Dinner With Edward with a Cocktail (of course)

Join me for this round of Cook the Books and this month’s selection Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent. Of course, I have included a cocktail recipe. What’s a dinner party without a cocktail? . . . → Read More: Dinner With Edward with a Cocktail (of course)

Spanish Tortilla with Mushrooms and Kale

This earthy Spanish dish was inspired by Pan’s Labryinth, this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature film. . . . → Read More: Spanish Tortilla with Mushrooms and Kale

TLC Book Tour: Unbound and Lentil Soup with Chorizo

Join me as I ski into Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery with a warming and hearty lentil soup. . . . → Read More: TLC Book Tour: Unbound and Lentil Soup with Chorizo

Sesame Noodles with Broccoli

Today’s recipe is based on one from Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals that Brought Me Home by Jessica Fechtor, the current Cook the Books selection. . . . → Read More: Sesame Noodles with Broccoli

Red Rice Salad (Loaded with Veggies)

Here’s a healthy rice salad with a French-Moroccan spice flair for this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature, French Kiss. . . . → Read More: Red Rice Salad (Loaded with Veggies)

Green Chili Mac ‘n Cheese with Andouille Sausage

For December’s Food ‘n Flix, join us for the feel-good classic Krampus. Yes, you read that right. Here’s some comfort food that would be perfect for a Christmas Eve buffet. . . . → Read More: Green Chili Mac ‘n Cheese with Andouille Sausage

Pasta Arrabbiata for Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots (Cook the Books)

Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots is a beautifully written book full of food. Here is my inspired-by dish for Cook the Books. . . . → Read More: Pasta Arrabbiata for Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots (Cook the Books)

Pineapple Confit Infused Rum for Burnt (Food ‘n Flix)

Here’s a rum infusion that would make great holiday gifts plus some great cocktails….All of this was inspired by Burnt, this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature. . . . → Read More: Pineapple Confit Infused Rum for Burnt (Food ‘n Flix)

Beetlejuice Cocktail

Here’s a delicious cocktail to accompany this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature: Beetlejuice. . . . → Read More: Beetlejuice Cocktail

Food ‘n Flix Round-Up: Frida

Frida inspired orange shortbread, Tequila Steaks, Stuffed Squash with Rose Petals, Oaxaca Style Pork, a fruit tart, enchiladas, green rice, black beans, Jamaica flower water, Mexican candied pumpkin, chicken and peppers, Chiles en Nogado, fruity slaw, shrimp tacos, and Bean, Radish and Cheese Salad. . . . → Read More: Food ‘n Flix Round-Up: Frida

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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