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

Mediterranean Chicken Salad with Farro

I good winter salad but I imagine this would be more delicious with garden fresh vegetables! . . . → Read More: Mediterranean Chicken Salad with Farro

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

Warm Garden Salsa #10DaysofTailgate: The Kick-Off!

I am not a huge football fan.

My high school was so small…..

How small was it?

It was so small that we did not have a football team.  No joke, I graduated with eleven people.  We couldn’t even field an 8-man team.

When I got to college, I went to the obligatory football . . . → Read More: Warm Garden Salsa #10DaysofTailgate: The Kick-Off!

Grilled Eggplant-Tomato Pitas

Well, we are definitely back from the lake (and have been for some time).

I am still enjoying my time off at home (which is coming to an end soon), but I did have to start working and tweaking and modding the master schedule so students can get the classes the need/want.   This is a giant Rubik’s . . . → Read More: Grilled Eggplant-Tomato Pitas

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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