Baked Pasta with Tomatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Prosciutto

This casserole for I Heart Cooking Clubs is a work in progress. Keep reading to see if I made it home in time to pop this delicious smelling baked pasta in the oven for dinner. . . . → Read More: Baked Pasta with Tomatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Prosciutto

Lamb chops with Baked Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts for IHCC

It’s a new year and a new start! I am cooking lamb for exactly the second time ever and posting my first IHCC post for 2019! . . . → Read More: Lamb chops with Baked Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts for IHCC

Roasted Clementine Bruschetta for IHCC

Here’s a totally different and unusual (and quick) appetizer to whip up before you watch your own favorite team in upcoming bowl games. We just happen to be watching the Orange Bowl tonight. (Get it?) . . . → Read More: Roasted Clementine Bruschetta for IHCC

Ruth’s Kitchen Therapy and Comfort Food: Painless Pasta

I Heart Cooking Clubs’ theme this week is therapeutic comfort food via Ruth Reichl. Here’s a delicious (and quick and easy) pasta dish from My Kitchen Year. . . . → Read More: Ruth’s Kitchen Therapy and Comfort Food: Painless Pasta

Portuguese Honey Bread for IHCC’s Bread Basket

Bread is the theme of this week’s I Heart Cooking Clubs. I perused through Gourmet Today to find the perfect holiday recipe: Portuguese Honey Bread. It’s full of holiday spice, cranberries and citron. . . . → Read More: Portuguese Honey Bread for IHCC’s Bread Basket

Morning Glory Muffins for IHCC

For I Heart Cooking Clubs’ Morning Glories theme this week, I revisit a muffin recipe that is chockful of apples, carrots, raisins, nuts, and coconut. . . . → Read More: Morning Glory Muffins for IHCC

Pumpkin Apple Bread for IHCC

Another great Ruth Reichl recipe from her Gourmet days for I Heart Cooking Clubs. . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Apple Bread for IHCC

Balsamic Grilled Pork Chops, Scalloped Butternut Squash, I Heart Cooking Clubs and Ruth

Join me in joining IHCC as they celebrate Ruth Reichl. Today’s recipes come from Gourmet TODAY and a vintage Gourmet magazine, circa 2003. . . . → Read More: Balsamic Grilled Pork Chops, Scalloped Butternut Squash, I Heart Cooking Clubs and Ruth

Garlic and Sapphires (and Strozzapreti with Tomatoes, Olives & Herbed Goat Cheese)

Ruth Reichl’s Garlic and Sapphires is the June/July selection for Cook the Books. Join me in my re-reading of Reichl’s reflections on being a disguised NYT’s food critic. . . . → Read More: Garlic and Sapphires (and Strozzapreti with Tomatoes, Olives & Herbed Goat Cheese)

Review of My Kitchen Year with Painless Pasta

I know this book has been out for a while, but I sat down last weekend and read it cover to cover. It’s another Reichl classic. . . . → Read More: Review of My Kitchen Year with Painless Pasta

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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