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Pumpkin Crème Brûlée #SundayFunday

This week, we went from Summer to Fall! 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. And we are sharing pumpkin recipes. Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins by Amy’s Cooking Adventures Batar Da’an by Pandemonium Noshery Caramel Topped Pumpkin Pie by Palatable Pastime Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes by Food Lust People Love Pumpkin and Black Bean Quesadillas by A Day in the Life on the Farm Pumpkin Crème Brûlée by Culinary Adventures with Camilla Quick Pumpkin And Other Veggies Sabzi by Sneha’s Recipe Spiced Pumpkin Bread by Mayuri’s Jikoni   Pumpkin Crème Brûlée And so begins my annual parade of pumpkin recipes. I decided to start with the marriage of two of my favorites: pumpkin and crème brûlée ! Ingredients 1/3 cup organic granulated sugar  6 egg yolks 2 cup organic heavy whipping cream 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon

Arancini, Addictive Sicilian Fast Food #FoodieReads

  The Villa in Sicily  by Elise Darcy recently came up on my Kindle as a suggestion and that dangerous one-click-to-purchase did me in. But I'm so glad I did though as I enjoyed this book. It wasn't particularly deep or thought-provoking, but it was set on Sicily and had a cast of interesting characters. And that pretty much means I will love it! Josie's mom has recently passed away and she discovers - in a locked drawer in her mom's office - a journal and a plane ticket to Sicily. Josie decides to take that trip and try to figure out more about the two sisters in the journal. The book has lots and twists and turns, unexpected - and some expected - romantic capers. there is even a Mafia sub-plot that isn't too frightening. It's a fun afternoon diversion. And, with any book set in Italy, food is abundant. When one of my favorite Italian street foods is mentioned, I couldn't help but make a batch. Josie "found a street vendor a little way along the seafro

Chicken Salad, Calamarata Pasta, and the 2020 Craggy Range "Te Muna Road" Sauvignon Blanc #WorldWineTravel

This month the #WorldWineTravel group is sharing articles about the wines from Martinborough, New Zealand. Fittingly, our very own Martin - of ENOFYLZ Wine Blog - is hosting. You can read his invitation here . If you are reading this early enough, feel free to jump in on our live chat Saturday, September 24th at 8am Pacific. Follow the hashtag #WorldWineTravel and be sure to add that to anything you tweet so we can see it. Here's the line-up of posts from the group about Martinborough... Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla will be serving up Chicken Salad, Calamarata Pasta, and the 2020 Craggy Range “Te Muna Road” Sauvignon Blanc. Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm is Saying Farewell to Summer with a Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc . Terri of Our Good Life is sharing Garlic Parmesan BakedEggplant with an Astrolabe Province Sauvignon Blanc . Our host, Martin, at ENOFYLZ Wine Blog will be pairing Ata Rangi PinotNoir Crimson + Smoked Portobello Mushroom Burger .  2020

Laugenbrezel (German Soft Pretzels) with Big Sur Sea Salt Blends #SundayFunday #Oktoberfest

  Today the Sunday Funday group is sharing Oktoberfest 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. She said, "Oktoberfest (Munich) runs September 17- October 3rd this year. Let's wow them with our best recipes suitable for celebrating this beer fest. Prost! Here's the list of the #SundayFunday Oktoberfest recipes... German Cucumber Salad from Amy's Kitchen Adventures German Potato Salad from Karen’s Kitchen Stories Kohlrouladen - German Cabbage Rolls from Sneha’s Recipe Laugenbrezel (German Soft Pretzels) with Big Sur Sea Salt Blends from Culinary Adventures with Camilla Oktoberfest Casserole from A Day in the Life on the Farm Sauerkraut Rye Bread from Palatable Pastime Vegetarian Flammkuchen from Mayuri's Jikoni Wurstsalat from Pandemonium Noshery

Doctored, Canned Lobster Bisque #SoupSwappers

So, welcome to the September #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 a back-to-school event. I told the group: "As we head into the new school year, let's hit the books! Share a soup recipe that was either mentioned in a book or inspired by a book. Be creative. This is a wide, open topic." Here's the list of creations... Chicken Soup For The Soul by Sneha's Recipe Doctored, Canned Lobster Bisque by Culinary Adventures with Camilla Individual French Onion Soup in Bread Bowls  by A Day in the Life on the Farm Healthy Butternut Squash & Chicken Soup by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice Tuscan White Bean Soup by Karen's Kitchen Stories This month Wendy of  A Day in the Life on the Farm  is hosting our online book group Lit Happens; she selected  The Wizard's Butler  by Nathan Lowell. Y

A Cinsault-Heavy Blend from Lebanon - Château Musar's Bekaa Valley Red Hochar Père et Fils 2018 - Craves a Garlic-Heavy Dish or Three #Winophiles

  This month, I am hosting the French #Winophiles to explore French grapes that crossed continents. You can read my invitation here . If you are reading this early enough, feel free to jump in on our live chat. We'll be on Twitter on Saturday, September 17th 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 the line-up of the articles for the event - French Grapes that Crossed Continents. These will all be live between Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th before the chat... A Cinsault-Heavy Blend from Lebanon - Château Musar's Bekaa Valley Red Hochar Père et Fils 2018 - Craves a Garlic-Heavy Dish or Three by Culinary Adventures with Camilla A Great Burger on Homemade Pretzel Hamburger Buns paired with a Malbec from Argentina  by A Day in the Life on the Farm Africa and France: A Cab Franc by Carmen Stevens and a Rich Pork Loin Dinner by Our Good Life Feeling French in Paso Robles – L’A