Artsy-Fartsy Weekend

We were truly cultured this weekend as we visited two art exhibits plus the brand spankin’ new 21c Museum Hotel in OKC. . . . → Read More: Artsy-Fartsy Weekend

Whiskey Cake

This is a recipe in four parts but well worth the effort. Besides the recipe for Whiskey Cake, you will also find a review of Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar in OKC. . . . → Read More: Whiskey Cake

More food from Taos

Oh, know…Taos Mesa Brewing was not the only establishment where we imbibed and ate. There is some stamina needed in eating one’s way through Northern New Mexican cuisine. (Naps are recommended.) . . . → Read More: More food from Taos

Bohemian Rhapsody

We found a great new hangout in the East Village in Tulsa with great pies, great appetizers and great cocktails! Please come along for a tour. . . . → Read More: Bohemian Rhapsody

Ethiopian Cuisine for Cook the Books

Inspired by this Cook the Book Round, I delved into Ethiopian cuisine and made a feast of Shiro Wat (a chickpea paste), Sambussa (a lentil fritter) and Injera (Ethiopian flatbread). . . . → Read More: Ethiopian Cuisine for Cook the Books

Spring Breakin’ (2015)

Follow me to San Antonio on a much needed Spring Break trip. Of course there was lots of food and fun involved. . . . → Read More: Spring Breakin’ (2015)

Coffee & Cream for Dessert

You must try this spectacular dessert: White Chocolate Panna Cotta topped with Cappuccino Gelato. This dessert was inspired by Juniper in Tulsa. . . . → Read More: Coffee & Cream for Dessert

Green Chili Hummus

After visiting New Mexico, I am so tempted to put green chilis in anything and everything.

Case in point—this hummus.

 

Green Chili Hummus adapted from Dorie Greenspan

1 can (15.5 oz.) chickpeas 2 large garlic cloves, chopped 1/3 c. tahini 2 T. fresh lemon juice (or to taste) 1 can (4.5 oz.) chopped green . . . → Read More: Green Chili Hummus

Happy Birthday to Me Trip!

I love traveling with The Hubs, even when it’s just a quick weekend getaway.

Case in point….this past weekend we incorporated a one night work trip with a one night fun trip.   Voila!  A birthday trip extraordinaire!

We love Kansas City and it is only about three and a half hours away.   It . . . → Read More: Happy Birthday to Me Trip!

Santa Fe: A solo trek

On a recent trip, I was determined to dine in a few of Santa Fe’s most famous restaurants. See how I did. . . . → Read More: Santa Fe: A solo trek

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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