Apple Butter Muffins

Here is an easy muffin recipe to throw together for a holiday breakfast or brunch. . . . → Read More: Apple Butter Muffins

Hangover Burger or Heart Attack on a Plate

Fair warning: This is a delicious brunch item….hearty but not healthy in the least! . . . → Read More: Hangover Burger or Heart Attack on a Plate

Pretzel Sticks with Two Sauces for #10DaysofTailgate

Try these make-ahead pretzel sticks with two easy sauces, an easy beer cheese sauce and a delicious mustard dip. . . . → Read More: Pretzel Sticks with Two Sauces for #10DaysofTailgate

Granola Cinnamon Rolls

The dough is vegan but I can’t find a substitute for the butter in the filling. Gotta have that buttah! . . . → Read More: Granola Cinnamon Rolls

Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake (sort of)

A biscuit recipe, honey-balsamic strawberries, strawberries in the garden and a new foodie read…….. . . . → Read More: Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake (sort of)

Three Seed Breakfast Bread

I haven’t baked in months.  At least it seems like that.  I obviously didn’t do any cooking over our recent Spring Break but I did do lots of eating.   Lots and lots of eating.

When we finally got home and settled back into our routine, I decided that we needed to eat a bit . . . → Read More: Three Seed Breakfast Bread

French Peasant Bread

Sunday was cold, dreary, snowy, sleety, icy….need I say more?

What was needed was a good bowl of potato soup and a crusty piece of bread.

This is a great bread when you don’t have a lot of time to knead and shape.   And, it is delicious.

French Peasant Bread slightly adapted from Jambalaya . . . → Read More: French Peasant Bread

Dessert for a Feast (for Food ‘n Flix)

The Food ‘n Flix pick this month was Babette’s Feast. This wonderful movie inspired me to make Kugelhopf. Keep reading for the film synopsis, Babette’s menu and my meager attempt at dessert. . . . → Read More: Dessert for a Feast (for Food ‘n Flix)

Bread Machine Raisin Bread

There was a time  when the adults in the family still gave and received purchased gifts.   This was before we decided we had too much STUFF and as gifts began to collect dust or take up storage and attic spaces.  The presents typically were a bit pricey and extravagant as well and you can . . . → Read More: Bread Machine Raisin Bread

“Bread for the Dead” on Día de Muertos

I made Pan de Muerto for my Cooks the Books post this month. We all read Barbara Kingsolver’s “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral.” . . . → Read More: “Bread for the Dead” on Día de Muertos

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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