A New Old-Fashioned, an appetizer and Buttermilk Graffiti

I’m highlighting Chef Edward Lee today. Buttermilk Graffiti is the featured book for Cook the Books. Here’s a berry delightful and thymely cocktail along with a mushroom “hummus.” . . . → Read More: A New Old-Fashioned, an appetizer and Buttermilk Graffiti

Food ‘n Flix: Part One for Spinning Plates, a simple guacamole

Spinning Plates is the Food ‘n Flix April feature. I decided to do three recipes and three different posts to celebrate. Today’s post is a simple guacamole for a humble family restaurant. (It’s also doing double duty for I Heart Cooking Clubs. . . . → Read More: Food ‘n Flix: Part One for Spinning Plates, a simple guacamole

Baked Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

A restaurant favorite appetizer and a new recipe. This is a great dip with a Mediterranean flair. (It’s also pretty darn quick and easy.) . . . → Read More: Baked Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

Tortilla Dusted Jalapeno Dip

Super Bowl LIII

My Super Bowl posts tend to be completed in advance, sometimes as much as a year.  (That was true with last year’s post of Spicy Onion Dip, posted for Super Bowl LII but actually made and eaten for Super Bowl LI.)

This is again the case for another spicy dip, Tortilla Dusted . . . → Read More: Tortilla Dusted Jalapeno Dip

Baked Brie and Book Club for Food ‘n Flix

Welcome to my first Food ‘n Flix post for 2019. 

Evelyne from CulturEatz is hosting Book Club, probably the most recent movie that’s been featured at Food ‘n Flix for a long time.   (You can read her announcement post here.)

I love the female cast:

Diane Keaton.  I have a love/hate relationship with her.  Kay . . . → Read More: Baked Brie and Book Club for Food ‘n Flix

Marinated Mushrooms and a book review for In This Ground by Beth Castrodale

In This Ground is my absolutely favorite book of 2019! Read on to see how mushrooms fit in with the plot and theme of the novel by Beth Castrodale on this TLC Book Tour. . . . → Read More: Marinated Mushrooms and a book review for In This Ground by Beth Castrodale

Roasted Clementine Bruschetta for IHCC

Here’s a totally different and unusual (and quick) appetizer to whip up before you watch your own favorite team in upcoming bowl games. We just happen to be watching the Orange Bowl tonight. (Get it?) . . . → Read More: Roasted Clementine Bruschetta for IHCC

“In My Kitchen” December 2018 (and Smoky Black Bean and Corn Spread)

For December’s “In My Kitchen” we have some citrus, cheese, cookbooks, jalapeno jelly and a great appetizer recipe for the holidays! Also, there’s a preview of things to come for EE’s holiday posts. . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” December 2018 (and Smoky Black Bean and Corn Spread)

Marinated Olives and Tomatoes and a Charcuterie Board for a Curmudgeon

Welcome to the November round of Food ‘n Flix, A Man Called Ove. I created a charcuterie board to celebrate this film with marinated tomatoes, olives, and homemade cheese crackers. . . . → Read More: Marinated Olives and Tomatoes and a Charcuterie Board for a Curmudgeon

Olive Tapenade and Crostini

Today is a TLC Book Tour stop. What does a typical Midwestern family look like? It might be the Baumgartners. Here’s a review of Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners by Gretchen Anthony along with a truly delicious tapenade recipe. . . . → Read More: Olive Tapenade and Crostini