A Moscow Mule and Pickled Beets

I know this is a weird pairing, a Moscow Mule and pickled beets, but that’s how my mind works when I’m tasked to get inspired from Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen for this round of Cook the Books. There’s RED pepper infused vodka and RED wine pickled beets ahead… . . . → Read More: A Moscow Mule and Pickled Beets

Grilled Herbed Olives

Throw some olives on your grill before you cook your main entree. Makes for a quick and easy and delicious appetizer. . . . → Read More: Grilled Herbed Olives

Herb-Smothered Roasted Pork Loin

Here is a delicious grilled pork roast packed full of spring herbs like parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. (Today’s post also contains a News Flash!) . . . → Read More: Herb-Smothered Roasted Pork Loin

Two-Potato Soup with Sriracha Swirl

Today’s recipe combines both Yukon gold and sweet potatoes for a beautifully hued soup. This soup is also my inspired-by dish for this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature: The Martian. . . . → Read More: Two-Potato Soup with Sriracha Swirl

Orange-Chocolate Biscotti with Toasted Coconut

One biscotti, two biscotti…two recipes today for some quick and delicious holiday treats. . . . → Read More: Orange-Chocolate Biscotti with Toasted Coconut

Smoked Turkey & Brie Sandwiches

You must try this extraordinary sandwich for your next picnic or as you watch the rest of the Triple Crown. For the Kentucky Derby, I present Smoked Turkey & Brie on Rosemary Bread. . . . → Read More: Smoked Turkey & Brie Sandwiches

Unprejudiced Palate Italian Soup

Although spring has sprung, it is still a good time for soup, especially with our up and down temperatures. I created a warming soup for a cold spring day and to celebrate this round of Cook the Books. . . . → Read More: Unprejudiced Palate Italian Soup

Rosemary Limeade with a Kick

Need a refreshing cocktail to jump start (or kick) you for a busy week? This should do it, my friend. . . . → Read More: Rosemary Limeade with a Kick

Onion-Rosemary Bread

I decided to turn over a new leaf.  (Let’s see how long it will last, shall we?)

Over the holiday break, I decided to go through my stash of recipe books, clippings, magazines, etc.  It was quite an undertaking, something that I am still in the process of sorting.

I found a couple of local . . . → Read More: Onion-Rosemary Bread

Rosemary Lemonade

This month Food ‘n Flix feature is Bridesmaids. Intrigued? Here’s my recipe inspired from Helen’s frou-frou Parisian wedding shower. . . . → Read More: Rosemary Lemonade

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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