2021 In Books!

2021 in Books! / Bev Cooks

We’re back! I’m back! You’re back! Back back back! Let’s talk about book book books! (ha) Fifty. Fifty novels. I made my goal in the NICK of time on December 31st at 11am. (Not pm, you know I’m a snooze parade by 9.) Without a doubt, 2021 was a spectacular year of reads. Some better […]

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Chocolate Ricotta Torte

Chocolate Ricotta Torte / Bev Cooks

Ricotta! Cheese! Cheese. It’s just great. I know you get (understandably) nervous when I bake. I get it. I do, too. But this turned out! It’s flourless, dense in a way, creamy in another, light in another, succulent in another, sinful in another. But don’t look at my cinnamon sprinkling abilities. It uh, got out […]

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Salmon and Israeli Couscous with Cucumbers

Seared Salmon with Israeli Couscous and Cucumbers / Bev Cooks

It’s a short week! And a festive one. Salmon might not be at the tip top of your noggin, but I’m slinging it your way anyway! This is going to be that dinner you remember when you’re under a mountain of Christmas cookies and pies. And you need something a wee bit lighter, and Omega […]

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Friday Flotsam

christmas gifts / bev cooks

FRRRRRRRRalalalalaaaa la la la! I’m diving face first into an impending tinned fish obsession. You’re like, “I do not understand that sentence, nor do I want to.” Tinned fish. I’m getting into it. First of all, why wouldn’t I? Second of all, you do know what I’m talking around, right? There will be a small […]

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Chocolate Pizza Rolls

Chocolate Pizza Rolls / Bev Cooks

Look who shows up the week before Christmas, eh? (it’s me.) Let’s not call this breakfast because I don’t feel like being severely judged today. Don’t ask me if I gave these to the kids in the am before school one day. Just don’t. We’re in a good place. But look at these! Festive little […]

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Friday Flotsam

dried citrus / bev cooks

FRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRalay! I feel like I need to ask this again – what IS a sourdough starter???(?) YES, I googled it. Well, photos of it because I was on my phone and didn’t want to take too much time away from my book. (which one of its main characters is pretty much a sourdough starter.) I […]

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Cheeseburger Calzones

Cheeseburger Calzones / Bev Cooks

A cheeseburger brilliantly slid into pizza dough and baked until golden brown? I’m listening. Okay, I didn’t reinvent the wheel. But it’s fun! And it changes up the routine if you’re in a rut. A grub rut. Haha. Never mind. You might prefer cheeseburgers over calzones. Or calzones over cheeseburgers. And that’s fine, you’re still […]

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Friday Flotsam

fancy lunch / bev cooks

FRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRurderrrrrr. I firmly believe there are two types of puzzle people. (yes we’re back to this subject, calm down.) Type one: the person who puts together a jigsaw puzzle while looking at the cover of the box for guidance. Type two: the person who sits down to work on a jigsaw puzzle, notices the box […]

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