Spiced Apple Beer Jelly

Did the summer fruit season pass you by? Do you need a quick and unusual gift for your beer snob? Heck, need a gift for anyone that loves deliciousness? You don’t need any summer fruit for this jelly…just beer and apple cider. . . . → Read More: Spiced Apple Beer Jelly

Handcrafted Baileys Irish Cream

What a perfect recipe to celebrate December’s C.L.U.E. You will not believe how easy this recipe is to whip up for festive gifts. . . . → Read More: Handcrafted Baileys Irish Cream

Christmas Gift # 14: Ginger Snaps

My last installment—a vintage ginger snap recipe for you! . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift # 14: Ginger Snaps

Christmas Gifts #13: Homemade cheese crackers

Something savory to offset all the sweet stuff of the holidays. Pair a box of these crackers with a red wine for a great gift. . . . → Read More: Christmas Gifts #13: Homemade cheese crackers

Christmas Gift # 12: White Queso

I’m dreaming of a white queso….An expensive meal leads to a new dip recipe. . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift # 12: White Queso

Christmas Gift # 11: Shop, buy, and gift local

I am taking a break from baking today to give ya’ll some last minute gift ideas. . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift # 11: Shop, buy, and gift local

Christmas Gift #10: Trail Mix Cookies for SRC

This is also my Secret Recipe Club post for December: Trail Mix Cookies . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift #10: Trail Mix Cookies for SRC

Christmast Gift #9: Double Choco-Banana Muffins

More muffins—perfect for more Christmas baskets. . . . → Read More: Christmast Gift #9: Double Choco-Banana Muffins

Christmas Gift #8: Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins

A great blueberry muffin with a sweet crumb topping—just like the local bakery’s. . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift #8: Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins

Christmas Gift #7: A Healthy Muffin Recipe

Making over a sour cream-bran muffin recipe into a yogurt-flax muffin. Take a basket of these to your next party as a hostess gift. . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift #7: A Healthy Muffin Recipe

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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