TLC Book Tour: Unbound and Lentil Soup with Chorizo

Join me as I ski into Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery with a warming and hearty lentil soup. . . . → Read More: TLC Book Tour: Unbound and Lentil Soup with Chorizo

Italian Sausage-Zucchini Soup for #SoupSwapParty

I am sharing a recipe for “Italian Sausage-Zucchini Soup” as I join bloggers from across the country in BookClubCookbook.com’s Soup Swap, to celebrate the launch of Soup Swap: Comforting Recipes to Make and Share (Chronicle, 9/16) by Kathy Gunst, Resident Chef for NPR’s “Here and Now.” . . . → Read More: Italian Sausage-Zucchini Soup for #SoupSwapParty

A Mexican Breakfast to celebrate The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo for Cook the Books

Join me in the first of two Frida events. Up today is my recipe for Huevos Rancheros with Chorizo to celebrate The Scecret Book of Frida Kahlo. . . . → Read More: A Mexican Breakfast to celebrate The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo for Cook the Books

Chickpea, Artichoke, & Tomato Salad with Feta

I knew from the get-go that my Salad-a-Day theme for the Summer of 2016 would not be a daily occurrence but I really thought I would do better. Finally, I am posting another salad today. . . . → Read More: Chickpea, Artichoke, & Tomato Salad with Feta

Mediterranean Medley Pasta Salad

I know, I know….this isn’t exactly a “Salad-a-Day” but I am at least doing better than I did last summer. Here is today’s salad, an easy and delicious salad full of veggies. . . . → Read More: Mediterranean Medley Pasta Salad

Restaurant Style Salsa

Today, I recreate a favorite restaurant’s salsa. This recipe makes a huge batch so be prepared to invite over lots of friends to your next fiesta! . . . → Read More: Restaurant Style Salsa

Peppered-Cherry Vinaigrette

I hope the hyphenated adjective above describes this recipe a bit better.  I felt totally inadequate with my Cherry-Pepper Jelly and I know that I led some readers astray thinking that I had made a preserve with cherry peppers (instead of jalapenos and dried cherries).

Anywhoo, I wanted to be a little clearer with the . . . → Read More: Peppered-Cherry Vinaigrette

Please Meet Anna…..

Welcome to a late addition to C.L.U.E. as I try to rectify a formidable FUBAR. Here’s a great Black Bean Salad and a Pasta Mediterranean Salad from Anna Dishes. . . . → Read More: Please Meet Anna…..

Spicy Southwest Chipotle Salad for #HotSummerEats

Today is the final day of #HotSummerEats which was organized by Culinary Adventures with Camilla.   What a ride it’s been.  Thanks, Cam!  Camilla is so creative with her events and she definitely secures some of the best and most delicious sponsors.  To win some of this great swag, remember that it is also the last day to enter . . . → Read More: Spicy Southwest Chipotle Salad for #HotSummerEats

Garden Update

I hope I am not jinxing our future harvests by sharing an emerging future bounty of apples, apricots, cherries, strawberries, tomatoes, and grapes…. . . . → Read More: Garden Update

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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