National Ice Tea Day

I am recycling, re-purposing, and reusing today. This post was originally done as a guest post for Food Stories way back in 2012. Here it is again in all its glory to celebrate National Ice Tea Day. . . . → Read More: National Ice Tea Day

Restaurant Style Salsa

Today, I recreate a favorite restaurant’s salsa. This recipe makes a huge batch so be prepared to invite over lots of friends to your next fiesta! . . . → Read More: Restaurant Style Salsa

A Good & Spicy Bloody Mary for A Place at the Table

An 80s vintage recipe for a Bloody Mary as inspired by this month’s Cook the Books round for “A Place at the Table” . . . → Read More: A Good & Spicy Bloody Mary for A Place at the Table

Blue Hawaiian for #PartyLikeAMadMan

Giveaway alert! Win a copy of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook as we celebrate the season finale. . . . → Read More: Blue Hawaiian for #PartyLikeAMadMan

Bundles of Insane Apple Goodness

I have three points to make on today’s post.

When a favorite blogger quits blogging it is like an old friend moved away to a third world country. Sometimes, I do use a tube of prepared bread-like substance. I refuse to name a recipe “dumplins.”

To address my first point…

Who else misses Jen at Juanita’s . . . → Read More: Bundles of Insane Apple Goodness

Christmas Fudge

Oh, FUDGE!!!!! Today I am posting a classic family fudge recipe in honor of sweet Ralphie in “A Christmas Story” (and for December’s Food ‘n Flix). . . . → Read More: Christmas Fudge

Grandma’s Apple Butter

I vowed to make the family’s favorite apple butter with part of our bushel of Jonathan apples. Here is an heirloom recipe that just might be in your family, too. . . . → Read More: Grandma’s Apple Butter

Okie Peasant Potato Soup

For my last post, I presented a recipe for “French Peasant Bread” and mentioned how wonderful this bread was to accompany soup.   I teased you with an upcoming potato soup and decided to continue my peasant theme.

 

Just waiting for the soup.

Growing up we had some go-to quick suppers that my . . . → Read More: Okie Peasant Potato Soup

Dessert for a Feast (for Food ‘n Flix)

The Food ‘n Flix pick this month was Babette’s Feast. This wonderful movie inspired me to make Kugelhopf. Keep reading for the film synopsis, Babette’s menu and my meager attempt at dessert. . . . → Read More: Dessert for a Feast (for Food ‘n Flix)

Food ‘n Flix Round-Up: The Breakfast Club

Yes, I know that The Breakfast Club wasn’t chock full of foodie references.

Yes, I know that besides the title itself and the lunch scene, there is not a whole lot of food in this film.

But, dontcha know I think it was a worthy film for Food ‘n Flix this month. . . . → Read More: Food ‘n Flix Round-Up: The Breakfast Club

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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