Persian Noodle Soup for Cook the Books and The Temporary Bride

The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran by Jennifer Klinec is the October/November selection for Cook the Books. This is a true story of a Canadian expat searching for new culinary experiences, primarily set during her trek into Iran. . . . → Read More: Persian Noodle Soup for Cook the Books and The Temporary Bride

Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Balsamic Butter

This delicious sandwich was inspired by Maggie’s Ruse, a stop on the TLC Book Tour. . . . → Read More: Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Balsamic Butter

New Mexican Beef and Beer Chili

Here’s a late Oktoberfest recipe that didn’t get posted until November. This is a great beefy chili that’s full of flavor (with green chiles, New Mexico beer, Mexican chocolate, etc.). . . . → Read More: New Mexican Beef and Beer Chili

Peanut Soup from Jubilee by Toni Tipton-Martin

Need a great cookbook read and an easy weeknight meal. Pick up Jubilee and whip up a pot of Peanut Soup. . . . → Read More: Peanut Soup from Jubilee by Toni Tipton-Martin

Frog Eye Salad for Food ‘n Flix

Apropos to the Halloween holiday, the Food ‘n Flix feature film for October is the 1991 The Addams Family. Join me for a creepy and retro recipe that was inspired by the film, Frog Eye Salad. . . . → Read More: Frog Eye Salad for Food ‘n Flix

O Brother, Where Art Thou: A menu

Check out this film-inspired menu of T-Bones in the Ashes, “Gratinated” Potatoes and Coleslaw. This month’s feature Food ‘n Flix film is O Brother, Where Art Thou which I am hosting. . . . → Read More: O Brother, Where Art Thou: A menu

Kale-Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Raisins and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

The Food Explorer: The True adventures of the Globe Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats is this round’s selection for Cook the Books Club. Here’s my salad inspired by food we may never have been able to experience without David Fairchild, the “food explorer” of the title. . . . → Read More: Kale-Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Raisins and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Mocha Portion Bread for Food ‘n Flix—the Star Wars edition

From the Food ‘n Flix Website

For the August edition of Food ‘n Flix, it’s anything Star Wars.  Kelly at Simply Inspired Meals  is hosting.  Read her announcement post here.

Most of the recent films in the Star Wars world premiered during the holidays.   This time frame was perfect for us as we generally got to take the nephews . . . → Read More: Mocha Portion Bread for Food ‘n Flix—the Star Wars edition

Blood, Bones and Butter and Three Inspired-by Recipes

To be sure, there’s lots of food floating around in Gabrielle Hamilton’s Blood, Bones & Butter, but I was inspired to make three recipes: Herbed Olives, Hummus and a Spicy-Sweet Whole Grain Mustard. . . . → Read More: Blood, Bones and Butter and Three Inspired-by Recipes

Earl Grey Infused Gin for Food ‘n Flix and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

It’s Food ‘n Flix time again so it seems it’s appropriate for another spirit laden recipe. (A lot of my Food ‘n Flix posts end up with a spirited recipe.) For July, the feature film was The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. If you haven’t seen this film, you should. You should also keep reading…. . . . → Read More: Earl Grey Infused Gin for Food ‘n Flix and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society