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

A Very Berry Good Time

Summers are always hectic and it’s been a while since we went berry picking.  Strawberries were numero uno on my list this summer but, alas, strawberry season came and went without us picking any (but the few meager ones from our own bed).

I was determined to not miss the rest of the berry seasons.

. . . → Read More: A Very Berry Good Time

A Luna Cocktail and Mocktail for This Beautiful Fantastic

Here is a quirky fairy tale of a film that will delight, uplift, and amuse. I created a cocktail and a mocktail to celebrate June’s Food ‘n Flix feature film and the return of a favorite host (and founder), Heather. . . . → Read More: A Luna Cocktail and Mocktail for This Beautiful Fantastic

Guest Post: Bierox and “Take it away, mom!”

Welcome to the first guest post at EE! Join my mother today as she shares an old authentic German recipe and a family favorite. . . . → Read More: Guest Post: Bierox and “Take it away, mom!”

Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic and Basil for a TLC Book Tour

For this stop on the TLC Book Tour, I read Valencia and Valentine, a quirky tale of alternating realities. I paired the book with a quick and easy summer dish, grilled asparagus with balsamic and basil. . . . → Read More: Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic and Basil for a TLC Book Tour