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Truffled Beef Sliders #SundayFunday

Today the Sunday Funday group is sharing burger 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.  And, for this event, Mayuri is hosting. She invited us to celebrate National Hamburger Month with her. Here's the line-up of our burgers from the #SundayFunday bloggers... A Day in the Life on the Farm: Hawaiian Burgers   Palatable Pastime: Queen City Burgers   Our Good Life: Mushroom Burgers with Chipotle Mayo   Culinary Adventures with Camilla: Truffled Beef Sliders  Food Lust People Love: Lamb Feta Mint Patties   Amy’s Cooking Adventures: Smash Burgers   Sneha’s Recipe : Keto Coconut Flour Pancake & A Sandwich Burger  Dana’s Table: The Apple Pan’s Hickory Burger Sauce Copycat Recipe   Making Miracles: Mushroom Swiss Bacon Burgers   Mayuri’s Jikoni: Chickpea & Quinoa Burgers Our Hamburger Parade For years I have been taking p

Tre Colori Spaghetti con Zucchine alla Nerano + A (Jarred) Old Fashioned #CooktheBooks

I am finally catching my breath and getting on top of my blogging deadlines! Oh, it has been a crazy time. I have cooked things for events and just didn't get around to writing it up. I hate that. I wasn't missing out on this book though because I adore him as an actor and recently discovered his travel documentary Searching for Italy. For the April-May selection of Cook the Books , Deb from Kahakai Kitchen invited the group to read Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci. Read her invitation and join the fun, if you wish, because you still have a month before the deadline. On the Page Stanley Tucci is an Italian-American actor who has shared the magic of his family meals in The Tucci Cookbook  and The Tucci Table . And, as I already mentioned, he has a travel documentary series called Searching for Italy .  Taste: My Life Through Food  is a memoir whose tone reminds me of others I have devoured. Think Comfort Me With Apples: More Adventures at the Table by Ruth Reichl

An Encore Croquembouche + Champagne Widows #LitHappens

After I sent the photo below to R at school, when he came home for Easter, he asked for an encore croquembouche. Done! But first: Why Croquembouche? Well, because we were assigned Champagne Widows: First Woman of Champagne, Veuve Clicquot  by Rebecca Rosenberg in one of my online book groups Lit Happen. Thanks to Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm for the impetus to pick up the book; I have been meaning to read it, but this was just the shove I needed! And, serendipitously, we had just had a bottle of Veuve Clicquot on our twenty-second wedding anniversary. Champagne Widows In  Champagne Widows Rosenberg interwines history and imagination to tell the tale of Barbe-Nicole Clicquot who builds a winemaking empire despite the on-going Napoleonic wars. Barbe-Nicole inherits Le Nez, literally 'the nose', which gives her an uncanny sense of smell. In addition to everything that we can smell, she can smell emotions and intentions; and she can smell the nuances in the grapes that al

Brazilian-Inspired Pernil and a Punny Ride #MoviesandMunchies

  This month the Movies and Munchies group is watching The Jungle Cruise , hosted by Kelley of Simply Inspired Meals . You can read her invitation here .  Unlike Kelley, I didn't grow up going to Disneyland. I mean, I have been to Disneyland, but I don't love crowds and I am not a huge fan of rides. I don't think my husband has ever been to Disneyland! That doesn't mean we deprived our boys, however; they have been several times with my parents. This is from one of their trips there, in 2013, I think... And they told me that they liked the animatronics on the Jungle Cruise ride. In fact, the photo below might actually be from the ride. Anyone? In any case, this was from their trip in 2011. So, it's been awhile. On the Screen image from disneyplus (how I watched the movie!) I wasn't expecting too much when we started the movie. I mean, it's a movie based on a ride, right? That's kind of like movies based on a game. Looking at you, Clue  or Battleship . No

Lasagna Bianca #SundayFunday

Today the Sunday Funday group is sharing creative lasagna 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.  And, for this event, Stacy is hosting. She wrote: "I'm looking for layered casseroles that have a lasagna vibe so you can put a spin on your favorite lasagna recipe but add veggies or a spicy sauce. Change out beef for another protein source (fried tofu crumbles or ground turkey sauce, anyone?) or make a white sauce to layer with lasagna noodles and cheese for a seafood lasagna. OR make a traditional lasagna with meat sauce and cheese but replace the pasta layer with vegetables. The options are endless and I'll be happy with whatever you make that isn't just a random casserole like enchiladas or mac and cheese. I want lasagna layers!" Here's the line-up of our lasagna dishes from the #SundayFunday bloggers...

Turmeric-Kissed Salmon, Coconut Rice, and a Pinot Noir from Victoria #WorldWineTravel

This month, the World Wine Travel group is looking at red wines from Victoria, Australia. Jeff of  Food Wine Click!  is leading the discussion. If you are reading this early enough, feel free to join our live chat on Twitter: Saturday, April 23rd 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 articles and pairings from the group... Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm writes An Australian Farm to Table Dinner . Robin at Crushed Grape Chronicles shares Celebrating Rutherglen Red Wines with Bobbie Burns and a Stovie . Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla writes Turmeric-Kissed Salmon, Coconut Rice, and a Pinot Noir from Victoria. Susannah at Avvinare shares Finding Value in Victoria, Australia. Linda at My Full Wine Glass writes Can Low-Priced Shiraz Really be a Good Value? Terri at Our Good Life shares Bone-in Grilled Pork Chops Paired with The Butterfly Effect Shiraz . Jeff at Food Wine Click!