Tomato Two-Times Easy Pasta w/Mushrooms for Miss Cecily’s Recipes for Exceptional Ladies

This month’s Cook the Books selection is Miss Cecily’s Recipes for Exceptional Ladies. The alternate title for this recipe is “When there’s no protein in the house and you’re not going to the store yet you don’t want to make plain spaghetti with red sauce.” (You’ll get it if you’ve read the book.) . . . → Read More: Tomato Two-Times Easy Pasta w/Mushrooms for Miss Cecily’s Recipes for Exceptional Ladies

January 2023 “In My Kitchen”

The holidays have come and gone but here’s to a bright 2023! . . . → Read More: January 2023 “In My Kitchen”

Klaus: December’s Movies & Munchies Round Up

I hope everyone had a great holiday! We finally celebrated last weekend after the weather and illness kept us apart. I hope yours was merry and bright!

The December film for Movies & Munchies was Klaus, a new classic (or at least it is at our house).

While it is not a foodie film, it . . . → Read More: Klaus: December’s Movies & Munchies Round Up

Klaus and movie popcorn (Maple-Bacon Popcorn)

Happy holidays! Join Movies & Munches for a “new” holiday classic, Klaus. It’s not a rom-com but it will put you in the holiday spirit. . . . → Read More: Klaus and movie popcorn (Maple-Bacon Popcorn)

December 2022 “In My Kitchen”

I plan throughout the year for December themed posts, subjects like the most original “12 Days of Christmas Treats,” jams , DIY and gift making (done a couple of times), some miscellaneous posts, and cookies. In the early years of the blog, things worked out well for my holiday posts (mostly).

Then, life just got . . . → Read More: December 2022 “In My Kitchen”

December Movies & Munchies Feature: Klaus

Are you ready for the holiday film barrage? Start with Klaus to kick in the holiday spirit. . . . → Read More: December Movies & Munchies Feature: Klaus

Not Cooking with Fernet Branca

Cooking with Fernet Branca is the October/November selection for Cook the Books. I struggled with the novel and coming up with an inspired-by recipe. I took the easy way out with a yogurt parfait. . . . → Read More: Not Cooking with Fernet Branca

A Matter of Happiness (and a classic bourbon cocktail)

A Matter of Happiness tells alternating tales of a 1920s trailblazer in Detroit with her modern day descendant in Kentucky bourbon country. It’s a story of determination for both. Of course, since it is set in Kentucky, there’s lots of bourbon. . . . → Read More: A Matter of Happiness (and a classic bourbon cocktail)

“Green Tea with a Kick” Hot Cocktail (for Turkey Hollow and Movies & Munchies)

Take a family of city dwellers (minus one because the parents are divorcing), add an eccentric long-lost aunt, a tale of magical woods and you get a story of sasquatch proportions.

Movies & Munchies‘ November feature is Turkey Hollow, a Jim Henson romp through a mysterious hollow. It features the aforementioned dysfunctional family holiday as . . . → Read More: “Green Tea with a Kick” Hot Cocktail (for Turkey Hollow and Movies & Munchies)

Cookies for the Road (and for The Book of Maps)

A road trip is the central plot of The Book of Maps so I included a great road trip staple, cookies. Read on for a book review and a recipe. . . . → Read More: Cookies for the Road (and for The Book of Maps)