The Bee’s Knees

This cocktail is perfect to celebrate fall and the end of summer heat. Hopefully, you are experiencing an Indian Summer where you are and can enjoy this on the patio. . . . → Read More: The Bee’s Knees

Ethiopian Cuisine for Cook the Books

Inspired by this Cook the Book Round, I delved into Ethiopian cuisine and made a feast of Shiro Wat (a chickpea paste), Sambussa (a lentil fritter) and Injera (Ethiopian flatbread). . . . → Read More: Ethiopian Cuisine for Cook the Books

Park in the Pearl

Join me as we explored the new food truck court in Tulsa. The Park on Pearl opened this past weekend and will be open every Tuesday-Sunday for lunch and dinner. . . . → Read More: Park in the Pearl

Honey and Sriracha Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Follow me as I am inspired by a new restaurant’s menu that leads to our Easter dinner. What was on the menu? These sweet potatoes, deviled eggs with pickled mustard seeds, grilled leg of lamb, and quinoa salad. . . . → Read More: Honey and Sriracha Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Spring Breakin’ (2015)

Follow me to San Antonio on a much needed Spring Break trip. Of course there was lots of food and fun involved. . . . → Read More: Spring Breakin’ (2015)

Coffee & Cream for Dessert

You must try this spectacular dessert: White Chocolate Panna Cotta topped with Cappuccino Gelato. This dessert was inspired by Juniper in Tulsa. . . . → Read More: Coffee & Cream for Dessert

Onion-Rosemary Bread

I decided to turn over a new leaf.  (Let’s see how long it will last, shall we?)

Over the holiday break, I decided to go through my stash of recipe books, clippings, magazines, etc.  It was quite an undertaking, something that I am still in the process of sorting.

I found a couple of local . . . → Read More: Onion-Rosemary Bread

Happy Birthday to Me Trip!

I love traveling with The Hubs, even when it’s just a quick weekend getaway.

Case in point….this past weekend we incorporated a one night work trip with a one night fun trip.   Voila!  A birthday trip extraordinaire!

We love Kansas City and it is only about three and a half hours away.   It . . . → Read More: Happy Birthday to Me Trip!

Pretzel Sticks with Two Sauces for #10DaysofTailgate

Try these make-ahead pretzel sticks with two easy sauces, an easy beer cheese sauce and a delicious mustard dip. . . . → Read More: Pretzel Sticks with Two Sauces for #10DaysofTailgate

Santa Fe: A solo trek

On a recent trip, I was determined to dine in a few of Santa Fe’s most famous restaurants. See how I did. . . . → Read More: Santa Fe: A solo trek

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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