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)

Adult Butterbeer Ice Cream for Food ‘n Flix

Whew! I hopefully have made the due date and cut-off for August’s Food ‘n Flix. Check out this totally decadent (and easy) ice cream! . . . → Read More: Adult Butterbeer Ice Cream for Food ‘n Flix

Sourdough Chocolate Chip-Zucchini Muffins with Orange

Orange pairs so well with chocolate. You won’t believe how delicious these muffins are. You will think you’re eating dessert for breakfast (and basically you are)! . . . → Read More: Sourdough Chocolate Chip-Zucchini Muffins with Orange

The Doctor of Aleppo and Eggplant and Tomato Stew with Pomegranate Molasses

The Doctor of Aleppo is a new offering by Dan Mayland and the current stop on the TLC Book Tour. This is a beautifully written tale of the Syrian civil war and those who found themselves in the middle of it, by birth and by circumstance. The novel inspired me to make this beautiful vegetarian stew. . . . → Read More: The Doctor of Aleppo and Eggplant and Tomato Stew with Pomegranate Molasses

Grilled Banh Mi Sandwiches with Pickled Veggies

Every so often, The Hubs will put out a special request, do all the shopping and pitch in with the cooking.   Most of these requests involve grilling.

The most recent suggestion for dinner was a Banh Mi sandwich, but as mentioned above, he wanted to grill it.  I did some research and we came up . . . → Read More: Grilled Banh Mi Sandwiches with Pickled Veggies

Food ‘n Flix for July: Coyote Ugly and a Spicy Mule

This month’s Food ‘n Flix feature film is Coyote Ugly. Obviously, a beverage was called for. Enter the spicy mule. . . . → Read More: Food ‘n Flix for July: Coyote Ugly and a Spicy Mule

Zucchini-Apple Ginger Cake for The Lost Girls of Devon TLC Book Tour

Welcome to the TLC Book Tour for The Lost Girls of Devon by Barbara O’Neal. It’s set in the UK so it was a perfect time to whip up a cake for tea. . . . → Read More: Zucchini-Apple Ginger Cake for The Lost Girls of Devon TLC Book Tour

Chili-Infused Brownies with Mango-Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Welcome to the latest round of Cook the Books.  CTB is a virtual book club open to anyone that has a passion for books and food.   Every two months, we all collectively read, become inspired and get into the kitchen.  For more details on joining our merry band of epicurean readers, click here.

Claudia from . . . → Read More: Chili-Infused Brownies with Mango-Strawberry Frozen Yogurt