Pretzel Sticks with Two Sauces for #10DaysofTailgate

Try these make-ahead pretzel sticks with two easy sauces, an easy beer cheese sauce and a delicious mustard dip. . . . → Read More: Pretzel Sticks with Two Sauces for #10DaysofTailgate

Chorizo Stuffed Chiles in Walnut Sauce

This dish was inspired by Like Water for Chocolate, this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature film. Read on for my thoughts on the film and a delicious stuffed pepper recipe. . . . → Read More: Chorizo Stuffed Chiles in Walnut Sauce

A Helluva Pork Sauce

And a helluva smoked pork loin. Are you grilling out today? . . . → Read More: A Helluva Pork Sauce

Chicken Saltimbocca with Caponata

Chef Marcus’ modern take on traditional Italian recipes. . . . → Read More: Chicken Saltimbocca with Caponata

Chocolate Spaetzle with Butterscotch Sauce and Candied Citrus

Recipes for chocolate spaetzle, butterscotch sauce and candied citrus. . . . → Read More: Chocolate Spaetzle with Butterscotch Sauce and Candied Citrus

Alone in the kitchen with leftover eggplant…

The title of this post is an allusion to an essay in Laurie Colwin’s book Home Cooking, a book that Cook the Books Club recently featured.     Colwin’s ‘s essay is actually entitled “Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant” and I referenced it in my latest CTB post.

This recipe is another homage to the late . . . → Read More: Alone in the kitchen with leftover eggplant…

Food Inspired from Sideways for Food n’ Flix

Read on for a recipe for White Wine and Dijon Braised Chicken, a recipe inspired by “Sideways.” . . . → Read More: Food Inspired from Sideways for Food n’ Flix

Pork Tenderloin with Sazón for May’s SRC

Stay tuned for a traditional Dominican recipe from Josie’s Kitchen and our use of it on a smoked pork tenderloin. . . . → Read More: Pork Tenderloin with Sazón for May’s SRC

Tempura Fried Wild Onions with Romesco Sauce

More wild onions. . . . → Read More: Tempura Fried Wild Onions with Romesco Sauce

Peach-Amaretto Sauce

Just trying to use up all that freezer jam. This is a great sauce for desserts. . . . → Read More: Peach-Amaretto Sauce

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


Debra's favorite books »