Tomato Two-Times Easy Pasta w/Mushrooms for Miss Cecily’s Recipes for Exceptional Ladies

This month’s Cook the Books selection is Miss Cecily’s Recipes for Exceptional Ladies. The alternate title for this recipe is “When there’s no protein in the house and you’re not going to the store yet you don’t want to make plain spaghetti with red sauce.” (You’ll get it if you’ve read the book.) . . . → Read More: Tomato Two-Times Easy Pasta w/Mushrooms for Miss Cecily’s Recipes for Exceptional Ladies

Not Cooking with Fernet Branca

Cooking with Fernet Branca is the October/November selection for Cook the Books. I struggled with the novel and coming up with an inspired-by recipe. I took the easy way out with a yogurt parfait. . . . → Read More: Not Cooking with Fernet Branca

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Magical Mushroom Pâté

I’m hosting this round of Cook the Books. When the other co-hosts and I were trying to choose the next four books last winter, I was at a loss. As I read book reviews and peruse through bookstores, I see lots of books that I want to recommend for Cook the Books. Then, . . . → Read More: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Magical Mushroom Pâté

Anthony Bourdain, always and forever

A Cook’s Tour is the current selection for Cook the Books. It was a melancholy read for me but I finally decided to make Banh Mi sandwiches and a Moroccan potato salad. I miss him. Anthony, RIP. . . . → Read More: Anthony Bourdain, always and forever

Taste: My Life Through Food

Taste is an excellent book with excellent recipes, especially Spaghetti with Lentils. . . . → Read More: Taste: My Life Through Food

Sweet and Spicy Balsamic Vinaigrette

Today’s recipe is inspired from Red Sparrow, the Cook the Books selection for February/March. . . . → Read More: Sweet and Spicy Balsamic Vinaigrette

Midnight Chicken (& Other Recipes Worth Living For)

The first two recipes that are worth living for (and a great way to start out 2022) are Maslen Bread and Whiskey & Rye Blondies. Midnight Chicken may end up being my go-to cookbook for all things comforting (and for the simple wisdoms of the kitchen). . . . → Read More: Midnight Chicken (& Other Recipes Worth Living For)

Cinnamon and Gunpowder Muffins for CTB

I about screwed up. I was thinking I had until the end of December for this round of Cook the Books. Claudia from Honey from Rock is hosting Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown. You can read her announcement post here.

The book has been on my bedside table for a couple of months. I . . . → Read More: Cinnamon and Gunpowder Muffins for CTB

Zucchini Frittata from The Blackbird Café

Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is the current selection for Cook the Books. There’s a lot of delicious food (and pie) in the novel. I would like to make it all but settled on this frittata to celebrate the book. . . . → Read More: Zucchini Frittata from The Blackbird Café

Potato Sandwiches with Pepperoni and Basil for Cook the Books

This round’s selection is 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman. It was a very informative and very readable history of immigrant food from the 1850s to the 1930s. . . . → Read More: Potato Sandwiches with Pepperoni and Basil for Cook the Books