A Quick Salad for By Invitation Only, a TLC Book Tour

Welcome to another stop on the TLC Book Tour. I received a free copy of Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank for an honest review. As always, I paired a recipe inspired from the book’s pages with this review. . . . → Read More: A Quick Salad for By Invitation Only, a TLC Book Tour

Ruth’s Kitchen Therapy and Comfort Food: Painless Pasta

I Heart Cooking Clubs’ theme this week is therapeutic comfort food via Ruth Reichl. Here’s a delicious (and quick and easy) pasta dish from My Kitchen Year. . . . → Read More: Ruth’s Kitchen Therapy and Comfort Food: Painless Pasta

Beet and Leek Farro Salad with Spiced Vinaigrette

I ended up doing two posts inspired from Feast of Sorrow by Crystal King. Her work is the current selection for Cook the Books. Here’s my rendition on an ancient Roman recipe. . . . → Read More: Beet and Leek Farro Salad with Spiced Vinaigrette

Spicy White Bean Dip with Chili Oil and Beer-Pickled Jalapenos

I love this stuff.

And, I’ve been promising you this recipe since I posted beer-pickled jalapenos.

Almost three weeks later I finally present Spicy White Bean Dip with Chili Oil and Beer-Pickled Jalapenos.

That’s a mouthful.

I was inspired to make this recipe after noshing on an appetizer at Oak & Ore (OKC).

Spicy . . . → Read More: Spicy White Bean Dip with Chili Oil and Beer-Pickled Jalapenos

Review of My Kitchen Year with Painless Pasta

I know this book has been out for a while, but I sat down last weekend and read it cover to cover. It’s another Reichl classic. . . . → Read More: Review of My Kitchen Year with Painless Pasta

Olive Oil and Sweet Wine Cookies

…and the demise of another favorite culinary publication (and website). 🙁 . . . → Read More: Olive Oil and Sweet Wine Cookies

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

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

Marinated Cheese in a Jar

I saw this technique in the March 2013 issue of Sunset and loved the idea.  This recipe is attributed to David Tanis (a Chez Panisse alum) from his cookbook One Good Dish:   The Pleasures of a Simple Meal.

I perused through this book on Amazon and a few recipes caught my eye (and . . . → Read More: Marinated Cheese in a Jar

My Watermelon Salad

I finally broke down and picked a watermelon. Here is an interesting salad with watermelon, blue cheese, pancetta and basil. . . . → Read More: My Watermelon Salad