Harvest Fruits-Maple Crisp with Cinnamon Cream for #winePW 5 “Fall Fruits and Wine Pairings”

I think fall is my favorite season.

I love the cooler, crisp weather, the colors of fall…

I love the holidays—Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and Thanksgiving.

I love the flavors of fall—apples and pears, pumpkin, and warming spices.

So, a thank you to Culinary Adventures with Camilla  who invited me to participate in #winePW 5 “Fall Fruits . . . → Read More: Harvest Fruits-Maple Crisp with Cinnamon Cream for #winePW 5 “Fall Fruits and Wine Pairings”

Cooking with Jacques…

…or how Pépin figures into our cultural literacy and popular culture. (Plus a bonus apple tart recipe.) . . . → Read More: Cooking with Jacques…

Chorizo Stuffed Chiles in Walnut Sauce

This dish was inspired by Like Water for Chocolate, this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature film. Read on for my thoughts on the film and a delicious stuffed pepper recipe. . . . → Read More: Chorizo Stuffed Chiles in Walnut Sauce

Smoothies Round Up

To refresh, since January 1, we have been trying to have smoothies “mostly” for dinner.   We eat either a granola bar or granola with milk or yogurt for breakfast, salads for lunch and a hearty (pun intended) smoothie for dinner.   Here is a round-up of what we have tried so far.

Please note . . . → Read More: Smoothies Round Up

Happy Holiday Recipe Club—It’s Cinco de Mayo!

I’m tacking on another celebration to Cinco de Mayo—our faux anniversary! Help us celebrate with a Dulce de Leche Apple Pie. . . . → Read More: Happy Holiday Recipe Club—It’s Cinco de Mayo!

Revision of a revision of a revision (plus Plan B)

Apple Cardamom Honey Crisp (that really became Apple-Pear Cardamom Honey Crisp). . . . → Read More: Revision of a revision of a revision (plus Plan B)

Secret Recipe Club Post: My first mission

My mission (which I chose to accept): To check out “Love Veggies and Yoga” site and explore healthy recipes! However, I did find a decadent sounding one—“Dark Rum Caramel Sauce.” Any surprise what I picked? . . . → Read More: Secret Recipe Club Post: My first mission

On the third day….even better than French hens!

Mulled Cider Cookie recipe. . . . → Read More: On the third day….even better than French hens!

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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