The Easiest Chocolate Chip Cookie EVAH!

Check out this easy recipe for a chocolate chip cookie for this round of Cook the Books. . . . → Read More: The Easiest Chocolate Chip Cookie EVAH!

Christmas Fudge

Oh, FUDGE!!!!! Today I am posting a classic family fudge recipe in honor of sweet Ralphie in “A Christmas Story” (and for December’s Food ‘n Flix). . . . → Read More: Christmas Fudge

Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix for C.L.U.E.

Welcome to the December edition of C.L.U.E. This month’s theme focused on food our grandmothers would have cooked. To spice it up a bit, the society members were tasked with searching our assigned blogs for something that your grandmother would have cooked AND then sharing an authentic recipe from our own grandmother’s recipe. . . . → Read More: Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix for C.L.U.E.

Vegan Brownies with Flax

A vegan brownie recipe for this month’s Secret Recipe Club… . . . → Read More: Vegan Brownies with Flax

Persian Ice Cream and Chocolate Bundt Cake

Read on for delicious ice cream and cake recipes inspired by this month’s Cook the Books selection: Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas. . . . → Read More: Persian Ice Cream and Chocolate Bundt Cake

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Wedges

For the Food ‘n Flix film this month, we all watched “Stranger Than Fiction.” I was inspired by Ana’s sultry description of baked goods to make these Chocolate Macadamia Nut Wedges. . . . → Read More: Chocolate Macadamia Nut Wedges

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies–“Awright, awright, awright”

These brownies could easily be made gluten-free. They also have the alternative title of the Matthew McConaughey “Awright, awright, awright” Brownies. Intrigued? . . . → Read More: Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies–“Awright, awright, awright”

Smoothies Round Up

To refresh, since January 1, we have been trying to have smoothies “mostly” for dinner.   We eat either a granola bar or granola with milk or yogurt for breakfast, salads for lunch and a hearty (pun intended) smoothie for dinner.   Here is a round-up of what we have tried so far.

Please note . . . → Read More: Smoothies Round Up

Ginger-Almond Brownies

These brownies have some unexpected flavors and are even better the next day after all the flavors meld together. They would be perfect for a New Year’s Eve celebration. . . . → Read More: Ginger-Almond Brownies

Caveman Fudge

Yes, you read the title correctly. Have I peaked your interest? Want to know what the heck is Caveman Fudge. Keep reading… . . . → Read More: Caveman Fudge

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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