Butternut Squash and Apple Soup (with Sage)

Plan on having a heart-healthy Halloween with this savory and velvety soup from the American Heart Association. . . . → Read More: Butternut Squash and Apple Soup (with Sage)

Caramelized Onion Dip for #10DaysofTailgate

A delicious dip that can be served hot or at room temperature. . . . → Read More: Caramelized Onion Dip for #10DaysofTailgate

The 12-Mile Dinner

Our truly locavore meal featured a Blueberry-Mint Lemonade, Sautéed Padron Peppers, a Spring Pasta with a Butter-Wine Sauce, and Fresh Blueberry Crumble. You are getting four recipes today for the price of one! . . . → Read More: The 12-Mile Dinner

That’s Amore!

Here is my take on a Sicilian Pizza as inspired by Moonstruck, our Food ‘n Flix feature for June. . . . → Read More: That’s Amore!

Peperonata Chicken Pasta

Peperonata Chicken Pasta

Here is a delicious main dish for February’s Secret Recipe Club. . . . → Read More: Peperonata Chicken Pasta

Texas (or Oklahoma) Ovenbaked Beans

This round for Cook the Books Club features The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy. This recipe was inspired by the novel. . . . → Read More: Texas (or Oklahoma) Ovenbaked Beans

Marinated Cucumbers and Onions

Zukes and cukes.

That is all I am getting from the garden.

Our tomatoes look lush and green.   Little blossoms and little fruit.   These are our favorites and I guess I will have to realize that I cannot grow tomatoes.

These are called Marketeer.

Zukes and cukes.

These all . . . → Read More: Marinated Cucumbers and Onions

Veggie and Pearl Couscous Herb Salad

A perfect summer salad for this month’s Secret Recipe Club. . . . → Read More: Veggie and Pearl Couscous Herb Salad

Bachelorette Night: Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce

No driving through Panda for me. I made my own noodle bowl. . . . → Read More: Bachelorette Night: Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce

One tomato, two tomato, three pepper salsa

A short garden update and a salsa recipe. . . . → Read More: One tomato, two tomato, three pepper salsa

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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