A Happy Valentine’s Day Present

Oyster Stew, Saffron Chicken, and Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries….The perfect Valentine’s Meal. Join us for our most recent cooking adventure as we attend an OKFoodie live taping. . . . → Read More: A Happy Valentine’s Day Present

Rosemary-Pumpkin Soup with Pancetta

A number of years ago, I was a finalist in a Cooking Light cook-off.   This was back when I was OCD about entering recipe contests.    I have refocused that obsession to this blog now and I haven’t entered a contest in quite a while.   I think my last winner was in 2011.

Anyhoo—one . . . → Read More: Rosemary-Pumpkin Soup with Pancetta

Esau’s Pottage

Where else can you read about Steampunks, a Bible tale, and a delicious lentil soup? Here by golly. Intriqued? Keep reading for an explanation. . . . → Read More: Esau’s Pottage

Pumpkin-Tomato Soup with Beans and Chickpeas

I have tons of frozen pumpkin puree in the freezer.   You see, I love buying pumpkins for holiday decorations.   I get my money’s worth because I buy for Halloween, leave the pumpkins on the front steps for Thanksgiving, and then they finally meet their demise in a hot oven as they roast.   . . . → Read More: Pumpkin-Tomato Soup with Beans and Chickpeas

January SRC: Roasted Beet, Carrot and Garlic Cream Soup

Whew!   The holidays are over and I am taking time out of my OCD Recipes Revisited mania for this month’s  Secret Recipe Club post.    SRC is a great group of bloggers directed by some even more spectacular blogger-hosts (Jane,  Sarah, Suzanne, and the fabulous Group C host, Debbi.)

To get more info on . . . → Read More: January SRC: Roasted Beet, Carrot and Garlic Cream Soup

More OCD Revisited: Pappa al Pomodoro

I adapted this recipe from A Table in Tuscany by Leslie Forbes.  I bought this cookbook on the bargain rack at a local bookstore MANY years ago.  I think I actually bought two and gave one to my best friend  as a gift.  (We both dream about traveling and/or living in Tuscany one day!)

I . . . → Read More: More OCD Revisited: Pappa al Pomodoro

OCD Recipes Revisited: Country French Soup

As I was looking over my list of winning recipes, I was struck by a couple of things.

I used a lot of prepackaged and processed foods for these contests.   Basically because these prepackaged and processed food companies were sponsors.   🙂

Here’s a list of a few winners that were sponsored by food companies.

Texas . . . → Read More: OCD Recipes Revisited: Country French Soup

I’m dreaming of a white chili.

I’m dreaming of a white chili…..Just like the ones I used to know.

Every once in a while, our local paper will publish cherished recipes from long ago closed restaurants.    St. Michael’s Alley white chili must have been a much loved favorite because it is featured quite often.   I made this same recipe about five . . . → Read More: I’m dreaming of a white chili.

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Have you noticed the pumpkin recipes I have been posting lately.  I am in good company as I lurk around the internet (and Pinterest).   There are a LOT of great pumpkin recipes out there.

That must mean one thing….Halloween is almost here and Thanksgiving will follow close behind.

We have had fewer and fewer Trick-or-Treaters . . . → Read More: Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Navy Bean Soup

Another soup recipe inspired from the pantry clean out. . . . → Read More: Navy Bean Soup

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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