Seed planting

We’ve planted lots of seeds for the upcoming garden season—tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes and peppers. . . . → Read More: Seed planting

Whole Wheat Cardamom Chocolate Chip Cookies

Try this cookie as soon as you are able! . . . → Read More: Whole Wheat Cardamom Chocolate Chip Cookies

Southern Belle*

I’m having difficulties naming this cocktail: The Southern Belle? The Scarlett? The Carol Burnett? Regardless, here’s a cocktail for the first day of Spring 2018. . . . → Read More: Southern Belle*

Scrambled Eggs, Blushing Mimosas and Richard Gere

This month’s Food ‘n Flix feature is Runaway Bride starring Julia Roberts and RICHARD GERE. Here’s my inspired-by meal of Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese and Dill and Blushing Bride Mimosas. . . . → Read More: Scrambled Eggs, Blushing Mimosas and Richard Gere

Almond Breakfast Smoothie

I review Lemons Are a Girl’s Best Friend along with a delicious breakfast smoothie from Janet Hayward’s recent publication. . . . → Read More: Almond Breakfast Smoothie

In My Kitchen—March 2018

Here’s this month’s In My Kitchen hosted by Sherry’s Pickings.

I am so ready for March.   For February being the shortest month, it was unbelievable tedious, frustrating and maddening at work.  But, with March comes Spring Break…so there is that.

🙂

I received a great cookbook, Sweet Potato Soul by Jenné Claiborne.  We are not vegetarian and . . . → Read More: In My Kitchen—March 2018

The Discovery of Chocolate and Bourbon-Cranberry Chocolate Bark

This round for Cook the Books features The Discovery of Chocolate by James Runcie. Let’s discuss the book with a bourbon-infused confection. . . . → Read More: The Discovery of Chocolate and Bourbon-Cranberry Chocolate Bark

Coconut Corn Chowder with Red Pepper

Late last month, I reviewed a new vegan cookbook, Sweet Potato Soul by Jenné Claiborne.   I highlighted a few of the recipes that I would like to make from her book, including this one:  Coconut Corn Chowder.  It was 80 degrees when I first got Claiborne’s book and was able to peruse through it.  This soup . . . → Read More: Coconut Corn Chowder with Red Pepper

Celery Soup and Egg Salad Sandwiches

Here’s my Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner dinner for this month’s Food ‘n Flix. . . . → Read More: Celery Soup and Egg Salad Sandwiches

Ancho Chicken Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Cabbage

Winter is still hanging on so here’s a soup that will warm you up, body and soul. . . . → Read More: Ancho Chicken Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Cabbage

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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