Cucumber and Mango Salad with Lime Dressing

A book review of The New American Heart Association Cookbook with a great salad recipe. . . . → Read More: Cucumber and Mango Salad with Lime Dressing

Spicy White Bean Dip with Chili Oil and Beer-Pickled Jalapenos

I love this stuff.

And, I’ve been promising you this recipe since I posted beer-pickled jalapenos.

Almost three weeks later I finally present Spicy White Bean Dip with Chili Oil and Beer-Pickled Jalapenos.

That’s a mouthful.

I was inspired to make this recipe after noshing on an appetizer at Oak & Ore (OKC).

Spicy . . . → Read More: Spicy White Bean Dip with Chili Oil and Beer-Pickled Jalapenos

Veggie Salad with Berbere

There’s an Ethiopian restaruant in Denver that we go to every summer when we’re there visiting the nieces.   It’s kind of in a sketchy part of town.  It’s in a seen-better-days strip mall.  The sign out front has faded to oblivion.  It takes almost an hour to get your food (definitely made from scratch). . . . → Read More: Veggie Salad with Berbere

Jalapeno Banana Bread

Think jalapenos and bananas can’t play nice together…think again. . . . → Read More: Jalapeno Banana Bread

Beer-Pickled Jalapeños

Got jalapenos? Then you have got to make some Beer-Pickles as soon as you are able! . . . → Read More: Beer-Pickled Jalapeños

A Moscow Mule and Pickled Beets

I know this is a weird pairing, a Moscow Mule and pickled beets, but that’s how my mind works when I’m tasked to get inspired from Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen for this round of Cook the Books. There’s RED pepper infused vodka and RED wine pickled beets ahead… . . . → Read More: A Moscow Mule and Pickled Beets

Blueberry Bonanaza

Another two-fer today: Blueberry Syrup and Blueberry Butter from the same recipe. . . . → Read More: Blueberry Bonanaza

Tart Cherry Jellies (two for one today)

Cherry-Rosemary-Almond Jelly and Cherry-Ginger Jelly—Two jellies from the same base recipe. . . . → Read More: Tart Cherry Jellies (two for one today)

Watermelon Fruit Salad with Mango, Blackberries and Basil

Here’s a salad perfect for the Fourth. It’s my contribution to this month’s Food ‘n Flix round featuring Dirty Dancing. . . . → Read More: Watermelon Fruit Salad with Mango, Blackberries and Basil

Grilled Herbed Olives

Throw some olives on your grill before you cook your main entree. Makes for a quick and easy and delicious appetizer. . . . → Read More: Grilled Herbed Olives

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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