Cucumber and Mango Salad with Lime Dressing

A book review of The New American Heart Association Cookbook with a great salad recipe. . . . → Read More: Cucumber and Mango Salad with Lime Dressing

A Moscow Mule and Pickled Beets

I know this is a weird pairing, a Moscow Mule and pickled beets, but that’s how my mind works when I’m tasked to get inspired from Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen for this round of Cook the Books. There’s RED pepper infused vodka and RED wine pickled beets ahead… . . . → Read More: A Moscow Mule and Pickled Beets

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

Volver Mojito

Here is this month’s Food ‘n Flix post for Volver. You will want “to return” to this cocktail again and again. . . . → Read More: Volver Mojito

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

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)

Mango Lime Jam with Ginger

Here is an unexpected taste explosion—Mangos and Limes and Ginger—all in a tiny little jar. . . . → Read More: Mango Lime Jam with Ginger

Whiskey Cherry Smashes

Spring Break is here! Join me in toasting a week off from school related headaches! . . . → Read More: Whiskey Cherry Smashes

Rosemary Limeade with a Kick

Need a refreshing cocktail to jump start (or kick) you for a busy week? This should do it, my friend. . . . → Read More: Rosemary Limeade with a Kick

Icy Rum Punch from the Islands

It was 104 degrees F. last weekend here.   Although it has only been in the lower 90s thus far this week, I still need to beat the heat.

Welcome to the August round of C.L.U.E. where we are all trying to BEAT the HEAT!

I was the assigned blog-stalker for Stacy from Food Lust . . . → Read More: Icy Rum Punch from the Islands

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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