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

Food ‘n Flix Round Up: To Kill A Mockingbird

See what the Food ‘n Flix crew cooked up to celebrate an American classic film: To Kill a Mockingbird. Come on in, pull up to the table, and enjoy some Southern favorites. . . . → Read More: Food ‘n Flix Round Up: To Kill A Mockingbird

Apple Molasses for To Kill a Mockingbird Food ‘n Flix

Whether the topic is the film or the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic either way.

I am thrilled to be hosting this month’s round for Food ‘n Flix with this 1962 Academy Award winning classic.  Besides securing Gregory Peck the Best Actor Oscar, this film started the careers of a number of . . . → Read More: Apple Molasses for To Kill a Mockingbird Food ‘n Flix

Fried Apples ‘n Onions (inspired by Farmer Boy)

This recipe was inspired from Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder, the current Cook the Books selection. . . . → Read More: Fried Apples ‘n Onions (inspired by Farmer Boy)

Taste of Home Surprises

A review of the latest Taste of Home holiday cookbooks along with some of my featured recipes: Pina Colada Cake and Herb-Vinaigrette Potato Salad. . . . → Read More: Taste of Home Surprises

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….

Smoked Oyster Shrimp (or Shrimp Dinner…with Cream)

This post is a continuation from a recent post “Here’s something to blog about, Aunt Deb…”

To recap, I received some delicious looking pictures from one of the favorite nephews with instructions that I should blog about a creative recipe that his dad (the BiL) had created.  But, I did not receive a recipe.  After . . . → Read More: Smoked Oyster Shrimp (or Shrimp Dinner…with Cream)

TLC Book Tour: Apfelkuchen and Forty Autumns by Nina Willner

I am including a recipe for Apfelkuchen along with my review of Nina Willner’s tale of a family separation for forty years by the Berlin Wall. . . . → Read More: TLC Book Tour: Apfelkuchen and Forty Autumns by Nina Willner

“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…”

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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