Cornmeal Cream Cheese Pancakes with Cranberry and Apricot Maple Syrup

I Heart Cooking Club‘s theme this week is CRANBERRIES! I found a great recipe in a retro Gourmet to celebrate the season. Serve these pancakes up for a very special Thanksgiving breakfast! . . . → Read More: Cornmeal Cream Cheese Pancakes with Cranberry and Apricot Maple Syrup

The Discovery of Chocolate and Bourbon-Cranberry Chocolate Bark

This round for Cook the Books features The Discovery of Chocolate by James Runcie. Let’s discuss the book with a bourbon-infused confection. . . . → Read More: The Discovery of Chocolate and Bourbon-Cranberry Chocolate Bark

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

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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