Greek Garden Veggie Salad with Grilled Corn

This salad is a perfect summer side (or a meal in itself). . . . → Read More: Greek Garden Veggie Salad with Grilled Corn

Tortellini Salad with Cherry Tomatoes & Olives

A truly remarkable novel for the TLC Book Tour inspired this simple and summery pasta salad. . . . → Read More: Tortellini Salad with Cherry Tomatoes & Olives

Olive and White Bean Hummus

Today I am continuing a hastily put together series of Super Bowl worthy bites. Try this “hummus.” . . . → Read More: Olive and White Bean Hummus

Grilled Herbed Olives

Throw some olives on your grill before you cook your main entree. Makes for a quick and easy and delicious appetizer. . . . → Read More: Grilled Herbed Olives

Chorizo Wedge Salad with Ascolana Olives

Ah, Spring Break!

It is finally here.

Hallelujahs all around!

To celebrate the start of Spring Break, I finally decided to actually “cook” dinner.  I texted The Hubs and said wedge salads and whiskey smashes (more about these later) were on the menu.

I really didn’t know where I was going with “The Wedge” until . . . → Read More: Chorizo Wedge Salad with Ascolana Olives

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

Festive Quinoa Salad

The holidays were kind of a blur this year.  We spent time with family and friends for almost a solid two weeks.  No worries, though, it was a wonderful time.  (Mostly.  There was the typical drama that we were soon laughing over.   Nothing major.)

We traveled to the Denver area on the 21st to . . . → Read More: Festive Quinoa Salad

Herbed Olives and “A Good Year”

This month’s Food ‘n Flix feature is “A Good Year.” Please check out this recipe to make your own marinated olives. . . . → Read More: Herbed Olives and “A Good Year”

Carrot and Cracked Wheat Salad

Or “Bulgar Carrot Salad,” if you will. But since this is my “Delicatessen” Food ‘n Flix post, you might see why I went with “cracked.” 🙂 . . . → Read More: Carrot and Cracked Wheat Salad

Sun Dried Tomato and Olive Cheese Spread

A delicious appetizer for this month’s Secret Recipe Club. . . . → Read More: Sun Dried Tomato and Olive Cheese Spread

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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