Thick and Hearty Minestrone with Roasted Piquillo-Mozzarella Paninis

Welcome to the TLC Book Tour stop for Murder in the Piazza by Jen Collins Moore. This book inspired a truly comforting meal of soup and sandwiches. . . . → Read More: Thick and Hearty Minestrone with Roasted Piquillo-Mozzarella Paninis

The Doctor of Aleppo and Eggplant and Tomato Stew with Pomegranate Molasses

The Doctor of Aleppo is a new offering by Dan Mayland and the current stop on the TLC Book Tour. This is a beautifully written tale of the Syrian civil war and those who found themselves in the middle of it, by birth and by circumstance. The novel inspired me to make this beautiful vegetarian stew. . . . → Read More: The Doctor of Aleppo and Eggplant and Tomato Stew with Pomegranate Molasses

Healthy Minestrone: Welcome to the Blue Zone

The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100 is the current stop on the TLC Book Tour. I’m also including it in my Cookbook Highlight of the Week. Want to live a long and healthy life? Read on. . . . → Read More: Healthy Minestrone: Welcome to the Blue Zone

Persian Noodle Soup for Cook the Books and The Temporary Bride

The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran by Jennifer Klinec is the October/November selection for Cook the Books. This is a true story of a Canadian expat searching for new culinary experiences, primarily set during her trek into Iran. . . . → Read More: Persian Noodle Soup for Cook the Books and The Temporary Bride

New Mexican Beef and Beer Chili

Here’s a late Oktoberfest recipe that didn’t get posted until November. This is a great beefy chili that’s full of flavor (with green chiles, New Mexico beer, Mexican chocolate, etc.). . . . → Read More: New Mexican Beef and Beer Chili

Peanut Soup from Jubilee by Toni Tipton-Martin

Need a great cookbook read and an easy weeknight meal. Pick up Jubilee and whip up a pot of Peanut Soup. . . . → Read More: Peanut Soup from Jubilee by Toni Tipton-Martin

Contest winning spoils: Red Cabbage Kielbasa & Cannellini Soup

What do you do when you win a prize package of beets (and red cabbage)? Make soup! . . . → Read More: Contest winning spoils: Red Cabbage Kielbasa & Cannellini Soup

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

Instant Pot Anasazi Beans

Here’s a quick pantry meal (and the first Instant Pot recipe to post at EE)! Also, there’s a few announcement/confessions. . . . → Read More: Instant Pot Anasazi Beans

Spicy Butternut Soup with Chorizo and Walnuts

A lazy Saturday ritual, a social media rant and a delicious soup. . . . → Read More: Spicy Butternut Soup with Chorizo and Walnuts