolyn is Dreaming Impossible Dreams: Tilting at Windmills withTempranillo and Verdejo from Castilla La Mancha at Wine Predator...Gwendolyn Alley. Lynn is living La Mancha Local - Wine with Project Envínate at Savor

Gingerbread Cake #TheCakeSliceBakers

Here we are the November 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 almost 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 blog an

Fenneled Pumpkin Soup #SoupSwappers

So, welcome to the November #SoupSwappers event. Wendy of  A Day in the Life on the Farm  started this group and I'm always grateful to have a few more recipes to try. This month, I am hosting and asked the bloggers to share pumpkin soups or stews. Here's the line-up of deliciousness... Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Tortellini and Chicken by A Day in the Life on the Farm Fenneled Pumpkin Soup by Culinary Adventures with Camilla Israeli Orange Soup by Pandemonimum Noshery Pumpkin Pakoda Kadhi by Magical Ingredients Pumpkin, Rice and Chickpea Soup by Palatable Pastime Roasted Dal & Red Pumpkin Soup by Sneha's Recipe I really wanted to call this a pumpkin 'bisque'; that sounds more sexy than pumpkin 'soup'. But then I did some reading and realized that you can't categorize something as a bisque unless it has fish stock as its base. So...this is fenneled pumpkin  soup. Ingredients 1 leek, trimmed and thinly sliced 1 fennel bulb, trimmed and sliced

Spiced Pork Tenderloin with a Cherry Sauce with an Affordable Bottle of Bordeaux: Château des Mille Anges 2016 #Winophiles

This month the French Winophiles are getting into the holiday spirit with posts about affordable Bordeaux wines. You can read Linda's preview and prompt here: Holiday Bordeaux on a Budget? Get Ready to Share Ideas . If you are reading this early enough, feel free to join in on our Twitter chat Saturday, November 20th at 8am Pacific time. Follow the hashtag #Winophiles and be sure to add that to anything you tweet so we can see it. Here's what the French Winophiles are sharing... Sparkling Wine Secrets: Cremant from Bordeaux Paired with Bisque, Gourmet Grilled Cheese | Gwendolyn at Wine Predator How to Balance Quality vs. Price in Bordeaux Starting with Saint Émilion | Jeff at Food Wine Click! Cru Bourgeois: Welcoming Wines for Experts and Novices Alike |  Susannah at Avvinare Château Roc de Candale Saint-Émilion with Skirt Steak and Roasted Leeks and Mushroomss | Nicole at Somm’s Table Chateau Haut Guillebot with Mini Cheeseball Truffles for Tha

Roasted Salmon Over Sage-Scented Stuffing with a Cranberry Relish #FishFridayFoodies

    It's time for Fish Friday Foodies' November 2021  event. W e are a group of seafood-loving bloggers, rallied by Wendy of  A Day in the Life on the Farm , to   share fish and seafood recipes on the third Friday of the month.  This month, Wendy is leading the discussion on seasonal fish and seafood.  Here's the line-up for the event... A Day in the Life on the Farm: Bay Scallop Chowder  Sneha’s Recipe: Fried Surmai Fish With Surmai Chinchoni   Palatable Pastime: Pan Fried Oysters   Culinary Adventures with Camilla: Roasted Salmon Over Sage-Scented Stuffing with a Cranberry Relish Karen’s Kitchen Stories: Stir-Fried Scallops and Broccoli Roasted Salmon Don't laugh. When I read the topic of 'seasonal' fish, I immediately thought about fish that I would serve at a seasonal (read 'holiday') feast...not fish that is seasonally available. I am standing by my misinterpretation of the theme. Sorry, Wendy. So, I roasted salmon made a marble rye stuffing and a

Anamalai Nutmeg-Scented Eggnog Mini Bundt #BundtBakers

  Here we are in November with the monthly post for the baking group called Bundt Bakers. #BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme.  You can see all our of lovely Bundts by following our  Pinterest board . We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about BundtBakers, can be found on our  home page .  This month, we're sharing spiced bundts with Stacy of Food Lust People Love at the lead. Here are our offerings for the event... Anamalai Nutmeg-Scented Eggnog Mini Bundt from Culinary Adventures with Camilla Apple Bundt Cake from Palatable Pastime Carrot Cake Bundt from A Day in the Life on the Farm Cider Spice Bundt Cake from Food Lust People Love Leftover Cake Spiced Bundt Pudding from Sneha's Recipe Kiss of Cherries Bundt Cake from Patyco Candybar Anamalai Nutmeg I recently picked up some fresh n