A Basque-New Orleans Hybrid Sandwich (and a review of North Face of the Heart for TLC)

What a ride! North Face of the Heart is a crime thriller, a family dynamics drama, coupled with Basque legends and New Orleans voodoo set against the backdrop of Katrina. Intrigued? Read on for the review and recipes. . . . → Read More: A Basque-New Orleans Hybrid Sandwich (and a review of North Face of the Heart for TLC)

A late review of A Winter Night for TLC

Join me for a LATE book review of A Winter Night by Anne Leah Parrish today and a list of revisited recipes…everything from donuts to ice cream to waffles and pancakes (and chocolate). . . . → Read More: A late review of A Winter Night for TLC

A Review: The Essence of Nathan Biddle for TLC Book Tours. A Cocktail: The Hemingway Daiquiri for Summer Sipping

I paired today’s TLC Tour with a cocktail. Please read on for a review of The Essence of Nathan Biddle by J. William Lewis and a beverage to sip as you turn pages. . . . → Read More: A Review: The Essence of Nathan Biddle for TLC Book Tours. A Cocktail: The Hemingway Daiquiri for Summer Sipping

A Winter Night for TLC

It’s time for another TLC Book tour stop. I was please to get a advanced reader copy of Winter Night by Anne Leigh Parrish for an honest review. I read Maggie’s Ruse by the same author in November 2019. You can read my review here.

All gushings and rants are my own.

About the book: . . . → Read More: A Winter Night for TLC

Olive Oil Poached Eggs with Toast Points and Hot Honey for Why I Never Finished My Dissertation

It’s a first today at EE…the first collection of poetry that I’ve reviewed here and paired with a recipe. Enjoy this slim volume of verse along with a most excellent breakfast option. . . . → Read More: Olive Oil Poached Eggs with Toast Points and Hot Honey for Why I Never Finished My Dissertation

Strawberry-Jasmine Jam for The Girl in the Painting

Welcome to the latest stop on the TLC Book Tour, one for The Girl in the Painting by Tea Cooper. I did receive a free copy for an honest review.

About the Book:

A young prodigy in need of family. A painting that shatters a woman’s peace. And a decades-old mystery demanding to . . . → Read More: Strawberry-Jasmine Jam for The Girl in the Painting

Dandelion Jelly and Falling from Trees

Good morning! Is Spring even getting close to emerging where you are? I am actually writing this post on an early February morning when it is -11F. New record low of course…just another 100 year weather occurrence which seems to be happening more and more.

Weather and climate change are catalysts for a new short . . . → Read More: Dandelion Jelly and Falling from Trees

Apple Fritters and The Amish Baker’s Rival (Guest Blogger!!!)

Join me in welcoming a guest blogger today, my mom! Here’s her review of The Amish Baker’s Rival by Marie Bast along with homemade apple fritters! . . . → Read More: Apple Fritters and The Amish Baker’s Rival (Guest Blogger!!!)

Confessions in B-Flat: A Book Review and Recipe Links

Please check out my review for Confessions in B-Flat by Donna Hill (along with a links to food from the novel). . . . → Read More: Confessions in B-Flat: A Book Review and Recipe Links

Apple Cider Tea Cakes for Glimmer While You Can and a TLC Tour Stop

Let’s go back in time for this TLC Book tour stop, all the way back to 1962. I was please to get a advanced reader copy of Glimmer As You Can by Danielle Martin for an honest review. (And, there’s a great tea cake recipe.) . . . → Read More: Apple Cider Tea Cakes for Glimmer While You Can and a TLC Tour Stop