Guatemalan Quesadillas (Sweet Cakes) for TLC Book Tours and Concepción and the Baby Brokers

The current TLC Book Tour took me to Guatemala and to explore some Guatemalan recipes. . . . → Read More: Guatemalan Quesadillas (Sweet Cakes) for TLC Book Tours and Concepción and the Baby Brokers

Recipes from (but mostly inspired by) Santa Fe

Some New Mexico inspired dishes including Green Chili Eggs, New Year’s Day Chili, and Espresso Brownies. . . . → Read More: Recipes from (but mostly inspired by) Santa Fe

Christmas Gifts #13: Homemade cheese crackers

Something savory to offset all the sweet stuff of the holidays. Pair a box of these crackers with a red wine for a great gift. . . . → Read More: Christmas Gifts #13: Homemade cheese crackers

CTB Post for “Harlot’s Sauce”: Greek Pizza, Anyone?

This “Memoir of Food, Family, Love, Loss and Greece” is the current pick for foodie inspiration from Cook the Books Club. Check out my Greek inspired pizza. OPA! . . . → Read More: CTB Post for “Harlot’s Sauce”: Greek Pizza, Anyone?

Surprise watermelon

DIY projects still taking up our time (and our living spaces). But, we actually have things growing in the garden! Enjoy this simple post with “borrowed” recipes. . . . → Read More: Surprise watermelon

Eating Weeds

With no rain and excessive heat, our garden production is nil. We have resorted to eating weeds. Have you harvested any purslane lately? . . . → Read More: Eating Weeds

Getting ready for easy breakfasts and vacation brunches.

Blueberry Lemon Spice Muffins and other breakfast and brunch ideas for a super easy time at a lake house. . . . → Read More: Getting ready for easy breakfasts and vacation brunches.

Turning our favorite enchilada recipe into soup

Day two of soup challenge: Tomatillo Chicken Soup . . . → Read More: Turning our favorite enchilada recipe into soup

The soup challenge…

Day one: Recipe for a spicy green chile pork soup. . . . → Read More: The soup challenge…

On the second day…Grandma’s Fruit Cake

Another family holiday tradition: orange slice cake recipe . . . → Read More: On the second day…Grandma’s Fruit Cake

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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