When I received this month’s Bon Appétit, I was so excited to see a pizza on the cover. It was going to be a breeze to knock this cover out and keep my resolution of cooking every cover this year. (And I would be lying if I said I wasn’t scared at what the holiday issues may toss my way in the next two months!) Making pizza at home is probably one of my favorite things to do but it has been awhile since I made a pizza pie on a baking sheet like Bon Appétit did this month.  Bon Appétit called this pizza aRead More →

There are many reasons why I love the month of August. First and most importantly, it is the month my beloved husband was born. He definitely makes my world a better place. (Um, do those sweet words count as a birthday gift?) I also love August because kids start going back to school and my mommy friends all have time to sneak off to lunch again!! (We do go to lunch with their kids but then we can’t giggle and talk about boys like we usually do.) But the main reason I love August is because it means my garden is really producing some tomatoes!!!Read More →

It is the end of the month which can only mean one thing….it is time to cook the cover of Bon Appetit! July’s issue may be my favorite issue so far this year. It wasn’t that I was completely enamored with the cover recipe (Mint and Cumin Spiced Lamb Chops). I like lamb chops but they aren’t really available in this area so I was nervous about cooking them. I did find some chops when I was in a larger city but there wasn’t really an option to leave the fat on the bone as suggested in the recipe. With the exception of finding theRead More →

“She’s my cherry pie Put a smile on your face Ten miles wide Looks so good Bring a tear to your eye Sweet cherry pie” Do you remember those lyrics from 1990 by the band Warrant? I have had the song in my head ever since the June Bon Appetit arrived in my mailbox. I immediately thought “I’ll have so much fun writing a post that ties the song to the recipe.” Won’t that be cute? Now I am not prudish by any means but I did rewatch the video. It is a little naughty (probably not naughty in today’s standard by any means) butRead More →