Blood, Bones and Butter and Three Inspired-by Recipes

To be sure, there’s lots of food floating around in Gabrielle Hamilton’s Blood, Bones & Butter, but I was inspired to make three recipes: Herbed Olives, Hummus and a Spicy-Sweet Whole Grain Mustard. . . . → Read More: Blood, Bones and Butter and Three Inspired-by Recipes

Earl Grey Gin and Tonic with Blackberries and a TLC Book Tour

Here’s another TLC Book Tour.  For this stop, I read The Great Unexpected by Dan Mooney.  I received a copy for an honest review.   Let’s get to it!

About the book:  

A curmudgeon and his eccentric new roommate join together to plan an epic escape in this charming, poignant tale.

Joel lives in . . . → Read More: Earl Grey Gin and Tonic with Blackberries and a TLC Book Tour

Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic and Basil for a TLC Book Tour

For this stop on the TLC Book Tour, I read Valencia and Valentine, a quirky tale of alternating realities. I paired the book with a quick and easy summer dish, grilled asparagus with balsamic and basil. . . . → Read More: Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic and Basil for a TLC Book Tour

Triple Threat Oatmeal Cookies

A new cookbook and a a great new oatmeal cookie recipe (with less sugar)! . . . → Read More: Triple Threat Oatmeal Cookies

Cold Udon Salad with Bok Choy and Cucumbers

Join me for another TLC Book Tour, highlighting The Woman in the White Kimono by Ana Johns. I loved this book! . . . → Read More: Cold Udon Salad with Bok Choy and Cucumbers

A New Old-Fashioned, an appetizer and Buttermilk Graffiti

I’m highlighting Chef Edward Lee today. Buttermilk Graffiti is the featured book for Cook the Books. Here’s a berry delightful and thymely cocktail along with a mushroom “hummus.” . . . → Read More: A New Old-Fashioned, an appetizer and Buttermilk Graffiti

A Quick Salad for By Invitation Only, a TLC Book Tour

Welcome to another stop on the TLC Book Tour. I received a free copy of Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank for an honest review. As always, I paired a recipe inspired from the book’s pages with this review. . . . → Read More: A Quick Salad for By Invitation Only, a TLC Book Tour

Spiced Peach Cobbler with Sourdough Topping for TLC Book Tour and Glory Road

A novel about strong Southern women, family dynamics, realistic romance, peach cobbler…. What more could one want? . . . → Read More: Spiced Peach Cobbler with Sourdough Topping for TLC Book Tour and Glory Road

Lemon Ice for The Garden Lady

The TLC Tour stops on The Garden Lady by Susan Dworkin. I think Maxine, the heroine, would love this Lemon Ice recipe. . . . → Read More: Lemon Ice for The Garden Lady

Crunchy Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Spicy Mayo (and a great book suggestion)

Deep Breathing is a gem of a novel (as are these tacos). Please keep reading, pick up this latest novel, and make TACOS! . . . → Read More: Crunchy Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Spicy Mayo (and a great book suggestion)