Cinnamon and Cocoa Almonds

These are a quick and different spiced nut option for the holidays, using coconut nectar, monk fruit extract and your favorite spices. . . . → Read More: Cinnamon and Cocoa Almonds

Moroccan Sand Cookies

These delicious cookies were inspired by Secondhand Lions, this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature film. . . . → Read More: Moroccan Sand Cookies

Crazy for Cocoa Granola

I am being nostalgic and referencing the vintage Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs commercials from the late 70s and early 80s. But, I have elevated the sugary manufactured cocoa cereal of our youth. (When did the 80s get retro?) . . . → Read More: Crazy for Cocoa Granola

Go Nuts Granola Bars

Go Nuts Bars from Eliot's Eats

These bars are colorful and full of good-for-you ingredients like goji berries, cacao nibs, coconut oil, honey, almonds, pistachios, etc. . . . → Read More: Go Nuts Granola Bars

Cherry-Almond-Crunch Chicken and Pasta Salad for #HotSummerEats

Stay with me here. Pasta, basil, feta, almonds AND cherries make for a delicious salad. Yes, I said fresh cherries. . . . → Read More: Cherry-Almond-Crunch Chicken and Pasta Salad for #HotSummerEats

Vanilla Cherry Pie with Almond Crumb Topping

A little booze-infused pie for your next cookout. . . . → Read More: Vanilla Cherry Pie with Almond Crumb Topping

Meyer Lemon Almond Bars

Meyer Lemon Almond Bars

I have been painstakingly nurturing a Meyer lemon tree for years now.    It has survived being moved back and forth from the greenhouse to the patio, a couple of tremendous windstorms (one even turning it over and breaking the large clay pot it was in), leaf drop and curl, . . . → Read More: Meyer Lemon Almond Bars

Ginger-Almond Brownies

These brownies have some unexpected flavors and are even better the next day after all the flavors meld together. They would be perfect for a New Year’s Eve celebration. . . . → Read More: Ginger-Almond Brownies

Chocolate Almond Cups and Marble Dipped Strawberries.

This is the third post in a series of many to document our supremely chocolatey cooking class with Chef Sarah Leavell of The Canebrake.

The chocolate almond cups were the second treat we tasted from Chef Sarah’s kitchen.   I really enjoyed these tiny bites more than the truffle (which I didn’t think was possible).

Chef . . . → Read More: Chocolate Almond Cups and Marble Dipped Strawberries.

White Chocolate Almond Cookies with Maraschino Cherries

The nearer the approaching holidays become, the more I get into my cookie-makin’-mama mode.

I have been recently experimenting with finding the best chocolate chip cookie recipe EVER (and I hope to have multiple posts soon on this odyssey), but for this baking session  I wanted to switch it up a bit.

These cookies are . . . → Read More: White Chocolate Almond Cookies with Maraschino Cherries

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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