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

Marinated Grilled Leg of Lamb for Cook the Books

This recipe marks my first foray into cooking lamb. Join me as I highlight this round for Cook the Books, The Feast Nearby by Robin Mather. . . . → Read More: Marinated Grilled Leg of Lamb for Cook the Books

T-Bones in Ashes

Grill it right int he coals….easy and delicious and primal…. . . . → Read More: T-Bones in Ashes

Grilled Mediterranean Shrimp Cocktail

How a perfect Saturday morning led to a beautiful grilled meal on the patio. . . . → Read More: Grilled Mediterranean Shrimp Cocktail

Grilling Rubs (in a cool gift box)

Need something for the griller or pit master in your life? Here are five great spice rubs to give and an idea for a practical gift box. . . . → Read More: Grilling Rubs (in a cool gift box)

Sous Vide Steaks (DIY)

Remember a while back we attended a cooking class and had sous vide octopus and Chicken Saltimbocca? That chef/instructor also commented that this water-bath method was the only way to do steaks to perfection.

So what happens when you take your husband with you to cooking class?

What happens when said husband has a temperature . . . → Read More: Sous Vide Steaks (DIY)

Chipotles

How to make your own chipotles and a hot sauce update. Peppers, peppers, everywhere… . . . → Read More: Chipotles

A Helluva Pork Sauce

And a helluva smoked pork loin. Are you grilling out today? . . . → Read More: A Helluva Pork Sauce

Roasted Veggies (Part Quatre)

Roasted veggies to round out a great smokin’ meal and a great cooking class with 3 Guys Smokin’. . . . → Read More: Roasted Veggies (Part Quatre)

Championship Smoked Pork Roast (Part Deux)

This is the second installment documenting our recent cooking class. Today’s recipe: Smoked Pork Butt. . . . → Read More: Championship Smoked Pork Roast (Part Deux)

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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