Taste of Home Surprises

A review of the latest Taste of Home holiday cookbooks along with some of my featured recipes: Pina Colada Cake and Herb-Vinaigrette Potato Salad. . . . → Read More: Taste of Home Surprises

Multi-colored Potato Salad for the Fourth!

A potato salad fit for the Fourth! I used our own potatoes, onions, and parsley—garden fresh! (Alas, the green pepper came from the farmers market.) 🙁 . . . → Read More: Multi-colored Potato Salad for the Fourth!

The Weekend is Here…more cooking on the patio

Grilled asparagus, potatoes, onions, and pork loin. . . . → Read More: The Weekend is Here…more cooking on the patio

#21: Yukon Gold Baked Potato Soup

Another potato soup recipe . . . → Read More: #21: Yukon Gold Baked Potato Soup

Day 8: Back on track

Dilled Potato Soup Recipe . . . → Read More: Day 8: Back on track

Oktoberfest on the Patio

It was rainy and we didn’t want to put up with the inebriated! Recipes for homemade mustard, drunken onions, and Fried German Potato Salad. . . . → Read More: Oktoberfest on the Patio

Comfort food: potato soup

Getting ready for soup season. . . . → Read More: Comfort food: potato soup

Patrioticism in the kitchen (or how I was inspired by what was on hand)

I had potatoes I HAD to use and I went to fridge for inspiration. . . . → Read More: Patrioticism in the kitchen (or how I was inspired by what was on hand)

Potato Salad and You

I just started reading  Molly Wizenberg’s A Homemade Life.  (I find myself only reading foodie books now—in fact I just got Anthony Bourdain’s new one, Jay Rayner’s The Man Who Ate the World, and my very own copy of Reichl’s Garlic and Sapphires delivered to my door.  Thanks, Amazon! )

In one of Wizenberg’s chapters, she . . . → Read More: Potato Salad and You

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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