Chili Cook-Off, Part I

We’re starting to tweak some recipes for a chili cook off. This recipe is our first hope for bringing home the trophy. . . . → Read More: Chili Cook-Off, Part I

Butternut and Zucchini Sesame Noodles

Here’s a quick and easy and healthy dish…serve as a stir-fry or as a cold salad. Both variations are delicious. . . . → Read More: Butternut and Zucchini Sesame Noodles

Beet and Leek Farro Salad with Spiced Vinaigrette

I ended up doing two posts inspired from Feast of Sorrow by Crystal King. Her work is the current selection for Cook the Books. Here’s my rendition on an ancient Roman recipe. . . . → Read More: Beet and Leek Farro Salad with Spiced Vinaigrette

Libum (Roman Honey Cakes)

Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome by Crystal King is the December/January selection for Cook the Books. I was inspired to make a simple honey cake that was used as a sacrifice to the Roman gods. . . . → Read More: Libum (Roman Honey Cakes)

Curried Butternut, Black Bean and Spinach Soup

A delicious hearty soup for the New Year. . . . → Read More: Curried Butternut, Black Bean and Spinach Soup

Grandma’s Orange Slice Cake

Here’s a recipe that I remember fondly from my youth, a 6-week process that Grandma would start after Halloween. . . . → Read More: Grandma’s Orange Slice Cake

Christmas Chile-Spiced Pecans

This month marked a hodge-podge of holidayish themes here at Eliot’s Eats.   I definitely went down two different roads.   On the one hand, I highlighted some great culinary-themed books that you might want to gift to the foodie in your life.   Then, I pulled out some New Mexico-inspired holiday recipes just because….

I ended the . . . → Read More: Christmas Chile-Spiced Pecans

Green Chile Holiday Pinwheels

A staple holiday appetizer (with a green chile kick) plus a bonus cookie recipe. . . . → Read More: Green Chile Holiday Pinwheels

Biscochitos

Holiday cookies from New Mexico. (Surprise!) . . . → Read More: Biscochitos

Spiced Apple Beer Jelly

Did the summer fruit season pass you by? Do you need a quick and unusual gift for your beer snob? Heck, need a gift for anyone that loves deliciousness? You don’t need any summer fruit for this jelly…just beer and apple cider. . . . → Read More: Spiced Apple Beer Jelly

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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