Taste of Home Surprises

A review of the latest Taste of Home holiday cookbooks along with some of my featured recipes: Pina Colada Cake and Herb-Vinaigrette Potato Salad. . . . → Read More: Taste of Home Surprises

Asparagus with Chive Seasoned Mayo

Although technically not a salad, this dish is good served warm or cold the next day as a salad-like lunch. . . . → Read More: Asparagus with Chive Seasoned Mayo

Easter Ham

I prefer it when Easter falls late in the spring.  Easter fell almost one month exactly after the start of spring this year.   That gives us all ample time to get the garden in, decorate house and yard with Easter eggs, plan an Easter cookout, and find the perfect Easter dress.

I remember it . . . → Read More: Easter Ham

Herb & Garlic Roasted Spring Vegetables (another recipe from our cooking class)

If you haven’t been keeping up, this is the third installment of some great recipes we learned at a recent cooking class.   We attended a class at The Stock Pot’s Cooking School.   Our instructor for the evening was Chef Grant from Tavern on Brady.

So far, I have featured his classic deviled eggs, balsamic roasted . . . → Read More: Herb & Garlic Roasted Spring Vegetables (another recipe from our cooking class)

The Weekend is Here…more cooking on the patio

Grilled asparagus, potatoes, onions, and pork loin. . . . → Read More: The Weekend is Here…more cooking on the patio

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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