Low Sugar Quick Breads

Low-Sugar Pumpkin Spice Muffins and Applesauce Cake with Walnuts and Cranberries, two healthy and easy diabetic friendly quick breads. . . . → Read More: Low Sugar Quick Breads

Apple Cranberry Chutney

A cookbook review of Minnesota’s Bounty and a delicious winter chutney recipe. . . . → Read More: Apple Cranberry Chutney

Kale and Pear Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

Instead of my usual themed December postings, I will be sharing with you some recipes from my Thanksgiving cooking extravaganza!!! . . . → Read More: Kale and Pear Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

Hemp Oatmeal Cookies (with coconut oil)

I was making some bread this past weekend that called for a variety of seeds.  As I was cleaning out the freezer to see what seeds I had on hand, I found a package of hulled hemp seeds.   I made the bread with all the seeds I had on hand and then I flipped . . . → Read More: Hemp Oatmeal Cookies (with coconut oil)

Amuse-bouche and an Italian Compote

This was a tasty little bite which inspired me to create my own Italian preserve: Triple Berry Mostarda . . . → Read More: Amuse-bouche and an Italian Compote

Cranberry Ginger Whole Wheat Quick Bread

I had grandiose ideas.

Yes, I had done the The Twelve Days of Christmas for 2010 and I had done fourteen Christmas gift posts last year.

This year promised to bring posts on “Gifts from the Kitchen 2012.”   I had even written many drafts, some  as far back as January 2012.   I had lots of things . . . → Read More: Cranberry Ginger Whole Wheat Quick Bread

Cranberry-Orange Relish with Jalapeño

It’s been a while since I have cooked a full-blown, traditional, old-fashioned Thanksgiving meal. I’m excited and am cookin’ away today! . . . → Read More: Cranberry-Orange Relish with Jalapeño

Cranberry Muffins for a Thanksgiving Breakfast

A quick muffin recipe for a light Thanksgiving morning breakfast. . . . → Read More: Cranberry Muffins for a Thanksgiving Breakfast

American Cookery—early foodie reads in America

The “Gourmet” magazine of the early 20th Century. . . . → Read More: American Cookery—early foodie reads in America

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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