Berryful Sangria

Need a pitcher of summer goodness? Here you go… . . . → Read More: Berryful Sangria

Old Fashion (Cocktail hour with Good Neighbors)

Good Neighbors is a dark tale which questions whether or not we really want to know our neighbors. Here’s a cocktail to make the drama go down a bit easier. . . . → Read More: Old Fashion (Cocktail hour with Good Neighbors)

Spicy Carrot and Chickpea Salad

We were recently invited to a quail roast at a friend’s house.

Since we were “bagging” our first batch of pinot grigio that morning, The Hubs went all out and lasered a peronalized box o’ wine, just for our hosts and the occasion.

It turned out fantastic (both the lasering and the wine).

Their gatherings, whether . . . → Read More: Spicy Carrot and Chickpea Salad

Meyer Lemon-Avocado Pie with Macadamia-Pine Nut Crust

You may have heard of avocado-key lime pie. Here’s my take using Meyer lemons. . . . → Read More: Meyer Lemon-Avocado Pie with Macadamia-Pine Nut Crust

Mommy & Daddy’s Special Helper

A cocktail to celebrate Christine Lahti’s new book, True Stories from an Unreliable Witness. . . . → Read More: Mommy & Daddy’s Special Helper

Whole Wheat Cardamom Chocolate Chip Cookies

Try this cookie as soon as you are able! . . . → Read More: Whole Wheat Cardamom Chocolate Chip Cookies

Southern Belle*

I’m having difficulties naming this cocktail: The Southern Belle? The Scarlett? The Carol Burnett? Regardless, here’s a cocktail for the first day of Spring 2018. . . . → Read More: Southern Belle*

Scrambled Eggs, Blushing Mimosas and Richard Gere

This month’s Food ‘n Flix feature is Runaway Bride starring Julia Roberts and RICHARD GERE. Here’s my inspired-by meal of Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese and Dill and Blushing Bride Mimosas. . . . → Read More: Scrambled Eggs, Blushing Mimosas and Richard Gere

The Discovery of Chocolate and Bourbon-Cranberry Chocolate Bark

This round for Cook the Books features The Discovery of Chocolate by James Runcie. Let’s discuss the book with a bourbon-infused confection. . . . → Read More: The Discovery of Chocolate and Bourbon-Cranberry Chocolate Bark

Coconut Corn Chowder with Red Pepper

Late last month, I reviewed a new vegan cookbook, Sweet Potato Soul by Jenné Claiborne.   I highlighted a few of the recipes that I would like to make from her book, including this one:  Coconut Corn Chowder.  It was 80 degrees when I first got Claiborne’s book and was able to peruse through it.  This soup . . . → Read More: Coconut Corn Chowder with Red Pepper

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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