Rosemary-Pumpkin Soup with Pancetta

A number of years ago, I was a finalist in a Cooking Light cook-off.   This was back when I was OCD about entering recipe contests.    I have refocused that obsession to this blog now and I haven’t entered a contest in quite a while.   I think my last winner was in 2011.

Anyhoo—one . . . → Read More: Rosemary-Pumpkin Soup with Pancetta

Rosemary and Thyme Spicy Herb Salt

You will need lots of rosemary and LOTS of thyme for the aromatic herb salt. . . . → Read More: Rosemary and Thyme Spicy Herb Salt

Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Bean Dip

I great dip, spread, or wrap filling. Delicious!! . . . → Read More: Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Bean Dip

Blackberry Jam Dressing with Basil

The growing season is here.   Yeah!   I am ready for home grown veggies and fruit for salad.   Unfortunately, all I have harvested so far is carrots, beets and a bit of lettuce.    We did buy some peaches (allegedly from east Texas) during our recent trip to Houston.   We are trying to eat them all but . . . → Read More: Blackberry Jam Dressing with Basil

Rustic Roasted Garlic Whole Wheat Bread with Rosemary

No chocolate today but a wonderful (truly) bread recipe for March’s Secret Recipe Club post. . . . → Read More: Rustic Roasted Garlic Whole Wheat Bread with Rosemary

Herbed Olive Spelt Foccacia

This year’s theme: OCD Revisited Recipes. . . . → Read More: Herbed Olive Spelt Foccacia

Happy Indepence Day BBQ Sauce

It’s Holiday Recipe Club time again. The challenge: Make something with blueberries, BBQ sauce OR whipped cream. Stay tuned for a BBQ sauce favorite. . . . → Read More: Happy Indepence Day BBQ Sauce

The main course: Rosemary Lemon Roasted Chicken

The main course from our cooking class: rosemary lemon roasted chicken recipe. . . . → Read More: The main course: Rosemary Lemon Roasted Chicken

Pizza Dough with Rosemary and Parmesan

A new pizza dough recipe and a quiet night at home. . . . → Read More: Pizza Dough with Rosemary and Parmesan

Pickled Wild Onions with Local Honey and “Unruly” Rosemary

I found this recipe at Food & Wine. It spoke to me because it called for wild onions, local honey, and wild rosemary. . . . → Read More: Pickled Wild Onions with Local Honey and “Unruly” Rosemary

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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