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

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

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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