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
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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