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

Spaghetti and Meatballs for Food ‘n Flix

We really are an eclectic group of film goers at Food ‘n Flix.   Last month we watched Bridgette Jones’ Diary, a truly adult film.   We have watched many foreign films including dramas like Babette’s Feast and documentaries like Jiro Dreams of Sushi.   But every once in a while, the membership likes to throw in an animated . . . → Read More: Spaghetti and Meatballs for Food ‘n Flix

Roasted Tomato Soup

I’m in a funk….

Work has been busy but what else is new?

Although I have cooked and baked, I just haven’t felt like posting anything. (And if I am being totally forthcoming here, I haven’t cooked or baked all that much. Lots of sandwiches recently ’round here.)

Is it the weather change?

Am I . . . → Read More: Roasted Tomato Soup

Alone in the kitchen with leftover eggplant…

The title of this post is an allusion to an essay in Laurie Colwin’s book Home Cooking, a book that Cook the Books Club recently featured.     Colwin’s ‘s essay is actually entitled “Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant” and I referenced it in my latest CTB post.

This recipe is another homage to the late . . . → Read More: Alone in the kitchen with leftover eggplant…

Four Cheese Manicotti with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

I am done with gifts. Today I wanted to use one of my Christmas presents, a new baking dish. . . . → Read More: Four Cheese Manicotti with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Eggplant Parmesan and True Confessions

I am spilling my guts and sharing a recipe for Eggplant Parm. . . . → Read More: Eggplant Parmesan and True Confessions

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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