Jam of the Month Club

It is not unexpected to get jam, jellies, and other preserves from us as Christmas gifts. Here’s an idea for a homemade gift (that keeps on giving) and a comprehensive jam, jelly and preserve round-up. . . . → Read More: Jam of the Month Club

Gift Ideas

No Christmas posting theme here this year. Things are just too hectic, but the Ghost of Christmas Pasts is visiting today. Here are my gifting-themed posts from 2010 to present. . . . → Read More: Gift Ideas

Always take the scenic route….

Did you catch all the clues I posted recently?

Did you wonder why I was decorating with farolitos and baking bischochitos?

I know you friends and how astute you are so I am sure some of you guessed.

Yes, we went to Santa Fe for Christmas again.  It had been three years since we spent . . . → Read More: Always take the scenic route….

More Christmas Gifts

OK.

Forgive me.

I have not been in the kitchen all week.

I am hoping that my name wasn’t up on the board to bring holiday treats tomorrow.

It ain’t happenin’.

I have just not felt like cooking much lately.    Work has been über stressful.

Enough said.

I am waiting for Christmas break and I . . . → Read More: More Christmas Gifts

Christmast Gift #9: Double Choco-Banana Muffins

More muffins—perfect for more Christmas baskets. . . . → Read More: Christmast Gift #9: Double Choco-Banana Muffins

Christmas Gift #8: Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins

A great blueberry muffin with a sweet crumb topping—just like the local bakery’s. . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift #8: Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins

Christmas Gift #6

Going to a holiday get-together. Take this simple and easy Wine Fruit ‘n Nut Squares . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift #6

Some more gift ideas, but not from the kitchen

I took some time out of the kitchen to crank up the sewing machine and finish some other Christmas gifts. . . . → Read More: Some more gift ideas, but not from the kitchen

Christmas Gift #4: Healthy Holiday Spice Cookies

A healthy, tasty, decorated sugar cookie? Here it is…and the results. . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift #4: Healthy Holiday Spice Cookies

Christmas Gift #3

Gifts from the Kitchen: The perfect gift for a beer connoisseur—gingerbread made with Guinness! . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift #3

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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