An Insanely Good Apple Pie and the Field Guide to the Birds of North America

This review is an unusual one for me, a field guide for bird lovers. Of course, I made a pie to celebrate…..What’s the connection? Keep reading. . . . → Read More: An Insanely Good Apple Pie and the Field Guide to the Birds of North America

Lifesavers for Beginners, TLC Book Stop, and Apricot Brandy Bars

Lifesaving for Beginners is today’s stop on the TLC Book Tour. It’s a dark and cathartic memoir so you might need a comforting apricot bar and a cup of tea before you sit down to read. . . . → Read More: Lifesavers for Beginners, TLC Book Stop, and Apricot Brandy Bars

Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup and Porcupine Cookies

Happy Anniversary Food ‘n Flix! Join me in revisiting a classic film and a classic recipe to celebrate! I was so excited I did two recipes to celebrate. . . . → Read More: Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup and Porcupine Cookies

Apricot Meringue Pie for the 5th Annual Pieathalon

Welcome to the 5th Annual Pieathalon. My submission for the event, however, probably would not make the time trials….. . . . → Read More: Apricot Meringue Pie for the 5th Annual Pieathalon

Mango Cake with Coconut Topping

I recently posted a terrific and marvelous and delicious and life-changing baked bean recipe that we made up for the Fourth of July.   Today I am featuring another recipe that I made when family was visiting earlier in the month.

Last summer we traveled to Iowa to spend the Fourth with my sister and her . . . → Read More: Mango Cake with Coconut Topping

Churros for Coco

April’s Food ‘n Flix film is Coco. Here’s my inspired-by sugary cinnamon treat! . . . → Read More: Churros for Coco

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

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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