Beauty and the {French} Bistro: A Cookbook Review

This is the first time I have reviewed a cookbook without holding it in my hands, to feel its heft, and how it actually reads with (and without) my glasses.



My Favorite Food Group

Butter. Chocolate. Sugar. Pasta. Wine. Those are the five food groups, right?


Months with an "R"

My parents used to say, "No seafood unless the month has an 'R' in it." That meant we could eat shellfish or seafood only from September through April.


Just a Pear Tart

Really, I have to call it simply, "Pear Tart."


Hello Kitty! {a cookbook review}

I haven't often been given cookbooks to review, but there have been several lately, and the Hello Kitty® Baking Book came right on the heels of my brownie book.


Mrs. Tolaro's Spaghetti and Meatballs

As you undoubtedly know, I am passionate about authentic Italian food. I truly love the deep and age-old traditions, and tend not to mess with the classics.