Pickled Jalapenos

Here’s a traditional jalapeno pickle that will keep in the pantry for stews, chilis, and parties this winter. (And, check out our banana bloom!) . . . → Read More: Pickled Jalapenos

Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Here’s a healthy and delicious and diabetic friendly breakfast! Don’t let the healthiness of this dish put you off—it’s sooooo good! . . . → Read More: Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Pineapple-Smoked Baloney

“It smells like burnt baloney and regrets down here.” Here’s my post for this months Food ‘n Flix, Ghostbusters, 2016. . . . → Read More: Pineapple-Smoked Baloney

Recipes from our past….

A review of a retro cookbook and a 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

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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