Mediterranean Rice Salad

A savory rice is finished with a light dressing, artichokes, dried tomatoes and fresh spinach….. . . . → Read More: Mediterranean Rice Salad

Gourmet Veggie Pizza

A thrown together dish for when three pizzas were not enough. Check out this creation with dried tomatoes, garlic confit, herbed olives, and fresh mushrooms. . . . → Read More: Gourmet Veggie Pizza

Festive Quinoa Salad

The holidays were kind of a blur this year.  We spent time with family and friends for almost a solid two weeks.  No worries, though, it was a wonderful time.  (Mostly.  There was the typical drama that we were soon laughing over.   Nothing major.)

We traveled to the Denver area on the 21st to . . . → Read More: Festive Quinoa Salad

Picnic Fare for #Blogger CLUE

What’s in our basket? Smoky Pimento Cheese Spread, Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus, and Spanish Deviled Eggs. Want to join us on our picnic? . . . → Read More: Picnic Fare for #Blogger CLUE

Sun Dried Tomato Pasta with Broccoli and Bacon for #TripleSBites

Most of my featured recipes for #TripleSBites have been finger foods and appetizers because what could be more romantic than sharing food with your lover?

Although I whole heartedly endorse finger-feeding as being one of the sexier food pursuits, I would rank pasta right up there with food of romance.


This pasta is saucy . . . → Read More: Sun Dried Tomato Pasta with Broccoli and Bacon for #TripleSBites

Italian Quinoa-White Bean Salad

So, you’ve heard there’s no such thing as a free lunch, right?

Well, at my school, there is.

One of the few perks of the teachers and staff is that we all get a free lunch.   Really, this does add up and it is a real benefit.    I hate to complain, though, but . . . → Read More: Italian Quinoa-White Bean Salad

Sun Dried Tomato and Olive Cheese Spread

A delicious appetizer for this month’s Secret Recipe Club. . . . → Read More: Sun Dried Tomato and Olive Cheese Spread

Great Northern Bean Dip

Hunger pains, raiding the pantry, the invention of a new appetizer. . . . → Read More: Great Northern Bean Dip

Four Cheese Manicotti with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

I am done with gifts. Today I wanted to use one of my Christmas presents, a new baking dish. . . . → Read More: Four Cheese Manicotti with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Fresh Mozzarella Roulade with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

The latest foodie challenge from the hubby. He heard about this dish and explained it to me in glowing terms. This is what we came up with. . . . → Read More: Fresh Mozzarella Roulade with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
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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