Meyer Lemon-Avocado Pie with Macadamia-Pine Nut Crust

You may have heard of avocado-key lime pie. Here’s my take using Meyer lemons. . . . → Read More: Meyer Lemon-Avocado Pie with Macadamia-Pine Nut Crust

Whole Wheat Cardamom Chocolate Chip Cookies

Try this cookie as soon as you are able! . . . → Read More: Whole Wheat Cardamom Chocolate Chip Cookies

“Hearty” Valentine’s Day Cookie for Two

Your Valentine’s Day dessert could actually be healthy (or at least healthier). . . . → Read More: “Hearty” Valentine’s Day Cookie for Two

Wreck It Ralph Chocolate-Cherry Dump Cake

Food ‘n Flix fun this month with Wreck it Ralph and a totally rich and sugar saturated dessert. . . . → Read More: Wreck It Ralph Chocolate-Cherry Dump Cake

A Movable Thanksgiving Feast for Food ‘n Flix

This month’s FnF film is Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Come along for the ride and to sample Garlic Confit Rubbed Roasted Turkey Breast, Cranberry-Apple Relish with Honey, Cheddar and Pepper Muffins, Rosemary Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Shallots, Ginger Green Beans, Massaged Kale Salad w/Pomegranate and Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Bars. . . . → Read More: A Movable Thanksgiving Feast for Food ‘n Flix

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiked Cream Cheese and Coffee Frosting

An easy (from a mix) cupcake but wait to you get a load of this frosting. Whip some up for the holidays. . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiked Cream Cheese and Coffee Frosting

Taste of Home Surprises

A review of the latest Taste of Home holiday cookbooks along with some of my featured recipes: Pina Colada Cake and Herb-Vinaigrette Potato Salad. . . . → Read More: Taste of Home Surprises

TLC Book Tour: Apfelkuchen and Forty Autumns by Nina Willner

I am including a recipe for Apfelkuchen along with my review of Nina Willner’s tale of a family separation for forty years by the Berlin Wall. . . . → Read More: TLC Book Tour: Apfelkuchen and Forty Autumns by Nina Willner

Olive Oil and Sweet Wine Cookies

…and the demise of another favorite culinary publication (and website). 🙁 . . . → Read More: Olive Oil and Sweet Wine Cookies

Princess Buttercup’s Butter Cups for Food ‘n Flix

This month’s Food ‘n Flix feature film is the classic The Princess Bride. Here’s my inspired-by recipe. . . . → Read More: Princess Buttercup’s Butter Cups for Food ‘n Flix

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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