Libum (Roman Honey Cakes)

Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome by Crystal King is the December/January selection for Cook the Books. I was inspired to make a simple honey cake that was used as a sacrifice to the Roman gods. . . . → Read More: Libum (Roman Honey Cakes)

Books for Foodies: Some Fiction

I am continuing my book-gift-giving-theme with some foodie fiction. . . . → Read More: Books for Foodies: Some Fiction

Books for Foodies: More Memoirs

Today is a continuation with my book-themed gift recommendations. . . . → Read More: Books for Foodies: More Memoirs

Sesame Noodles with Broccoli

Today’s recipe is based on one from Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals that Brought Me Home by Jessica Fechtor, the current Cook the Books selection. . . . → Read More: Sesame Noodles with Broccoli

Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake (sort of)

A biscuit recipe, honey-balsamic strawberries, strawberries in the garden and a new foodie read…….. . . . → Read More: Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake (sort of)

Texas (or Oklahoma) Ovenbaked Beans

This round for Cook the Books Club features The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy. This recipe was inspired by the novel. . . . → Read More: Texas (or Oklahoma) Ovenbaked Beans

Whole Wheat Pasta with Garlic Two Ways

Pasta inspired by “The Shape of Water,” a novel of murder and intrigue and this round’s Cook the Books pick. . . . → Read More: Whole Wheat Pasta with Garlic Two Ways

Cook the Books and Food ‘n Flix Post: Food from the Hunger Games

I’m taking another break from my OCD Recipes Revisited to participate in another two of my manias:

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Would you believe it?    These two great online foodie clubs are pairing together this month.    CTB club members are reading the novel and FnF members are watching the film . . . → Read More: Cook the Books and Food ‘n Flix Post: Food from the Hunger Games

Chocolate Chip Cookies and “Heartburn”

 

What kind of post title is this?   I hope it is a somewhat humorous one although I cannot hold a candle to the dark, sarcastic, snarky humor in Heartburn by the late Nora Ephron.   I loved it!

Heartburn by Ephron is the current selection for Cook the Books, a club of food bloggers and . . . → Read More: Chocolate Chip Cookies and “Heartburn”

Cook the Books: Eating alone…

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
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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