Love Actually Round Up for December’s Food ‘n Flix

Check out these recipes inspired by Love Actually, the December Food ‘n Flix feature film. We have some proper English recipes along with some delicious appetizers, desserts, and a main dish. . . . → Read More: Love Actually Round Up for December’s Food ‘n Flix

Christmas Chile-Spiced Pecans

This month marked a hodge-podge of holidayish themes here at Eliot’s Eats.   I definitely went down two different roads.   On the one hand, I highlighted some great culinary-themed books that you might want to gift to the foodie in your life.   Then, I pulled out some New Mexico-inspired holiday recipes just because….

I ended the . . . → Read More: Christmas Chile-Spiced Pecans


Holiday cookies from New Mexico. (Surprise!) . . . → Read More: Biscochitos

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


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

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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