“In My Kitchen” January 2019

I’m not sure we were this good in 2018 but we got a lot of wonderful homemade and kitchen swag under the tree and in our stockings. . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” January 2019

Christmas Simmering Spices

Today’s recipe is just for simmering and smelling. . . . → Read More: Christmas Simmering Spices

Dog Biscuits for Your Favorite Pooch

Put some homemade treats under the tree this year for your favorite canine. . . . → Read More: Dog Biscuits for Your Favorite Pooch

“In My Kitchen” December 2018 (and Smoky Black Bean and Corn Spread)

For December’s “In My Kitchen” we have some citrus, cheese, cookbooks, jalapeno jelly and a great appetizer recipe for the holidays! Also, there’s a preview of things to come for EE’s holiday posts. . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” December 2018 (and Smoky Black Bean and Corn Spread)

December Food ‘n Flix Announcement: Love Actually

It’s December. Time for sentimental and sappy holiday movies. Join me for this round of Food ‘n Flix and Love Actually. . . . → Read More: December Food ‘n Flix Announcement: Love Actually

Thanksgiving is almost HERE (Yikes!)

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s my proposed menu for the rest of the holiday week along with (what I consider) the quintessential Thanksgiving poem. . . . → Read More: Thanksgiving is almost HERE (Yikes!)

Spicy Butternut Soup with Chorizo and Walnuts

A lazy Saturday ritual, a social media rant and a delicious soup. . . . → Read More: Spicy Butternut Soup with Chorizo and Walnuts

Pumpkin Chili with Sausage and Black Beans

You Were Always Mine by Nicole Baart inspired this comforting and warming soup. Drop by for this stop on the TLC Book Tour. . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Chili with Sausage and Black Beans

Roasted Pork in Banana Leaves

Wrapping the pork in the banana leaves made for a deliciously moist meat and many tasty meals. Where did we get the leaves? Not from an Asian market but from our own backyard grove. . . . → Read More: Roasted Pork in Banana Leaves

Lifesavers for Beginners, TLC Book Stop, and Apricot Brandy Bars

Lifesaving for Beginners is today’s stop on the TLC Book Tour. It’s a dark and cathartic memoir so you might need a comforting apricot bar and a cup of tea before you sit down to read. . . . → Read More: Lifesavers for Beginners, TLC Book Stop, and Apricot Brandy Bars

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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