Guatemalan Quesadillas (Sweet Cakes) for TLC Book Tours and Concepción and the Baby Brokers

The current TLC Book Tour took me to Guatemala and to explore some Guatemalan recipes. . . . → Read More: Guatemalan Quesadillas (Sweet Cakes) for TLC Book Tours and Concepción and the Baby Brokers

Crazy for Cocoa Granola

I am being nostalgic and referencing the vintage Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs commercials from the late 70s and early 80s. But, I have elevated the sugary manufactured cocoa cereal of our youth. (When did the 80s get retro?) . . . → Read More: Crazy for Cocoa Granola

Grilled Portobello and Red Quinoa Vegetable Salad

There’s been a couple of oh-so-tiny desserts recently and one soup but we’re still on our 2017 Challenge of Rice Bowls and Salads. Here’s the latest recipe to hit our table as we strive for health and weight loss. . . . → Read More: Grilled Portobello and Red Quinoa Vegetable Salad

Two-Potato Soup with Sriracha Swirl

Today’s recipe combines both Yukon gold and sweet potatoes for a beautifully hued soup. This soup is also my inspired-by dish for this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature: The Martian. . . . → Read More: Two-Potato Soup with Sriracha Swirl

TLC Book Tour: All the News I Need and Nectarine Salad with Oil and Vinegar

This TLC Book Tour finds me perusing through a copy of All the News I Need by Joan Frank (and making this delicious salad). . . . → Read More: TLC Book Tour: All the News I Need and Nectarine Salad with Oil and Vinegar

Carnitas Rice Bowls with Pickled Onions and Cilantro Slaw

My mom, sister and I often swap recipes via email.  (You can read about another recipe my sister urged me to make here.)

Last weekend, a recipe for Homesick Texan Carnitas found its way from Sis to me.  Always succinct,  the link to the recipe was only accompanied by “this is a really good recipe” . . . → Read More: Carnitas Rice Bowls with Pickled Onions and Cilantro Slaw

Lemon Rice with Peas and Artichokes

Preserved lemons, onions, artichokes, green peas = a unique and delicious rice dish. . . . → Read More: Lemon Rice with Peas and Artichokes

Freekeh Pilaf

This dish is “freekeh” amazing! Recipe is from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty. . . . → Read More: Freekeh Pilaf

Mediterranean Rice Salad

A savory rice is finished with a light dressing, artichokes, dried tomatoes and fresh spinach….. . . . → Read More: Mediterranean Rice Salad

King Cake (on the lighter side)

Here’s a lighter (and easier) King Cake. The dough is made with coconut oil and almond milk. The filling is the highlight of this delicious cake to celebrate Mardi Gras. . . . → Read More: King Cake (on the lighter side)

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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