Olive and White Bean Hummus

Today I am continuing a hastily put together series of Super Bowl worthy bites. Try this “hummus.” . . . → Read More: Olive and White Bean Hummus

Spicy Onion Dip

Planning your Super Bowl party? It will be a cold day in Minneapolis so let’s heat things up with a spicy onion dip. . . . → Read More: Spicy Onion Dip

Wreck It Ralph Chocolate-Cherry Dump Cake

Food ‘n Flix fun this month with Wreck it Ralph and a totally rich and sugar saturated dessert. . . . → Read More: Wreck It Ralph Chocolate-Cherry Dump Cake

Chili Cook-Off, Part I

We’re starting to tweak some recipes for a chili cook off. This recipe is our first hope for bringing home the trophy. . . . → Read More: Chili Cook-Off, Part I

Butternut and Zucchini Sesame Noodles

Here’s a quick and easy and healthy dish…serve as a stir-fry or as a cold salad. Both variations are delicious. . . . → Read More: Butternut and Zucchini Sesame Noodles

Beet and Leek Farro Salad with Spiced Vinaigrette

I ended up doing two posts inspired from Feast of Sorrow by Crystal King. Her work is the current selection for Cook the Books. Here’s my rendition on an ancient Roman recipe. . . . → Read More: Beet and Leek Farro Salad with Spiced Vinaigrette

Libum (Roman Honey Cakes)

Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome by Crystal King is the December/January selection for Cook the Books. I was inspired to make a simple honey cake that was used as a sacrifice to the Roman gods. . . . → Read More: Libum (Roman Honey Cakes)

In My Kitchen (January 2018)

Here’s a few items we received and gifted during the Christmas season. Linking up today with Sherry’s “In My Kitchen.” . . . → Read More: In My Kitchen (January 2018)

Happy New Year!

Wishing you and yours a joyous New Year! . . . → Read More: Happy New Year!

Curried Butternut, Black Bean and Spinach Soup

A delicious hearty soup for the New Year. . . . → Read More: Curried Butternut, Black Bean and Spinach Soup

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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