Easy Holiday Party Appetizer: Baked Portobello Mushrooms

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Holiday parties are in progress and folks are serving up more than the typical meatballs, boiled shrimp, chips, and dip. Buffet spreads are looking more festive and extremely appetizing. So today, on Food Porn Friday I am featuring this easy and artistic appetizer recipe that I found for Baked Portobello Mushrooms from my friend at Cooking Without Limits.

Click here for more information, and other delightful recipes from Cooking Without Limits. Bon appetit y’all!


  • 10 Portobello mushrooms
  • 200 g Salty cheese
  • 1 – 2 Tomatoes
  • 200 g Homemade sausage
  • Pepper
  • Chili flakes (optional)
  • Olive oil


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Brush the mushroom cap on both sides with olive oil and season with pepper. Place on a baking sheet, gill side down, and bake until tender, about 20 minutes, then turn gill side up.

Take the mushrooms out and mound the cheese, sprinkle chili flakes and on top of the cheese put 2 slices of sausage.

Bake the stuffed mushrooms until the cheese is melted, 5 – 10 minutes.

Serve them hot with a half slice tomato on top.

Happy Holidays and Happy #FoodPornFriday!


Smothered Honey Mustard Chicken on Food Porn Friday

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I am always in the market for a different recipe for chicken. My blogging friend Diane from In Dianes Kitchen featured a recipe for Smothered Honey Mustard Chicken on her blog that looks absolutely delicious. As a matter of fact, Diane noted that this is definitely one of the best chicken breast recipes she has ever made. Below are the ingredients for making this incredible mouthwatering dish:

Smothered Honey Mustard Chicken

  • Difficulty: easy


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to about 1/2″ thick

Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, to taste

6 slices bacon

1/4 cup regular mustard

1/3 cup honey

2 Tbl mayonnaise (I used my homemade)

2 tsp dried onion flakes

4 oz can mushrooms, stems and pieces

1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, or your favorite cheese


•Place chicken flat on a plate and sprinkle with Lawry’s Seasoned Salt. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

•In a large pan over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Set aside the pan and the grease for later. Place bacon on a paper towel. Let cool and crumble.

•Prepare the honey mustard by mixing the mustard, honey, mayonnaise and dried onions in a small bowl, set aside.

•Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

•Heat the bacon grease over medium heat until hot. Add chicken and cook about 5 minutes on each side.

•Spray a 9″ x 13″ baking pan with cooking spray.

•Place chicken flat into the pan. Pour all of honey mustard all over the top of the chicken.

•Place crumbled bacon on top of chicken.

•Place mushrooms on top of the chicken.

•Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of the chicken.

•Bake for 30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is melted then serve.

For more information on step-by-step instructions and images for this recipe, click here. While you are on her website, check out some of Diane’s other tempting recipes to dazzle your hungry palate. Thanks, Diane and Bon appetit y’all!

Happy #FoodPornFriday!

Food Expeditions During Gourmet Adventures Month

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Bon appetit when we sit to eat!

To experience the flavors and soulfulness of the culinary art of food, that experience cannot be rushed but savored. Throughout the month of October, we celebrated Gourmet Adventures Month. There are food tours and festivals occurring around the world that are not only tastefully divine but also entertaining, inspiring and educational. Today, instead of featuring a recipe, I will feature an opportunity to experience the artistry and exploration of food around the world. 

Fine Dining Lovers, a site that will let you discover a collection of recipes from haute cuisine’s greatest names to new emerging cooking talents. This site discusses exquisite recipes, a variety of food events, the most talked about food topics and gourmet tips.

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Another site I invite you to visit is Artistic Gourmet Adventures, a touring company designed for giving the novice or expert food enthusiast an edible and historical adventure you will not forget. If you’re looking to book a vacation, but may be looking for something unique and truly memorable, perhaps you should consider booking a fine dining tour and sign up for cooking classes.

Take a bite out of those boring ho-hum getaways and do something tastefully adventurous.

#HappyFoodPornFriday during #GourmetAdventuresMonth!

National Nutty Fudge Day on Food Porn Friday

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Do you love pistachios? Do you love fudge? Why not combine the two and make this new twist on an old favorite. Today, we celebrate National Nutty Fudge Day on Food Porn Friday. Check out this Dark Chocolate Pistachio Fudge Recipe from Crave Local, that’s easy to make and just as easy to eat! 

Go ahead and sink your teeth into this chewy decadent treat, that you can celebrate today and enjoy any time of the year. You only need 4 ingredients. Why not make a batch for Mother’s Day?

Happy #NuttyFudgeDay on #FoodPornFriday!

National Coffee Cake Day on Food Porn Friday

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Coffee Cake is our foodie flick of the day. This sponge cake flavored with coffee can be served around your coffee table with your favorite cup of java. Since today is National Coffee Cake Day, we came across this recipe for Pear and Sour Cream Coffee Cake from the editors at Food and Wine.

While you’re there, be sure to check out these 11 Best Recipes to Make on National Coffee Cake Day from Food and Wine. Bon Appetit!

Happy #NationalCoffeeCakeDay
Happy #FoodPornFriday

Celebrating National Soup Month on Food Porn Friday

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Grab a big spoon, a hefty size soup bowl and curl up to some “Anytime Soup-Time” on your sofa or chaise. This month is National Soup Month and on Food Porn Friday, instead of featuring the traditional chicken soup I decided to spotlight this hearty Seafood Chowder from the kitchen of Martha Stewart.

Fight off a cold or just indulge in some piping hot comfort food, during these cold winter months. Check out this recipe for Seafood Chowder or simply throw in some of your personal ingredients in a pot or dutch oven and serve up a bowl of hot deliciousness, with a slice of ciabatta or crusty baguette. It just can’t get any better than this!

Happy #FoodPornFriday

Food Porn Friday: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

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When we think about chestnuts roasting on an open fire, we think about Christmas and the warmth of the holidays. As we celebrate the spirit of this season, today’s feature on Food Porn Friday is Sourdough Stuffing With Roasted Chestnuts courtesy of Health.com. This healthy and delicious side dish is sure to complement ham, turkey or fish.

Combined with fresh thyme and sage the nuttiness of the chestnuts pop, while contrasting with the flavor of tart Granny Smith Apples. If you’re looking for a different way to prepare your stuffing for your holiday meal, then head on over to Health.com and check out this recipe for Sourdough Stuffing With Roasted Chestnuts.

This recipe takes 30 minutes to prepare and 1 hour and 15 minutes to cook! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everybody. May your #FoodPornFriday be merry and bright!