Mediterranean Rice Salad

A savory rice is finished with a light dressing, artichokes, dried tomatoes and fresh spinach….. . . . → Read More: Mediterranean Rice Salad

Spinach Salad with Sweet Peas, Strawberries, and Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette

The Food ‘n Flix feature film for July was Popeye (hosted by The Lawyer Cookbook). Here’s an homage in salad form to Popeye, his child and his love interest. . . . → Read More: Spinach Salad with Sweet Peas, Strawberries, and Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette

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

Giant Tiered Lasagna

This is a hefty meal that serves at least twelve people, but don’t worry, the leftovers freeze beautifully. If you don’t have a crowd coming to dinner, make this anyway and freeze portions for weeknight dinners. . . . → Read More: Giant Tiered Lasagna

Smoked Turkey Salad with Raspberries (or Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Hot Pepper Dressing)

You be the judge. Compare my original recipe with what was printed in Taste of Home. . . . → Read More: Smoked Turkey Salad with Raspberries (or Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Hot Pepper Dressing)

Tostada Pizza for #TripleSBites

Check out this Tostada Pizza with homemade refried black beans and guacamole for #TripleSBites. . . . → Read More: Tostada Pizza for #TripleSBites

It’s Smoothie Time

Tips for making your own smoothie packs, a filling smoothie recipe and freezing yogurt in ice cube trays. . . . → Read More: It’s Smoothie Time

Spinach Salad with Apples and Orange Zest

Last week, I came across a fabulous looking salad at Sydney’s Kitchen.   It was beautiful—spinach, watermelon, orange-glazed chicken, feta, oranges, fresh berries.   This was Sydney’s  Warm Chicken Salad.      Delicious sounding, isn’t it?

The dressing for this salad sounded wonderful, too.    I didn’t have any chicken, fresh berries, feta, or watermelon, but I did have spinach . . . → Read More: Spinach Salad with Apples and Orange Zest

A gift of New Mexico Dried Chilis

Recipe for a vegetarian enchilada with homemade red sauce. . . . → Read More: A gift of New Mexico Dried Chilis

A veggie dinner with local (mostly) ingredients

What to do with all these fresh veggies? Throw them in a skillet with some fantastic chutney. . . . → Read More: A veggie dinner with local (mostly) ingredients

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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