Bags o’ Onions

Here’s a great way to caramelize onions with little mess and little work. And, here’s an even better pickled onion recipe—so good, easy and delicious! . . . → Read More: Bags o’ Onions

“In My Kitchen” July 2018

Here’s what’s up this month and a recipe for Toasted Quinoa Garden Salad. . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” July 2018

Tortellini Salad with Cherry Tomatoes & Olives

A truly remarkable novel for the TLC Book Tour inspired this simple and summery pasta salad. . . . → Read More: Tortellini Salad with Cherry Tomatoes & Olives

RIP, Chef

Eight years ago this month I shelled out big bucks to not only hear Anthony but to also get the privilege of standing in line for a meet ‘n greet autograph session.

June 12, 2010 (PAC, Tulsa, OK)

I took my Les Halles Cookbook  and I asked The Hubs to take my copy of Medium Raw.  . . . → Read More: RIP, Chef

“In My Kitchen” June 2018

June is turning into a whirlwind month for me and mine.   We traveled to northern Iowa on Memorial Day weekend and then I had to smack dab go out of town on business.   I got home and then The Hubs had to travel (as I again had to go out of town as . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” June 2018

“In My Kitchen” May 2018

Here’s a book review, product reviews and some pottery and wine for good measure for May’s “In My Kitchen.” . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” May 2018

Churros for Coco

April’s Food ‘n Flix film is Coco. Here’s my inspired-by sugary cinnamon treat! . . . → Read More: Churros for Coco

Guacamole Chicken Salad with Pomemgranate

Welcome to the TLC Book Tour for Hurricane Season  by Laren K. Denton.

Publisher’s Blurb

From the author of the USA TODAY bestseller The Hideaway comes a new story about families and mending the past.

Betsy and Ty Franklin, owners of Franklin Dairy Farm in southern Alabama, have long since buried their desire for children of their own. While Ty . . . → Read More: Guacamole Chicken Salad with Pomemgranate

Spicy Carrot and Chickpea Salad

We were recently invited to a quail roast at a friend’s house.

Since we were “bagging” our first batch of pinot grigio that morning, The Hubs went all out and lasered a peronalized box o’ wine, just for our hosts and the occasion.

It turned out fantastic (both the lasering and the wine).

Their gatherings, whether . . . → Read More: Spicy Carrot and Chickpea Salad

Cacti and Succulents

Every spring I get the gardening fever early.  However, we are lucky enough to have a greenhouse and so we can “garden” all winter.  This year, we packed the greenhouse with all sorts of cacti and succulents.  We transferred them all from the patio so they could survive the winter.  This process took a lot . . . → Read More: Cacti and Succulents

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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