Jalapeno-Berry Jelly

Getting lots of peppers from the garden? Here’s a delicious way to use up the surplus. . . . → Read More: Jalapeno-Berry Jelly

Fourth of July Baked Beans (after the fact)

I did not get this shared in time for the Fourth, but it is definitely a worthy recipe to share NOW for other picnic and grilling summer events. . . . → Read More: Fourth of July Baked Beans (after the fact)

Garlic and Sapphires (and Strozzapreti with Tomatoes, Olives & Herbed Goat Cheese)

Ruth Reichl’s Garlic and Sapphires is the June/July selection for Cook the Books. Join me in my re-reading of Reichl’s reflections on being a disguised NYT’s food critic. . . . → Read More: Garlic and Sapphires (and Strozzapreti with Tomatoes, Olives & Herbed Goat Cheese)

Bags o’ Onions

Here’s a great way to caramelize onions with little mess and little work. And, here’s an even better pickled onion recipe—so good, easy and delicious! . . . → Read More: Bags o’ Onions

“In My Kitchen” July 2018

Here’s what’s up this month and a recipe for Toasted Quinoa Garden Salad. . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” July 2018

Frozone Super Hero Popsicle for Food ‘n Flix: The Incredibles

I know that Incredibles 2 is out but join me in celebrating the 2004 original for June’s Food ‘n Flix. . . . → Read More: Frozone Super Hero Popsicle for Food ‘n Flix: The Incredibles

Tortellini Salad with Cherry Tomatoes & Olives

A truly remarkable novel for the TLC Book Tour inspired this simple and summery pasta salad. . . . → Read More: Tortellini Salad with Cherry Tomatoes & Olives

Potato Salad with Kombu

Here’s an interesting twist on potato salad, a staple for upcoming holiday picnics and BBQs. I am using it today to accompany a review of The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers (And Their Muses) by Terri-Lynne DeFino for TLC Book Tour. . . . → Read More: Potato Salad with Kombu

RIP, Chef

Eight years ago this month I shelled out big bucks to not only hear Anthony but to also get the privilege of standing in line for a meet ‘n greet autograph session.

June 12, 2010 (PAC, Tulsa, OK)

I took my Les Halles Cookbook  and I asked The Hubs to take my copy of Medium Raw.  . . . → Read More: RIP, Chef

“In My Kitchen” June 2018

June is turning into a whirlwind month for me and mine.   We traveled to northern Iowa on Memorial Day weekend and then I had to smack dab go out of town on business.   I got home and then The Hubs had to travel (as I again had to go out of town as . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” June 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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