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Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! Shady Characters ,~ Puff Pastries!

Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! Shady Characters ,~ Puff Pastries!

These Pecan & Cinnamon and Hazelnut & Pecan Puff Twists were inspired by one of my favorite books. Sh@dy Charac†ers The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols & Other Typographical Marks by Ke!th H*uston. It’s not really a coffee table book, but I use it as one. I like to see it’s funny, yet stunning title … Continue reading Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! Shady Characters ,~ Puff Pastries! ...

Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! Fluffy Pancakes, Coffee & Ghosts!

Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! Fluffy Pancakes, Coffee & Ghosts!

Fluffy, Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes, Coffee & Ghosts I needed some lite reading, so I looked at the books I’ve read in my Kindle library. Coffee & Ghosts by Charity Tahmaseb brought a smile to my face. I don’t remember if BookBub, Riffle or Amazon referred it to me about a year ago, but knowing how … Continue reading Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! Fluffy Pancakes, Coffee & Ghosts! ...

Raspberry Lime White Chocolate Scones

Raspberry Lime White Chocolate Scones

No Favorite FoodieBooks Friday this week. I’m so far behind in my reading, and I keep finding more & more new books that look good. So now, I’m overwhelmed and have basically stopped reading altogether! I need to get out of this slump, but what can I do? I know, I’ll bake! Sometimes you need … Continue reading Raspberry Lime White Chocolate Scones ...

I Heard it’s National Churro Day!

I Heard it’s National Churro Day!

It’s National Churro Day so if you’re looking for a fun, nutritional (ahem, cough, cough) churro recipe, try these Sweet Potato Churros! I originally posted about them on a FoodiEbook Friday, back in April when I had finished reading some Barbara O’Neal and Hailey Edwards books. They BOTH had delicious sounding churros in them. Here … Continue reading I Heard it’s National Churro Day! ...

Mayo-YAYs or Mayo-NAYs?

Mayo-YAYs or Mayo-NAYs?

Hope’s Rustic Charred Corn, with Lime, Mayo & Cumin Just try this Rustic Lime Grilled Corn-on-the-Cobb with Cumin & Mayo even if you don’t like mayonnaise! Ok if you really don’t like mayo just use a little olive oil! Some people really, really hate Mayonnaise. I started liking it only because my husband loves it … Continue reading Mayo-YAYs or Mayo-NAYs? ...

“Back-to-Our-Roots Soup”

“Back-to-Our-Roots Soup”

Favorite FoodieBook Friday! A root vegetable soup to warm the soul! Inspired by The Year of Soup by Howard Reiss, this creamy, smooth, root vegetable soup is a “…smooth, thick, mildly sweet puree that most everyone enjoys and which will stand up to any salad or bread, as well as your most assertive worries.” After … Continue reading “Back-to-Our-Roots Soup” ...

Favorite FoodieBooks Friday

Favorite FoodieBooks Friday

The Year of Soup, by Howard Reiss I’ve been re-reading The Year of Soup by Howard Reiss this week. It’s a beautifully written book with two main characters, Tess, who opens a soup shop after three failed relationships and confused with her sexual identity, and Beany, an elderly professor who, I believe sees a lot … Continue reading Favorite FoodieBooks Friday ...

My Latest obsession, SKILLET BREAD. This No Knead Cheddar Skillet Bread with White Pepper is an homage to grandmas pizza.

My Latest obsession, SKILLET BREAD. This No Knead Cheddar Skillet Bread with White Pepper is an homage to grandmas pizza.

This chewy bread was inspired by last weeks No Knead Skillet Olive bread. It was so good that I wanted to try a new skillet bread. Since it’s reminiscent of focaccia, I thought of grandma’s pizza. Grandma used to put white pepper on the crust of her homemade pizza. It gave it a mysterious kick … Continue reading My Latest obsession, SKILLET BREAD. This No Knead Cheddar Skillet Bread with White Pepper is an homage to grandmas pizza. ...

Favorite FoodieBooks Friday!

Favorite FoodieBooks Friday!

No Knead Olive Skillet Bread This FoodieBook Friday is a revisit to last weeks Pecan & Cherry Stuffed Squash post. I’ve had several requests to post the full No Knead Olive Skillet Bread recipe. It’s an amazingly moist, easy to make, garlicky, yeasty, salty, olivey treat! This bread is reminiscent of focaccia bread. It’s chewy … Continue reading Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! ...

Not my Mother’s Stuffed Acorn Squash!

Not my Mother’s Stuffed Acorn Squash!

This stuffed acorn squash is a delightfully easy, sweet and savory dish! It was Easter Sunday and I was recovering from a terrible spring cold. We had no dinner plans, no thawed or fresh meat or seafood, and I was feeling weak, tired and very uninspired. I turned to my iPad and pulled up WordPress … Continue reading Not my Mother’s Stuffed Acorn Squash! ...

Asparagus, to peel or not to peel?

Asparagus, to peel or not to peel?

I like to peel it, especially when making Quick Microwave Steamed Asparagus. Am I the only one who peels their asparagus in order to get every inch of asparagus goodness out of a bundle? It’s kind of a pain, but I like that I can salvage more of the veggie, especially the fat tough stalks!  … Continue reading Asparagus, to peel or not to peel? ...

Favorite FoodieBook Friday

Favorite FoodieBook Friday

CHURROS! This week I had to make churros. I’ve never made them before, but in the past two books I’ve read, churros were mentioned thirteen times! While I read (re-re-re-read) The Lost Recipe for Happiness, by Barbara O’Neal last week my mouth watered over “Tansy’s Churros” recipe. It’s really a simple recipe combining eggs, flour, … Continue reading Favorite FoodieBook Friday ...

Favorite FoodieBook Fridays

Favorite FoodieBook Fridays

Do you love food novels, food-themed books, or books with food as much as I do? As I’ve mentioned before, I love books and I love cooking, and I really love novels with food themes. I want to share all of the gems I adore with you once a month, and I hope to post … Continue reading Favorite FoodieBook Fridays ...

Banana Zucchini Date Bread and a Big Smile

Banana Zucchini Date Bread and a Big Smile

I’ve been baking banana zucchini bread, refreshing my email, waiting for a reply from a dear long distance friend that I hadn’t heard from in awhile. Now that I have a reply I have a smile on my face as big and warm as the cinnamon banana scent that’s filling the house! This recipe is … Continue reading Banana Zucchini Date Bread and a Big Smile ...

Jiggs Dinner

Jiggs Dinner

JiggsDinner is as simple to make, as it is delicious! My secret ingredients are yellow mustard, garlic and a can of beer! ...

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

If you love shrimp and especially love shrimp with a little pizazz, you will add this to your weekly rotation! I made it once and my husband has requested it once a week since. My go to shrimp recipes are shrimp fajita and shrimp scampi, but this one is our new favorite. It serves up … Continue reading Cilantro Lime Shrimp ...

What’s for Dinner, & What’s a D…

Quick weeknight recipe with ground lamb and chicken baked in pita until golden brown and crispy. ...

Egg Salad with Kalamata (or Green) Olives

Egg Salad with Kalamata (or Green) Olives

I planned to upload the recipe for Pork Lo Mein that I came up with on the fly. Instead, I’ll give you a play-by-play of my dinner preparation this evening. As my husband was walking out the door I asked: “How about egg salad with olives?” To which he answered, “Sounds good!” So I got … Continue reading Egg Salad with Kalamata (or Green) Olives ...

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