Carnitas Tamales with Manchamantel Sauce

So, tamales are not that hard. Here’s a recipe for a scrumptious pork filling, a delicious masa dough, and an interesting fruity sauce (all from Mark Miller and his Coyote Cafe Cookbook . . . → Read More: Carnitas Tamales with Manchamantel Sauce

Sourdough Coffee Cake

For this installment of Cookbook of the Week I delved into the family archives. What I found was a great sourdough recipe that is delicious for breakfast. . . . → Read More: Sourdough Coffee Cake

Black Beans with Garlic and Chipotle on a TLC Book Tour for Resurrecting Rain

Resurrecting Rain by Patricia Averbach is partially set in Santa Fe. This novel gave me a great excuse to pull out my Santa Fe School of Cooking Cookbook and find an authentic recipe that could have been served up in the novel. . . . → Read More: Black Beans with Garlic and Chipotle on a TLC Book Tour for Resurrecting Rain

Live-Longer Granola

I recently reviewed The Blue Zones Kitchen and have really been using this cookbook since.   It’s been hard lately cooking from a cookbook because I am not running to the store for needed ingredients.  If we don’t have it, we make something else (or totally revamp the original recipe).

Having recently eaten the last of the granola . . . → Read More: Live-Longer Granola

French Bread (and an essential outing)

After a successful hunt for bread flour, I found this recipe in an old cookbook passed on to me by my grandmother. Here’s a comforting (and easy) recipe (and another Cookbook of the Week post). . . . → Read More: French Bread (and an essential outing)

Blackberry Cobbler in a Skillet

Here’s a very versatile and easy cobbler recipe that works with most any fruit. It’s my latest Cookbook of the Week installment. . . . → Read More: Blackberry Cobbler in a Skillet

Flatbread Pizza with Grilled Chicken and Peanuts

Here’s a recipe I made in early March and another Cookbook of the Week feature. Hope you enjoy! . . . → Read More: Flatbread Pizza with Grilled Chicken and Peanuts

Carrot Salad with Olives

One more Cookbook of the Week post. I seem to be on a roll! This is a keeper of a salad. . . . → Read More: Carrot Salad with Olives

St. Louis Days, St. Louis Nights: Cookbook of the Week

Artichoke Prosciutto Linguine is on the menu. Check out this recipe and the beginnings of my Cookbook of the Week posts. . . . → Read More: St. Louis Days, St. Louis Nights: Cookbook of the Week

Healthy Minestrone: Welcome to the Blue Zone

The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100 is the current stop on the TLC Book Tour. I’m also including it in my Cookbook Highlight of the Week. Want to live a long and healthy life? Read on. . . . → Read More: Healthy Minestrone: Welcome to the Blue Zone