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

Healthy Eating: Roasted Carrots and Cauliflower (with a kick) #BloggerClue

C.L.U.E. celebrates healthy eating for January. In honor of this month’s theme, I present TWO recipes to you today: Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower (with garlic paste) and Honey-Roasted Sriracha Carrots. . . . → Read More: Healthy Eating: Roasted Carrots and Cauliflower (with a kick) #BloggerClue

Roasted Garlic Skinny Smashed Potatoes

This is my post for the Thanksgiving edition of Food ‘n Flix. Deb from Kahakai Kitchen chose “Pieces of April,” a quirky film about a quirky, dysfunctional Thanksgiving meal. . . . → Read More: Roasted Garlic Skinny Smashed Potatoes

Marinated Cheese in a Jar

I saw this technique in the March 2013 issue of Sunset and loved the idea.  This recipe is attributed to David Tanis (a Chez Panisse alum) from his cookbook One Good Dish:   The Pleasures of a Simple Meal.

I perused through this book on Amazon and a few recipes caught my eye (and . . . → Read More: Marinated Cheese in a Jar

Jalapeno Relish

I am posting this late but as of the end of October, I was still picking peppers out of the garden.   You never know what you are going to get with Oklahoma weather.   It might be mild until Thanksgiving our you might be snowed in for the holidays.

Some were giants!

Having . . . → Read More: Jalapeno Relish

Garlic Confit

During the end of June this summer, I harvested wagon loads of garlic.

The first wagon full.

Then I got smart and started trimming the stalks at the garlic bed.

The second load.

I ended up with two full baskets of garlic.

Basket one.

Basket two.

I . . . → Read More: Garlic Confit

Herbed Olives and “A Good Year”

This month’s Food ‘n Flix feature is “A Good Year.” Please check out this recipe to make your own marinated olives. . . . → Read More: Herbed Olives and “A Good Year”

Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Bean Dip

I great dip, spread, or wrap filling. Delicious!! . . . → Read More: Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Bean Dip

Roasted Carrot Hummus with Orange and Garam Masala

This is an exciting new hummus full of healthiness and Indian spices (which I worked into my Food ‘n Flix post for this month). . . . → Read More: Roasted Carrot Hummus with Orange and Garam Masala

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

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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