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…

The One with the Moist Maker

I hope you all had a phenomenal Thanksgiving if you’re here in the States. It’s one of my favorite weekends of the year and, for me, ushers in my favorite season – holidays and coziness and family and fun and lots of food. Today’s recipe has been many years in the making. I love a…

Three-Way Fudge for the Work Folks

Oh my. I disappeared there for awhile, didn’t I? Terribly sorry about that. The fact of the matter is that my very busiest time at work is June – September. I love my job, but at the end of a crazy long day, cooking anything is a challenge to my brain and body. Writing something…