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 wildly popular . . . → 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 Me This comes an emotional and sharply . . . → Read More: A Borrowed Life, TLC Book Tour, and BPT Sandwiches

Homemade Cat Treats and Questions of Perspective for TLC

Questions of Perspective is a quirky little book but will have one asking lots of philosophical questions. I paired cat treats for today’s recipe to pair with the novel. Intrigued? Read on. . . . → Read More: Homemade Cat Treats and Questions of Perspective for TLC

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