Almond Breakfast Smoothie

I review Lemons Are a Girl’s Best Friend along with a delicious breakfast smoothie from Janet Hayward’s recent publication. . . . → Read More: Almond Breakfast Smoothie

Libum (Roman Honey Cakes)

Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome by Crystal King is the December/January selection for Cook the Books. I was inspired to make a simple honey cake that was used as a sacrifice to the Roman gods. . . . → Read More: Libum (Roman Honey Cakes)

Greek Yogurt with Pomegranate, Honey and Cinnamon for #FoodnFlix #JaneAustenBites #FandomFoodies

I am posting early this month! Check out the current Food ‘n Flix film, Clueless, hosted by Heather at All Roads Lead to the Kitchen. #JaneAustenBites #FandomFoodies . . . → Read More: Greek Yogurt with Pomegranate, Honey and Cinnamon for #FoodnFlix #JaneAustenBites #FandomFoodies

Beer-Pickled Jalapeños

Got jalapenos? Then you have got to make some Beer-Pickles as soon as you are able! . . . → Read More: Beer-Pickled Jalapeños

Watermelon Fruit Salad with Mango, Blackberries and Basil

Here’s a salad perfect for the Fourth. It’s my contribution to this month’s Food ‘n Flix round featuring Dirty Dancing. . . . → Read More: Watermelon Fruit Salad with Mango, Blackberries and Basil

Chinese Five-Spice Granola with Mango

Not only is there another new granola recipe here today, but I am also including a round-up of all things granola, including previously published ones. . . . → Read More: Chinese Five-Spice Granola with Mango

Chipotle-Lime Grilled Chicken

This time of year means it’s time for grilling, patio sitting, iced tea guzzling, cocktail sipping, bird watching, chimenea lighting, and star gazing. But, let’s get back to the grilling… . . . → Read More: Chipotle-Lime Grilled Chicken

Crazy for Cocoa Granola

I am being nostalgic and referencing the vintage Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs commercials from the late 70s and early 80s. But, I have elevated the sugary manufactured cocoa cereal of our youth. (When did the 80s get retro?) . . . → Read More: Crazy for Cocoa Granola

Sriracha Chicken and Squash Bowls with Tahini Dressing

Yep, we are still at it.

We are one month into the 2017 Challenge:  “Rice Bowls and Salads to $800 and a Sexier Husband.”

To update, we are eating salad and rice bowls consistently for lunches and dinners.   Breakfast consists of Kashi bars or oatmeal (depending on time).  We treat ourselves to one weekend breakfast . . . → Read More: Sriracha Chicken and Squash Bowls with Tahini Dressing

Pineapple Confit Infused Rum for Burnt (Food ‘n Flix)

Here’s a rum infusion that would make great holiday gifts plus some great cocktails….All of this was inspired by Burnt, this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature. . . . → Read More: Pineapple Confit Infused Rum for Burnt (Food ‘n Flix)

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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