White On White Pasta

I have been sick for about three weeks with a slow moving head cold. It has been the month of the stuffy nose for me. And when you can’t smell well, you can’t taste much either, as I’m sure you know. As a result, I pretty much lost my appetite for a few weeks, but […]

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Review: Talking With My Mouth Full

Talking With My Mouth Full: My Life As A Professional Eater By Gail Simmons I remember watching the first season of Top Chef and wondering who Gail Simmons was. This book puts an end to that mystery. She may be living the dream life for many foodies, but there was a lot of hard work […]

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Foodies Read 2013 Challenge

While I was visiting blogs over the weekend I noticed a few posts mentioning The Foodies Read 2013 Challenge, hosted by Vicki of I’d Rather Be At The Beach. Since I am planning on doing reviews of both cookbooks and other types of culinary literature, I decided to join the challenge. I will set my […]

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Bacon & Blue Cheese Potato Bowls

Over the years I have developed cooking habits that help accommodate the different food likes and dislikes in my family. One of the easiest types of meals to make is a “bowl” meal. You make one base ingredient, like pasta or in this case roasted potatoes,  and then set up a buffet-style spread of toppings. […]

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Limeade Water Enhancer

I need to drink more water. That seems like a simple enough goal, but I bet many of you also know that it isn’t always easy. I love coffee. I drink multiple cups of it every single day. While I do enjoy a nice, cold glass of water it just isn’t as appealing as coffee […]

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Mandarin Orange Cake

I  hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! As you can see, Cooper was all smiles after opening his presents. I was so busy I didn’t have time to put up a holiday post, let alone respond to any comments it might have generated. When I have been online I’ve been setting up social media […]

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Holiday Craziness & Plan B

I am skidding into Christmas feeling even more crazy and unorganized than usual. Around Thanksgiving I was talking with a friend, telling her about how I was going to start releasing my new foodie fiction series in early 2013. She commented that maybe it would be better to get the first volume out before Christmas […]

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Muenster & Kalamata Grilled Cheese

I have never been much of a breakfast eater. I think this started in my teens, when I had to get up so early to catch the school bus. It wasn’t easy to fit food into my sleep-deprived, pre-dawn daily routine. Now, many years later, I’m more of a coffee for breakfast kind of person. […]

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Avocado Toast

I am working on testing the recipes I want to include in my culinary fiction novella. I love reading all kinds of culinary fiction, but books that include recipes are just a bit more special to me. When the recipes are included you can actually make some of the dishes that were making your mouth […]

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