“In My Kitchen” November 2020

This month I offer up a cookbook review, some late harvest preservation and a favorite tea. There might also be some non-partisan election musings (in a totally hopeful way). . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” November 2020

No-Bake Cocoa & Apricot Nut Bars from The What to Eat When Cookbook

For the TLC Book Tour stop today, there’s no novel.  What we do have is a wonderful cookbook by the authors of What to Eat When.  (And that’s no fiction!)

About The What to Eat When Cookbook

• Hardcover: 304 pages • Publisher: National Geographic (October 20, 2020)

This inspiring cookbook/strategic eating plan–sequel to the wildly popular . . . → Read More: No-Bake Cocoa & Apricot Nut Bars from The What to Eat When Cookbook

Thinking & Eating, a book review and recipe

Check out this new cookbook (out on September 29), my review and a comforting pasta bake for when things “get too much.” . . . → Read More: Thinking & Eating, a book review and recipe

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Make Me Hungry

This was a no-brainer for me today. I can pull food references from almost anything I’m reading (and find some sort of hunger-inspiring inspiration) but you can’t beat a good cookbook! . . . → Read More: Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Make Me Hungry

Carnitas Tamales with Manchamantel Sauce

So, tamales are not that hard. Here’s a recipe for a scrumptious pork filling, a delicious masa dough, and an interesting fruity sauce (all from Mark Miller and his Coyote Cafe Cookbook . . . → Read More: Carnitas Tamales with Manchamantel Sauce

Thepla attempt and a cookbook review

A review of JD in the Kitchen by Jasmine Daya and an attempted cookie recipe. . . . → Read More: Thepla attempt and a cookbook review

Black Beans with Garlic and Chipotle on a TLC Book Tour for Resurrecting Rain

Resurrecting Rain by Patricia Averbach is partially set in Santa Fe. This novel gave me a great excuse to pull out my Santa Fe School of Cooking Cookbook and find an authentic recipe that could have been served up in the novel. . . . → Read More: Black Beans with Garlic and Chipotle on a TLC Book Tour for Resurrecting Rain

Live-Longer Granola

I recently reviewed The Blue Zones Kitchen and have really been using this cookbook since.   It’s been hard lately cooking from a cookbook because I am not running to the store for needed ingredients.  If we don’t have it, we make something else (or totally revamp the original recipe).

Having recently eaten the last of the granola . . . → Read More: Live-Longer Granola

French Bread (and an essential outing)

After a successful hunt for bread flour, I found this recipe in an old cookbook passed on to me by my grandmother. Here’s a comforting (and easy) recipe (and another Cookbook of the Week post). . . . → Read More: French Bread (and an essential outing)

Blackberry Cobbler in a Skillet

Here’s a very versatile and easy cobbler recipe that works with most any fruit. It’s my latest Cookbook of the Week installment. . . . → Read More: Blackberry Cobbler in a Skillet