Mango-Chai Lassi and The Art of Inheriting Secrets

An American countess, a mysterious inheritance, a hot younger guy and an Indian beverage….Want to know how these are all connected? . . . → Read More: Mango-Chai Lassi and The Art of Inheriting Secrets

Tortellini Salad with Cherry Tomatoes & Olives

A truly remarkable novel for the TLC Book Tour inspired this simple and summery pasta salad. . . . → Read More: Tortellini Salad with Cherry Tomatoes & Olives

Potato Salad with Kombu

Here’s an interesting twist on potato salad, a staple for upcoming holiday picnics and BBQs. I am using it today to accompany a review of The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers (And Their Muses) by Terri-Lynne DeFino for TLC Book Tour. . . . → Read More: Potato Salad with Kombu

Old Fashion (Cocktail hour with Good Neighbors)

Good Neighbors is a dark tale which questions whether or not we really want to know our neighbors. Here’s a cocktail to make the drama go down a bit easier. . . . → Read More: Old Fashion (Cocktail hour with Good Neighbors)

Guacamole Chicken Salad with Pomemgranate

Welcome to the TLC Book Tour for Hurricane Season  by Laren K. Denton.

Publisher’s Blurb

From the author of the USA TODAY bestseller The Hideaway comes a new story about families and mending the past.

Betsy and Ty Franklin, owners of Franklin Dairy Farm in southern Alabama, have long since buried their desire for children of their own. While Ty . . . → Read More: Guacamole Chicken Salad with Pomemgranate

Mommy & Daddy’s Special Helper

A cocktail to celebrate Christine Lahti’s new book, True Stories from an Unreliable Witness. . . . → Read More: Mommy & Daddy’s Special Helper

TLC Book Tour, Wild Women and Pineapple Buns

Welcome to the TLC Book Tour of The Wild Woman’s Guide to Traveling the World. . . . → Read More: TLC Book Tour, Wild Women and Pineapple Buns

TLC Book Tour: Apfelkuchen and Forty Autumns by Nina Willner

I am including a recipe for Apfelkuchen along with my review of Nina Willner’s tale of a family separation for forty years by the Berlin Wall. . . . → Read More: TLC Book Tour: Apfelkuchen and Forty Autumns by Nina Willner

Guatemalan Quesadillas (Sweet Cakes) for TLC Book Tours and Concepción and the Baby Brokers

The current TLC Book Tour took me to Guatemala and to explore some Guatemalan recipes. . . . → Read More: Guatemalan Quesadillas (Sweet Cakes) for TLC Book Tours and Concepción and the Baby Brokers

TLC Book Tour: All the News I Need and Nectarine Salad with Oil and Vinegar

This TLC Book Tour finds me perusing through a copy of All the News I Need by Joan Frank (and making this delicious salad). . . . → Read More: TLC Book Tour: All the News I Need and Nectarine Salad with Oil and Vinegar

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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