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

Trick or Treat Halloween Bark

Trick or treat….It is time for October’s Secret Recipe Club Reveal. . . . → Read More: Trick or Treat Halloween Bark

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
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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