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…

The Only Way to Drink Tomato Juice

…is with vodka. Seriously.  Bloody Marys show up all over the place. Just about any romance novel that involves a brunch will include Bloody Marys. In (this is an affiliate link) The Girl Who Chased the Moon, Julia (maker of those delicious cranberry donuts) has a friend named Stella who we join one day while she’s “fortifying…

Cinco de Mayo

Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo. Many Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo by drinking too much. In that respect, it’s much like Saint Patrick’s Day. It is also much like Saint Patrick’s Day in the respect that most Americans don’t really understand what the day is all about. I know you guys are on top of…

May the Fourth Round-Up

For geeks everywhere, today is a very important day. It’s May 4th. Or May Fourth. Like, May the Fourth be with you. Get it? Huh? Huh? Do you? I really hope so. It would make my heart sad if you didn’t get it. Tomorrow will be the Revenge of the Fifth. Do you get THAT…

Droughtlander Sustenance

With months to go before we get new Outlander on television and an as-yet-unknown amount of time before the ninth book, Go Tell the Bees that I Am Gone, we have to find solace in other mediums. I suggest turning to food. Food from Outlander Kitchen to be specific. I have gushed on several occasions about the recipes…