Smoked Oyster Shrimp (or Shrimp Dinner…with Cream)

This post is a continuation from a recent post “Here’s something to blog about, Aunt Deb…”

To recap, I received some delicious looking pictures from one of the favorite nephews with instructions that I should blog about a creative recipe that his dad (the BiL) had created.  But, I did not receive a recipe.  After . . . → Read More: Smoked Oyster Shrimp (or Shrimp Dinner…with Cream)

Grilled Portobello and Red Quinoa Vegetable Salad

There’s been a couple of oh-so-tiny desserts recently and one soup but we’re still on our 2017 Challenge of Rice Bowls and Salads. Here’s the latest recipe to hit our table as we strive for health and weight loss. . . . → Read More: Grilled Portobello and Red Quinoa Vegetable Salad

Spanish Tortilla with Mushrooms and Kale

This earthy Spanish dish was inspired by Pan’s Labryinth, this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature film. . . . → Read More: Spanish Tortilla with Mushrooms and Kale

Veggies…the rest of the meal

Healthy and delicious! Green Beans with Garlic and Mushrooms, Garlic Cauliflower with Sesame Seeds, and Red Wine Maple Glazed Carrots from a special holiday meal. . . . → Read More: Veggies…the rest of the meal

Unprejudiced Palate Italian Soup

Although spring has sprung, it is still a good time for soup, especially with our up and down temperatures. I created a warming soup for a cold spring day and to celebrate this round of Cook the Books. . . . → Read More: Unprejudiced Palate Italian Soup

Giant Tiered Lasagna

This is a hefty meal that serves at least twelve people, but don’t worry, the leftovers freeze beautifully. If you don’t have a crowd coming to dinner, make this anyway and freeze portions for weeknight dinners. . . . → Read More: Giant Tiered Lasagna

Rustic Tortellini Soup for a Late #Blogger C.L.U.E.

Sometimes I am totally clueless which unfortunately fits today’s post too well.  You see, by 6:00 a.m. EST, I was supposed to have my Blogger C.L.U.E. post up and ready.

Other than my cluelessness, lack of time management and irresponsibility, I have no excuse.

My assigned blog for February was Sue from A . . . → Read More: Rustic Tortellini Soup for a Late #Blogger C.L.U.E.

Gourmet Veggie Pizza

A thrown together dish for when three pizzas were not enough. Check out this creation with dried tomatoes, garlic confit, herbed olives, and fresh mushrooms. . . . → Read More: Gourmet Veggie Pizza

Mystical Autumn Pizza

Help celebrate five years of Food ‘n Flix fun with a classic from the 80s and a pizza full of fall goodness. . . . → Read More: Mystical Autumn Pizza

Pork and Veggie Stir-Fry and Taiwan Fried Rice for Food ‘n Flix

This month’s feature film is Eat Drink Many Woman from director Ang Lee. Deb at Kahakai Kitchen is hosting. I made two dishes: a Pork Stir-Fry and Taiwan Fried Rice. . . . → Read More: Pork and Veggie Stir-Fry and Taiwan Fried Rice for 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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