Blueberry-Blackberry Corn Muffins for Let the Willows Weep for TLC

Parnell’s first novel, Let the Willows Weep, is a triumph in the genre of sad Southern novels. Her characters are drawn deep and you will laugh and cry with her heroine, Birddog Harlin. . . . → Read More: Blueberry-Blackberry Corn Muffins for Let the Willows Weep for TLC

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

Zucchini-Apple Ginger Cake for The Lost Girls of Devon TLC Book Tour

Welcome to the TLC Book Tour for The Lost Girls of Devon by Barbara O’Neal. It’s set in the UK so it was a perfect time to whip up a cake for tea. . . . → Read More: Zucchini-Apple Ginger Cake for The Lost Girls of Devon TLC Book Tour

Thepla attempt and a cookbook review

A review of JD in the Kitchen by Jasmine Daya and an attempted cookie recipe. . . . → Read More: Thepla attempt and a cookbook review

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

Maple-Banana Muffins and The Ingredients of You and Me for TLC

Nina Bocci’s latest novel includes some heirloom recipes for Cucidati (Italian Fig Cookies), Apfelkuchen (German Apple Cake), Hummingbird Cake, Italian Wedding Cookies (anise cookies), and Ciambelone (Italian tea cakes). Please join me for my TLC review. . . . → Read More: Maple-Banana Muffins and The Ingredients of You and Me for TLC

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

The Art of Escapism and a long faux sour dough process

The Art of Escapism by Mandy Lee (blogger from Lady & Pups) is my next stop on the TLC Book Tour. Her recipes are inventive and her sense of humor is outrageously funny and pained at the same time. Keep on for a prolonged bread recipe that is worth it. . . . → Read More: The Art of Escapism and a long faux sour dough process

Earl Grey Gin and Tonic with Blackberries and a TLC Book Tour

Here’s another TLC Book Tour.  For this stop, I read The Great Unexpected by Dan Mooney.  I received a copy for an honest review.   Let’s get to it!

About the book:  

A curmudgeon and his eccentric new roommate join together to plan an epic escape in this charming, poignant tale.

Joel lives in . . . → Read More: Earl Grey Gin and Tonic with Blackberries and a TLC Book Tour

Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic and Basil for a TLC Book Tour

For this stop on the TLC Book Tour, I read Valencia and Valentine, a quirky tale of alternating realities. I paired the book with a quick and easy summer dish, grilled asparagus with balsamic and basil. . . . → Read More: Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic and Basil for a TLC Book Tour