A Reliable Wife

      A Reliable Wife * by Robert Goolrick       I’m joining Jain in her bi-monthly edible book review at Food for Thought, where in her words, pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera. Books, Food & Photos, my three favorite things all in one place!        “Sometimes…we work…

Crybaby Ranch

       Crybaby Ranch **** by Tina Welling        I’m joining Jain with my edible book review at Food for Thought, where pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera. Books, Food & Photos, my three favorite things all in one place!       This book stars Suzannah, who realizes her sense of self has…

Roasted Pear-Butternut Soup with Crumbled Stilton

   This recipe came to my inbox by way of RealAge.com back in the fall. It’s a great and easy recipe for a healthy and tasty soup which is sweet and savory. Roasting the pears and the butternut squash, caramelizes their sugars, enhancing their natural sweetness. Balancing that sweetness are the leeks, tomatoes, garlic, and salt & pepper. You can…

Spring Tulips from Fitz & Floyd

    I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Thursday Party…       I’m sharing my Fitz & Floyd Tulipe d’Or…nothing says Spring like Tulips!         I found this tulip runner at Home Goods that’s a fun complement to this pattern.         There are four…

Outdoor Makeovers

    No personal metamorphosis from me this week. I thought I’d share this site that you may or may not be already aware of:     MyHomeIdeas.com   If you’re not already familiar with this site, I recommend you visit to see Design Tips, Idea Houses, Entertaining Ideas etc.        There are some amazing Before…

Short Cut Cheese Fondue

   This is my Foodie Friday contribution this week.     In the mood for Cheese Fondue, I found a recipe of Tyler Florence’s at Food Network. Then, I stumbled on this at the deli counter at the grocery store.       I thought I’d give it a try, since I didn’t have any Kirsch and didn’t want…

Longing for Spring

     I’m joining Susan’s Tablescape Thursday Party at Between Naps on the Porch.       Not a functioning tablescape this week…more of an assortment of green and garden related items to play with, for inspiration during this dreary weather. I have to remind myself that spring is around the corner :-)         While out…

South of Broad

        I’m joining Jain in her bi-monthly edible book review at Food for Thought, where in her words, pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera. Books, Food & Photos, my three favorite things all in one place!     South of Broad ** by Pat Conroy     It’s been 14…

The Girl She Used To Be

       I’m joining Jain in her bi-monthly edible book review at Food for Thought, where in her words, pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera. Books, Food & Photos, my three favorite things all in one place!       The Girl She Used To Be **** by David Cristofano   The…

The Art of Racing in the Rain

        The Art of Racing in the Rain **** by Garth Stein ****(Xanax, and Kleenex maybe required)         I’m joining Jain in with this edible book review at Food for Thought, where in her words, pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera. Books, Food & Photos, my three favorite things all…