Category Archives: Books and Literature

December Bonus Recipe: Pralines

“There’s no other treat that’s more Southern, definitely none that’s more New Orleans than pralines.” At this very moment, I am sitting on a plane heading New Orleans, getting ready to eat all the flavors that the city can offer. … Continue reading

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December: Shrimp and Grits

“Grits are hot, they are abundant, and they will by-gosh stick to your ribs.” – Janis Owens I wanted to explore Southern cooking, but I’ve never actually spent time in the region. With the help of my sister-in-law who was … Continue reading

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November Bonus Recipe: Pan de Muerto

“Quien con la esperanza vive, alegre muere.“ Translation: “He who lives with hope dies happy.” Pan de muerto, or bread of the dead, is traditionally made during the Dia de Muertos holiday celebrated in Spanish-speaking communities. Families make offerings of … Continue reading

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November: Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna (America’s Test Kitchen)

“There’s a million fine looking women in the world, dude. But they don’t all bring you lasagna at work.” – Silent Bob, Clerks I don’t have a love affair with cheese. I use it in cooking sometimes and I love … Continue reading

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October Bonus Recipe: Choco-Cherry Bliss Bombs (Cookies)

“If sad, eat cookie. If still sad, talk to doctor. Sounds serious.” – Cookie Monster Cookies are easy to make, versatile, portable and bite-sized. Plus, who doesn’t like cookies? This cookbook features tons of recipes that go “above and beyond” … Continue reading

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October: Cioppino (Sunset Cookbook Classics)

“In the hands of an able cook, fish can become an inexhaustible┬ásource of perpetual delight.” – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin Cioppiono is a familiar stew if you live on the Pacific Ocean, so I’ve definitely eaten my fair share. It’s a … Continue reading

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September Bonus Recipe: Tolkien Lembas Bread

“The cakes will keep sweet for many many days, if they are unbroken and left in their leaf-wrappings.” – J.R.R. Tolkien The best part about fantasy and science fiction writing is that the details don’t have to be tethered to … Continue reading

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