A Matter of Happiness (and a classic bourbon cocktail)

A Matter of Happiness tells alternating tales of a 1920s trailblazer in Detroit with her modern day descendant in Kentucky bourbon country. It’s a story of determination for both. Of course, since it is set in Kentucky, there’s lots of bourbon. . . . → Read More: A Matter of Happiness (and a classic bourbon cocktail)

“Green Tea with a Kick” Hot Cocktail (for Turkey Hollow and Movies & Munchies)

Take a family of city dwellers (minus one because the parents are divorcing), add an eccentric long-lost aunt, a tale of magical woods and you get a story of sasquatch proportions.

Movies & Munchies‘ November feature is Turkey Hollow, a Jim Henson romp through a mysterious hollow. It features the aforementioned dysfunctional family holiday as . . . → Read More: “Green Tea with a Kick” Hot Cocktail (for Turkey Hollow and Movies & Munchies)

“In My Kitchen” September 2022

We had some rain (much needed). We’ve had some cooler weather. Will September bring more? We will have to wait and see. In the meantime, step into my August kitchen.

On a recent date night, we visited a quaint pizza place that made their own version of fireball. We noticed that almost everyone coming in . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” September 2022

Mexican Street Dog Cocktail

The title of this cocktail has a few different stories behind it: a dog, an artist, a bottle of tequila and a riff on a favorite cocktail. . . . → Read More: Mexican Street Dog Cocktail

Limoncello Sparkler

Today’s cocktail is brought to you by It Takes a Villa by Kilby Blades, the latest TLC Book Tour read. It’s a steamy little book set in Italy with a strong American protagonist and a hunky Italian. 🙂 . . . → Read More: Limoncello Sparkler

Tears of the Moon Cocktail for Jungle Cruise and Movies & Munchies

Here’s a magical cocktail to highlight this month’s Movies & Munchies feature film, Jungle Cruise. . . . → Read More: Tears of the Moon Cocktail for Jungle Cruise and Movies & Munchies

What’s Good? This maple-whiskey cocktail and Peter Hoffman’s Book #LitHappens

I was please to get an advanced copy of Peter Hoffman’s memoir, What’s Good? A Memoir in Fourteen Ingredients. Here’s my review along with Hoffman’s Back Forty cocktail. . . . → Read More: What’s Good? This maple-whiskey cocktail and Peter Hoffman’s Book #LitHappens

A Review: The Essence of Nathan Biddle for TLC Book Tours. A Cocktail: The Hemingway Daiquiri for Summer Sipping

I paired today’s TLC Tour with a cocktail. Please read on for a review of The Essence of Nathan Biddle by J. William Lewis and a beverage to sip as you turn pages. . . . → Read More: A Review: The Essence of Nathan Biddle for TLC Book Tours. A Cocktail: The Hemingway Daiquiri for Summer Sipping

A Honeysuckle Cocktail for Honeysuckle Season by Mary Ellen Taylor

Honeysuckle Season and an early spring cocktail. Read on for a book review and a refreshing libation for the April/May edition for Cook the Books. . . . → Read More: A Honeysuckle Cocktail for Honeysuckle Season by Mary Ellen Taylor

“In My Kitchen” March 2021

Let’s see, besides Snowmageddon, what’s been happening at EE for February? A Valentine’s Day dinner, some new towels, a great tea find, Penzey spices, and hoarding canning lids. See what else is happening “In My Kitchen.” . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” March 2021