Food Friday: Buffalo “Chicken” Salad!

As I mentioned earlier this week I want to integrate some more content into my blog. The main focus will remain reviewing books and pairing recipes mentioned in those books with my reviews. However (again) as I said, I have so many original recipes that I've wanted to share with y'all but they've not coincided with any of my books so they just sit in my recipe book, un-shared. Granted, even when I explore a new recipe or style of food for my blog I make it a few times, making changes that fit my households pallets and to give it a little *original* flare. However, that's not really the same as a recipe I've been making and working on for months or years. So here I am, with my first official Food Friday post! Today's recipes is one of my husbands all time favorites and was originally inspired during our time doing Whole30 back in January. However, it's seriously morphed since then and is not Whole30 any longer.

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Review + Recipe: War by Laura Thalassa + Shakshuka Recipe!

Welcome back to the table readers! I know I've been sporadically MIA but I have some truly shocking news for y'all: moving out of state is a pain in the butt. I know, I know, who would've thought that but throw in an impromptu international trip and you've got a recipe for stress city. Granted, it's also a recipe for excitement town but I've got a lot going on to say the least! Originally I wasn't going to do an entire post for this book, however, when Shakshuka made a surprise appearance I couldn't help myself but continue my tour around the culinary world. So without further ado, here's my review for War by Laura Thalassa (book 2 in The Four Horsemen series).

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Recipe + Review: Behind Her Eyes + Braised Thai Curry Chicken Recipe!

Welcome back to the table readers and happy Friday! Today I'm bringing y'all a review for Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough along with a recipe for a braised chicken Thai curry. A few recipes ago I featured a lightened up Indian curry that we love in our house and this one is another family favorite! It makes great left overs and it's a super easy one-pan dish to whip up that takes little prep work and kind of just does it's own thing so it's perfect for a weeknight meal. This book was suggested to me by a friend of mine while we were discussing bat-shit crazy endings to books and she mentioned this one as being the cream of the crop for surprise twists so it took no time at all for me to hop on this gravy train and get my hands on a copy!

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Recipe + ARC Review: Recursion + Huevos Rancheros Recipe!

Welcome back to the table readers! My blog has really given me the ability to not only share my love of cooking and reading but also to broaden my scope in both areas. I've read all different types of books I probably wouldn't have otherwise and I've been able to try my hand at different dishes that are outside my comfort zone. Recipe and a Read has taken me all over the globe trying out different recipes from different cultures and countries. It's always a neat little surprise when I'm reading and BAM there's the recipe I'm going to make. Whether it's something I'm familiar with, or that I've never had, and even when I have to get a little creative to make it work these are always my favorite posts. So tickle me pink when I see huevos rancheros show up not once, but multiple times in Blake Crouch's new book Recursion! As a born and bred Texan, huevos rancheros are right up my alley and one of my all-time favorite dishes. So without further ado, off we go!

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