Coq au Vin Blanc with Carrots

A post-Valentine’s Day recipe using a “not for Valentine’s Day” gift. . . . → Read More: Coq au Vin Blanc with Carrots

Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches with Parmesan Potato Puffs

After a forgetful hiatus, here is my Secret Recipe Club post for October. . . . → Read More: Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches with Parmesan Potato Puffs

Curried Chicken Salad with Cucumbers

I love summer.   Specifically, I love July.   July is the month that I can take my vacation and some much needed time off.

I won’t get on a soap box or anything today, but July is the month that I get to totally be out of the office.   (I do still work . . . → Read More: Curried Chicken Salad with Cucumbers

Furious Five-Spice Noodle Soup

For this month’s film for Food ‘n Flix, Heather (from girlichef) chose a couple of animated comedies: Kung Fu Panda and Kung Fu Panda 2. Here is my inspired dish. . . . → Read More: Furious Five-Spice Noodle Soup

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

Peperonata Chicken Pasta

Peperonata Chicken Pasta

Here is a delicious main dish for February’s Secret Recipe Club. . . . → Read More: Peperonata Chicken Pasta

Pressed Chicken with Squash and Tomatoes

I am taking a time-out from my Christmas gift posts for this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature: “Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?” I was inspired by Moulineau, the French chef, and his pressed duck. Not having a duck press (what a contraption that was) or a duck for that matter, I ended up with pressed chicken. . . . → Read More: Pressed Chicken with Squash and Tomatoes

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

August Food ‘n Flix: A great Chocolate Coconut Cake (and an average Paprikash)…

Two recipes today: A stellar coconut chocolate cake and a just okay chicken noodle dish. . . . → Read More: August Food ‘n Flix: A great Chocolate Coconut Cake (and an average Paprikash)…

A Smokin’ Poultry Marinade (Part Tres)

A super delicious marinade and a recipe for beer can chicken. Too good! . . . → Read More: A Smokin’ Poultry Marinade (Part Tres)

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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