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

Sourdough Pizza Crust with Local Toppings

My sourdough is still ALIVE! And, it makes a pretty killer pizza dough. Join me for this round of Cook the Books Club and Sourdough by Robin Sloan. . . . → Read More: Sourdough Pizza Crust with Local Toppings

“In My Kitchen” September 2018

Peppers and lemonade….Pie plates and cheese knives…Cocktails and sunsets…..(and a snarky quote)….. . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” September 2018

Sourdough Starter (again)

I’m trying to get another starter going so I can have something yeasty to post for the upcoming Cook the Books round featuring Sourdough by Robin Sloan. I need some magic mojo. . . . → Read More: Sourdough Starter (again)

Apricot Meringue Pie for the 5th Annual Pieathalon

Welcome to the 5th Annual Pieathalon. My submission for the event, however, probably would not make the time trials….. . . . → Read More: Apricot Meringue Pie for the 5th Annual Pieathalon

Greek Garden Veggie Salad with Grilled Corn

This salad is a perfect summer side (or a meal in itself). . . . → Read More: Greek Garden Veggie Salad with Grilled Corn

“In My Kitchen” August 2018

Update on new job…some garden produce…and quite a few epic failures….That’s my kitchen for this month. . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” August 2018

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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