Garden Update

Check out our tomatoes, peppers, citrus, basil and other flowering things in our gardens. . . . → Read More: Garden Update

Baking Cakes in Kigali

For this round of Cook the Books, we traveled to Kigali to bake cakes with Angel in Gaile Parkin’s novel. I tried my best to bake colorful cupcakes that would make Angel proud. Keep reading to judge for yourself. . . . → Read More: Baking Cakes in Kigali

Chocolate Spaetzle with Butterscotch Sauce and Candied Citrus

Recipes for chocolate spaetzle, butterscotch sauce and candied citrus. . . . → Read More: Chocolate Spaetzle with Butterscotch Sauce and Candied Citrus

Mixed Citrus Green Salad and a Trip to Birmingham

I’m ending my OCD recipe contest rant by highlighting my biggest prize and honor—my first and only cook-off, Cooking Light’s “Ultimate Reader’s Contest,” 2009.

I entered twenty-six recipes, everything from Chipotle Chicken Salad to Healthier Hoppin’ John.

I was totally unprepared with what the editors picked:    Mixed Citrus Green Salad.

A salad?   How the heck . . . → Read More: Mixed Citrus Green Salad and a Trip to Birmingham

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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