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 . . . → 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

Flatbread Pizza with Grilled Chicken and Peanuts

Here’s a recipe I made in early March and another Cookbook of the Week feature. Hope you enjoy! . . . → Read More: Flatbread Pizza with Grilled Chicken and Peanuts

Carrot Salad with Olives

One more Cookbook of the Week post. I seem to be on a roll! This is a keeper of a salad. . . . → Read More: Carrot Salad with Olives

St. Louis Days, St. Louis Nights: Cookbook of the Week

Artichoke Prosciutto Linguine is on the menu. Check out this recipe and the beginnings of my Cookbook of the Week posts. . . . → Read More: St. Louis Days, St. Louis Nights: Cookbook of the Week