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Pork and Shrimp Wontons with Spicy Chili Oil – The Slanted Door

Pork and Shrimp Wontons with Spicy Chili Oil – The Slanted Door

Am I the only one that thinks wontons are sexy?  Not the steamed, dry, plump (and delicious) potstickers, but the sloppily made, boiled ones, dripping in sauce.  Like this for instance: I could write an entire post on foods that are sexy, all the while […]

Pear Galette – The Forest Feast for Kids

Pear Galette – The Forest Feast for Kids

My kids are so awesome.  Like, truly awesome.  They are both so smart and funny and all the things you say about your own kids.  But I have to be honest here.  I’m not the most patient person in the world. I absolutely hate to […]

Route 66 Burgers – The Maverick Cookbook

Route 66 Burgers – The Maverick Cookbook

  Throughout my life, I’ve been so fortunate to eat my way through the far reaches of this world and their many unique flavors.  I’ve eaten pili pili in Congo, pizza in Naples and tostones in Nicaragua.  Although I could probably happily live off of […]

Buttered Popcorn Cookies – The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

Buttered Popcorn Cookies – The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

Smitten Kitchen is one of my all time favorite cooking blogs.  Deb Perelman, the writer, is engaging to read and I always find the recipes she posts easy to follow and delicious.  Plus, the photographs are always really, really beautiful.  So it’s no surprise that […]

Onion Bread Soup with Sausage – Six Seasons

Onion Bread Soup with Sausage – Six Seasons

Last year for my birthday I received a wonderful and very special gift from my stepmother, a cooking class featuring this cookbook.  It was at a small bakery where they choose a cookbook every month, then have a cooking class based on several recipes from […]

Magic Mushrooms – The Elixir of Life: Finding Love and Joy in the Passionate Pursuit of Food

Magic Mushrooms – The Elixir of Life: Finding Love and Joy in the Passionate Pursuit of Food

My grandmother got me the “Elixir of Love” cookbook while in Sedona, where author Lisa Dahl has a restaurant.  She enclosed a little note in it, which I’ve kept with the book and every time I open it and the note falls out it brings […]