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Coffee and Conversation Link Party #62 – Savory Stuffed Mushrooms

Good Morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #62 – hosted by Pat And Candy.com!

Coffee & Conversation with Pat and Candy!

Thank you so much for your patience…

It has been SUCH a crazy few weeks getting back in the swing of school, adjusting to Candy’s new school schedule, and finally getting ready for our daughter’s wedding.  I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you all were so kind and considerate and stuck with us through all these transitions!  This week I’m feelin’ re-energized, tho…working on some new projects always gives me a boost (how many other “planners” do we have out there?!).  Also, my younger daughter Hope has encouraged me to get more exercise, and doing it right there alongside me 🙂  So in these cooler afternoons I’ve been having fun hula-hooping or jump roping or just walking around the neighborhood with her.  Making some precious memories in the process <3

Today I wanted to share with you an absolutely FABULOUS stuffed mushroom recipe a came across.  I’ve been trying to include more healthy fruits and veggies into our diet, and widen my family’s palate in the process.  I adore mushrooms, and after spending some maybe a-little-too-much time on Pinterest, found and tweaked this recipe just a smidge…  Oh…my…

Savory and Sweet Stuffed Mushrooms


12 whole fresh mushrooms (at least)

1T each olive oil and minced garlic

1 8oz pkg Philadelphia Brand® cream cheese

1/4 c grated parmesan cheese

1/4 t each ground black pepper and onion powder

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with oil OR spray mini muffin-tins. Break off stems from mushrooms,discarding the tough ends,  and chop up fine.
  2. Pour oil into small skillet and fry up garlic and stems till soft (I added some green onion, too). Set aside to cool.
  3. Mix cheeses and spices in a bowl, and add cooled mushroom/onion mixture. Mixture will be fairly thick.
  4. Using a small spoon, fill each mushroom cap and set on baking sheet or mini-muffin cup. You can then sprinkle extra cheese or some flavored breadcrumbs on top. I was able to make 16 filled mushrooms, so you can be flexible…
  5. Bake for approximately 20 mins, or until liquid starts to form under the caps.

Talk about easy… and delicious? Even my 2 teenage boys liked ’em!


Now…on to our features!

Oh how I enjoyed once again having the time to look through the great posts that were shared here last week!  I feel so humbled and thankful that so many wonderful bloggers take the time to stop by and share with us here each week…

What do you think?  Here are my favs…

No-Bake Pumpkin-Caramel Cheesecake

Mira, from Cooking LSL has not 1, not 2, not 3, but FOUR amazing-sounding pumpkin recipes here.  And just in time – after all it’s fall, ya’ll! And THIS is the season for pumpkin, right? 😉




Welcoming Beautiful, Glorious Autumn

Keeping with the fall theme, Debbie invites us to her series ‘Beautiful, Glorious Autumn”.  Each day during the month of October she’ll be writing about another aspect she loves about fall…  You know we’ll be following this one!


2 of the Most Encouraging Words Another Mom Ever Said to Me

Ever suffer from mommy guilt?  Or wife guilt?  Or, well, just plain useless guilt? Comparing myself to others is probably the biggest struggle I have some days…and Elizabeth speaks such sweet words to begin relieving the burden of that stress.               Thank you <3!


October Goals

I’m a firm believer in goals.  Not that I’m a legalist about them, but I adhere to the principle “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.” Goals don’t have to be lengthy or complicated, but they give us something to shoot for…the chance to make our dreams a reality. Emily shares her own goals here, and encourages us all to do the same!



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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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10 Responses to Coffee and Conversation Link Party #62 – Savory Stuffed Mushrooms

  1. Beth October 7, 2015 at 12:48 pm #

    Okay, you’re really tempting me with that cheesecake recipe, Pat! 😉 Thanks for the linkup and I do hope you stay joyful in the process of gearing up for a wedding! And good for you about doing exercise with your daughter! You go, girl! After all, you’ll need it after you make all these yummy recipes! ha!

    • Pat October 7, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

      Gah, I know…right?! I think I gained about 5 pounds just LOOKING at that post :-0
      It’s been so sweet exercising with my daughter…really it’s just a way to spend time together… <3

      Thanks for your post, too - contentment is the hardest thing to learn sometimes, isn't it?!

  2. Emily October 7, 2015 at 8:40 am #

    Thank you so much for featuring my October Goals post!! I appreciate it! Enjoy the rest of your week.

    • Pat October 7, 2015 at 9:12 am #

      You’re welcome, Emily! And keep workin’ on those goals! You’re a rock star 😉
      Have a great week!!!

  3. Elizabeth Spencer October 7, 2015 at 7:36 am #

    Thank you so much, Pat and Candy…you are such sweethearts! How you have encouraged me again and again. I’m so humbled and honored to be included among your features today. And I am ALL OVER those pumpkin recipes and those stuffed mushrooms and that fall list and….:) Thank you for making this a wonderful Wednesday for me! Blessings right back at ya!

    • Pat October 7, 2015 at 8:04 am #

      Oh Elizabeth, those kind words are so appreciated this morning – really warms my heart to know we have that affect on you <3!! Your faithful sharing each week truly blesses me, and our readers as well, thanks for always showing up at the party 🙂

      Keep on writing - your featured post was a definite "keeper" (although I often enjoy/learn from/am blessed by your posts...
      Have a great week...and "see you" soon!

  4. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser October 7, 2015 at 12:27 am #

    Well, I do have an October Goal – be here for the end of it.

    Illness has cost me a LOt, but my morale is still good, and I am still here.

    Glad you are too.

    • Pat October 7, 2015 at 8:06 am #

      Without sounding trite or flippant…I truly hope you make you goal this month. And the next…and the next…
      Glad to hear your morale is good!

      Keep writing…and keep sharing – what a legacy you’re creating!!

  5. Mira October 7, 2015 at 12:26 am #

    Thanks for hosting ! Also thanks for including my pumpkin cheesecakes recipe!

    • Pat October 7, 2015 at 8:00 am #

      Thank YOU for sharing it!! 🙂
      Have a great week…

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