New Orleans, À la une

Eat New Orleans…what else is there to say… . . . → Read More: New Orleans, À la une

Spring Breakin’

I started out my Spring Break with a snowy trip to Taterville……. . . . → Read More: Spring Breakin’

Orange-Aide Thyme Cooler

This beverage is cold, delicious and refreshing….kind of like a Sonic drink…. . . . → Read More: Orange-Aide Thyme Cooler

Barn Happy, Blue Hobbit Feet, and the Usual KC Stop

 

“What an odd name for a restaurant,” I thought.  (Barn Happy was the name of the restaurant, not Blue Hobbit feet…more about those in a bit.)

While we were at mom’s for the Fourth (and the garden tour), she was determined to have a mother/daughter lunch amid all the hubbub.

“We have go to . . . → Read More: Barn Happy, Blue Hobbit Feet, and the Usual KC Stop

Garden at the Lake

A show stopping garden at Grand Lake and a spot to get sustenance before or after your visit. . . . → Read More: Garden at the Lake

Yogurt-Brown Sugar Panna Cotta with Balsamic Fruit

A review of a truly “local” restaurant and a dish inspired by that meal. Keep reading for two (almost three) recipes: yogurt-brown sugar panna cotta, “100-year-old” Balsamic, and putting it all together. . . . → Read More: Yogurt-Brown Sugar Panna Cotta with Balsamic Fruit

Texas dining

Our destination was Houston but we ended up experiencing France and Italy. . . . → Read More: Texas dining

Heirloom Bean Burrito with Goat Cheese and Romesco Sauce

Food truck inspired food from Lola’s . . . → Read More: Heirloom Bean Burrito with Goat Cheese and Romesco Sauce

Curried Nectar and Bengali Gimlets

Today a real cocktail: A recipe for Curried Nectar and a Bengali Gimlet, the best cocktail in town from The Tavern. . . . → Read More: Curried Nectar and Bengali Gimlets

Rules for Cooking Class

Truly, we had a wonderful time at The Stock Pot and our cooking class on Modern Italian Cuisine, but why does there have to be one idiot in every crowd? . . . → Read More: Rules for Cooking Class

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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