“I am cooking white rice and fish stew for dinner. Would you like some broccoli …

“I am cooking white rice and fish stew for dinner. Would you like some broccoli on the side?” 💙 • Extraordinary debut by abidare_author !! I loved this book because Adunni stole my heart. She will stay with me a long time. Her spirit, tenacity and bravery helped me to tap into some of those … Read more

“Lord Burgley asked for wine.” • Ahh, the curse of book 2 in a trilogy! I lov…

“Lord Burgley asked for wine.” 💜 • Ahh, the curse of book 2 in a trilogy! I loved Discovery of Witches soooo much and recommended it to so many people who also loved it and went on to finish the trilogy but I got stuck here in book 2 for a long time!! I put … Read more

“‘Good morning, honey,’ Mom says, and tells me breakfast is a quarter of a water…

“‘Good morning, honey,’ Mom says, and tells me breakfast is a quarter of a watermelon that’s been sitting in a corner of our refrigerator for a week.” ❤️ • Read this one in February with unabridgedpod for the and we had a great discussion! This book really hit close to home, as we went through … Read more

“They tasted a new snack called Cracker Jack and a new breakfast food called Shr…

“They tasted a new snack called Cracker Jack and a new breakfast food called Shredded Wheat.” 🖤 • Read this with onmalsshelf that’s reading books. Clearly very well researched but it took more about half the book for me to get into it and feel engaged and interested. The detail in the beginning was a … Read more

“‘Gabe grows everything at the homestead. He even makes the applesauce.” • A s…

“‘Gabe grows everything at the homestead. He even makes the applesauce.” 💙 • A surprising and unique story that brings 3 unlikely characters together through nature, healing and love. Ursa is a little girl who shows up one day at Jo’s house, claiming she is an alien who has taken the body of an earthly … Read more

“While our guests in the paladar dine on ropa vieja, many Cubans have never even…

“While our guests in the paladar dine on ropa vieja, many Cubans have never even tasted beef.” ❤️ • 5 star book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Loved this book by chanelcleeton so much! The story of a granddaughter and grandmother, told in dual timelines that tell the story of life in Cuba in this family in the 1950s … Read more

Cooked along with hosted by with this Spiced Stir-fried Asparagus with Coconut…

Cooked along with hosted by cookinglikeimeanit with this Spiced Stir-fried Asparagus with Coconut from Milk Street- The New Rules. This is a very bold side dish with a lot of flavor! I served it with chicken and rice for dinner then used the leftovers in an omelette with some chicken sausage and that was phenomenal. … Read more

“They sat down at a long black granite counter while Jude made quesadillas.” • …

“They sat down at a long black granite counter while Jude made quesadillas.” • So GOOD!!! I have said it so many times but Kristin Hannah is queen of writing relationships. She captures the good and bad so well that it takes you on a gut-wrenching journey but I am here for it!! I suggest … Read more

Partnered with to try out some tempeh and they graciously sent these goodies !…

Partnered with momsmeet to try out some lightlifefoods tempeh and they graciously sent these goodies ! Someone already took ownership of it all, can you tell ? My kids love tofu but have not tried tempeh yet. My last time trying tempeh was in college so I can’t wait to try this! Will report back … Read more

“An older woman had given me a tall glass of sweet iced tea as I sat there liste…

“An older woman had given me a tall glass of sweet iced tea as I sat there listening and responding to questions.” 💙 • Everybody should read this book. Everyone. I got the young reader’s edition for my son so we could discuss and it was such a really great time to reflect and discuss … Read more