Cornmeal Cream Cheese Pancakes with Cranberry and Apricot Maple Syrup

I Heart Cooking Club‘s theme this week is CRANBERRIES! I found a great recipe in a retro Gourmet to celebrate the season. Serve these pancakes up for a very special Thanksgiving breakfast! . . . → Read More: Cornmeal Cream Cheese Pancakes with Cranberry and Apricot Maple Syrup

Morning Glory Muffins for IHCC

For I Heart Cooking Clubs’ Morning Glories theme this week, I revisit a muffin recipe that is chockful of apples, carrots, raisins, nuts, and coconut. . . . → Read More: Morning Glory Muffins for IHCC

Marinated Olives and Tomatoes and a Charcuterie Board for a Curmudgeon

Welcome to the November round of Food ‘n Flix, A Man Called Ove. I created a charcuterie board to celebrate this film with marinated tomatoes, olives, and homemade cheese crackers. . . . → Read More: Marinated Olives and Tomatoes and a Charcuterie Board for a Curmudgeon

Pumpkin Apple Bread for IHCC

Another great Ruth Reichl recipe from her Gourmet days for I Heart Cooking Clubs. . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Apple Bread for IHCC

Pumpkin Chili with Sausage and Black Beans

You Were Always Mine by Nicole Baart inspired this comforting and warming soup. Drop by for this stop on the TLC Book Tour. . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Chili with Sausage and Black Beans

Balsamic Grilled Pork Chops, Scalloped Butternut Squash, I Heart Cooking Clubs and Ruth

Join me in joining IHCC as they celebrate Ruth Reichl. Today’s recipes come from Gourmet TODAY and a vintage Gourmet magazine, circa 2003. . . . → Read More: Balsamic Grilled Pork Chops, Scalloped Butternut Squash, I Heart Cooking Clubs and Ruth

Lifesavers for Beginners, TLC Book Stop, and Apricot Brandy Bars

Lifesaving for Beginners is today’s stop on the TLC Book Tour. It’s a dark and cathartic memoir so you might need a comforting apricot bar and a cup of tea before you sit down to read. . . . → Read More: Lifesavers for Beginners, TLC Book Stop, and Apricot Brandy Bars

Voodoo Grog (or a Froggy Princess Cocktail)

For October’s Food ‘n Flix we travel to New Orleans (and into the world of Disney) with The Princess and the Frog. Heeerrrreee’s a cocktail! . . . → Read More: Voodoo Grog (or a Froggy Princess Cocktail)

Olive Tapenade and Crostini

Today is a TLC Book Tour stop. What does a typical Midwestern family look like? It might be the Baumgartners. Here’s a review of Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners by Gretchen Anthony along with a truly delicious tapenade recipe. . . . → Read More: Olive Tapenade and Crostini

Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup and Porcupine Cookies

Happy Anniversary Food ‘n Flix! Join me in revisiting a classic film and a classic recipe to celebrate! I was so excited I did two recipes to celebrate. . . . → Read More: Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup and Porcupine Cookies

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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