Herb & Garlic Roasted Spring Vegetables (another recipe from our cooking class)

If you haven’t been keeping up, this is the third installment of some great recipes we learned at a recent cooking class.   We attended a class at The Stock Pot’s Cooking School.   Our instructor for the evening was Chef Grant from Tavern on Brady.

So far, I have featured his classic deviled eggs, balsamic roasted . . . → Read More: Herb & Garlic Roasted Spring Vegetables (another recipe from our cooking class)

Holiday Recipe Club: Beer Braised Brisket with Potatoes and Peppers

I am excited for my first post for the Holiday Recipe Club!    Of course, the upcoming holiday is St. Patrick’s Day so the “secret ingredients” to choose from are beer, potatoes, and/or pistachios.   (Thanks to Veronica at My Catholic Kitchen for putting me on to this new club!)

I wanted a hearty meal so I . . . → Read More: Holiday Recipe Club: Beer Braised Brisket with Potatoes and Peppers

Grandma’s new potatoes and peas

Didn’t everyone’s grandmother make this most anticipated dish of the early summer? I know all of ours did. . . . → Read More: Grandma’s new potatoes and peas

Grandma’s Mashed Potatoes

One of my grandmothers did make potato salad out of leftover mashed potatoes, but my other grandmother had the making of mashed potatoes down to an art.  I remember them being so creamy that they almost poured off the spoon, full of butter, cream and lots of pepper.  There was no making potato salad out . . . → Read More: Grandma’s Mashed Potatoes

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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