Olive Stuffed Eggs for A Frenzy of Sparks (a TLC Tour Stop)

A Frenzy of Sparks is set in the mid-1960s so I pulled out a retro 1964 cookbook for this recipe. Read on for a review of the novel by Kristen Fields as well as this vintage recipe. . . . → Read More: Olive Stuffed Eggs for A Frenzy of Sparks (a TLC Tour Stop)

Top Ten Tuesday: What I’m Thankful for…

Welcome to Thanksgiving week and Top Ten Tuesday.  This week is a freebie (meaning it doesn’t have to be book related) and we’re focusing on thankfulness.  

I am thankful for my husband who deals with my freak outs (and there’s been a lot of those lately). I am thankful for my family and I am . . . → Read More: Top Ten Tuesday: What I’m Thankful for…

Pumpkin Donuts for Knives Out and Food ‘n Flix

Knives Out is the November film for Food ‘n Flix: “A case with a hole in the middle…a donut…A donut. One central piece and if it reveals itself, the fog would lift, the arc would resolve, the Slinky become unkinked.” . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Donuts for Knives Out and Food ‘n Flix

Characters I’d Name a Pet After for TTT (highly influenced by T.S. Eliot)

View my T.S. Eliot inspired list of pet names for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. . . . → Read More: Characters I’d Name a Pet After for TTT (highly influenced by T.S. Eliot)

“Secret” Meyer Lemon Scones for The Secret, Book & Scone Society

The Secret, Book & Scone Society is the current Cook the Books read. Here’s my review of this quaint little mystery along with a “secret” scone recipe. (The secret may be in the glaze…you will see…) . . . → Read More: “Secret” Meyer Lemon Scones for The Secret, Book & Scone Society

“In My Kitchen” November 2020

This month I offer up a cookbook review, some late harvest preservation and a favorite tea. There might also be some non-partisan election musings (in a totally hopeful way). . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” November 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Non-Bookish Hobbies

No book lists or book reviews today for Top Ten Tuesday. Instead, we’re all posting about things we do beyond reading! . . . → Read More: Top Ten Tuesday: Non-Bookish Hobbies

No-Bake Cocoa & Apricot Nut Bars from The What to Eat When Cookbook

For the TLC Book Tour stop today, there’s no novel.  What we do have is a wonderful cookbook by the authors of What to Eat When.  (And that’s no fiction!)

About The What to Eat When Cookbook

• Hardcover: 304 pages • Publisher: National Geographic (October 20, 2020)

This inspiring cookbook/strategic eating plan–sequel to the wildly popular . . . → Read More: No-Bake Cocoa & Apricot Nut Bars from The What to Eat When Cookbook

Top Ten Tuesdays: The Last Ten Books I Read

Today was a freebie at TTT. I decided to highlight the last ten books I read. All were enjoyable on some level but a few were spectacular. . . . → Read More: Top Ten Tuesdays: The Last Ten Books I Read

Thick and Hearty Minestrone with Roasted Piquillo-Mozzarella Paninis

Welcome to the TLC Book Tour stop for Murder in the Piazza by Jen Collins Moore. This book inspired a truly comforting meal of soup and sandwiches. . . . → Read More: Thick and Hearty Minestrone with Roasted Piquillo-Mozzarella Paninis