Cooking With Cat: Apple Crunch Pupcakes

Recipe courtesy of lolathepitty.com. Ingredients 2 cups water ¼ cup applesauce ¼ tsp vanilla extract 1 egg 4 tbsp honey 4 cup whole wheat flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1 chopped apple Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, mix water, applesauce, vanilla,...

Read On: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed Cheryl Strayed’s free spirit shines bright in her 2012 memoir Wild. Wild is a beautiful story of a woman who needs to get...

Cooking with Catherine: French Toast Panini

 Recipe courtesy of www.FoodNetwork.com.  Ingredients 6 large eggs 1 cup whole milk ½ cup heavy cream ¼ cup orange juice 2 tbsp vanilla extract 2 tbsp cognac (optional) 2 tbsp granulated sugar ½ tsp ground cinnamon Pinch of nutmeg Salt 8 slices Texas Toast or thick...

Cooking With Cat: Sweet Potato Casserole

Recipe courtesy of allrecipes.com. Ingredients 5 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced ¼ cup reduced fat margarine ½ cup packed brown sugar 3 tbsp orange juice 1 pinch ground cinnamon 1 (10.5 oz.) package miniature marshmallows Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place sweet...

Read On: Not That Kind Of Girl

Praise must be given to Lena Dunham’s debut novel Not That Kind of Girl. Dunham is not only a pioneer and the voice of a generation, she is extremely successful to boot. She is...

Cooking With Cat: Bacon Beer Cheese Dip

 Bacon Beer Cheese Dip (Recipe courtesy of foodnetwork.com.) Ingredients 6 bacon slices 2 tbsp butter ¼ cup flour 1 cup cream 1 cup beer 1 tbsp Dijon mustard ½ tsp smoked paprika 2 cup grated cheddar cheese Scallions Directions Cook bacon slices in a saucepan; remove and...

Cooking With Cat: Peach Bellini Cupcakes

(Courtesy of javacupcake.com.) INGREDIENTS Cupcakes 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 2 cups sugar 1 tsp vanilla 6 egg whites 3 cups all purpose flour 3 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ¾ cup champagne or prosecco ¼ cup peach schnapps 1 medium peach,...

Cooking With Catherine: Vegetable Quiche Cups

(Recipe from Food.com.) Serving Size: 1 Quiche Cup Calories: 9.1 Total Fat: 0.1 g Sodium: 17.7 mg Total Carbohydrate: 1.4 g Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g Sugars: 0.4 g Protein: 0.9 g Ingredients ¾ cup pasteurized liquid egg whites or egg white substitute or egg...

Read On: “This Is Where I Leave You” by Jonathan Tropper

Jonathan Tropper brings us a cleverly written novel of 352 pages of comedy and family drama filled to the brim with sex, confrontation, lust, love, and divorce, just to name a few. This Is...

Cooking With Catherine: Almond Butter Cupcakes w/ Mocha Buttercream Frosting

Almond Butter Cupcakes Ingredients: 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup milk 1/2 cup canola oil 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 tbsp white vinegar (or lemon juice) 1/2 cup...