Herb-Smothered Roasted Pork Loin

Here is a delicious grilled pork roast packed full of spring herbs like parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. (Today’s post also contains a News Flash!) . . . → Read More: Herb-Smothered Roasted Pork Loin

Oktoberfest Beer Mustard with Charcuterie for #10DaysofTailgate

Can up some beer mustard for gifts (or your next tailgate). . . . → Read More: Oktoberfest Beer Mustard with Charcuterie for #10DaysofTailgate

Homemade Whole-Grain Dijon Mustard

It can’t be Champagne unless the bubbly is bottled in that French region.

Sweet onions can’t be called Vidalias unless they are from that specific area in Georgia.

True New Mexico green chiles can’t be called that unless they are grown in Hatch, NM.

So, Dijon mustard must be the same—it can’t be true Dijon unless . . . → Read More: Homemade Whole-Grain Dijon Mustard

Smoked Pork Butt with “Hole-in-the Wall” Slaw for Holiday Recipe Club

Happy Almost Memorial Day!

Memorial Day yells “cookout” to us.   To celebrate family and remember all those that are special to us, we decided to spend the day with family and friends.      The Holiday Recipe Club’s “secret ingredients” for Memorial day were watermelon, beer or pork.     We decided to smoke a pork butt (yes, . . . → Read More: Smoked Pork Butt with “Hole-in-the Wall” Slaw for Holiday Recipe Club

Spinach Salad with Apples and Orange Zest

Last week, I came across a fabulous looking salad at Sydney’s Kitchen.   It was beautiful—spinach, watermelon, orange-glazed chicken, feta, oranges, fresh berries.   This was Sydney’s  Warm Chicken Salad.      Delicious sounding, isn’t it?

The dressing for this salad sounded wonderful, too.    I didn’t have any chicken, fresh berries, feta, or watermelon, but I did have spinach . . . → Read More: Spinach Salad with Apples and Orange Zest

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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