A Mexican Feast to Celebrate Frida for Food ‘n Flix

Enchiladas Tapatias, green rice, seasoned black beans, guacamole, and Jamaica Flower Water. . . . → Read More: A Mexican Feast to Celebrate Frida for Food ‘n Flix

White Bean-Tomato Soup with Chickpea “Croutons”

For my very first Secret Recipe Club assignment back in July 2011, I tried to roast chickpeas.   I love chickpeas and I love wasabi peas so I had high hopes.   They came out soggy and chewy, not crunchy and delicious.   (Needless to say I moved on to another recipe.)

Recently I was . . . → Read More: White Bean-Tomato Soup with Chickpea “Croutons”

Texas (or Oklahoma) Ovenbaked Beans

This round for Cook the Books Club features The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy. This recipe was inspired by the novel. . . . → Read More: Texas (or Oklahoma) Ovenbaked Beans

Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Bean Dip

I great dip, spread, or wrap filling. Delicious!! . . . → Read More: Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Bean Dip

OCD Recipes Revisited: Country French Soup

As I was looking over my list of winning recipes, I was struck by a couple of things.

I used a lot of prepackaged and processed foods for these contests.   Basically because these prepackaged and processed food companies were sponsors.   🙂

Here’s a list of a few winners that were sponsored by food companies.

Texas . . . → Read More: OCD Recipes Revisited: Country French Soup

BBQ Baked Beans (and a pre-bake sale announcement)

Keep reading for more information about the Colorado Wildfire Bake Sale and a BBQ Bean Recipe. . . . → Read More: BBQ Baked Beans (and a pre-bake sale announcement)

Great Northern Bean Dip

Hunger pains, raiding the pantry, the invention of a new appetizer. . . . → Read More: Great Northern Bean Dip

Navy Bean Soup

Another soup recipe inspired from the pantry clean out. . . . → Read More: Navy Bean Soup

Black Bean Hummus

A super easy dip that can be whipped up quickly. . . . → Read More: Black Bean Hummus

BBQ Ribs and Spicy Baked Beans

A great accompaniment for your next BBQ: Spicy Baked Bean Recipe . . . → Read More: BBQ Ribs and Spicy Baked Beans

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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