Blackberry Thyme

It is blackberry season here and I wanted to share a few of our favorite recipes today. Notice my clever title? At least a few of these recipes also utilize some fresh herbs. AND HERE’S A GREAT MARGARITA RECIPE! . . . → Read More: Blackberry Thyme

Mediterranean Medley Pasta Salad

I know, I know….this isn’t exactly a “Salad-a-Day” but I am at least doing better than I did last summer. Here is today’s salad, an easy and delicious salad full of veggies. . . . → Read More: Mediterranean Medley Pasta Salad

Peppery Perfect Pasta Salad

School’s out! I am celebrating with a salad! . . . → Read More: Peppery Perfect Pasta Salad

Black and Blue and Red Salad

Today I am replicating a salad that will be served at this year’s Kentucky Derby. . . . → Read More: Black and Blue and Red Salad

Tangy Cumin Citronette and a Salad Trifecta

This tangy vinaigrette is perfect for greens. It is perfect for a composed chicken salad. It is perfect for quinoa and kale. Cumin Citronette is so good, I tried it on all three salads. . . . → Read More: Tangy Cumin Citronette and a Salad Trifecta

Chorizo Wedge Salad with Ascolana Olives

Ah, Spring Break!

It is finally here.

Hallelujahs all around!

To celebrate the start of Spring Break, I finally decided to actually “cook” dinner.  I texted The Hubs and said wedge salads and whiskey smashes (more about these later) were on the menu.

I really didn’t know where I was going with “The Wedge” until . . . → Read More: Chorizo Wedge Salad with Ascolana Olives

Pomegranate-Ginger Vinaigrette for #FreshTastyValentines

Welcome to #FreshTastyValentines with a wonderful vinaigrette (along with a tasty salad). DON’T FORGET TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!!!! . . . → Read More: Pomegranate-Ginger Vinaigrette for #FreshTastyValentines

Festive Quinoa Salad

The holidays were kind of a blur this year.  We spent time with family and friends for almost a solid two weeks.  No worries, though, it was a wonderful time.  (Mostly.  There was the typical drama that we were soon laughing over.   Nothing major.)

We traveled to the Denver area on the 21st to . . . → Read More: Festive Quinoa Salad

Curry Rice Salad with Artichokes for Food ‘n Flix

Try this Curry Rice Salad with Artichokes for your next book club meeting or, as I’m using it here, for this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature: The Jane Austin Book Club. . . . → Read More: Curry Rice Salad with Artichokes for Food ‘n Flix

Lemonata Vinaigrette

One very versatile salad dressing. Try it over the holidays on the salad of your choice! . . . → Read More: Lemonata Vinaigrette

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
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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