Category Archives: Cooking

November’s Happiness Project: Food and Gratitude

Time: // 7:09 a.m. Monday morning The scene: // my little sisters are getting ready for school, Spongebob Squarepants is playing in the background, and of course, I’m drinking my second cup of coffee. It’s so nice and chilly outside, … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking: Donuts!!

My son, Oliver, begged me for weeks to make donuts. We’ve made cookies, cakes, and even cinnamon rolls before but never donuts. Last weekend, I reluctantly agreed. Oliver downloaded a sample of Jessica Segarra’s Mini Donuts: 100 Bite-Sized Donut Recipes … Continue reading

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Review: Julia Child Rules: Lessons on Savoring Life by Karen Karbo

Julia Child Rules: Lessons on Savoring Life Karen Karbo 240 pages October 2013 by Skirt! Source: Publisher In the summer of 1946, Julia McWilliams and Paul Child drove across America. A bottle of vodka and a thermos of mixed martinis … Continue reading

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Spotlight on 1,000 Easy Recipes

Weekend Cooking is a weekly meme hosted by Candace over at Beth Fish Reads. Have a food-related posted this week, why not join the fun? Food Network Magazine’s 1,000 Easy Recipes, is one of my kids’ favorite cookbooks. It is … Continue reading

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DNF review: The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo by F.G. Haghenbeck

The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo F.G. Haghenbeck Translated from Spanish by Achy Obejas 368 pages Published in September 2012 by Atria, an imprint of Simon and Schuster Source: Publisher             “Frida, if what you want is to show your … Continue reading

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Review: American Grown by Michelle Obama

American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America Michelle Obama 272 pages Published in May 2012 by Crown Publishing Source: Library And the more I learned about this problem, the more I came to … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking: Cinnamon-Sugar-Doughnut Muffins

Weekend Cooking is a weekly foodie meme hosted by Candace over at Beth Fish Reads. Ever since I bought The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook, I’ve been paging through it trying to figure out which recipe to try first. … Continue reading

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TSS: Paris, My Sweet by Amy Thomas

Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (And Dark Chocolate) Amy Thomas 304 pages Published in 2012 by Sourcebooks Source: Publisher Can one question change your life? I’m willing to bet a twenty-five-piece box of Jean-Paul Hevin … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking: Books for Young Foodies

Weekend Cooking is a meme hosted by Candace at Beth Fish Reads. Anyone with a food-related post can join. My kids love books about food. It doesn’t matter if it’s a cookbook or a picture book, so lately we’ve been … Continue reading

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Review: What the World Eats by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio

What the World Eats Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio 160 pages Pub Year: 2008 Publisher: Tricycle Press Source: Public Library In What the World Eats, Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio travel around the world to learn what families from other … Continue reading

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Review: Consuming Passions: A Food-Obsessed Life

Consuming Passions: A Food-Obsessed Life Michael Lee West 263 pages Publication Year: 1999 Publisher: Harper Perennial Source: Personal Library When you bring food to a neighbor or a friend, you are wisely letting the food fill in the gaps. Sometimes … Continue reading

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