Recipes from our past….

A review of a retro cookbook and an truly inspired cocktail recipe from a bygone era. . . . → Read More: Recipes from our past….

“Here’s something you can blog about, Aunt Deb…”

Some help from one of my favorite nephews…Shrimp Dinner with Cream. . . . → Read More: “Here’s something you can blog about, Aunt Deb…”

Jalapeno Banana Bread

Think jalapenos and bananas can’t play nice together…think again. . . . → Read More: Jalapeno Banana Bread

Garden Update

Check out our tomatoes, peppers, citrus, basil and other flowering things in our gardens. . . . → Read More: Garden Update

Meals in a Box

This is a totally non-sponsored post but I am offering up some free meals to anyone interested. . . . → Read More: Meals in a Box

Tart Cherry Jellies (two for one today)

Cherry-Rosemary-Almond Jelly and Cherry-Ginger Jelly—Two jellies from the same base recipe. . . . → Read More: Tart Cherry Jellies (two for one today)

Review of My Kitchen Year with Painless Pasta

I know this book has been out for a while, but I sat down last weekend and read it cover to cover. It’s another Reichl classic. . . . → Read More: Review of My Kitchen Year with Painless Pasta

Olive Oil and Sweet Wine Cookies

…and the demise of another favorite culinary publication (and website). 🙁 . . . → Read More: Olive Oil and Sweet Wine Cookies

Roasted Acorn Squash Salad with Arugula and Chèvre

Today’s recipe is featured in Life from Scratch by Sasha Martin, the Cook the Books current selection. . . . → Read More: Roasted Acorn Squash Salad with Arugula and Chèvre

Pea Salad with Radishes and Feta

It’s been a while since I posted but I certainly wanted to share part of our Easter Dinner menu…starting with this salad. . . . → Read More: Pea Salad with Radishes and Feta

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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