Contest winning spoils: Red Cabbage Kielbasa & Cannellini Soup

What do you do when you win a prize package of beets (and red cabbage)? Make soup! . . . → Read More: Contest winning spoils: Red Cabbage Kielbasa & Cannellini Soup

“Paella” Fried Rice for IHCC

I delved into my Gourmet archives for a Retro Rice Recipe from Ruth Reichl. . . . → Read More: “Paella” Fried Rice for IHCC

Diva of a Grilled Cheese for IHCC

Welcome to this week’s I Heart Cooking Clubs theme:  Retro!  Ruth has many retro recipes, whether it’s a recipe from a vintage issue of Gourmet, or a retro favorite from back in the day. We’re going back in time.

Instead of digging through my old Gourmet copies, I decided to go with two retro flavors:  grilled . . . → Read More: Diva of a Grilled Cheese for IHCC

Grilled Vegetable and Goat Cheese Wrap to Celebrate 100 Parks and 5000 Ideas

For the review of 100 Parks and 5000 Ideas, I’m revisiting a favorite lunch from Big Tree Lodge in Yosemite. Planning a vacation this summer? 100 Parks and 5000 Ideas might be the book for you. . . . → Read More: Grilled Vegetable and Goat Cheese Wrap to Celebrate 100 Parks and 5000 Ideas

Deep Dish Pizza for IHCC Pizza Week!

I Heart Cooking Clubs‘ Monthly Featured Ingredient/Dish Challenge- “Pizza” My Heart!

We’re getting cheesy for Valentine’s Day by having a “Pizza” My Heart challenge. Make a recipe from any of our past or present IHCC chefs featuring any kind of pizza or pizza-flavored recipe—you can choose to make a traditional pizza or venture outside of . . . → Read More: Deep Dish Pizza for IHCC Pizza Week!

Tortilla Dusted Jalapeno Dip

Super Bowl LIII

My Super Bowl posts tend to be completed in advance, sometimes as much as a year.  (That was true with last year’s post of Spicy Onion Dip, posted for Super Bowl LII but actually made and eaten for Super Bowl LI.)

This is again the case for another spicy dip, Tortilla Dusted . . . → Read More: Tortilla Dusted Jalapeno Dip

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

Instant Pot Anasazi Beans

Here’s a quick pantry meal (and the first Instant Pot recipe to post at EE)! Also, there’s a few announcement/confessions. . . . → Read More: Instant Pot Anasazi Beans

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

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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