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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Whiskey Cake

This is a recipe in four parts but well worth the effort. Besides the recipe for Whiskey Cake, you will also find a review of Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar in OKC. . . . → Read More: Whiskey Cake

Spinach Salad with Sweet Peas, Strawberries, and Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette

The Food ‘n Flix feature film for July was Popeye (hosted by The Lawyer Cookbook). Here’s an homage in salad form to Popeye, his child and his love interest. . . . → Read More: Spinach Salad with Sweet Peas, Strawberries, and Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Mom’s Pecan Pie

As I continue to revisit our Thanksgiving holiday recipes, take note of this pie. It could certainly find a home on your upcoming holiday table. . . . → Read More: Mom’s Pecan Pie

Lemon Pecan Tart

A delicious recipe that might make the cut for your holiday feast: pecans and lemons on a shortbread crust. . . . → Read More: Lemon Pecan Tart

Cherry Muffins with Pecan Crumble

The Hubs had to schedule and was in charge of training for his office recently.   He needed bribes.

I was happy to accommodate.

I made Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins for one session and then created this recipe for another.    They went quickly according to The Hubs.

Cherry Muffins with Pecan Crumble

6 T. . . . → Read More: Cherry Muffins with Pecan Crumble

Coconut-Pecan Brownie Bites (plus an unhealthier version)

This double brownie post is also doing double-duty for the Food ‘n Flix post this month over “Practical Magic.” . . . → Read More: Coconut-Pecan Brownie Bites (plus an unhealthier version)

Cranberry Ginger Whole Wheat Quick Bread

I had grandiose ideas.

Yes, I had done the The Twelve Days of Christmas for 2010 and I had done fourteen Christmas gift posts last year.

This year promised to bring posts on “Gifts from the Kitchen 2012.”   I had even written many drafts, some  as far back as January 2012.   I had lots of things . . . → Read More: Cranberry Ginger Whole Wheat Quick Bread

The Gifts from the Kitchen Kick-Off: Cheese Ball Kits

The first year that I was invited to spend Christmas with The Hubs’ family (my future in-laws), I was thrilled.     We had been dating a long time and I had only met the parents once.

It was to be a momentous occasion to be sure.

His family always celebrated on Christmas Eve with an appetizer/sandwich/snack . . . → Read More: The Gifts from the Kitchen Kick-Off: Cheese Ball Kits

What’s up next? More sweet potato recipes.

More Palooza action with Pecan Praline Sweet Potato Pie. It’s a mighty fine pie. . . . → Read More: What’s up next? More sweet potato recipes.

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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