Pineapple Confit Infused Rum for Burnt (Food ‘n Flix)

Here’s a rum infusion that would make great holiday gifts plus some great cocktails….All of this was inspired by Burnt, this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature. . . . → Read More: Pineapple Confit Infused Rum for Burnt (Food ‘n Flix)

Banana-Pineapple Pop-o-ladas

Two for one—a kid friendly (and delicious) popsicle and a rum-laden treat for the adults. . . . → Read More: Banana-Pineapple Pop-o-ladas

Wicked Fruit

This Wicked Fruit is laden with whiskey and Amaretto as inspired by this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature “The Witches of Eastwick.” . . . → Read More: Wicked Fruit

Pina Colada Cake

Here’s a forgotten recipe that was published in Taste of Home magazine in December. . . . → Read More: Pina Colada Cake

Blue Hawaiian for #PartyLikeAMadMan

Giveaway alert! Win a copy of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook as we celebrate the season finale. . . . → Read More: Blue Hawaiian for #PartyLikeAMadMan

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

Green Salad with Grilled Chicken, Pineapple, and Peppers

Or using up leftovers…Keep reading for an Asian-Inspired Salad Dressing for this grilled chicken salad. . . . → Read More: Green Salad with Grilled Chicken, Pineapple, and Peppers

Quintessential Bar Food (Remember those College Days?)

Nothing local about this meal (except the tomato and basil) but this is a great sandwich that I have adapted from my favorite old college hangout. Keep reading for a recipe for a “Fowl Thing” and homemade teriyaki sauce. . . . → Read More: Quintessential Bar Food (Remember those College Days?)

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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