Handcrafted Baileys Irish Cream

What a perfect recipe to celebrate December’s C.L.U.E. You will not believe how easy this recipe is to whip up for festive gifts. . . . → Read More: Handcrafted Baileys Irish Cream

Cardamom White Chocolate Panna Cotta for C.L.U.E.

This panna cotta is the creamiest and most decadent dessert and can be topped with any fruit. Read on as I reveal my C.L.U.E. blogger assignment for February. . . . → Read More: Cardamom White Chocolate Panna Cotta for C.L.U.E.

Butter (DIY)

In my recent Día de Muertos post, I mentioned making my own butter for the Pan de Muerto recipe from Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.

I wanted to post the procedure here.

But first….a “remember when.”

In the early 80s my mom had her heart set on a KitchenAid stand mixer.   Mom had many careers before she retired, . . . → Read More: Butter (DIY)

Tequila Chicken with Jalapeno Cream Sauce

On our recent trip to KC, I picked up some Pappardelle’s pasta and was most excited to try the black bean/chipotle pasta.   I based this recipe on one from their website for Chipotle Black Bean Tagliatelle with Tequila Lime Sauce.    I wanted to highlight the many jalapenos we are still getting from the . . . → Read More: Tequila Chicken with Jalapeno Cream Sauce

Raspberry n’ Wine Cream Pie

I raided the freezer and found lots of raspberries and a pie crust. (Thanks, mom!) . . . → Read More: Raspberry n’ Wine Cream Pie

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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