A Smokin’ Cookin’ Class

This is the first in a two part series documenting our recent BBQ and smoking cooking class. Today’s recipes: Cheesy Bread and Corn Souffle. . . . → Read More: A Smokin’ Cookin’ Class

A Simple Plowman’s Lunch: Beer, Onion and Cheese Bread

This the latest post for Cook the Books Club, my ramblings on “Outlaw Cook,” and a recipe for “Plowman’s Lunch” Quick Bread. . . . → Read More: A Simple Plowman’s Lunch: Beer, Onion and Cheese Bread

Four Cheese Manicotti with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

I am done with gifts. Today I wanted to use one of my Christmas presents, a new baking dish. . . . → Read More: Four Cheese Manicotti with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Sweet Potato Soup with Fennel and Paprika

Back to Sweet Potato-Palooza. . . . → Read More: Sweet Potato Soup with Fennel and Paprika

Fresh Mozzarella Roulade with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

The latest foodie challenge from the hubby. He heard about this dish and explained it to me in glowing terms. This is what we came up with. . . . → Read More: Fresh Mozzarella Roulade with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

Eggplant Parmesan and True Confessions

I am spilling my guts and sharing a recipe for Eggplant Parm. . . . → Read More: Eggplant Parmesan and True Confessions

Homemade Sandwich Rolls

An easy and delicious roll for any sandwich! . . . → Read More: Homemade Sandwich Rolls

Quintessential Bar Food (Remember those College Days?)

Nothing local about this meal (except the tomato and basil) but this is a great sandwich that I have adapted from my favorite old college hangout. Keep reading for a recipe for a “Fowl Thing” and homemade teriyaki sauce. . . . → Read More: Quintessential Bar Food (Remember those College Days?)

Making pizza from scratch with local products

Make the cheese: use the whey in the dough; pick fresh tomatoes (if you are lucky), basil and garlic…make a wonderful local pizza. . . . → Read More: Making pizza from scratch with local products

Loaded Baked Potato Gnocchi

One of my first winning recipes. . . . → Read More: Loaded Baked Potato Gnocchi

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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