Sweet Potato Pie from Never Meant to Meet You

This stopover on the TLC Book Tour found me reading (and enjoying) Never Meant to Meet You by Alli Frank and Asha Youmans. From the authors of Tiny Imperfections comes a riotously funny, emotionally real look at race and religion, love and heartache, and the realities of parenting through it all. . . . → Read More: Sweet Potato Pie from Never Meant to Meet You

Cobbler Recipes and Where Wild Peaches Grow

A review of a new novel about family, heritage, traditions and history. The book is set in Natchez, Mississippi and it’s a history we should all learn about. Keep reading for the review and a couple of cobbler recipes from the archives. . . . → Read More: Cobbler Recipes and Where Wild Peaches Grow

Midnight Chicken (& Other Recipes Worth Living For)

The first two recipes that are worth living for (and a great way to start out 2022) are Maslen Bread and Whiskey & Rye Blondies. Midnight Chicken may end up being my go-to cookbook for all things comforting (and for the simple wisdoms of the kitchen). . . . → Read More: Midnight Chicken (& Other Recipes Worth Living For)

July 2021 “In My Kitchen”

I believe I skipped the last couple of months of “In My Kitchen” and while I didn’t gain a lot of new gadgetry in the kitchen, I still wanted to check in and share.

First, I was thrilled to announce on July 1st that I am a finalist in a Taste of Home cooking contest. . . . → Read More: July 2021 “In My Kitchen”

A Review: Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ

I new cookbook, some new BBQ techniques and a plethora of new (and delicious recipes). Here’s what’s new “In My Kitchen.” . . . → Read More: A Review: Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ

Chocolate Feast for Chocolat (and Food ‘n Flix 10th Anniversary)

Three chocolate inspired recipes today to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Food ‘n Flix and the film Chocolat: Eggplant Caponata, Chili-Cocoa Rubbed Steaks, and Chocolate Salami. . . . → Read More: Chocolate Feast for Chocolat (and Food ‘n Flix 10th Anniversary)

Adult Butterbeer Ice Cream for Food ‘n Flix

Whew! I hopefully have made the due date and cut-off for August’s Food ‘n Flix. Check out this totally decadent (and easy) ice cream! . . . → Read More: Adult Butterbeer Ice Cream for Food ‘n Flix

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

Chili-Infused Brownies with Mango-Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Welcome to the latest round of Cook the Books. CTB is a virtual book club open to anyone that has a passion for books and food. Every two months, we all collectively read, become inspired and get into the kitchen. For more details on joining our merry band of epicurean readers, click here.

Claudia from . . . → Read More: Chili-Infused Brownies with Mango-Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Sourdough Coffee Cake

For this installment of Cookbook of the Week I delved into the family archives. What I found was a great sourdough recipe that is delicious for breakfast. . . . → Read More: Sourdough Coffee Cake