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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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