Apple Oatmeal Cookies with Brandy-Caramel Drizzle

Another apple recipe today as I work down that peck of apples. Here is a great cookie with all the flavors of fall. . . . → Read More: Apple Oatmeal Cookies with Brandy-Caramel Drizzle

Meyer Lemon Bars (with Graham Cracker Crust)

Lucky me. I have a surplus of Meyer lemons. What’s a girl to do but make lemon bars. . . . → Read More: Meyer Lemon Bars (with Graham Cracker Crust)

St. Patrick’s Day Spiked Cupcakes with Boozy Frosting

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all! This month’s Food ‘n Flix selection is The Quiet Man, appropriately set in Ireland. These cupcakes are loaded, literally, and contain Guinness, Jameson’s and Bailey’s. . . . → Read More: St. Patrick’s Day Spiked Cupcakes with Boozy Frosting

Harvest Fruits-Maple Crisp with Cinnamon Cream for #winePW 5 “Fall Fruits and Wine Pairings”

I think fall is my favorite season.

I love the cooler, crisp weather, the colors of fall…

I love the holidays—Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and Thanksgiving.

I love the flavors of fall—apples and pears, pumpkin, and warming spices.

So, a thank you to Culinary Adventures with Camilla  who invited me to participate in #winePW 5 “Fall Fruits . . . → Read More: Harvest Fruits-Maple Crisp with Cinnamon Cream for #winePW 5 “Fall Fruits and Wine Pairings”

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Wedges

For the Food ‘n Flix film this month, we all watched “Stranger Than Fiction.” I was inspired by Ana’s sultry description of baked goods to make these Chocolate Macadamia Nut Wedges. . . . → Read More: Chocolate Macadamia Nut Wedges

Dessert for a Feast (for Food ‘n Flix)

The Food ‘n Flix pick this month was Babette’s Feast. This wonderful movie inspired me to make Kugelhopf. Keep reading for the film synopsis, Babette’s menu and my meager attempt at dessert. . . . → Read More: Dessert for a Feast (for Food ‘n Flix)

Meyer Lemon Almond Bars

Meyer Lemon Almond Bars

I have been painstakingly nurturing a Meyer lemon tree for years now.    It has survived being moved back and forth from the greenhouse to the patio, a couple of tremendous windstorms (one even turning it over and breaking the large clay pot it was in), leaf drop and curl, . . . → Read More: Meyer Lemon Almond Bars

Mango-Chai Yogurt Pops

The Food ‘n Flix feature this month is Monsoon Wedding. I created a Chai popsicle to celebrate. . . . → Read More: Mango-Chai Yogurt Pops

Peach-Raspberry Crumble with Amaretto

It is Secret Recipe Club time again. Check out this recipe for a crumble with coconut oil and Amaretto! . . . → Read More: Peach-Raspberry Crumble with Amaretto

Cherry Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

Dark Sweet Cherry Cupcakes with Amaretto Buttercream . . . → Read More: Cherry Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

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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