Olive Stuffed Eggs for A Frenzy of Sparks (a TLC Tour Stop)

A Frenzy of Sparks is set in the mid-1960s so I pulled out a retro 1964 cookbook for this recipe. Read on for a review of the novel by Kristen Fields as well as this vintage recipe. . . . → Read More: Olive Stuffed Eggs for A Frenzy of Sparks (a TLC Tour Stop)

Pumpkin Donuts for Knives Out and Food ‘n Flix

Knives Out is the November film for Food ‘n Flix: “A case with a hole in the middle…a donut…A donut. One central piece and if it reveals itself, the fog would lift, the arc would resolve, the Slinky become unkinked.” . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Donuts for Knives Out and Food ‘n Flix

“Secret” Meyer Lemon Scones for The Secret, Book & Scone Society

The Secret, Book & Scone Society is the current Cook the Books read. Here’s my review of this quaint little mystery along with a “secret” scone recipe. (The secret may be in the glaze…you will see…) . . . → Read More: “Secret” Meyer Lemon Scones for The Secret, Book & Scone Society

No-Bake Cocoa & Apricot Nut Bars from The What to Eat When Cookbook

For the TLC Book Tour stop today, there’s no novel.  What we do have is a wonderful cookbook by the authors of What to Eat When.  (And that’s no fiction!)

About The What to Eat When Cookbook

• Hardcover: 304 pages • Publisher: National Geographic (October 20, 2020)

This inspiring cookbook/strategic eating plan–sequel to the wildly popular . . . → Read More: No-Bake Cocoa & Apricot Nut Bars from The What to Eat When Cookbook

Thick and Hearty Minestrone with Roasted Piquillo-Mozzarella Paninis

Welcome to the TLC Book Tour stop for Murder in the Piazza by Jen Collins Moore. This book inspired a truly comforting meal of soup and sandwiches. . . . → Read More: Thick and Hearty Minestrone with Roasted Piquillo-Mozzarella Paninis

Happy Halloween with Death Becomes Her and “A Touch of Magic Cocktail to Beat Thyme”

I know this is an early Halloween celebration but it was much needed. Join me for October’s Food ‘n Flix Halloween event and a classy cocktail for any of your movie viewing. . . . → Read More: Happy Halloween with Death Becomes Her and “A Touch of Magic Cocktail to Beat Thyme”

A Borrowed Life, TLC Book Tour, and BPT Sandwiches

Once again, we’re on a stop for a TLC Book Tour.  Welcome aboard!

If  Questions of Perspective (my last book review) was irreverently spiritual, A Borrowed Life by Kerri Anne King shows a world of reverent hypocrisy, one that is rigid and stifling.

About the Book:

From the Amazon Charts bestselling author of Whisper Me This comes an emotional and sharply . . . → Read More: A Borrowed Life, TLC Book Tour, and BPT Sandwiches

Smoked Meatloaf and Recipe for a Perfect Wife for Cook the Books

Today’s offering: a retro meatloaf recipe and a review of Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown for the August/September round of Cook the Books. . . . → Read More: Smoked Meatloaf and Recipe for a Perfect Wife for Cook the Books

Blueberry-Blackberry Corn Muffins for Let the Willows Weep for TLC

Parnell’s first novel, Let the Willows Weep, is a triumph in the genre of sad Southern novels. Her characters are drawn deep and you will laugh and cry with her heroine, Birddog Harlin. . . . → Read More: Blueberry-Blackberry Corn Muffins for Let the Willows Weep for TLC

Chocolate Feast for Chocolat (and Food ‘n Flix 10th Anniversary)

Three chocolate inspired recipes today to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Food ‘n Flix and the film Chocolat: Eggplant Caponata, Chili-Cocoa Rubbed Steaks, and Chocolate Salami. . . . → Read More: Chocolate Feast for Chocolat (and Food ‘n Flix 10th Anniversary)