Pumpkin Juice

It’s Thirsty Thursday, which is the happiest of days, but the backstory here is a little heavy. Feel free to skip the next couple paragraphs, if you want. I will not be offended in the slightest. A little over 16 years ago, I was in the hospital. I was 38 weeks pregnant, had preeclampsia, and…

Sausage to Fall (through stones) For

When people ask me about my hobbies, I say “reading” and then I sit silently and look around awkwardly to make it seem like there are others and I’m just trying to remember them. But really, reading is what I would spend all of my time doing if I didn’t have the pesky responsibilities of…

The Doctor is IN (Trouble)

Welcome to the first (of many) Thirsty Thursdays here at Cooking the Book! Some of you know me personally and know that I am a geek. Like, geek to the extreme. If you don’t know me, this really shouldn’t come as a surprise. I mean, you’re reading a blog dedicated to the food and drink…

Pimento Cheese

I’ve recently discovered I have a penchant for simple, fluffy mysteries. If there’s a bit of paranormal or supernatural thrown in, so much the better. These are my quick and easy reading staples. I read pretty fast, so, if I can read it in less than a day and there’s a quirky hero(ine) who makes me…

Cuppa, Cuppa, Cuppa

After my freshman year at college (Fire Up Chips), I returned home to live with my parents in my childhood home for one last summer. I had a TV in my room, but no cable and very poor antenna reception. This was the mid-nineties and antennas on TVs were still a thing. I could, occasionally,…