Spicy Butternut Soup with Chorizo and Walnuts

A lazy Saturday ritual, a social media rant and a delicious soup. . . . → Read More: Spicy Butternut Soup with Chorizo and Walnuts

Morning Glory Muffins for IHCC

For I Heart Cooking Clubs’ Morning Glories theme this week, I revisit a muffin recipe that is chockful of apples, carrots, raisins, nuts, and coconut. . . . → Read More: Morning Glory Muffins for IHCC

Marinated Olives and Tomatoes and a Charcuterie Board for a Curmudgeon

Welcome to the November round of Food ‘n Flix, A Man Called Ove. I created a charcuterie board to celebrate this film with marinated tomatoes, olives, and homemade cheese crackers. . . . → Read More: Marinated Olives and Tomatoes and a Charcuterie Board for a Curmudgeon

Pumpkin Apple Bread for IHCC

Another great Ruth Reichl recipe from her Gourmet days for I Heart Cooking Clubs. . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Apple Bread for IHCC

Balsamic Grilled Pork Chops, Scalloped Butternut Squash, I Heart Cooking Clubs and Ruth

Join me in joining IHCC as they celebrate Ruth Reichl. Today’s recipes come from Gourmet TODAY and a vintage Gourmet magazine, circa 2003. . . . → Read More: Balsamic Grilled Pork Chops, Scalloped Butternut Squash, I Heart Cooking Clubs and Ruth

Roasted Pork in Banana Leaves

Wrapping the pork in the banana leaves made for a deliciously moist meat and many tasty meals. Where did we get the leaves? Not from an Asian market but from our own backyard grove. . . . → Read More: Roasted Pork in Banana Leaves

Voodoo Grog (or a Froggy Princess Cocktail)

For October’s Food ‘n Flix we travel to New Orleans (and into the world of Disney) with The Princess and the Frog. Heeerrrreee’s a cocktail! . . . → Read More: Voodoo Grog (or a Froggy Princess Cocktail)

Olive Tapenade and Crostini

Today is a TLC Book Tour stop. What does a typical Midwestern family look like? It might be the Baumgartners. Here’s a review of Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners by Gretchen Anthony along with a truly delicious tapenade recipe. . . . → Read More: Olive Tapenade and Crostini

Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup and Porcupine Cookies

Happy Anniversary Food ‘n Flix! Join me in revisiting a classic film and a classic recipe to celebrate! I was so excited I did two recipes to celebrate. . . . → Read More: Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup and Porcupine Cookies

Sourdough Pizza Crust with Local Toppings

My sourdough is still ALIVE! And, it makes a pretty killer pizza dough. Join me for this round of Cook the Books Club and Sourdough by Robin Sloan. . . . → Read More: Sourdough Pizza Crust with Local Toppings

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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