Great Northern Bean Dip

Hunger pains, raiding the pantry, the invention of a new appetizer. . . . → Read More: Great Northern Bean Dip

Clean Out Granola

An impromptu recipe for Maple-Coconut Granloa. . . . → Read More: Clean Out Granola

Makin’ jam with mom and bakin’ away the rain

It rained all week during Spring Break. What to do? Bake and make jam! . . . → Read More: Makin’ jam with mom and bakin’ away the rain

A Healthy Willy Wonka Treat? Here’s the latest Cook the Books post.

How would Charlie “healthify” the Chocolate Factory? Maybe with Frozen Dark Sweet Cherry Yogurt with Chocolate and Amaretto. . . . → Read More: A Healthy Willy Wonka Treat? Here’s the latest Cook the Books post.

Pasta Alfredo with Peas and Carrots—SRC Post for March

I love our Secret Recipe Club posting days! . . . → Read More: Pasta Alfredo with Peas and Carrots—SRC Post for March

Fresh Lemon-Blueberry Parfait with Ginger Snaps

It is Girl Scout Cookie Season!

This year one of the youngest nieces was selling.   I think that we alone helped her get a cookie selling merit badge!   I have all sorts of GS cookies in the freezer!

The newspaper has been running recipes using the most popular cookies.   I saw one for a lemon-blueberry . . . → Read More: Fresh Lemon-Blueberry Parfait with Ginger Snaps

Tropical Waffles

Here’s the scenario.

Sunday morning…waking up late…wanting a leisurely breakfast with coffee, tea and the newspaper.

THERE IS NOTHING IN THE FRIDGE.

But, that is not unusual these last few months.   I have gone to the grocery store only a hand full of times since the Clean Out started.

Here’s the deal.  There was no . . . → Read More: Tropical Waffles

“No Knead” Dough-Hooked Pizza Dough

A new pizza crust recipe that requires an overnight (and then some) rise with some toppings from the fridge, pantry, and freezer Clean Out. . . . → Read More: “No Knead” Dough-Hooked Pizza Dough

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili with Kale

This chili is chock full of Super Foods: sweet potatoes, black beans, and even kale! . . . → Read More: Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili with Kale

Secret Recip Club Post: Lots o’ muffins!

Need a bunch of muffin recipes? Here are some great ones from Everyday Insanity! . . . → Read More: Secret Recip Club Post: Lots o’ muffins!

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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