Orange-Chocolate Biscotti with Toasted Coconut

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One biscotti, two biscotti…two recipes today for some quick and delicious holiday treats. . . . → Read More: Orange-Chocolate Biscotti with Toasted Coconut

Spirits of Christmas

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Along with a book review of Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs, I am including a recipe for homemade limoncello. Either would make a great Christmas gift. Both would send the recipient over the moon! . . . → Read More: Spirits of Christmas

Jam of the Month Club

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It is not unexpected to get jam, jellies, and other preserves from us as Christmas gifts. Here’s an idea for a homemade gift (that keeps on giving) and a comprehensive jam, jelly and preserve round-up. . . . → Read More: Jam of the Month Club

Pasta Arrabbiata for Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots (Cook the Books)

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Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots is a beautifully written book full of food. Here is my inspired-by dish for Cook the Books. . . . → Read More: Pasta Arrabbiata for Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots (Cook the Books)

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

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“Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.” —Epicurus . . . → Read More: Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Pineapple Confit Infused Rum for Burnt (Food ‘n Flix)

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Here’s a rum infusion that would make great holiday gifts plus some great cocktails….All of this was inspired by Burnt, this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature. . . . → Read More: Pineapple Confit Infused Rum for Burnt (Food ‘n Flix)

Sweet Corn Pudding with Mango Jam

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I am kind of into copycat recipes lately. Here is another one but ironically I haven’t tried the original inspiration. This corn pudding would be an unexpected yet delicious final course for a Thanksgiving menu. . . . → Read More: Sweet Corn Pudding with Mango Jam

Muesli Mini-Flatbreads

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Another Starbuck’s copycat recipe… . . . → Read More: Muesli Mini-Flatbreads

Mango Lime Jam with Ginger

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Here is an unexpected taste explosion—Mangos and Limes and Ginger—all in a tiny little jar. . . . → Read More: Mango Lime Jam with Ginger

Southwest Quinoa and Kale Salad with NM Red Chile Vinaigrette

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Still, it remains to be seen if we make our (usual) yearly trek to Northern New Mexico.

Moon over Inn on Alameda, December 2014

So, I am still wistfully thinking about our past trips and posting a few pictures as I revisit our past journeys.

El Santuario de Chimayó on Christmas Day, 2011

. . . → Read More: Southwest Quinoa and Kale Salad with NM Red Chile Vinaigrette

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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