Berryful Sangria

Need a pitcher of summer goodness? Here you go… . . . → Read More: Berryful Sangria

Old Fashion (Cocktail hour with Good Neighbors)

Good Neighbors is a dark tale which questions whether or not we really want to know our neighbors. Here’s a cocktail to make the drama go down a bit easier. . . . → Read More: Old Fashion (Cocktail hour with Good Neighbors)

Mommy & Daddy’s Special Helper

A cocktail to celebrate Christine Lahti’s new book, True Stories from an Unreliable Witness. . . . → Read More: Mommy & Daddy’s Special Helper

Southern Belle*

I’m having difficulties naming this cocktail: The Southern Belle? The Scarlett? The Carol Burnett? Regardless, here’s a cocktail for the first day of Spring 2018. . . . → Read More: Southern Belle*

Scrambled Eggs, Blushing Mimosas and Richard Gere

This month’s Food ‘n Flix feature is Runaway Bride starring Julia Roberts and RICHARD GERE. Here’s my inspired-by meal of Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese and Dill and Blushing Bride Mimosas. . . . → Read More: Scrambled Eggs, Blushing Mimosas and Richard Gere

Recipes from our past….

A review of a retro cookbook and a truly inspired cocktail recipe from a bygone era. . . . → Read More: Recipes from our past….

A Moscow Mule and Pickled Beets

I know this is a weird pairing, a Moscow Mule and pickled beets, but that’s how my mind works when I’m tasked to get inspired from Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen for this round of Cook the Books. There’s RED pepper infused vodka and RED wine pickled beets ahead… . . . → Read More: A Moscow Mule and Pickled Beets

Volver Mojito

Here is this month’s Food ‘n Flix post for Volver. You will want “to return” to this cocktail again and again. . . . → Read More: Volver Mojito

Dinner With Edward and a Cocktail (of course)

Join me for this round of Cook the Books and this month’s selection Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent. Of course, I have included a cocktail recipe. What’s a dinner party without a cocktail? . . . → Read More: Dinner With Edward and a Cocktail (of course)

Pineapple Confit Infused Rum for Burnt (Food ‘n Flix)

Here’s a rum infusion that would make great holiday gifts plus some great cocktails….All of this was inspired by Burnt, this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature. . . . → Read More: Pineapple Confit Infused Rum for Burnt (Food ‘n Flix)

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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