Roasted Pepper Spaghetti (with Spaghetti Squash and Mushrooms)

I’m trying to be more inspired in the kitchen but truth be told we’re eating a lot of frozen (but homemade) food that was stored in the freezer, simply grilling something, or (gasp) eating takeout pizza.

It’s just hard to come up with new ideas that don’t require a lot of brain . . . → Read More: Roasted Pepper Spaghetti (with Spaghetti Squash and Mushrooms)

Cheesy Green Chile Bean and Beef Burritos for Off the Menu

Welcome to this month’s Movies & Munchies feature: Off the Menu. The film is set in New Mexico so I was pumped. I’m including some of my New Mexican recipes too today. . . . → Read More: Cheesy Green Chile Bean and Beef Burritos for Off the Menu

Zucchini Frittata from The Blackbird Café

Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is the current selection for Cook the Books. There’s a lot of delicious food (and pie) in the novel. I would like to make it all but settled on this frittata to celebrate the book. . . . → Read More: Zucchini Frittata from The Blackbird Café

Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Balsamic Butter

This delicious sandwich was inspired by Maggie’s Ruse, a stop on the TLC Book Tour. . . . → Read More: Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Balsamic Butter

Grilled Vegetable and Goat Cheese Wrap to Celebrate 100 Parks and 5000 Ideas

For the review of 100 Parks and 5000 Ideas, I’m revisiting a favorite lunch from Big Tree Lodge in Yosemite. Planning a vacation this summer? 100 Parks and 5000 Ideas might be the book for you. . . . → Read More: Grilled Vegetable and Goat Cheese Wrap to Celebrate 100 Parks and 5000 Ideas

Roasted Clementine Bruschetta for IHCC

Here’s a totally different and unusual (and quick) appetizer to whip up before you watch your own favorite team in upcoming bowl games. We just happen to be watching the Orange Bowl tonight. (Get it?) . . . → Read More: Roasted Clementine Bruschetta for IHCC

Sourdough Pizza Crust with Local Toppings

My sourdough is still ALIVE! And, it makes a pretty killer pizza dough. Join me for this round of Cook the Books Club and Sourdough by Robin Sloan. . . . → Read More: Sourdough Pizza Crust with Local Toppings

Garlic and Sapphires (and Strozzapreti with Tomatoes, Olives & Herbed Goat Cheese)

Ruth Reichl’s Garlic and Sapphires is the June/July selection for Cook the Books. Join me in my re-reading of Reichl’s reflections on being a disguised NYT’s food critic. . . . → Read More: Garlic and Sapphires (and Strozzapreti with Tomatoes, Olives & Herbed Goat Cheese)

Scrambled Eggs, Blushing Mimosas and Richard Gere

This month’s Food ‘n Flix feature is Runaway Bride starring Julia Roberts and RICHARD GERE. Here’s my inspired-by meal of Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese and Dill and Blushing Bride Mimosas. . . . → Read More: Scrambled Eggs, Blushing Mimosas and Richard Gere

Green Chile Holiday Pinwheels

A staple holiday appetizer (with a green chile kick) plus a bonus cookie recipe. . . . → Read More: Green Chile Holiday Pinwheels