Cold Brew Tea

  It’s October 7, but the temperature has climbed to 80 degrees again. A perfect day for having a big glass of iced tea. I, like probably many of you, grew up drinking sun tea. In the summers when I was a kid there would often be a big glass jar of tea sitting on […]

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Cookbook Review: One Pan & Done

One Pan & Done By Molly Gilbert Published by Potter This cookbook is a continuation of the sheet pan meal concept that Ms. Gilbert wrote about in Sheet Pan Suppers. In One Pan & Done all of the recipes are once again cooked in a single pan, but this time it can be anything from […]

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Cookbook Review: My Pantry

My Pantry By Alice Waters with Fanny Singer Published by Pam Krauss Books This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters’ pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can’t wait to add more gourmet fare using this cookbook. Recipes range from […]

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Cookbook Review: The Homemade Kitchen

The Homemade Kitchen By Alana Chernila Published by Potter The subtitle of this cookbook is: Recipes for Cooking with Pleasure. There are recipes that will be pleasurable for both novice and experienced cooks to try their hand at. Beyond that readers can find chapters on everything from cooking for one to making meals for a […]

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Cookbook Review: Supermarket Healthy

Supermarket Healthy: Recipes & Know-How for Eating Well Without Spending A Lot By Melissa D’Arabian Published by Potter Now that the weather is finally getting warmer my thoughts are turning toward eating healthier. This cookbook is full of healthy recipes that use ingredients that can be found at most supermarkets. There are recipes that cover […]

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Let’s Party Giveaway

Winter has been brutal here in Michigan with record-breaking low temperatures and wind chills. Very much like the weather that is hitting the fictional town of Kellerton, Michigan in Chicken Soup & Homicide. To celebrate the book’s release and give one lucky winner a fun way to chase away the winter doldrums I’m giving away […]

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Mistakes Are Awesome!

Okay…some mistakes are awesome. That ex-boyfriend that seemed awesome in college was still a mistake that should’ve been avoided. But sometimes things that seem like mistakes are really more like your subconscious telling you what you need before you know you need it. See that package above? You may have seen it before in the […]

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Cookbook Review: The Moosewood Cookbook 40th Anniversary Edition

The Moosewood Cookbook 40th Anniversary Edition By Mollie Katzen Published by Ten Speed Press There are some cookbooks that stand the test of time. After being welcomed into countless kitchens they become one of the go-to books for many cooks. The Moosewood Cookbook is one of those books. It features vegetarian recipes that were developed […]

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I’ll Try That!

Since before Christmas I have been asking my husband to go with me to an Asian market in a nearby city. I had never been there, but heard that it had a wonderful selection. Since I have an ever-expanding collection of cookbooks that call for ingredients that definitely aren’t available at my local grocery store, […]

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Cookbook Review: A Kitchen In France

A Kitchen In France: A Year of Cooking In My Farmhouse By Mimi Thorisson Publisher: Clarkson Potter This is a gorgeous book for food lovers. A cookbook that can be read like a novel but it is also filled with photos of food and scenes from life in the French countryside. Ms. Thorisson writes the […]

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