Banana-Pineapple Pop-o-ladas

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Two for one—a kid friendly (and delicious) popsicle and a rum-laden treat for the adults. . . . → Read More: Banana-Pineapple Pop-o-ladas

Strawberry-Mango FroYo

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This recipe is so versatile. I can’t imagine any fruity combination that wouldn’t be delicious. . . . → Read More: Strawberry-Mango FroYo

Party of One with a recipe on the side

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Party of One, by David Holmes is a hilarious book, full of 90s music and pop culture. See how it inspired today’s dessert dish, Spiced Molten Chocolate Cake. . . . → Read More: Party of One with a recipe on the side

Whiskey Cake

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This is a recipe in four parts but well worth the effort. Besides the recipe for Whiskey Cake, you will also find a review of Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar in OKC. . . . → Read More: Whiskey Cake

Sweet and Spicy Thai Dipping Sauce

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I recently harvested about 2 1/2 gallons of garlic. I am sharing my new favorite garlic recipe today along with some old favorites like garlic confit and roasted garlic soup to name a few. . . . → Read More: Sweet and Spicy Thai Dipping Sauce

Cook the Books Announcement: The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo

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I am happy to announce this Frida event! . . . → Read More: Cook the Books Announcement: The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo

Spinach Salad with Sweet Peas, Strawberries, and Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette

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The Food ‘n Flix feature film for July was Popeye (hosted by The Lawyer Cookbook). Here’s an homage in salad form to Popeye, his child and his love interest. . . . → Read More: Spinach Salad with Sweet Peas, Strawberries, and Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Go Nuts Granola Bars

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These bars are colorful and full of good-for-you ingredients like goji berries, cacao nibs, coconut oil, honey, almonds, pistachios, etc. . . . → Read More: Go Nuts Granola Bars

Chicago Style Pizza in a Skillet

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Only I could read an Irish novel and come away with an inspiration to do Chicago-Style Pizza. Join me for this round of Cook the Books. . . . → Read More: Chicago Style Pizza in a Skillet

The Yosemite

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“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike. ” —John Muir . . . → Read More: The Yosemite

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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