Winter Romaine Salad with Butternut Squash and Roasted Chickpeas

As we continue our 2017 Challenge, I am mixing a few salads into our rice bowl diet.

All of these steps can be done ahead of time.   This salad is best served when the ingredients are at room temperature but leftovers are just as good cold the next day.

Look at these colors.

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Peppered-Cherry Vinaigrette

I hope the hyphenated adjective above describes this recipe a bit better.  I felt totally inadequate with my Cherry-Pepper Jelly and I know that I led some readers astray thinking that I had made a preserve with cherry peppers (instead of jalapenos and dried cherries).

Anywhoo, I wanted to be a little clearer with the . . . → Read More: Peppered-Cherry Vinaigrette

Grilled Flat Bread with Pear, Feta, and Arugula for #HotSummerEats

Welcome to #HotSummerEats. Stay tuned for some great summer recipes and a fabulous giveaway you will certainly want to enter. . . . → Read More: Grilled Flat Bread with Pear, Feta, and Arugula for #HotSummerEats

Harvest Fruits-Maple Crisp with Cinnamon Cream for #winePW 5 “Fall Fruits and Wine Pairings”

I think fall is my favorite season.

I love the cooler, crisp weather, the colors of fall…

I love the holidays—Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and Thanksgiving.

I love the flavors of fall—apples and pears, pumpkin, and warming spices.

So, a thank you to Culinary Adventures with Camilla  who invited me to participate in #winePW 5 “Fall Fruits . . . → Read More: Harvest Fruits-Maple Crisp with Cinnamon Cream for #winePW 5 “Fall Fruits and Wine Pairings”

Chocolate Pear Jam

Wow—doesn’t this sound delicious (and interesting)?

This was one of the delicious chocolate-themed dishes that Chef Sarah made for us during our recent cooking class at The Canebrake.

I have to say that we were not prepared for a jam.

Truffles?   Yes.

Chocolate cups?   Yes.

Chocolate dipped strawberries?   Yes.

Chocolate jam?   No.

This was a . . . → Read More: Chocolate Pear Jam

February Secret Recipe Club: More beets

For Secret Recipe Club this month, I found another beet recipe: Roasted Beet Salad with Pear and Goat Cheese . . . → Read More: February Secret Recipe Club: More beets

Revision of a revision of a revision (plus Plan B)

Apple Cardamom Honey Crisp (that really became Apple-Pear Cardamom Honey Crisp). . . . → Read More: Revision of a revision of a revision (plus Plan B)

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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