Vegetarian Green Chile Chowder with Goat Cheese

Trying to recreate the most velvety, smooth, delicious green chile stew I ever had… . . . → Read More: Vegetarian Green Chile Chowder with Goat Cheese

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

Mediterranean Medley Pasta Salad

I know, I know….this isn’t exactly a “Salad-a-Day” but I am at least doing better than I did last summer. Here is today’s salad, an easy and delicious salad full of veggies. . . . → Read More: Mediterranean Medley Pasta Salad

Peppery Perfect Pasta Salad

School’s out! I am celebrating with a salad! . . . → Read More: Peppery Perfect Pasta Salad

Meyer Lemon Chevre Cream Pie for #SixteenCheesecakes

This pie is worthy of more than a graham cracker crust so try it with a ginger snap crust. This pie is also worthy of helping in an anniversary celebration #SixteenCheesecakes . . . → Read More: Meyer Lemon Chevre Cream Pie for #SixteenCheesecakes

Smoked Goat Cheese with Herbed Spice

This is one of those revisited and previously posted recipes.  Smoked Goat Cheese is a super easy appetizer, especially when you have the grill going on a summer weekend.   

I originally posted the recipe here.   We have tweaked the recipe a great deal and I think we have perhaps perfected it here with . . . → Read More: Smoked Goat Cheese with Herbed Spice

Cherry-Almond-Crunch Chicken and Pasta Salad for #HotSummerEats

Stay with me here. Pasta, basil, feta, almonds AND cherries make for a delicious salad. Yes, I said fresh cherries. . . . → Read More: Cherry-Almond-Crunch Chicken and Pasta Salad for #HotSummerEats

Goat Cheese Soufflé with Garden Salad for C.L.U.E.

Christy, aka the Culinary Diva, was my assigned C.L.U.E project for this month.   April’s theme was to be all about spring vegetables and Christy’s blog was full of possibilities.   (Christy is a banker by day but is also a “food enthusiast, wine aficionado, Food & Cooking Channel fanatic, and cookbook bibliomaniac,  who suffers from . . . → Read More: Goat Cheese Soufflé with Garden Salad for C.L.U.E.

Pizza Challenge: Traditional vs. Gourmet

The Hubs and I had a pizza challenge while watching this month’s Food ‘n Flix selection: The Terminal. I know you can’t wait to see who won. . . . → Read More: Pizza Challenge: Traditional vs. Gourmet

Black Bean-Goat Cheese Enchiladas with Christmas Sauce

Like you, I read lots and lots of Cinco de Mayo recipes this month.   I even posted one myself.   There were lots of delicious Mexican-inspired recipes and I was most taken with Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake fame and her Smoky Black Bean Dip.

I have a really bad habit of making appetizers . . . → Read More: Black Bean-Goat Cheese Enchiladas with Christmas Sauce

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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