A Berry Good Sangria

Find an afternoon of leisure, sit on your patio or deck, and sip some berry good sangria. . . . → Read More: A Berry Good Sangria

Smoked Turkey Salad with Raspberries (or Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Hot Pepper Dressing)

You be the judge. Compare my original recipe with what was printed in Taste of Home. . . . → Read More: Smoked Turkey Salad with Raspberries (or Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Hot Pepper Dressing)

Raspberry Muffins

As I made Chef Sarah’s Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Earl Grey Buttercream, I defrosted some raspberries for the delicious center of these cupcakes.    I had about 2 cups leftover.   I was definitely not making enough batches of these cupcakes to use up the rest.   (Each cupcake contained only one raspberry.)

What to do . . . → Read More: Raspberry Muffins

Peach-Raspberry Crumble with Amaretto

It is Secret Recipe Club time again. Check out this recipe for a crumble with coconut oil and Amaretto! . . . → Read More: Peach-Raspberry Crumble with Amaretto

Amuse-bouche and an Italian Compote

This was a tasty little bite which inspired me to create my own Italian preserve: Triple Berry Mostarda . . . → Read More: Amuse-bouche and an Italian Compote

RaspberryLOVE Margarita for #Berrylove blog hop

This month’s blog-love theme is #Berrylove. Here is a raspberry margarita for you! . . . → Read More: RaspberryLOVE Margarita for #Berrylove blog hop

Makin’ jam with mom and bakin’ away the rain

It rained all week during Spring Break. What to do? Bake and make jam! . . . → Read More: Makin’ jam with mom and bakin’ away the rain

Raspberry n’ Wine Cream Pie

I raided the freezer and found lots of raspberries and a pie crust. (Thanks, mom!) . . . → Read More: Raspberry n’ Wine Cream Pie

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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