Royal Hawaiian Cocktail for TLC and The Lieutenant’s Nurse

Welcome to a TLC Book Tour Stop for The Lieutenant’s Nurse by Sara Ackerman. Included with this review is a springy and kitschy cocktail, The Royal Hawaiian. . . . → Read More: Royal Hawaiian Cocktail for TLC and The Lieutenant’s Nurse

Contest winning spoils: Red Cabbage Kielbasa & Cannellini Soup

What do you do when you win a prize package of beets (and red cabbage)? Make soup! . . . → Read More: Contest winning spoils: Red Cabbage Kielbasa & Cannellini Soup

“Paella” Fried Rice for IHCC

I delved into my Gourmet archives for a Retro Rice Recipe from Ruth Reichl. . . . → Read More: “Paella” Fried Rice for IHCC

March 2019 “In My Kitchen”

February found us finishing the remodel, replacing an ancient appliance, and scoring some more cookbooks (like I need anymore). Come see what’s in this edition of “In My Kitchen” for March 2019. . . . → Read More: March 2019 “In My Kitchen”

Food ‘n Flix Round Up for Crazy Rich Asians

Come check out the inspired-by meals from this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature, Crazy Rich Asians! . . . → Read More: Food ‘n Flix Round Up for Crazy Rich Asians

Mock Singapore Sling for Food ‘n Flix and Cook the Books

Welcome to the February/March edition of Cook the Books along with Food ‘n Flix February feature film.   It’s a tag team this month.  Claudia of Honey from Rock is hosting Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan for Cook the Books (for February/March).   I’m hosting the film adaptation for the February Food ‘n Flix feature.   

“There is nothing in . . . → Read More: Mock Singapore Sling for Food ‘n Flix and Cook the Books

Diva of a Grilled Cheese for IHCC

Welcome to this week’s I Heart Cooking Clubs theme:  Retro!  Ruth has many retro recipes, whether it’s a recipe from a vintage issue of Gourmet, or a retro favorite from back in the day. We’re going back in time.

Instead of digging through my old Gourmet copies, I decided to go with two retro flavors:  grilled . . . → Read More: Diva of a Grilled Cheese for IHCC

Golden Child, a book review for TLC Book Tours

I seem to be doing more reading lately than cooking.   I have to thank TLC for this.

I have been given many opportunities to read some fantastic fiction, of the literary type and of the beach read type.  The current tour for Golden Child left me speechless.

About Golden Child

“Golden Child is a stunning novel . . . → Read More: Golden Child, a book review for TLC Book Tours

Grilled Vegetable and Goat Cheese Wrap to Celebrate 100 Parks and 5000 Ideas

For the review of 100 Parks and 5000 Ideas, I’m revisiting a favorite lunch from Big Tree Lodge in Yosemite. Planning a vacation this summer? 100 Parks and 5000 Ideas might be the book for you. . . . → Read More: Grilled Vegetable and Goat Cheese Wrap to Celebrate 100 Parks and 5000 Ideas

Deep Dish Pizza for IHCC Pizza Week!

I Heart Cooking Clubs‘ Monthly Featured Ingredient/Dish Challenge- “Pizza” My Heart!

We’re getting cheesy for Valentine’s Day by having a “Pizza” My Heart challenge. Make a recipe from any of our past or present IHCC chefs featuring any kind of pizza or pizza-flavored recipe—you can choose to make a traditional pizza or venture outside of . . . → Read More: Deep Dish Pizza for IHCC Pizza Week!

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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