The Discovery of Chocolate and Bourbon-Cranberry Chocolate Bark

This round for Cook the Books features The Discovery of Chocolate by James Runcie. Let’s discuss the book with a bourbon-infused confection. . . . → Read More: The Discovery of Chocolate and Bourbon-Cranberry Chocolate Bark

Coconut Corn Chowder with Red Pepper

Late last month, I reviewed a new vegan cookbook, Sweet Potato Soul by Jenné Claiborne.   I highlighted a few of the recipes that I would like to make from her book, including this one:  Coconut Corn Chowder.  It was 80 degrees when I first got Claiborne’s book and was able to peruse through it.  This soup . . . → Read More: Coconut Corn Chowder with Red Pepper

Celery Soup and Egg Salad Sandwiches

Here’s my Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner dinner for this month’s Food ‘n Flix. . . . → Read More: Celery Soup and Egg Salad Sandwiches

Ancho Chicken Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Cabbage

Winter is still hanging on so here’s a soup that will warm you up, body and soul. . . . → Read More: Ancho Chicken Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Cabbage

TLC Book Tour, Wild Women and Pineapple Buns

Welcome to the TLC Book Tour of The Wild Woman’s Guide to Traveling the World. . . . → Read More: TLC Book Tour, Wild Women and Pineapple Buns

“Hearty” Valentine’s Day Cookie for Two

Your Valentine’s Day dessert could actually be healthy (or at least healthier). . . . → Read More: “Hearty” Valentine’s Day Cookie for Two

Jalapeno Jelly Bacon Burgers

Today is definitely a food day—wings and nachos and dips and salsas and BURGERS! . . . → Read More: Jalapeno Jelly Bacon Burgers

Olive and White Bean Hummus

Today I am continuing a hastily put together series of Super Bowl worthy bites. Try this “hummus.” . . . → Read More: Olive and White Bean Hummus

Spicy Onion Dip

Planning your Super Bowl party? It will be a cold day in Minneapolis so let’s heat things up with a spicy onion dip. . . . → Read More: Spicy Onion Dip

Wreck It Ralph Chocolate-Cherry Dump Cake

Food ‘n Flix fun this month with Wreck it Ralph and a totally rich and sugar saturated dessert. . . . → Read More: Wreck It Ralph Chocolate-Cherry Dump Cake

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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