Baked Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

A restaurant favorite appetizer and a new recipe. This is a great dip with a Mediterranean flair. (It’s also pretty darn quick and easy.) . . . → Read More: Baked Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

Spiced Peach Cobbler with Sourdough Topping for TLC Book Tour and Glory Road

A novel about strong Southern women, family dynamics, realistic romance, peach cobbler…. What more could one want? . . . → Read More: Spiced Peach Cobbler with Sourdough Topping for TLC Book Tour and Glory Road

Lemon Ice for The Garden Lady

The TLC Tour stops on The Garden Lady by Susan Dworkin. I think Maxine, the heroine, would love this Lemon Ice recipe. . . . → Read More: Lemon Ice for The Garden Lady

Crunchy Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Spicy Mayo (and a great book suggestion)

Deep Breathing is a gem of a novel (as are these tacos). Please keep reading, pick up this latest novel, and make TACOS! . . . → Read More: Crunchy Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Spicy Mayo (and a great book suggestion)

Mixed Dried Fruit Oatmeal Cookies

It has been some delightful and delicious months cooking the recipes of Ruth Reichl. A true GOURMET experience! IHCC bids a fond farewell to Ruth. Here’s my homage. . . . → Read More: Mixed Dried Fruit Oatmeal Cookies

Red Wine Brownies for TLC Book Tour: California Girls

I breezy novel about three sisters, their break ups and their whacked out mother. Oh, and here’s the best brownies you will ever eat (break up or not). . . . → Read More: Red Wine Brownies for TLC Book Tour: California Girls

Royal Hawaiian Cocktail for TLC and The Lieutenant’s Nurse

Welcome to a TLC Book Tour Stop for The Lieutenant’s Nurse by Sara Ackerman. Included with this review is a springy and kitschy cocktail, The Royal Hawaiian. . . . → Read More: Royal Hawaiian Cocktail for TLC and The Lieutenant’s Nurse

Contest winning spoils: Red Cabbage Kielbasa & Cannellini Soup

What do you do when you win a prize package of beets (and red cabbage)? Make soup! . . . → Read More: Contest winning spoils: Red Cabbage Kielbasa & Cannellini Soup

“Paella” Fried Rice for IHCC

I delved into my Gourmet archives for a Retro Rice Recipe from Ruth Reichl. . . . → Read More: “Paella” Fried Rice for IHCC

Diva of a Grilled Cheese for IHCC

Welcome to this week’s I Heart Cooking Clubs theme:  Retro!  Ruth has many retro recipes, whether it’s a recipe from a vintage issue of Gourmet, or a retro favorite from back in the day. We’re going back in time.

Instead of digging through my old Gourmet copies, I decided to go with two retro flavors:  grilled . . . → Read More: Diva of a Grilled Cheese for IHCC

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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