Brandied Grapes

This month’s Food ‘n Flix movie selection was “A Walk in the Clouds.” Please keep reading to see the dish that was inspired by the film. . . . → Read More: Brandied Grapes

Surprise Carrot Cake for Blogger CLUE

The theme for this month’s Blogger C.L.U.E. Society is EASTER. See what I whipped up for an Easter dessert. . . . → Read More: Surprise Carrot Cake for Blogger CLUE

Pina Colada Cake

Here’s a forgotten recipe that was published in Taste of Home magazine in December. . . . → Read More: Pina Colada Cake

Mom’s Pecan Pie

As I continue to revisit our Thanksgiving holiday recipes, take note of this pie. It could certainly find a home on your upcoming holiday table. . . . → Read More: Mom’s Pecan Pie

Lemon Pecan Tart

A delicious recipe that might make the cut for your holiday feast: pecans and lemons on a shortbread crust. . . . → Read More: Lemon Pecan Tart

Pepsi Brownies for May’s Food ‘n Flix: The Goonies

I came of age in the 80s.   I am a child of the 80s.  Sometimes I think the 80s were the best decade.  If the 80s were so rockin’ for me, then why have I never seen The Goonies?

Yep, I am a Goonies virgin.   And, to qualify, I think that The Goonies probably . . . → Read More: Pepsi Brownies for May’s Food ‘n Flix: The Goonies

Coffee & Cream for Dessert

You must try this spectacular dessert: White Chocolate Panna Cotta topped with Cappuccino Gelato. This dessert was inspired by Juniper in Tulsa. . . . → Read More: Coffee & Cream for Dessert

Bundles of Insane Apple Goodness

I have three points to make on today’s post.

When a favorite blogger quits blogging it is like an old friend moved away to a third world country. Sometimes, I do use a tube of prepared bread-like substance. I refuse to name a recipe “dumplins.”

To address my first point…

Who else misses Jen at Juanita’s . . . → Read More: Bundles of Insane Apple Goodness

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.

Five Spice Apple Pie

As a continuation from my fabulous birthday trip, we stopped on our way home at Louisburg Orchard and Cider Mill.  We had previously purchased some Arkansas Black apples at the City Market in KC, but we wanted more.   We found cheap Jonathan apples at the orchard’s shop.

What do you do when you buy . . . → Read More: Five Spice Apple 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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