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

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

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

Green Chile Holiday Pinwheels

A staple holiday appetizer (with a green chile kick) plus a bonus cookie recipe. . . . → Read More: Green Chile Holiday Pinwheels

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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