Mixed Dried Fruit Oatmeal Cookies

It has been some delightful and delicious months cooking the recipes of Ruth Reichl. A true GOURMET experience! IHCC bids a fond farewell to Ruth. Here’s my homage. . . . → Read More: Mixed Dried Fruit Oatmeal Cookies

Diva of a Grilled Cheese for IHCC

Welcome to this week’s I Heart Cooking Clubs theme:  Retro!  Ruth has many retro recipes, whether it’s a recipe from a vintage issue of Gourmet, or a retro favorite from back in the day. We’re going back in time.

Instead of digging through my old Gourmet copies, I decided to go with two retro flavors:  grilled . . . → Read More: Diva of a Grilled Cheese for IHCC

Deep Dish Pizza for IHCC Pizza Week!

I Heart Cooking Clubs‘ Monthly Featured Ingredient/Dish Challenge- “Pizza” My Heart!

We’re getting cheesy for Valentine’s Day by having a “Pizza” My Heart challenge. Make a recipe from any of our past or present IHCC chefs featuring any kind of pizza or pizza-flavored recipe—you can choose to make a traditional pizza or venture outside of . . . → Read More: Deep Dish Pizza for IHCC Pizza Week!

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

Cornmeal Cream Cheese Pancakes with Cranberry and Apricot Maple Syrup

I Heart Cooking Club‘s theme this week is CRANBERRIES! I found a great recipe in a retro Gourmet to celebrate the season. Serve these pancakes up for a very special Thanksgiving breakfast! . . . → Read More: Cornmeal Cream Cheese Pancakes with Cranberry and Apricot Maple Syrup

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

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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