Tarte Flambée

The Cook the Books Club selection this round is The Patriarch by Martin Walker. Here is my dish inspired from this mystery novel. . . . → Read More: Tarte Flambée

Picnic All-Star Pasta Salad

Have a fantastic Fourth of July and celebrate with this picnic-perfect pasta salad, chock full of fresh veggies. . . . → Read More: Picnic All-Star Pasta Salad

Mystical Autumn Pizza

Help celebrate five years of Food ‘n Flix fun with a classic from the 80s and a pizza full of fall goodness. . . . → Read More: Mystical Autumn Pizza

The Local Cuban Sandwich

Keeping with the theme of “getting back to local,” I present a sandwich made with local Oklahoma products (and homemade bread, homemade pickles, and a homemade condiment). . . . → Read More: The Local Cuban Sandwich

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara is one of my all time favorites and this recipe comes from my favorite food writer of all times, Ruth Reichl. Join me for this month’s Cook the Books feature, Reichl’s Comfort Me with Apples. . . . → Read More: Spaghetti Carbonara

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes with Sriracha Sauce for C.L.U.E.

A great appetizer, a spicy dipping sauce, and even a bonus martini….all for this month’s C.L.U.E. . . . → Read More: Bacon Wrapped Potatoes with Sriracha Sauce for C.L.U.E.

Coq au Vin Blanc with Carrots

A post-Valentine’s Day recipe using a “not for Valentine’s Day” gift. . . . → Read More: Coq au Vin Blanc with Carrots

Sun Dried Tomato Pasta with Broccoli and Bacon for #TripleSBites

Most of my featured recipes for #TripleSBites have been finger foods and appetizers because what could be more romantic than sharing food with your lover?

Although I whole heartedly endorse finger-feeding as being one of the sexier food pursuits, I would rank pasta right up there with food of romance.

 

This pasta is saucy . . . → Read More: Sun Dried Tomato Pasta with Broccoli and Bacon for #TripleSBites

Bacon-Swiss Chard Soba Noodles

I hope everyone had a fantastic Fourth of July!!!   We had a super time with mom and the nephews and sister and BiL spending the weekend with us.   Plus we hosted about twenty others for a traditional hamburger and hot  dog cookout on the Fourth.   The weather was perfect here and all the kids had . . . → Read More: Bacon-Swiss Chard Soba Noodles

Okie Peasant Potato Soup

For my last post, I presented a recipe for “French Peasant Bread” and mentioned how wonderful this bread was to accompany soup.   I teased you with an upcoming potato soup and decided to continue my peasant theme.

 

Just waiting for the soup.

Growing up we had some go-to quick suppers that my . . . → Read More: Okie Peasant Potato Soup

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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