Green Chili Mac ‘n Cheese with Andouille Sausage

For December’s Food ‘n Flix, join us for the feel-good classic Krampus. Yes, you read that right. Here’s some comfort food that would be perfect for a Christmas Eve buffet. . . . → Read More: Green Chili Mac ‘n Cheese with Andouille Sausage

Insalata Russa for Food ‘n Flix

The Italian film, “I Am Love,” was the June feature for Food ‘n Flix. I had a hard time distinguishing what was being torched (no innuendo intended) in the film but I finally landed on making this Russian salad. . . . → Read More: Insalata Russa for Food ‘n Flix

Grilled Cheese with Bread and Butter Pickles

It’s time for Cook the Books. Kathleen Flinn is the featured author and I enjoyed her memoir of food, recipes and love from her adventurous and sometimes eccentric family. I probably chose the strangest recipe to feature this month….Grilled Cheese and Bread & Butter Pickles . . . → Read More: Grilled Cheese with Bread and Butter Pickles

Green Chile-Cheese Puff

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

Picnic Fare for #Blogger CLUE

What’s in our basket? Smoky Pimento Cheese Spread, Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus, and Spanish Deviled Eggs. Want to join us on our picnic? . . . → Read More: Picnic Fare for #Blogger CLUE

Caramelized Onion Dip for #10DaysofTailgate

A delicious dip that can be served hot or at room temperature. . . . → Read More: Caramelized Onion Dip for #10DaysofTailgate

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

Fiesta Cheese Ball with Baked Tortilla Chips

Try this unexpected cheese ball for your Super Bowl party tonight. . . . → Read More: Fiesta Cheese Ball with Baked Tortilla Chips

Chickenburgers-in-a-Basket for Food ‘n Flix: Toast

No simple toast meal today but an inspired dish from the film “Toast” for Food ‘n Flix. The recipe? Chickenburgers-in-a-Basket, a vintage dish from a 1960s cookbook. . . . → Read More: Chickenburgers-in-a-Basket for Food ‘n Flix: Toast

Chilled Jalapeno Poppers

This post is not so much of a recipe as it is a suggestion.

With all the huge jalapenos coming on, it was time to make some appetizers for Sunday afternoon.  After canning all the pepper jelly, I was pretty much spent, but I needed to use more peppers.

I went with an old stand by . . . → Read More: Chilled Jalapeno Poppers

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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