Dia de los Muertos Revisited

We actually attended a Dia de los Muertos Festival on Thursday night.    Key word here is festival—it was festive, not morbid, sad, mournful, or frightening.

We went to see some student art work on display and stayed for the music, characters, and joyfulness of the celebration.

I also found . . . → Read More: Dia de los Muertos Revisited

El Dia de los Muertos

Last year I was so moved by a fellow blogger’s post about El Dia de los Muertos that I vowed to do my own tribute to beloved family members and food memories. . . . → Read More: El Dia de los Muertos

Happy Easter with Roasted Chicken and Italian Sausage

Reminiscing about Easter parties of old, bringing home the Easter prize from school, and a recipe for Roasted Chicken with Italian Sausage . . . → Read More: Happy Easter with Roasted Chicken and Italian Sausage

King Cake(s)

Fat Tuesday is almost here! Read on for a King Cake recipe from another of my favorite Junior League Cookbooks—this one comes straight from New Orleans—and a lighter version from The Realistic Nutritionist. . . . → Read More: King Cake(s)

Happy New Year!

A wish for you all for 2012. . . . → Read More: Happy New Year!

New Year’s Eve by the Fire Place

Enjoy this mulled wine recipe with the one you love most as you ring in 2012! . . . → Read More: New Year’s Eve by the Fire Place

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 # 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

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 #4: Healthy Holiday Spice Cookies

A healthy, tasty, decorated sugar cookie? Here it is…and the results. . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift #4: Healthy Holiday Spice Cookies

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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