Salty Hound of Baskerville – A Halloween Drink

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As you sit and wait for all those trick or treaters on Halloween night, here’s a terrifying drink to sip, right out of a Sherlock Holmes story!

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday Link up #171

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Tonight is the night, when dead leaves fly; when witches on switches fly through the sky… It’s almost here! Your costumes are ready, your candy is ready, but you still have that nagging question …

  This is the place to answer that question! The home of a collection of fabulous recipes! A collaboration of ideas ~

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Share your latest and greatest recipes here – And tell your friends to share – We’re shooting for 100 entries!! Help us break our record!

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Creamed Spinach with Egg and Gravlax

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Creamed spinach – at first I would never have tried this, but I had a dish like this a few years ago in a Scandinavian restaurant and it tasted amazing! I don’t remember the name of the dish or the restaurant, but my husband and I were reminiscing. We remembered the meals we had that day. I decided to give it a whirl based on the flavors I tasted (or remembered I tasted). It came out pretty good!

And here’s how you do it…

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Fettuccine with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce and Walnuts

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Today is National Pasta day (not to be confused with World pasta day which happens on October 25) and what better way to celebrate than with a creamy fettuccine! The Italian word for dough, pasta is that flour and water mix that boils up to pure pleasure! In fact, I don’t know about you, but my comfort foods all have noodles!

Did you know that the average American eats 20 pounds of pasta a year? That’s per person! (I think I might eat more). And there are more than 60 types of pasta! So there are a lot of different things you can do!

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Figs with Gorgonzola and Prosciutto

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I found some beautiful figs at the store and decided to do something different with them for company. I love gorgonzola cheese with something sweet so I decided to make a tasty little appetizer.

Some fig facts: Figs don’t have a long shelf life, so they need to be eaten shortly after purchase. The fruit, unlike other fruits, is actually the flower that has closed in on itself. They are also the only fruit that ripens and starts to dry while it’s still on the tree. Figs are low in calories and contain calcium, vitamins A, B1 and B2, magnesium, potassium and manganese, among other things. But they also have a substance known as oxalates that can contribute to kidney stones and gall bladder troubles! If you have those issues, don’t eat too many.

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday Link up #170

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Can you believe it? It’s almost Halloween!! This year has flown by faster than lightening! The busy time of year is rapidly approaching – and in spite of all those things we need to do, we still have to figure out…

  This is the place to answer that question! The home of a collection of fabulous recipes! A collaboration of ideas ~

It’s What’s for Dinner!

So come on in and party with us!

Share your latest and greatest recipes here – And tell your friends to share – We’re shooting for 100 entries!! Help us break our record!

               Remember, make sure there is an edible recipe in your post.                  (sadly it will be deleted if it doesn’t).

 Here are the most visited posts from last week:

 Please stop by and visit our featured bloggers – next week might be you! 

A great big thank you for visiting other posts! You folks were busy checking each other out – and that’s what a blog party is all about!

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Easy Seafood Gumbo

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Gumbo or Jambalaya? What’s the difference? Since today is National Gumbo day (yes, yet another National day), I decided to find out. I found out there isn’t a great deal of difference. Both have rice, but jambalaya has the rice cooked into the dish, while gumbo has the rice served separate. Also, okra is typically used as a thickener in gumbo and it isn’t in jambalaya. (Gumbo is the south African word for okra, by the way.)

So why do they celebrate this Cajun soup? As usual, no one really knows. The original recipe dates back to the turn of the 19th century (the very early 1800s) in Southern Louisiana. In fact, the annual cook off has been held there since 1989!

So get ready to celebrate this delicious seafood soup (well, it’s almost a stew) by making a pot. Enjoy it with some garlic crostini and you’ve got an amazing, hearty and satisfying meal! Continue reading

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Wine Braised Garlic Crostini

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These delicious little garlic rounds of goodness are perfect party appetizers or sides for soups or stews. They are super simple to make and wonderful to eat!

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Turkey Hash – Not just for Breakfast Anymore!

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We smoked a turkey a few weeks ago. There was so much we froze a large part of it. But you can only eat so many turkey sandwiches! So for dinner we put together this delicious turkey hash. You can use any leftover turkey (or even chicken or pork), and that time of year is rapidly approaching. It was heavenly. Add a side salad and it’s dinner!

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday link up #169

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It’s getting cold and rainy – and I love it! I sat on my couch with the windows open listening to the pounding raining and the wind blowing through the trees. It was wonderfully relaxing and invigorating at the same time. And as I sat in my reverie, I suddenly wondered…

  This is the place to answer that question! The home of a collection of fabulous recipes! A collaboration of ideas ~

It’s What’s for Dinner!

So come on in and party with us!

Share your latest and greatest recipes here – And tell your friends to share – We’re shooting for 100 entries!! Help us break our record!

               Remember, make sure there is an edible recipe in your post.                  (sadly it will be deleted if it doesn’t).

 Here are the most visited posts from last week:

 Please stop by and visit our featured bloggers – next week might be you! 

A great big thank you for visiting other posts! You folks were busy checking each other out – and that’s what a blog party is all about!

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