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

A Borrowed Life, TLC Book Tour, and BPT Sandwiches

Once again, we’re on a stop for a TLC Book Tour.  Welcome aboard!

If  Questions of Perspective (my last book review) was irreverently spiritual, A Borrowed Life by Kerri Anne King shows a world of reverent hypocrisy, one that is rigid and stifling.

About the Book:

From the Amazon Charts bestselling author of Whisper Me This comes an emotional and sharply . . . → Read More: A Borrowed Life, TLC Book Tour, and BPT Sandwiches

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

Grilled Banh Mi Sandwiches with Pickled Veggies

Every so often, The Hubs will put out a special request, do all the shopping and pitch in with the cooking.   Most of these requests involve grilling.

The most recent suggestion for dinner was a Banh Mi sandwich, but as mentioned above, he wanted to grill it.  I did some research and we came up . . . → Read More: Grilled Banh Mi Sandwiches with Pickled Veggies

Black Beans with Garlic and Chipotle on a TLC Book Tour for Resurrecting Rain

Resurrecting Rain by Patricia Averbach is partially set in Santa Fe. This novel gave me a great excuse to pull out my Santa Fe School of Cooking Cookbook and find an authentic recipe that could have been served up in the novel. . . . → Read More: Black Beans with Garlic and Chipotle on a TLC Book Tour for Resurrecting Rain

Carrot Salad with Olives

One more Cookbook of the Week post. I seem to be on a roll! This is a keeper of a salad. . . . → Read More: Carrot Salad with Olives

Frog Eye Salad for Food ‘n Flix

Apropos to the Halloween holiday, the Food ‘n Flix feature film for October is the 1991 The Addams Family. Join me for a creepy and retro recipe that was inspired by the film, Frog Eye Salad. . . . → Read More: Frog Eye Salad for Food ‘n Flix

Chopped Greek Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts and Pitas for May’s Food ‘n Flix

Confessions.  I thought I would get ahead of the game during the holidays (yes, I’m talking last December).  I watch Mamma Mia! and recorded all of the food only to realize the May’s Food ‘n Flix was the sequel.  Oops!

Well, here we go again.   (And, at least I knew the back story!)  🙂

Wendy from . . . → Read More: Chopped Greek Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts and Pitas for May’s Food ‘n Flix

Japanese Steakhouse Ginger Dressing

…and an accompanying salad. This dressing packs a punch of vegetables and is perfect on a salad of spinach, cucumbers, radish, carrots and sprouts. . . . → Read More: Japanese Steakhouse Ginger Dressing

A Quick Salad for By Invitation Only, a TLC Book Tour

Welcome to another stop on the TLC Book Tour. I received a free copy of Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank for an honest review. As always, I paired a recipe inspired from the book’s pages with this review. . . . → Read More: A Quick Salad for By Invitation Only, a TLC Book Tour