Recipes

21 Apr
Mom’s Carrot Cake

It was Easter, after all, and that means the Easter bunny and the bunny means carrots…you see where I’m going with this. Carrot cake....

17 Mar
Cranberry Bean and Pumpkin Stew with Grated Corn

Judy is a fabulous cook. While the rest of us threw down Kraft Dinner when the kids had activities that required quick exits, Judy whipped up gourmet meals for her daughter and son. Lucky for the Ladies On Literature, she extends that gift our way....

13 Feb
Laurie’s Spicy African Peanut Soup

We've read some amazing books this season and Laurie's selection, Pulitzer Prize winner, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, ranks right up there with one of my favs. Moving back and forth through time, it's told in the alternating voices of Marie-Laure,...

06 Dec
Olive Kitteridge’s Stew & Gail Plecash’s Caponata

I loved Olive Kitteridge. The book, by Elizabeth Strout, was so beautifully written and recently my husband and I watched the HBO mini-series, which was also brilliantly done. Melancholy musings of life in a small town in Maine, the series captures the essence of the...

15 Jun
Best Stuffed Mushrooms

Ruth's husband is a lucky man. This woman is a whiz in the kitchen and she loves to cook for company. When it's her turn to host the LOL, we get excited about the delicious delights sure to emerge from her oven. Honestly, I am...

22 Oct
Pear & Cambozola Pizza (Only with Apples & Figs)

LOL'er, Laurie, hosted our last meeting to discuss the Housemaid's Daughter. She served up this outstanding pizza, substituting apples for the pears & adding thinly sliced figs. It was SO delicious. Courtesy of the Best of Bridge, Best of the Best book, this is...

08 Jul
A Chip Dip of the Potato Kind

Photo & Recipe Courtesy of the Brown Eyed Baker: browneyedbaker.com "Soul food is just what the name implies. It is soulfully cooked food or richly flavored food, good for your ever-loving soul." Sheila Ferguson "Soul food is not lean cuisine." Sarah Ban Breathnach Ah, yes, what is most scrumptious is...

05 Jul
Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting: From BEB

(photo & recipe credit: browneyedbaker.com) My friends know it. My family certainly knows it (& both loves and resents me for it), but I adore baking. I'm not sure if it's because I grew up in a house where beautifully baked cookies or crumbling cake oozing...

Ruth’s Recipes

Ruth's recipes  emerged from her gourmet kitchen piping hot and slid down so easily with cool, crisp, white wine. It could all be so intimidating except looking at this coconut shrimp recipe, I think even I might be able to pull this one off. I...