Olive Oil Poached Eggs with Toast Points and Hot Honey for Why I Never Finished My Dissertation

It’s a first today at EE…the first collection of poetry that I’ve reviewed here and paired with a recipe. Enjoy this slim volume of verse along with a most excellent breakfast option. . . . → Read More: Olive Oil Poached Eggs with Toast Points and Hot Honey for Why I Never Finished My Dissertation

Strawberry-Jasmine Jam for The Girl in the Painting

Welcome to the latest stop on the TLC Book Tour, one for The Girl in the Painting by Tea Cooper. I did receive a free copy for an honest review.

About the Book:

A young prodigy in need of family. A painting that shatters a woman’s peace. And a decades-old mystery demanding to . . . → Read More: Strawberry-Jasmine Jam for The Girl in the Painting

Dandelion Jelly and Falling from Trees

Good morning! Is Spring even getting close to emerging where you are? I am actually writing this post on an early February morning when it is -11F. New record low of course…just another 100 year weather occurrence which seems to be happening more and more.

Weather and climate change are catalysts for a new short . . . → Read More: Dandelion Jelly and Falling from Trees

Apple Fritters and The Amish Baker’s Rival (Guest Blogger!!!)

Join me in welcoming a guest blogger today, my mom! Here’s her review of The Amish Baker’s Rival by Marie Bast along with homemade apple fritters! . . . → Read More: Apple Fritters and The Amish Baker’s Rival (Guest Blogger!!!)

Confessions in B-Flat: A Book Review and Recipe Links

Please check out my review for Confessions in B-Flat by Donna Hill (along with a links to food from the novel). . . . → Read More: Confessions in B-Flat: A Book Review and Recipe Links

Apple Cider Tea Cakes for Glimmer While You Can and a TLC Tour Stop

Let’s go back in time for this TLC Book tour stop, all the way back to 1962. I was please to get a advanced reader copy of Glimmer As You Can by Danielle Martin for an honest review. (And, there’s a great tea cake recipe.) . . . → Read More: Apple Cider Tea Cakes for Glimmer While You Can and a TLC Tour Stop

Olive Stuffed Eggs for A Frenzy of Sparks (a TLC Tour Stop)

A Frenzy of Sparks is set in the mid-1960s so I pulled out a retro 1964 cookbook for this recipe. Read on for a review of the novel by Kristen Fields as well as this vintage recipe. . . . → Read More: Olive Stuffed Eggs for A Frenzy of Sparks (a TLC Tour Stop)

No-Bake Cocoa & Apricot Nut Bars from The What to Eat When Cookbook

For the TLC Book Tour stop today, there’s no novel. What we do have is a wonderful cookbook by the authors of What to Eat When. (And that’s no fiction!)

About The What to Eat When Cookbook

• Hardcover: 304 pages • Publisher: National Geographic (October 20, 2020)

This inspiring cookbook/strategic eating plan–sequel to the . . . → Read More: No-Bake Cocoa & Apricot Nut Bars from The What to Eat When Cookbook

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 . . . → Read More: A Borrowed Life, TLC Book Tour, and BPT Sandwiches