Cherry Sangria Jam

Using cherries from Mom’s tree, I created this sangria inspired jam….It smells just like sangria when cooking. . . . → Read More: Cherry Sangria Jam

Southern Belle*

I’m having difficulties naming this cocktail: The Southern Belle? The Scarlett? The Carol Burnett? Regardless, here’s a cocktail for the first day of Spring 2018. . . . → Read More: Southern Belle*

Wreck It Ralph Chocolate-Cherry Dump Cake

Food ‘n Flix fun this month with Wreck it Ralph and a totally rich and sugar saturated dessert. . . . → Read More: Wreck It Ralph Chocolate-Cherry Dump Cake

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

Wicked Fruit

This Wicked Fruit is laden with whiskey and Amaretto as inspired by this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature “The Witches of Eastwick.” . . . → Read More: Wicked Fruit

Whiskey Cherry Smashes

Spring Break is here! Join me in toasting a week off from school related headaches! . . . → Read More: Whiskey Cherry Smashes

Spiked Cherry Conserve

I haven’t been making quite as much jam this year but I have been trying out a few new recipes. This one is a keeper. . . . → Read More: Spiked Cherry Conserve

Drying Cherries

During a recent Cook the Books foray into Robin Mather’s The Feast Nearby, I had earmarked many, many recipes to try during the growing season.

One of these recipes (or rather a “How To” guide) was dehydrating cherries.

I love dried cherries and can snack on them often.   I love baking recipes that call for . . . → Read More: Drying Cherries

Cherry-Almond-Crunch Chicken and Pasta Salad for #HotSummerEats

Stay with me here. Pasta, basil, feta, almonds AND cherries make for a delicious salad. Yes, I said fresh cherries. . . . → Read More: Cherry-Almond-Crunch Chicken and Pasta Salad for #HotSummerEats

Cherry Lemon Vanilla Margaritas

Happy Cinco de Mayo, ya’ll! This will be one of the obligatory margarita postings for today’s holiday, but I hope you keep reading….it is extraordinary! . . . → Read More: Cherry Lemon Vanilla Margaritas

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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