Insalata Russa for Food ‘n Flix


The Italian film, “I Am Love,” was the June feature for Food ‘n Flix. I had a hard time distinguishing what was being torched (no innuendo intended) in the film but I finally landed on making this Russian salad. . . . → Read More: Insalata Russa for Food ‘n Flix

Deviled Egg Tacos (with Sikil Pak)


Don’t skip this post. Sikil Pak is a delicious Yucatán dip made with toasted pepitas. Spread this on a artisan corn tortilla, add some deviled eggs….delicioso! . . . → Read More: Deviled Egg Tacos (with Sikil Pak)

Green Chile-Cheese Puff


I love green chile season… . . . → Read More: Green Chile-Cheese Puff

Eggs and Mushrooms in Ham Crisp Cups #TripleSBites

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#TripleSBites for today is a breakfast dish you could whip up for a romantic brunch (or dinner or brinner). . . . → Read More: Eggs and Mushrooms in Ham Crisp Cups #TripleSBites

Onion Pie (not quiche)

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This onion pie is me contribution to this month’s Cook the Books round. We all read “That Old Ace in the Hole” by Annie Proulx. . . . → Read More: Onion Pie (not quiche)

Hangover Burger or Heart Attack on a Plate

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Fair warning: This is a delicious brunch item….hearty but not healthy in the least! . . . → Read More: Hangover Burger or Heart Attack on a Plate

Breakfast Bread Pudding

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I love me some bread pudding, yet I never make it.    You can be assured that if it is on the menu when we dine out, I will order it.    Chocolate bread pudding, pumpkin bread pudding, traditional Southern bread pudding with whiskey sauce.   It matters not.

When I saw this recipe in our local paper . . . → Read More: Breakfast Bread Pudding

Frittata of Zucchini

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We read MFK Fisher’s How to Cook a Wolf for this round of Cook the Books. Keep reading for an easy way to use up the surplus of zucchini I hope you are getting from your garden. . . . → Read More: Frittata of Zucchini

OCD continued: Chipotle Breakfast Tacos for a Crowd

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Back to my OCD-themed mania. Here is a recipe for breakfast when you have a few mouths to feed. . . . → Read More: OCD continued: Chipotle Breakfast Tacos for a Crowd

Cook the Books: Eating alone…

Only my mom can grow these perfect tomatoes!

Laurie Colwin (along with a visit from mom and homegrown tomatoes) prompts some reminiscing about eating alone. . . . → Read More: Cook the Books: Eating alone…

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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