A Good & Spicy Bloody Mary for A Place at the Table

An 80s vintage recipe for a Bloody Mary as inspired by this month’s Cook the Books round for “A Place at the Table” . . . → Read More: A Good & Spicy Bloody Mary for A Place at the Table

Green Chile-Cheese Puff

I love green chile season… . . . → Read More: Green Chile-Cheese Puff

Eggs and Mushrooms in Ham Crisp Cups #TripleSBites

#TripleSBites for today is a breakfast dish you could whip up for a romantic brunch (or dinner or brinner). . . . → Read More: Eggs and Mushrooms in Ham Crisp Cups #TripleSBites

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

Frittata of Zucchini

We read MFK Fisher’s How to Cook a Wolf for this round of Cook the Books. Keep reading for an easy way to use up the surplus of zucchini I hope you are getting from your garden. . . . → Read More: Frittata of Zucchini

Blueberry-Granola Coffee Cake

What’s one of the most delicious and fattening and unhealthy things for breakfast?   That could very well be a loaded question.

For me, it is coffee cake.   If it is on a brunch buffet, I am taking two pieces.

If I am driving through TenBucks (as The Hubs calls it), I will get a piece . . . → Read More: Blueberry-Granola Coffee Cake

Cook the Books: Eating alone…

Laurie Colwin (along with a visit from mom and homegrown tomatoes) prompts some reminiscing about eating alone. . . . → Read More: Cook the Books: Eating alone…

Croque Monsieur and meals inspired by “It’s Complicated” for Food ‘n Flix

It has been a long time since I have laughed so hard.

There I was, iPad in hand, sitting alone in a darkened living room, LMFAO!

Seriously, I started to cry I was laughing so hard.

If you have seen It’s Complicated (the Food ‘n Flix September pick), I bet you know what scene I . . . → Read More: Croque Monsieur and meals inspired by “It’s Complicated” for Food ‘n Flix

Holiday Recipe Club: Wild Onion Baked Omelet

Here is the Easter and Passover holiday post for Holiday Recipe Club. . . . → Read More: Holiday Recipe Club: Wild Onion Baked Omelet

Savory Sweet ‘Tater Quiche

This is the start of my sweet potato-palooza experiment. . . . → Read More: Savory Sweet ‘Tater Quiche

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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