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

TLC Book Tour: Apfelkuchen and Forty Autumns by Nina Willner

I am including a recipe for Apfelkuchen along with my review of Nina Willner’s tale of a family separation for forty years by the Berlin Wall. . . . → Read More: TLC Book Tour: Apfelkuchen and Forty Autumns by Nina Willner

Princess Buttercup’s Butter Cups for Food ‘n Flix

This month’s Food ‘n Flix feature film is the classic The Princess Bride. Here’s my inspired-by recipe. . . . → Read More: Princess Buttercup’s Butter Cups for Food ‘n Flix

Chocolate-Cherry-No-Egg-Rice-Cooker-Cake

Here is an easy dessert to whip up in your rice maker and it has an oh-so sexy Valentine’s Day title, don’t you think? . . . → Read More: Chocolate-Cherry-No-Egg-Rice-Cooker-Cake

Low Sugar Quick Breads

Low-Sugar Pumpkin Spice Muffins and Applesauce Cake with Walnuts and Cranberries, two healthy and easy diabetic friendly quick breads. . . . → Read More: Low Sugar Quick Breads

Party of One with a recipe on the side

Party of One, by David Holmes is a hilarious book, full of 90s music and pop culture. See how it inspired today’s dessert dish, Spiced Molten Chocolate Cake. . . . → Read More: Party of One with a recipe on the side

Whiskey Cake

This is a recipe in four parts but well worth the effort. Besides the recipe for Whiskey Cake, you will also find a review of Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar in OKC. . . . → Read More: Whiskey Cake

Surprise Carrot Cake for Blogger CLUE

The theme for this month’s Blogger C.L.U.E. Society is EASTER. See what I whipped up for an Easter dessert. . . . → Read More: Surprise Carrot Cake for Blogger CLUE

Pina Colada Cake

Here’s a forgotten recipe that was published in Taste of Home magazine in December. . . . → Read More: Pina Colada Cake

Persian Ice Cream and Chocolate Bundt Cake

Read on for delicious ice cream and cake recipes inspired by this month’s Cook the Books selection: Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas. . . . → Read More: Persian Ice Cream and Chocolate Bundt Cake

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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