Berryful Sangria

Need a pitcher of summer goodness? Here you go… . . . → Read More: Berryful Sangria

“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

Old Fashion (Cocktail hour with Good Neighbors)

Good Neighbors is a dark tale which questions whether or not we really want to know our neighbors. Here’s a cocktail to make the drama go down a bit easier. . . . → Read More: Old Fashion (Cocktail hour with Good Neighbors)

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

Meyer Lemon-Avocado Pie with Macadamia-Pine Nut Crust

You may have heard of avocado-key lime pie. Here’s my take using Meyer lemons. . . . → Read More: Meyer Lemon-Avocado Pie with Macadamia-Pine Nut Crust

Mommy & Daddy’s Special Helper

A cocktail to celebrate Christine Lahti’s new book, True Stories from an Unreliable Witness. . . . → Read More: Mommy & Daddy’s Special Helper

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

“In My Kitchen” April 2018

Here’s what’s going on “In My Kitchen” this month…some wine making, a cool spoon, and some foodie reading. . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” April 2018

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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