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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Beef Stew Pot Pie with Homemade Puff Pastry Topping #piday

Happy Pi(e) Day!

So, I was about to say that Pi Day was my favorite nerdy holiday, but then I remembered Star Wars Day (May 4th) AND I just recently found out that my birthday is on Mario Day! (March 10 = MAR10) Woot!  I’m totally making myself a Mario Cake next year!

Anyway, I had to revise to say that Pi Day is my favorite nerdy math holiday! (there’s also Mole Day on October 23nd)

And while I would love to make pie on Pi day every year, I almost never do, since Pi Day shows up right on the heels of my birthday AND Hub’s birthday (his is just a few days before mine), so there’s usually still an abundance of desserts happening in my house.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Cheesy Potato Soup with Irish Ale #EattheWorld

Today’s yummy recipe is just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

Plus it’s this month’s #EatTheWorld since we were challenged to create something either from or inspired by Ireland!

And since it’s also Lent, I decided to go vegetarian!

At first, I wanted to go with super traditional Irish fare.  As I was browsing, I found all sorts of amazing recipes and started leaning toward a potato soup of sorts.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Narnian Pork

Today Dude is guest posting!  He did such an awesome job with the post, that I’ll let him take it from here:

The thing about this recipe is that we were reading The Chronicles of Narnia #2 Prince Caspian when we heard about how they cooked their bear for dinner. They cooked it by wrapping pieces of the bear meat around apples, and cooking them on sticks over a campfire.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Rhubarb BBQ Sauce #fantasticalfoodfight

It’s Fantastical Food Fight time and I very nearly didn’t participate this month.

Sarah from A Fantastical Sharing of Recipes chose a wonderful food fight ingredient: rhubarb. 

But…ummm…it’s February.  And it snowed 6 ½ inches over the weekend…on top of the 3 foot drift that was already residing on top of my rhubarb plant.


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Homemade Queso #foodnflix

Oh boy.

I feel like I could retitle this post: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

The Good: This Queso (ermergerd, get in mah bellay!)
The Bad: The Food ’n Flix Movie this month (so so bad!)
The Ugly: Photo of delicious queso (Geez Louise, what was I thinking?)

Let’s start with the bad.

Ok, so the movie was the 1967 film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and hosted by Evelyne at CultrEatz.

The premise is that Joanna comes home from vacation having fallen in love at first sight with John.  However, it is controversial since it is an inter-racial relationship…in the 60’s.

Throughout the movie the dads are made out to be the “bad guys” men who preach tolerance but have trouble blessing the engagement and marriage of their children. 

But here’s the thing – throughout the entire movie, neither dad is upset about the inter-racial marriage, both say, over and over again that the kids are going too fast. 

Joanna is young and John lost his first wife and child to a tragic accident not long before.  And they met a week ago and they’re getting married – it’s too fast.  And that’s the actual issue.  Not that she white and he’s African American – no! 

The real problem here is that the met a week ago and plan to get married straight away and demand a blessing from their parents or they’ll be miserable forever!  I mean, how selfish can you be?

Yet the movie is heavy handed and self-congratulatory (especially the mom characters) about the inter-racial relationship.  It was just an awful movie.

And completely cheesy.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Bacon Parmesan Soft Pretzels #foodbloggerlove

Today is kind of a fun one.  It’s #foodbloggerlove, when foodie bloggers from all over take the time to share the love!

As part of the fun, participants have the option to do a blog swap and surprise another blogger by making a recipe from their blog and giving them a shout out!  We can make Valentines inspired recipes or just something amazing!

I was assigned Audrey’s blog, That Recipe.  Audrey and I have a very similar philosophy when it comes to cooking.  Like me, Audrey loves trying new recipes and while many of her recipes use healthy ingredients, there still plenty of delicious breads and desserts!

Don’t forget to connect with Audrey via her amazing social media:

Ready for the recipe?  I chose one that I felt fit the bill of amazing and something I’d make for my sweetie on Valentines.  Because these are bacon crusted bagels! 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Slow Cooker Cuban Ropa Vieja

I’m always up for a new fun challenge, so I joined a brand new one, hosted by Evelyne at CulturEatz called Eat the World.  In this fun club, participants create a dish inspired by the selected country each month.

This month, the country was Cuba!

A couple years ago, I made a few Cuban dishes, Lechón Asado (Cuban-Style Roast Pork), Pan Cubano (Cuban Bread), and Cubano (Cuban Sandwich), so I wanted to try something new.

A quick search showed that Ropa Vieja is a very popular Cuban dish.



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