Old Fashion (Cocktail hour with Good Neighbors)

Good Neighbors is a dark tale which questions whether or not we really want to know our neighbors. Here’s a cocktail to make the drama go down a bit easier. . . . → Read More: Old Fashion (Cocktail hour with Good Neighbors)

Guacamole Chicken Salad with Pomemgranate

Welcome to the TLC Book Tour for Hurricane Season  by Laren K. Denton.

Publisher’s Blurb

From the author of the USA TODAY bestseller The Hideaway comes a new story about families and mending the past.

Betsy and Ty Franklin, owners of Franklin Dairy Farm in southern Alabama, have long since buried their desire for children of their own. While Ty . . . → Read More: Guacamole Chicken Salad with Pomemgranate

Mommy & Daddy’s Special Helper

A cocktail to celebrate Christine Lahti’s new book, True Stories from an Unreliable Witness. . . . → Read More: Mommy & Daddy’s Special Helper

Almond Breakfast Smoothie

I review Lemons Are a Girl’s Best Friend along with a delicious breakfast smoothie from Janet Hayward’s recent publication. . . . → Read More: Almond Breakfast Smoothie

The Discovery of Chocolate and Bourbon-Cranberry Chocolate Bark

This round for Cook the Books features The Discovery of Chocolate by James Runcie. Let’s discuss the book with a bourbon-infused confection. . . . → Read More: The Discovery of Chocolate and Bourbon-Cranberry Chocolate Bark

Sweet Potato Soul, a new vegan cookbook

Vegan or not, you will want this cookbook in your kitchen arsenal. . . . → Read More: Sweet Potato Soul, a new vegan cookbook

TLC Book Tour, Wild Women and Pineapple Buns

Welcome to the TLC Book Tour of The Wild Woman’s Guide to Traveling the World. . . . → Read More: TLC Book Tour, Wild Women and Pineapple Buns

Beet and Leek Farro Salad with Spiced Vinaigrette

I ended up doing two posts inspired from Feast of Sorrow by Crystal King. Her work is the current selection for Cook the Books. Here’s my rendition on an ancient Roman recipe. . . . → Read More: Beet and Leek Farro Salad with Spiced Vinaigrette

Libum (Roman Honey Cakes)

Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome by Crystal King is the December/January selection for Cook the Books. I was inspired to make a simple honey cake that was used as a sacrifice to the Roman gods. . . . → Read More: Libum (Roman Honey Cakes)

Books for Foodies: The Chefs

I’m highlighting a few chef-authors today in my last holiday bookish post. . . . → Read More: Books for Foodies: The Chefs

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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