Top Ten Tuesday “Authors That Make Us Smile”

I don’t know how dedicated I will be at posting on Top Ten Tuesdays, but I am giving it a shot the past two weeks.  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  Each week a theme is presented and this week it is authors that make us smile.   (We all need something to . . . → Read More: Top Ten Tuesday “Authors That Make Us Smile”

Top Ten Tuesdays: Authors I’ve Read Most

I am sure I am not alone in the fact that I have been reading more than ever recently (since March 16 and my job-imposed work at home order and the state’s safer at home order).   There’s only so much TV that’s binge-worthy so reading is the better option.  I am still working from home . . . → Read More: Top Ten Tuesdays: Authors I’ve Read Most

#TheJaneAustenSocietyParty, a new novel, and Miss Bate’s Baked Apples

The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner is one of the best books I’ve reviewed in a while. Join me and other bloggers as we celebrate #TheJaneAustenSocietyParty. . . . → Read More: #TheJaneAustenSocietyParty, a new novel, and Miss Bate’s Baked Apples

Roasted Broccoli Brown Rice Bowls and Hippie Food

Brown rice, tofu, whole wheat bread, organic vegetables, Whole Foods….these are all wonders brought to you by the counter-culture. Join me for a review of Hippie Food: How Back-to-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat. . . . → Read More: Roasted Broccoli Brown Rice Bowls and Hippie Food

Black Beans with Garlic and Chipotle on a TLC Book Tour for Resurrecting Rain

Resurrecting Rain by Patricia Averbach is partially set in Santa Fe. This novel gave me a great excuse to pull out my Santa Fe School of Cooking Cookbook and find an authentic recipe that could have been served up in the novel. . . . → Read More: Black Beans with Garlic and Chipotle on a TLC Book Tour for Resurrecting Rain

Maple-Banana Muffins and The Ingredients of You and Me for TLC

Nina Bocci’s latest novel includes some heirloom recipes for Cucidati (Italian Fig Cookies), Apfelkuchen (German Apple Cake), Hummingbird Cake, Italian Wedding Cookies (anise cookies), and Ciambelone (Italian tea cakes). Please join me for my TLC review. . . . → Read More: Maple-Banana Muffins and The Ingredients of You and Me for TLC

Flatbread Pizza with Grilled Chicken and Peanuts

Here’s a recipe I made in early March and another Cookbook of the Week feature. Hope you enjoy! . . . → Read More: Flatbread Pizza with Grilled Chicken and Peanuts

Elephant Ears and Pomegranate Soup

Pomegranate Soup is the current selection for Cook the Books. There’s an eclectic mix of Persian, Italian, and Irish food in this book. I decided on the Persian recipe for Elephant Ears. . . . → Read More: Elephant Ears and Pomegranate Soup

St. Louis Days, St. Louis Nights: Cookbook of the Week

Artichoke Prosciutto Linguine is on the menu. Check out this recipe and the beginnings of my Cookbook of the Week posts. . . . → Read More: St. Louis Days, St. Louis Nights: Cookbook of the Week

Healthy Minestrone: Welcome to the Blue Zone

The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100 is the current stop on the TLC Book Tour. I’m also including it in my Cookbook Highlight of the Week. Want to live a long and healthy life? Read on. . . . → Read More: Healthy Minestrone: Welcome to the Blue Zone