TLC Book Tour: Unbound and Lentil Soup with Chorizo

Join me as I ski into Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery with a warming and hearty lentil soup. . . . → Read More: TLC Book Tour: Unbound and Lentil Soup with Chorizo

Italian Sausage-Zucchini Soup for #SoupSwapParty

I am sharing a recipe for “Italian Sausage-Zucchini Soup” as I join bloggers from across the country in BookClubCookbook.com’s Soup Swap, to celebrate the launch of Soup Swap: Comforting Recipes to Make and Share (Chronicle, 9/16) by Kathy Gunst, Resident Chef for NPR’s “Here and Now.” . . . → Read More: Italian Sausage-Zucchini Soup for #SoupSwapParty

Unprejudiced Palate Italian Soup

Although spring has sprung, it is still a good time for soup, especially with our up and down temperatures. I created a warming soup for a cold spring day and to celebrate this round of Cook the Books. . . . → Read More: Unprejudiced Palate Italian Soup

Hot Curried Chicken Salad

Autumn is comfort food and casserole season. This recipe covers both. Check out this recipe from Kate’s Kitchen for October’s C.L.U.E. . . . → Read More: Hot Curried Chicken Salad

Pork and Veggie Stir-Fry and Taiwan Fried Rice for Food ‘n Flix

This month’s feature film is Eat Drink Many Woman from director Ang Lee. Deb at Kahakai Kitchen is hosting. I made two dishes: a Pork Stir-Fry and Taiwan Fried Rice. . . . → Read More: Pork and Veggie Stir-Fry and Taiwan Fried Rice for Food ‘n Flix

Napa Turkey Salad

I count the days until spring every year.    The count down starts in August.

Softball season starts and merges with football season.    In November—no more Friday nights standing in the cold. Then, Thanksgiving is here and basketball season begins.   Winter Break comes and goes and we are still playing roundball.   Sometime . . . → Read More: Napa Turkey Salad

Navy Bean Soup

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