Ina Garten’s ‘Cooking for Jeffrey’ Proves Food Is Love [REVIEW]

Ina Garten's COOKING FOR JEFFREY

Ina Garten’s Cooking for Jeffrey is her most personal collection of recipes yet. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Food is love. It’s something Heather and I have said for years, because we both love to spoil the people we care about with phenomenal meals. Obviously, we’re not alone when it comes to that sentiment. That’s why Ina Garten’s latest cookbook, Cooking for Jeffrey, features all the recipes her doting hubby loves most, and now she’s sharing them with the rest of us.  Read more of this post

James Rollins Creates A Chillingly Plausible Thriller With ‘The Seventh Plague’ [REVIEW]

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An unknown disease quickly starts spreading throughout Cairo. Have the ten plagues of Moses started again? Find out in James Rollins’ new novel, The Seventh Plague. (Photo by Bill Dickinson, Flickr)

In the latest Sigma Force novel, The Seventh Plague, a threat born out of the ancient past threatens to destroy all of the world’s children and ultimately all of mankind forever. Blending biblical philosophies with modern day science, this promises to be one of the most riveting stories of James Rollins’ career.  Read more of this post

Fou Maque Choux [RECIPE]

Moroccan Pork Loin with Blackberry Glaze and Fou Maque Choux

Fou Maque Choux is our spin on a Cajun classic. Blending some of our favorite flavors, it is a quick and filling side that pairs nicely with dishes like our Moroccan Pork Loin with Blackberry Glaze. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Having traveled about the United States as much as we have, we tend to pick up culinary traditions all around the country. Maque Choux is a traditional side dish served throughout Louisiana. We first learned about it when we took a class at the New Orleans School of Cooking a few years back, although that recipe called for tomatoes. I’ve cut them out here, however, which is why I’m calling this version Fou Maque Choux (fou is Cajun for “crazy”). In its place I’ve  added a touch of Tex-Mex flavor by adding the black beans and Mexican oregano. The ingredients blend together beautifully and make for one yummy new riff on a Cajun classic. Enjoy! Read more of this post

Harry Hunsicker Makes His Mark with ‘The Devil’s Country’ [REVIEW]

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Trouble finds a rambling drifter in a tiny West Texas town in Harry Hunsicker’s The Devil’s Country.
(Photo by Matt M, Flickr)

When a lone drifter steps off the bus in a tiny West Texas town, all he wants is to mind his own business and be left alone. But trouble has a way of sneaking up and finding a man when he least expects it. Suddenly caught in a dangerous web of malice and corruption, will he be able to uncover the town’s terrible secrets and clear his name? Find out in Harry Hunsicker’s new thriller, The Devil’s Country.   Read more of this post

Author Robert James Waller Dies at 77 [VIDEOS]

Robert James Waller

New York Times bestselling author Robert James Waller created one of fiction’s most celebrated love stories, The Bridges of Madison County. (Photo courtesy Manufacturing Intellect, YouTube)

The Los Angeles Times just reported that author Robert James Waller, 77, died early today at his home in Fredericksburg, Texas after battling cancer. Read more of this post