Spiced Grape-Orange Jam (2.0)

More jelly recipes today. This is a version of a version of a version. . . . → Read More: Spiced Grape-Orange Jam (2.0)

Cherry Sangria Jam

Using cherries from Mom’s tree, I created this sangria inspired jam….It smells just like sangria when cooking. . . . → Read More: Cherry Sangria Jam

Roasted Hatch Green Chile Jelly

During my recent twenty-five pound roasted green chile odysssey, I decided to revisit a recipe.

A couple of years ago, I had made this Roasted Hatch Green Chile Jelly.   I remembered it fondly.  Obviously, I had plenty of green chiles to use up so I made a few batches.

. . . → Read More: Roasted Hatch Green Chile Jelly

Greek Garden Veggie Salad with Grilled Corn

This salad is a perfect summer side (or a meal in itself). . . . → Read More: Greek Garden Veggie Salad with Grilled Corn

Mango-Chai Lassi and The Art of Inheriting Secrets

An American countess, a mysterious inheritance, a hot younger guy and an Indian beverage….Want to know how these are all connected? . . . → Read More: Mango-Chai Lassi and The Art of Inheriting Secrets

Mango Cake with Coconut Topping

I recently posted a terrific and marvelous and delicious and life-changing baked bean recipe that we made up for the Fourth of July.   Today I am featuring another recipe that I made when family was visiting earlier in the month.

Last summer we traveled to Iowa to spend the Fourth with my sister and her . . . → Read More: Mango Cake with Coconut Topping

Raw Butternut Squash Salad with Ginger & Raisins

Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! DELICIOUS! . . . → Read More: Raw Butternut Squash Salad with Ginger & Raisins

Jalapeno-Berry Jelly

Getting lots of peppers from the garden? Here’s a delicious way to use up the surplus. . . . → Read More: Jalapeno-Berry Jelly

Fourth of July Baked Beans (after the fact)

I did not get this shared in time for the Fourth, but it is definitely a worthy recipe to share NOW for other picnic and grilling summer events. . . . → Read More: Fourth of July Baked Beans (after the fact)

Bags o’ Onions

Here’s a great way to caramelize onions with little mess and little work. And, here’s an even better pickled onion recipe—so good, easy and delicious! . . . → Read More: Bags o’ Onions

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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