King Cake (on the lighter side)

Here’s a lighter (and easier) King Cake. The dough is made with coconut oil and almond milk. The filling is the highlight of this delicious cake to celebrate Mardi Gras. . . . → Read More: King Cake (on the lighter side)

Chocolate-Cherry-No-Egg-Rice-Cooker-Cake

Here is an easy dessert to whip up in your rice maker and it has an oh-so sexy Valentine’s Day title, don’t you think? . . . → Read More: Chocolate-Cherry-No-Egg-Rice-Cooker-Cake

Mini-Cheesecake

What? I thought we were on a rice bowl and salad challenge. We had to throw in one dessert. It’s just a mini one…. . . . → Read More: Mini-Cheesecake

Sweet Corn Pudding with Mango Jam

I am kind of into copycat recipes lately. Here is another one but ironically I haven’t tried the original inspiration. This corn pudding would be an unexpected yet delicious final course for a Thanksgiving menu. . . . → Read More: Sweet Corn Pudding with Mango Jam

Busy Day Cobbler

Here is an easy and adaptable cobbler to accompany a cookbook review of Victuals by Ronni Lundy. . . . → Read More: Busy Day Cobbler

A Mexican Feast to Celebrate Frida for Food ‘n Flix

Enchiladas Tapatias, green rice, seasoned black beans, guacamole, and Jamaica Flower Water. . . . → Read More: A Mexican Feast to Celebrate Frida for Food ‘n Flix

Strawberry-Mango FroYo

This recipe is so versatile. I can’t imagine any fruity combination that wouldn’t be delicious. . . . → Read More: Strawberry-Mango FroYo

Party of One with a recipe on the side

Party of One, by David Holmes is a hilarious book, full of 90s music and pop culture. See how it inspired today’s dessert dish, Spiced Molten Chocolate Cake. . . . → Read More: Party of One with a recipe on the side

Whiskey Cake

This is a recipe in four parts but well worth the effort. Besides the recipe for Whiskey Cake, you will also find a review of Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar in OKC. . . . → Read More: Whiskey Cake

Butternut-Maple Blondies with Cumin

Welcome to the countdown for the Kentucky Derby. Why would I usher in this horse race with these blondies? If you’re intrigued, keep reading about “Sugar Rush”. (That would make a great name for a horse, don’t you think?) . . . → Read More: Butternut-Maple Blondies with Cumin

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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