The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

An Engaging Book Club Pick – The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Professor Don Tillman is not your average guy. He’s a genetics professor who has set himself a goal: he wants to get married. He’s almost 40 and, in his typically Aspergian way, has set up a very logical, methodical system for discovering the ideal wife. …

Aubrey-Maturin Series Reading Order

The Aubrey-Maturin Series by Patrick O’Brian… with Reading Order List Master and Commander is the first book in Patrick O’Brian’s wonderful 21-book historical fiction series known as the “Aubrey-Maturin Series.” It is also the name of the adventure movie with Russell Crowe, although much of the action in the film was actually derived from books much farther …

Vegetarian Nachos Grande Recipe

A tasty appetizer for TV sports events and casual parties… Football Sundays wouldn’t be complete without Vegetarian Nachos Grande. The recipe is super easy… just assemble the ingredients, layer them, bake and eat. If you’re inviting a gang over for a TV sporting event or putting together your Super Bowl party menu, here’s a vegetarian appetizer …

Lightweight Chef’s Knife Review

My weak wrists love this 6-inch lightweight Victorinox chef’s knife   For my 68th birthday, I finally got my first chef’s knife – an ergonomic, lightweight 6-inch Victorinox chef’s knife that suits me perfectly. I’ve had weakened wrists since a waitress job in the 1960s had me carrying incredibly heavy trays, so I was extremely happy to receive …

Great American Cookies Cookbook

Great American Cookies – A Vintage Cookbook That’s Worth Republishing   My favorite recipe books are now considered “vintage.” I cannot imagine why Lorraine Bodger’s Great American Cookies hasn’t been reprinted, but the only versions I’ve found are dated 1985 (the one I have) and 1987 (with the same title but different graphics on the dust jacket). This …

Swedish Pancakes Recipe

Swedish pancakes were a staple breakfast food at our house when I was a kid. This recipe was originally my grandmother's, revisited for a soft food diet.

Stovetop-Safe Corningware Is Back!

Corningware Stovetop Cookware in Pyroceram is Back! Were you even aware that stove-top-safe Corningware had gone off the market for a few years? For the past dozen years or so, any home cook wanting to purchase Corningware cookware – that could be used on the stove top – had to settle for “vintage” pieces they could find …

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – Review

Our book club loved Outlander by Diana Gabaldon… and then read the rest in the series, like I did (for the second time) I re-read Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander for our book club… and got so caught up in the story again, that I devoured the entire series – for the second time. Here’s my review of …