Thursday, December 30, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Bicarbonate of Soda Day!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Pepper Pot Day!

Belated National Food Days

A belated Merry Christmas to everyone !  Also some belated national food days:
Dec. 25- National Pumpkin Pie Day
Dec. 26- National Candy Cane Day
Dec. 27- National Fruit Cake Day
Dec. 28- National Choclate Candy Day

Friday, December 24, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Athenos Don't Stress Holiday Giveaway

    With all the hustle and bustle that comes along with the holiday season take a moment for yourself to relax and destress with new flavored Athenos greek yogurt including strawberry, blueberry, peach and honey!  To win simply comment on this post how you take a moment for yourself and maybe even "follow" my blog for some inspiration in the kitchen.  Happy Holidays!!!
    Included in the Athenos Don't Stress Holiday Giveaway is...

- 1 Athenos free yogurt coupon
- 1 Athenos pad of paper
- 1 Athenos pen
- 1 Athenos stress ball

    Good luck and Happy New Year to one and all!!!


Giveaway is open from 12/20/10-1/1/11


National Food Day

Happy National Fried Shrimp and Sangria Day!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Chocolate Covered Anything Day!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Have You Been a Good Little Foodie This Year Recipe Challenge

A. Why have you been a good foodie this year?
    I have been a good foodie this year by reamaining true to my passions about food and all that I can create with it.  Just recently I was given the opportunity to become a freelance writer for Fair Oaks Patch  (http://www.fairoakspatch.com/), a community based online newsletter, sharing with my neighborhood all about FOOD!  Super exciting...my first article was posted this week!!!


B. What gift from Marx Foods you want for the holidays?
    The gift I would love to receive from Marx Foods would be the saffron threads as they can be somewhat hard to come by and how I would love to create a classic paella using them!

Marx Foods: Soyrizo Double Potato Soup

I'm fortunate enough to have been given many opportunities to fulfill my passion and create new recipes with the help of Marx Foods gourmet food products.  This soup is by far a favorite and definitely a keeper, thanks Marx Foods!

Soyrizo Double Potato Soup


Marx Foods Dried Guajillo Peppers



Serves: 4
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes

Ingredients:
1 T. olive oil
12 oz. soyrizo
1 medium onion, chopped
4 carrots, peeled and sliced thin
6 c. chicken broth
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Marx Foods dried guajillo pepper, reconstituted and minced
1 t. dried Mexican oregano
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
2 Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced
3 Roma tomatoes, diced
2 T. cilantro, minced, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
1/4 c. sour cream
1 avocado, pitted and diced or sliced
1 Clementine orange, cut in 1/4

    Heat oil over medium high in a large sauce pot and add soyrizo.  Cook until lightly browned about 8 to 10 minutes.  Using a slotted spoon scoop soyrizo into a bowl and set aside. 
    To same pot add onion and cook 3 to 5 minutes stirring often.  Add carrots and cook another 5 minutes.  Deglaze pot with broth scraping bottom of pan clean.  Stir in garlic, dried oregano, Marx Foods guajillo pepper, potatoes and tomatoes.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer about 20 to 25 minutes for potatoes to cook and flavors to meld. 
    Before serving stir in minced cilantro and browned soyrizo.  Garnish each portion with 1 tablespoon of sour cream, 1/4 of an avocado, a squeeze of 1/4 of a Clementine across soup and top with a sprig of cilantro.

For more info about Marx Foods products and directions on how to reconstitute dried peppers visit:

National Food Day

Happy National Cupcake and Lemon Cake Day!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Chocolate Brownie Day!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Gazpacho and Microwave Oven Day!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

MarxFoods.com Blog - Recipes, Culinary Tips & Fine Foods

MarxFoods.com Blog - Recipes, Culinary Tips & Fine Foods

Check out a recipe I created using Marx Foods dried chiles and vote...Spicy Vegetable Posole, thanks!

For more info on Marx Foods products visit www.marxfoods.com!

National Food Day

Happy National Pie Day!

National Food Month

It's a new month!  Decemeber is the national month of Fruit Cake and Egg Nog.  The first week of December is national Cookie Cutter week!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Chocolates and Lemon Creme Pie Day!

Belated National Food Days

A Belated Happy Turkey Day to everyone!  Also some belated national food days:
National Sardines Day- Nov. 24
National Parfait Day- Nov. 25
National Cake Day- Nov. 26
National Bavarian Cream Pie Day- Nov. 27
National French Toast Day- Nov. 28

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Marx Foods "A Chile & A Spoon" Blogger Recipe Challenge

  Spicy Vegetable Pozole


Serves: 4-6
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes

Ingredients:
1 Marx Foods De Arbol Chile
water, for soaking
2 T. vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 stalks celery with leaves, sliced
3 c. chicken stock
1/2 c. water
1 t. cumin
1/2 t. chili powder
1 t. paprika
1 (29 oz.) can hominy
1 small head cabbage, cut in 1/4
1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 c. cilantro, minced
1 lime, cut in 6 wedges

Directions:
    To reconstitute de arbol chile bring enough water to a boil to cover and soak chile in a small bowl; let sit for 15 minutes.  Drain, cut in half and remove seeds.  Finely chop chile and set aside.
    Heat oil over medium in a large pot and add onion.  Season with salt and let cook 3 to 5 minutes until slightly yellow.  Stir in garlic and cook another minute before adding carrots and celery.  Season again with salt and cook until slightly tender stirring often, about 8 to 10 minutes. 
    Add broth, water, cumin, chili powder, paprika, de arbol chile, hominy and cabbage.  Bring to boil,  reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer for flavors to meld about 25 minutes.  Stir in tomatoes the last 10 minutes of cooking.  
    Serve each portion garnished with cilantro and lime wedge. 

For more information about Marx Foods products, including dried chiles, visit marxfoods.com!

National Food Day

Happy National Expresso and Eat a Cranberry Day!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Baklava and Home Made Bread Day!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Belated National Food Day

Happy National Clean Out Your Fridge Day!
(11/14)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Guacamole and Pickle Day!

Friday, November 12, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Pizza with Everything Day!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Marx Foods Pasta and Truffles Recipe Contest

Black Truffle Grilled Chicken and Fennel Pollen Radiatore Tossed with Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Parmesan


Serves: 2-4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
1/4 t. Marx Foods Black Truffle salt
1/8 t. cracked pepper
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
water, for boiling
8 oz. radiatore pasta
1/8 t. Marx Foods Fennel Pollen
4 c. fresh baby spinach leaves
2 c. cherry tomatoes, cut in half
2 T. olive oil
1 c. fresh basil, roughly chopped
1/2 c. freshly grated parmesan cheese, plus additional if desired

Directions:
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Evenly season both sides of chicken breasts with Marx Foods black truffle salt and cracked pepper then cook on a lightly greased cast-iron grill over medium high heat, about 5 to 6 minutes per side.  Transfer to preheated oven and continue cooking until no longer pink, about 20 minutes. 
    In the meantime bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add radiatore.  Cook until almost tender, about 8 to 10 minutes.  Drain and return to same pot. 
    Sprinkle pasta with Marx Foods fennel pollen and stir to coat evenly.  Over medium low heat stir fresh spinach, tomatoes and olive oil into pasta and allow to slowly cook about 10 to 15 minutes.  When pasta dish is almost ready toss in basil and parmesan; stir to blend. 
    To complete the dish chop black truffle chicken breasts and serve with pasta portions.  Top with addition parmesan if desired. 

National Food Day

Happy National Sandwich Day!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Foodie Blogroll : Contests and Rewards

Foodie Blogroll : Contests and Rewards- Enter to win Mello's Chourico Sausage Sampler Pack @foodieblogroll!

Marx Foods Iron Foodie 2010 Contest Answers

Q: Why do you want to compete in this challenge?
A: I want to compete in this challenge because I love food and I enjoy competing just as much, especially when it comes to having the opportunity to create dishes using Marx Foods super unique products!!!

Q: Limitations of time/space notwithstanding, whose kitchen would you like to spend the day in & why? Julia Child, Thomas Keller, Ferran Adria, James Beard, Marie-Antoine Careme, or The Swedish Chef? 
A: I would like to spend a day in the kitchen of Giada de Laurentiis because I am most attracted to her style of cooking and adore her favorite ingredients as well...not to mention Italian cuisine is the key to my...stomach!

Q: What morsel are you most likely to swipe from family & friends’ plates when they aren’t looking?
A: If for any reason someone wasn't devouring their cheesecake right in front of my eyes, it would mean they need some help from me to finish it off!

Q: Sum your childhood up in one meal.
A: Spaghetti with Red Meat Sauce and Parmesan, Garlic Bread and Fresh Green Salad (oddly enough with Ranch dressing)!

Q: The one mainstream food you can’t stand? 
A:  You ready for this...I can't stand pine nuts believe it or not!

National Food Day

Happy National Fried Clams and Vinegar Day!

National Food Month

Happy National Month of Pecans, Good Nutrition, Peanut Butter Lover's, Pepper, Raisin Bread and Vegan!
First Week: Fig Week
Second Week: Split Pea Soup Week
Fourth Thursday: Turkey and Stuffing Day
Fourth Friday: Leftovers Day

Foodie Blogroll : Contests and Rewards

Foodie Blogroll : Contests and Rewards


Join Foodie Blogroll for inspiration in the kitchen!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Chocolate and Wild Foods Day!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Bologna Day!

Belated National Food Day

Happy Belated National Boston Cream Pie and Canning Days! (10/23/10)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Apple, Pumpkin Cheesecake and Caramel Apple Days!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Chocolate Cupcake Day!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Pasta Day!  We'll be celebrating by making Pasta e Fagioli, perfect to suit this cold and rainy weather...mmm!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National World Food and Liquer Days!

Friday, October 15, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Chicken Cacciatore and Roasted Pheasant Days!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Marx Foods Blogger Mushrooms Recipe Challenge

Apple Butter Sweet Potato Black Trumpet Mushroom Pizza with Sage and Black Truffle Oil Drizzle


Serves: 8
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 12-15 minutes

Ingredients:
1/2 oz. Marx Foods dried black trumpet mushrooms
water, for soaking
1 whole wheat pizza crust
1/2 c. apple butter
1/3 c. mashed sweet potato
2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
2 T. fresh sage, minced
1 T. black truffle oil

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  To prepare the dried mushrooms bring some water to a boil and pour over mushrooms; let soak about 20 minutes until soft.  Drain and reserve mushroom stock for another dish.
    Assemble pizza by placing crust on pizza pan then evenly smear apple butter and mashed sweet potato across crust almost to edges.  Next sprinkle mozzarella over pizza then top with black trumpet mushrooms; bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden and bubbly. 
    Remove pizza from oven and garnish with both fresh sage and black truffle oil.  Let rest a few minutes for cheese to set then slice into about 8 even pieces and serve. 

* For more information on dried mushrooms visit http://www.marxfoods.com/ !!!

National Food Day

Happy National Sausage Pizza and World Egg Days!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Belated National Food Days

Happy Belated National Hoagy, Hero, Grinder and Angel Food Cake Days!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Caramel Custard Day!

Friday, October 1, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Vegetarian, Pudding Season Begins, Home Made Cookies and Fried Scallops Day!

National Food Month

It's October!  Happy National Month of... Eat Better Eat Healthier, Country Ham, Apples, Applejack, Caramel, Chili, Cookie, Desserts, Pickled Peppers, Popcorn Poppin', Pork, Pretzel, Seafood and Vegetarian Awareness.
1st Week: Chili Week
2nd Week: American Beer Week, Food Bank Week, School Lunch Week and Pasta Week
3rd Week: Pickled Peppers Week
2nd Thursday: National Dessert Day

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Marx Foods Blogger Mushroom Recipe Challenge

Roasted Large Herbed Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti Tossed with Red Wine Marinara, Porcinis and Chanterelles


Serves: 4
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes

Ingredients:
2 c. water
1/4 oz. Marx Foods dried porcini mushrooms
1/4 oz. Marx Foods dried chanterelle mushrooms
Meatball:
1 lb. ground turkey
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. dried oregano
1 t. fresh sage, minced
1 T. fresh parsley, minced
1 T. capers, finely chopped
1/4 c. parmesan, freshly grated
Sauce:
1 T. olive oil
1 shallot, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c. dry red wine
26 oz. marinara sauce
1/3 c. reserved mushroom stock
1/2 lb. spaghetti
water, for boiling
1/4 c. parmesan cheese, freshly grated
12 small fresh basil leaves (garnish)
Directions:
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  For the mushrooms bring 2 cups of water to a boil and pour over mushrooms that are placed in a microwavable safe bowl.  Let sit for 20 minutes to rehydrate then drain reserving mushrooms stock and setting aside rehydrated mushrooms. 
    For the meatballs combine ingredients in a large bowl and using your hands mix until well incorporated.  Break down the turkey into 12 large even meatballs and place onto a baking sheet lined with foil.  Roast until browned about 30 minutes turning half way through cooking. 
    In the meantime heat oil over medium in a large pot and add shallot and garlic and cook a few minutes being careful not to burn garlic.  Deglaze pot with red wine and let cook a couple minutes before stirring in marinara sauce along with reserved mushrooms stock.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer about 35 to 40 minutes.  While sauce and meatballs are simmering bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the spaghetti.
  Cook until tender about 8 to 10 minutes. 
    To plate dish place spaghetti onto center of plate, next spoon sauce across top, place three meatballs onto each plate then grate 1 tablespoon of parmesan onto each serving.  Garnish each plate with a few small fresh basil leaves. 

To order dried mushrooms from Marx Foods visit the following links:

http://www.marxfoods.com/dried-chanterelle-mushrooms
http://www.marxfoods.com/dried-porcini-mushrooms

Belated National Food Day

Happy Belated National Coffee Day! (9/29)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Foodie Blogroll Contest: Comment to Win a 10 jar set of SpicesInc Spices

Contest: Comment to Win a 10 jar set of SpicesInc Spices

Sep, 28 2010

We are really happy to announce this giveaway with our friends from SpicesInc.com. During the next 4 weeks, they will give away sets of their amazing spices to 8 lucky winners!

About SpicesInc.com:
SpicesInc.com offers a thorough selection of top quality spices, chiles, seasonings and dried herbs. Since 2008 they’ve been focused on providing great spices and seasonings for the health conscious who also live full lives and are constantly on the go! Spices Inc also has a growing selection of organics, salt free seasonings and spice sets.

The Prize:
There will be 8 winners (2 per week) who will receive either a 10 jar (1 winner per week) or a 6 jar (also 1 per week) spice set. SpicesInc.com offers 40 spice sets to choose from which make great gifts for the food lover in your family.

Winners of the 10 jar drawings will have their choice of 7 spice sets to choose from while the 6 jar winners will get to choose from 12 selections.

Free Newsletter and Weekly Prize Drawing:
In addition anybody can sign up to win free spices in our weekly drawing.

To order your own spices or spice sets:
Visit us at SpicesInc.com

Eligibility:
1) Do the following (the more the merrier!):
On FaceBook: Become a fan here on the SpicesInc.com Facebook page.
If you are not on Facebook: post about the contest on your blog.

2) Leave a comment on here with a link to your activity.

3) You also must currently be a current active member of the Foodie Blogroll having the latest version of The Foodie Blogroll Widget on your blog.

4) Spice sets will be shipped within one week of that week’s promotion end.

5) US residents only due to shipping restrictions.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

GIVEAWAY- $35 CSN Stores Gift Certificate...Enter For Your Chance To Win!

Accessorizing Life Made Easy with CSN Stores

    Introducing CSN Stores where modern day shopping takes place in over 200 stores online.  Whether you're getting the family ready for that end-of-summer camping trip choosing from their large selection of outdoor equipment or maybe your kitchen is being remodeled and you're in need of some new dining furniture?  This can be found at www.DiningRoomsDirect.com which features dining room chairs like this breakfast nook style table pictured to the right, one of my favorites!
    Simply enter your email in the comments section below and I will choose the lucky winner to receive a $35 gift certificate to use at http://www.csnstores.com/ !!!

*Note: Shipping charges may be applied if you reside in Canada.

Marx Foods Blogger Mushroom Recipe Challenge

Pan Roasted Chicken and Creamy Pesto Linguini Tossed with Porcinis, Chanterelles, Cherry Tomatoes and Patty Pan Squash


    Now when you're wanting to impress or perhaps even put together an "I'm sorry meal" for that special someone this is the one to go to, or at least for my boyfriend anyway, and he is one who knows his foods and has a specific palate. 
    I am grateful for having the opportunity to create this delicious dish using dried mushrooms from Marx Foods to participate in their Blogger Mushroom Recipe Challenge, thanks Justin!

Serves: 4
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
2 c. water
1/4 oz. Marx Foods dried porcini mushrooms
1/4 oz. Marx Foods dried chanterelle mushrooms
2 T. olive oil
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper, to taste
1 1/2 c. alfredo sauce
1/4 c. pesto
1/3 c. reserved dried mushroom stock
1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
1 medium patty pan, seeded and diced
1/2 lb. linguini
water, for boiling
1/4 c. freshly grated parmesan(garnish)



Directions:
    To prepare dried mushrooms bring 2 cups of water to a boil and pour over mushrooms placed in a non-reactive bowl.  Let sit for 20 minutes then drain reserving mushroom stock.  Cut most pieces so they resemble the same size leaving some mushrooms whole and set aside. 
    For the chicken preheat oven to 350 and season both sides with salt and pepper.  In a large skillet heat oil over medium high and add chicken top side down.  Cook until golden about 5-6 minutes per side.  Transfer chicken to oven and continue to cook until no longer pink in the center about 20 minutes. 
    In the meantime combine, alfredo, pesto, 1/3 cup reserved mushroom stock, mushrooms, tomatoes and patty pan in a medium sauce pan.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until chicken is done. 
    While sauce is simmering bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add linguini.  Cook until tender about 10 minutes.  Drain, return to pan and add sauce to pasta.  Toss to coat evenly.  To plate dish spoon pasta onto center of plates and place chicken breasts on top.  Garnish each plate with 1 tablespoon of freshly grated parmesan cheese.  Enjoy!

To order dried mushrooms from Marx Foods visit these following links:

http://www.marxfoods.com/dried-chanterelle-mushrooms
http://www.marxfoods.com/dried-porcini-mushrooms

Belated National Food Day

Happy Belated National Chocolate Milk and Corned Beef Hash Days! (Sept. 27th)

Belated National Food Days

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekends...we soaked up the end of summer by camping at Union Valley Resevoir! Belated National Food Holidays as follows:

Sept. 24-Cherries Jubilee Day

Sept. 25- Crab Meat Newburg Day and Food Service Employees Day

Sept. 26- Pancake Day

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Ice Cream Cone Day!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Butterscotch Pudding!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Guacamole Day!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Cream-Filled Doughnut and Eat a Hoagie Day!

Monday, September 13, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Peanut Day!  I celebrated by creating a delicious side dish tonight for dinner of broccoli, garlic, goat cheese and roasted peanuts...mmm!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Chocolate Milkshake Day!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Date Nut Bread Day!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Acorn Squash Day!

Belated National Food Day

Happy Belated National Cheese Pizza Day! (9/5)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

National Food Month

Just learned it was also National Olive Month!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Foodie Blog Roll Tote Bag

Another tote bag from Foodie Blog Roll would sure come in handy for my trips to the farmers markets!
http://www.foodieblogroll.com/contests/spread-the-word-comment-to-win-a-fbr-tote-bag-september-2010#comments

No More Naked Salads Recipe Tip

    A quick recipe tip to dressing up your salads is simply to incorporate enough colors, textures and flavors for a balanced dish.  For example I always enjoy combining sweet, salty, tart and tangy utilizing a variety of fruits a lot of the time.  Pairing fruits with cheeses and nuts in a salad really brings the dish to another level...a little bacon never hurts either!  For the dressing you can never go wrong with one that's home made, all you need is some oil, vinegar, maybe some aromatics or citrus with herbs and spices...
http://www.foodieblogroll.com/contests/comment-to-win-a-mrs-cubbison-s-gourmet-variety-pack

National Food Month

It's a new month and we're celebrating biscuits, breakfast, chicken, honey, mushrooms, organic harvest, papaya, potatoes and rice.  Also the first week celebrate waffles, the second week celebrate biscuits with gravy and vegetarian awareness week...that's ironic!  Finally the fourth week finish the month by celebrating wild rice.  This is too the beginning of wine and oyster seasons!

Monday, August 30, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Toasted Marshmallow Day!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Less Salt, More Herbs and Chop Suey Day!

Friday, August 27, 2010

5 Star Makeover: Coconut Jelly

5 Star Makeover: Coconut Jelly

This jelly is also named "Kaya" in some parts of the world, guess I will have to make some for my little girl Kaia!

Belated National Food Day

Happy Belated National Whiskey Sour Day! (8/26/10)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Spumoni and Eat a Peach Day!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Potato and Spicy Food Day!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Vanilla Custard Day!

Monday, August 16, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Bratwurst Day!  We will be grilling up traditional Brats and placing them into whole wheat hot dog buns then slathering with mayo, spicy mustard, sourkraut and my girl Tami's home-made pickles!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Whole Story » Blog Archive » The Whole Deal Pack-a-Lunch Contest

Whole Story » Blog Archive » The Whole Deal Pack-a-Lunch Contest

National Food Day

Happy National Lemon Meringue Pie Day!

National Food Day

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekends as summer is slowly coming to an end.  What doesn't come to an end is the National Food Days we celebrate, such as Filet Mignon on the 13th and Creamsicle Day on the 14th!

Happy Birthday Julia!

Happy Birthday to the one and only Julia Child, may she rest at peace and may we all celebrate her life!

House Party Party Jenn's Beat BBQ Boredom™ House Party™ with Boboli Pizza

House Party Party Jenn's Beat BBQ Boredom™ House Party™ with Boboli Pizza

Thursday, August 12, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Julienne Fries Day!

Monday, August 9, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Rice Pudding Day!

Belated National Food Day

Hope you all enjoyed a relaxing weekend.  While we were celebrating our friend Ben's birthday by dressing as pirates and floating the Trukee River, we were also celebrating National Zucchini and Frozen Custard on the 8th!

Friday, August 6, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Rootbeer Float Day!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Raspberry Cream Pie Day!

National Food Month of August

It's a new month and we're celebrating National Catfish and Peach Month.  Also the first Saturday is National Mustard Day and the second week is National Apple Week!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Creme Brulee Day!

Belated National Food Day

Hope summer is treating you all well and that maybe you even enjoyed a Hot Fudge Sundae on July 25th!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

National Food Day!

Happy National Vanilla Ice Cream Day and a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our little girl Kaia who is turning FOUR!

Belated National Food Day

Oops!  Just realized that I left out a pretty major national food day out yesterday so hope you all caught up on your JUNK FOODS!

phyllo.com • View topic - Cheesy Left-Over Artichoke Dip Fillo Cups

phyllo.com • View topic - Cheesy Left-Over Artichoke Dip Fillo Cups

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Daquiri Day!

Very Belated National Food Days!

Well summer is definately here with this HOT heat and all the boating fun.  Although it wasn't so clear we had a great time with friends in Clearlake this past weekend and indulged in all the food celebrations which were as follows:
July 16th- National Corn Fritter Day
July 17th- National Peach Ice Cream Day
July 18th- National Caviar Day

Thursday, July 15, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Tapioca Pudding Day!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Macaroni, Grand Marnier and Pick Blueberries Day!!!

Belated National Food Day

Even though I prepared sweet potato fries tonight I do hope everyone enjoyed a happy National French Fry as well as Beans and Franks Day yesterday!

Monday, July 12, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Pecan Pie Day!

Belated National Food Days

I was fortunate enough to get out of the Sacramento heat and up into the mountains of Mt. Shasta for probably the most unique wedding I have attended yet, and so special.  Also celebrated this past weekend were the following national food days...
July 9th- Sugar Cookie Day
July 10th- Pina Colada Day
July 11th- Bluberry Muffin Day

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Strawberry Sundae Day!

Belated National Food Day

Hope everyone had a wonderful summer day yesterday and maybe even celebrated National Fried Chicken Day...we did by making a classic cobb salad with herb buttermilk fried chicken breasts!


Monday, July 5, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Apple Turnover Day!


Belated National Food Day

Well yesterday we all enjoyed barbecued chicken, shrimp and chorizo tacos and pasta salad although it was the day to celebrate National Barbecued Spareribs and Caesar Salad Day!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

National Food Month of July

Happy 4th of July to everyone, hope you all have a fun and safe weekend!  Also a Happy National Baked Bean, Ice Cream, Culinary Arts and Hot Dog Month!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Official Foodie Blogroll Member!

Yay! Today my blog was approved to become an official member of the Foodie Blogroll...a big thank you to FOOD and of course the team at Foodie Blogroll!
~Happy Cooking~

Friday, June 25, 2010

National Food Day

Happy Strawberry Parfait and Catfish Day!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Pralines Day!

Know Your Lemons

Let's stay active in being advocates for ourselves and staying familiar with our bodies, also visit your doctor annually at least!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Chocolate Eclair and Onion Ring Day!


Monday, June 21, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Peaches and Cream Day!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Almond Herb Crusted Chicken Cutlets with Tangy Cherry Cream Sauce

Almond Herb Crusted Chicken Cutlets with Tangy Cherry Cream Sauce

National Food Day

Well first and foremost I would like to wish all the dad's out there a very Happy Father's Day as well as a happy National Vanilla Milkshake Day!


Saturday, June 19, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Dry Martini Day!

Belated National Food Day

Yesterday was the most perfect day to celebrate National Picnic Day especially if you had a cherry tart for dessert as it was also National Cherry Tart Day!!!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Eat All Your Veggies Day and Apple Strudel Day!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Lobster Day!



Belated National Food Days

While I was away in beautiful South Lake Tahoe over the weekend celebrating a friends birthday along with these National Food Days I hope you all were as well...


June 11

National German Chocolate Cake Day





June 12

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day




June 13

National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day


June 14

National Strawberry Shortcake Day


Thursday, June 10, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Herbs and Spice as well as Black Cow Day!

Belated National Food Day

It's summer time finally and the strawberries are bursting, hope you all celebrated yesterday with a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie as it was the National Day!!!




Saturday, June 5, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Cheese, Frozen Yogurt and Cognac Day!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Egg Day!
Try out placing an egg in the center of your pancake, quite a way to celebrate this national egg day! All the elements from the pancake, over medium egg and warm syrup are just heavenly...


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

National Food Day!

Happy National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day!



We'll be getting cozy, as it still doesn't seem like summer, and having a triple movie party with Avator, Couple's Retreat and Johnyy Depp's Alice in Wonderland!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

National Food Day

Happy National Hazelnut Cake Day!

National Food Month

Let's celebrate the month of June by honoring...
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
Candy
Dairy
Iced Tea
Papaya
Seafood
Turkey Lover's
&
Doughnuts

milk the moment

milk the moment

Friday, May 28, 2010

Competitive Cooking Contests

Competitive Cooking Contests

Thanks for the shot-out John!

National Food Days!

Hope everyone has a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend and be sure to celebrate today by cooking up a hearty brisket as it is National Brisket Day!

Eating to Starve Cancer | FriendsEAT.com

Eating to Starve Cancer FriendsEAT.com

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Belated National Food Day

Hope everyone enjoyed their wine yesterday as it was National Wine Day! Cheers...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

National Food Days

Happy National Strawberries and Cream Day!


Although my photo skills are not too up to par I think you can still make out what I've prepared. You can't go wrong on this national strawberries and cream day by starting out with some Strawberry and Cream Stuffed French Toast...


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ladies Vegetarian Cooking Day!

Sunday the 2nd of May 2010
The Hostess with THE Mostess Jenn Tidwell






Those who attended:

Courtney Greene (not pictured)

Megan Sage (not pictured)

Tina Lusk, formerly Crook

Erin (Tina's friend)

Tami Burns, formerly Weese

and of course lil' Miss Kaia White (my girl)






















On the menu:

Amuse Bouche
Frozen Chocolate Dipped Sea Salt Dusted Banana Bite

Starter
Rosemary Baguette with Roasted Garlic White Bean Spread, Shaved Parmesan and Microgreens
(paired with mimosas with fresh squeezed orange juice)

Salad
Red Quinoa, Roasted Beets, Arugula, Sugar Snap Pea and Goat Cheese Salad with Dijon Chive Vinegarette

Entree
Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Sweet Peppers, Zucchini, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic and Parmesan
(both salad & entree paired with Pinot Grigio)

Dessert
Dark Chocolate Drizzled Strawberry Tart with Whole Wheat Crust
(paired with Pinot Noir)

Optional beverage: sun brewed tea with home made mint and lemon balm simple syrup)







Goodie bags the girls were sent home with...Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Raisin Cookies



Thanks for coming ladies...love you long time!

Related Posts with Thumbnails