Steak Skewers Recipe

I love memoirs. My favorites include The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, Just Kids by Patti Smith, What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding by Kristin Newman, and A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout. I like writing that reflects on extraordinary personal experiences with wisdom and character. So, when my bookclub chose Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential: …

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Carrot Banana Bread with Toasted Coconut

The toasted coconut in this banana bread lends texture and fragrance to an otherwise familiar and comforting classic. I like adding shredded carrot for moistness and a nutritional punch. Alternate titles for this recipe: "cleaning-out-the-cabinets-before-we-move banana bread," "banana bread that bakes while Leah naps," and "recipe brainstormed while eating brunch at Southern Lights with sister" We …

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