Persian Noodle Soup for Cook the Books and The Temporary Bride

The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran by Jennifer Klinec is the October/November selection for Cook the Books. This is a true story of a Canadian expat searching for new culinary experiences, primarily set during her trek into Iran. . . . → Read More: Persian Noodle Soup for Cook the Books and The Temporary Bride

Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Balsamic Butter

This delicious sandwich was inspired by Maggie’s Ruse, a stop on the TLC Book Tour. . . . → Read More: Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Balsamic Butter

New Mexican Beef and Beer Chili

Here’s a late Oktoberfest recipe that didn’t get posted until November. This is a great beefy chili that’s full of flavor (with green chiles, New Mexico beer, Mexican chocolate, etc.). . . . → Read More: New Mexican Beef and Beer Chili

Peanut Soup from Jubilee by Toni Tipton-Martin

Need a great cookbook read and an easy weeknight meal. Pick up Jubilee and whip up a pot of Peanut Soup. . . . → Read More: Peanut Soup from Jubilee by Toni Tipton-Martin

“In My Kitchen” November 2019

More cookbooks…..and a new-to-us (old) kitchen. Welcome to what’s “In My Kitchen” this month. . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” November 2019

Frog Eye Salad for Food ‘n Flix

Apropos to the Halloween holiday, the Food ‘n Flix feature film for October is the 1991 The Addams Family. Join me for a creepy and retro recipe that was inspired by the film, Frog Eye Salad. . . . → Read More: Frog Eye Salad for Food ‘n Flix

The Art of Escapism and a long faux sour dough process

The Art of Escapism by Mandy Lee (blogger from Lady & Pups) is my next stop on the TLC Book Tour. Her recipes are inventive and her sense of humor is outrageously funny and pained at the same time. Keep on for a prolonged bread recipe that is worth it. . . . → Read More: The Art of Escapism and a long faux sour dough process

O Brother: Food ‘n Flix Round Up

Everett, Delmar and Pete are hankering for some good grub. Food ‘n Flix delivered this month. Check out what the members cooked up, inspired by O Brother, Where Art Though. . . . → Read More: O Brother: Food ‘n Flix Round Up

O Brother, Where Art Thou: A menu

Check out this film-inspired menu of T-Bones in the Ashes, “Gratinated” Potatoes and Coleslaw. This month’s feature Food ‘n Flix film is O Brother, Where Art Thou which I am hosting. . . . → Read More: O Brother, Where Art Thou: A menu

Kale-Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Raisins and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

The Food Explorer: The True adventures of the Globe Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats is this round’s selection for Cook the Books Club. Here’s my salad inspired by food we may never have been able to experience without David Fairchild, the “food explorer” of the title. . . . → Read More: Kale-Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Raisins and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette