A holiday all-purpose spice mix and The Cooking Gene for Cook the Books

This month’s Cook the Books Club selection is The Cooking Gene, a fascinating and insightful read. . . . → Read More: A holiday all-purpose spice mix and The Cooking Gene for Cook the Books

Portuguese Honey Bread for IHCC’s Bread Basket

Bread is the theme of this week’s I Heart Cooking Clubs. I perused through Gourmet Today to find the perfect holiday recipe: Portuguese Honey Bread. It’s full of holiday spice, cranberries and citron. . . . → Read More: Portuguese Honey Bread for IHCC’s Bread Basket

Pumpkin Apple Bread for IHCC

Another great Ruth Reichl recipe from her Gourmet days for I Heart Cooking Clubs. . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Apple Bread for IHCC

Almond Breakfast Smoothie

I review Lemons Are a Girl’s Best Friend along with a delicious breakfast smoothie from Janet Hayward’s recent publication. . . . → Read More: Almond Breakfast Smoothie

Greek Yogurt with Pomegranate, Honey and Cinnamon for #FoodnFlix #JaneAustenBites #FandomFoodies

I am posting early this month! Check out the current Food ‘n Flix film, Clueless, hosted by Heather at All Roads Lead to the Kitchen. #JaneAustenBites #FandomFoodies . . . → Read More: Greek Yogurt with Pomegranate, Honey and Cinnamon for #FoodnFlix #JaneAustenBites #FandomFoodies

Cinnamon and Cocoa Almonds

These are a quick and different spiced nut option for the holidays, using coconut nectar, monk fruit extract and your favorite spices. . . . → Read More: Cinnamon and Cocoa Almonds

Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Here’s a healthy and delicious and diabetic friendly breakfast! Don’t let the healthiness of this dish put you off—it’s sooooo good! . . . → Read More: Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Crazy for Cocoa Granola

I am being nostalgic and referencing the vintage Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs commercials from the late 70s and early 80s. But, I have elevated the sugary manufactured cocoa cereal of our youth. (When did the 80s get retro?) . . . → Read More: Crazy for Cocoa Granola

Freekeh Pilaf

This dish is “freekeh” amazing! Recipe is from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty. . . . → Read More: Freekeh Pilaf

Chocolate-Cherry-No-Egg-Rice-Cooker-Cake

Here is an easy dessert to whip up in your rice maker and it has an oh-so sexy Valentine’s Day title, don’t you think? . . . → Read More: Chocolate-Cherry-No-Egg-Rice-Cooker-Cake

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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