Cheesy Beer Muffins

Happy Monday! The CtB family spent last week in Minneapolis. Thank to those who followed along on Instagram. If you missed the fun, you should definitely swing by and give me a follow! When we got home late Friday night, all I wanted to do was sleep for 3 days. Having fun is such hard…

Stilton Paté with Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was one of my favorite authors as a child. I loved his whimsical stories and appreciated his touch of the macabre. Without Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and The Witches, I’m not sure I would have turned out to be the same person I am today.  I especially loved The Witches, reading it multiple…

The Fig Lebowski

I’m sorry. Not really. I just can’t help it. I love Bob Belcher’s punny burgers of the day. In the episode, “Bye Bye Boo Boo” we see the “Fig Lebowski Burger.” Obviously it’s a reference to The Big Lebowski, but I decided to skip the white russian and get straight to the burger! This is…

Anthony Bourdain’s Mac and Cheese

Waking up on Friday morning to the news of Anthony Bourdain’s death was heartbreaking. I’ve enjoyed his shows for years and he is one of my inspirations for travel. While I’ve not (yet) had the opportunity to travel many of the same places as him, I try to travel with his zeal and passion for…

Iced Negus

I know. That doesn’t sound the least bit appetizing. Things called negus don’t sound edible. This is actually a drink, but it doesn’t sound overly drinkable either. I got the idea to make negus based on a couple of Outlander references. Claire is served iced negus in Written in my Own Heart’s Blood and Minnie enjoys a glass in…

Solo is Here!

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a Star Wars slappy. I own all the movies. Even the prequels. And, while they’re not my favorites, I don’t hate them. Many lamented the purchase of the franchise by Disney, but I was ok with it. First, I’m getting more Star Wars. More movies, more TV, more video…

Baking with Amelia Bedelia

Lately, H-man (age 7) has been super into the shenanigans of Amelia Bedelia. Her overly-literal interpretation of everything gets him rolling every time. One of his most recent reads was Amelia Bedelia Bakes Off. Grab a copy at that affiliate link and I would be most appreciative! At the end of the book, there’s a…

Real Talk

Recently, someone asked me if I was ever going to blog my “book food” again. I was a little floored, to be honest. I mean, there are only about 7 people who read this blog and I always feel like Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own. To paraphrase, “Come on Ann dozens of people are…

Ebenezer Bleu-ge

Ah, Bob’s Burgers, my favorite of the slightly inappropriate cartoon genre. I’ve talked about the Belchers, and tried some of their not-so-famous burgers of the day, here and here. Seriously, if you haven’t watched the show yet, give it a try. It just had it’s seventh birthday and a movie is planned for 2020, so it’s here…

Chicken Bog from the Low Country

One of my favorite light mystery series is the Lowcountry series by Susan M. Boyer. You can get the first six on your Kindle at that affiliate link. Liz Talbot is a private investigator living on a small island off the Carolina coast. I love that as a PI, Liz has some actual training in mystery solving,…

Soup and Bread

So, last week I shared some delicious bread inspired by Nora Roberts’ Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy (affiliate link – blah, blah, blah.) Now, as much as I enjoy bread, it was not the only thing I made, or ate, last week. A different book in the trilogy mentions bleu cheese tomato soup. A bit of research…

Olive Bread to Save the World

Nora Roberts is my go-to guilty pleasure author. Her books are formulaic. Character development always follows the same arc. Every trilogy is pretty much the same just with different character names and a different overarching plot. All that said, I eat her books up. I’m a fast reader so I can count on a pleasantly…