Hawaiian Meal for Cook the Books

Deb at Kahakai Kitchen is hosting Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers by Sara Ackerman. Here’s my Hawaiian inspired meal of Kula Pickled Beet Salad and Huli Huli Chicken. . . . → Read More: Hawaiian Meal for Cook the Books

Baked Brie and Book Club for Food ‘n Flix

Welcome to my first Food ‘n Flix post for 2019. 

Evelyne from CulturEatz is hosting Book Club, probably the most recent movie that’s been featured at Food ‘n Flix for a long time.   (You can read her announcement post here.)

I love the female cast:

Diane Keaton.  I have a love/hate relationship with her.  Kay . . . → Read More: Baked Brie and Book Club for Food ‘n Flix

Marinated Mushrooms and a book review for In This Ground by Beth Castrodale

In This Ground is my absolutely favorite book of 2019! Read on to see how mushrooms fit in with the plot and theme of the novel by Beth Castrodale on this TLC Book Tour. . . . → Read More: Marinated Mushrooms and a book review for In This Ground by Beth Castrodale

Baked Pasta with Tomatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Prosciutto

This casserole for I Heart Cooking Clubs is a work in progress. Keep reading to see if I made it home in time to pop this delicious smelling baked pasta in the oven for dinner. . . . → Read More: Baked Pasta with Tomatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Prosciutto

Lamb chops with Baked Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts for IHCC

It’s a new year and a new start! I am cooking lamb for exactly the second time ever and posting my first IHCC post for 2019! . . . → Read More: Lamb chops with Baked Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts for IHCC

Love Actually Round Up for December’s Food ‘n Flix

Check out these recipes inspired by Love Actually, the December Food ‘n Flix feature film. We have some proper English recipes along with some delicious appetizers, desserts, and a main dish. . . . → Read More: Love Actually Round Up for December’s Food ‘n Flix

“In My Kitchen” January 2019

I’m not sure we were this good in 2018 but we got a lot of wonderful homemade and kitchen swag under the tree and in our stockings. . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” January 2019

Roasted Clementine Bruschetta for IHCC

Here’s a totally different and unusual (and quick) appetizer to whip up before you watch your own favorite team in upcoming bowl games. We just happen to be watching the Orange Bowl tonight. (Get it?) . . . → Read More: Roasted Clementine Bruschetta for IHCC

A Love Actually Perfect British Holiday Fruit Cake (for IHCC, too)

A dual post for both Food ‘n Flix (for Love Actually) and I Heart Cooking Clubs (for CAKE!). . . . → Read More: A Love Actually Perfect British Holiday Fruit Cake (for IHCC, too)

Ruth’s Kitchen Therapy and Comfort Food: Painless Pasta

I Heart Cooking Clubs’ theme this week is therapeutic comfort food via Ruth Reichl. Here’s a delicious (and quick and easy) pasta dish from My Kitchen Year. . . . → Read More: Ruth’s Kitchen Therapy and Comfort Food: Painless Pasta

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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