Fried Apples ‘n Onions (inspired by Farmer Boy)

This recipe was inspired from Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder, the current Cook the Books selection. . . . → Read More: Fried Apples ‘n Onions (inspired by Farmer Boy)

Taste of Home Surprises

A review of the latest Taste of Home holiday cookbooks along with some of my featured recipes: Pina Colada Cake and Herb-Vinaigrette Potato Salad. . . . → Read More: Taste of Home Surprises

Smoked Oyster Shrimp (or Shrimp Dinner…with Cream)

This post is a continuation from a recent post “Here’s something to blog about, Aunt Deb…”

To recap, I received some delicious looking pictures from one of the favorite nephews with instructions that I should blog about a creative recipe that his dad (the BiL) had created.  But, I did not receive a recipe.  After . . . → Read More: Smoked Oyster Shrimp (or Shrimp Dinner…with Cream)

TLC Book Tour: Apfelkuchen and Forty Autumns by Nina Willner

I am including a recipe for Apfelkuchen along with my review of Nina Willner’s tale of a family separation for forty years by the Berlin Wall. . . . → Read More: TLC Book Tour: Apfelkuchen and Forty Autumns by Nina Willner

Moroccan Sand Cookies

These delicious cookies were inspired by Secondhand Lions, this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature film. . . . → Read More: Moroccan Sand Cookies

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

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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