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Recipes inspired by CLUELESS | #FoodnFlix

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Recipes inspired by Clueless, a #FoodnFlix roundup at allroadsleadtothe.kitchen!
I can hardly believe that 2017 is almost over, but I can think of no better way to end it than with food and a film! I hosted the last Food 'n Flix club of the year with the 1995 Alicia Silverstone film, Clueless - a modern twist on the classic Jane Austen book, Emma (curious as to how the character's overlap? Check out my post here...or search it for a bunch of other fun comparisons).

"I Feel Like Such a Heifer" Marshmallow Squares | Clueless #FoodnFlix #JaneAustenBites

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"I Feel Like Such a Heifer" Marshmallow Squares | Clueless #FoodnFlix #JaneAustenBites
"I Feel Like Such a Heifer" Marshmallow Squares | Clueless #FoodnFlix #JaneAustenBites
I had a lot of fun flashing back to the mid-90's flick Clueless for Food 'n Flix this month. Clueless is a modern day (well, modern as compared with the original) retelling of the Jane Austen classic, Emma.

Pear & Baby Greens Salad w/ Spiced Maple Walnuts | The Austen Escape | #JaneAustenBites

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Pear and Baby Greens Salad w/ Spiced Maple Walnuts | The Austen Escape
Welcome to the TLC Book Tours stop for The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay! I'll start by saying that I am very excited to be on this tour for a couple of reasons. First, I'm familiar with Reay by name, not (and I'm ashamed to admit this) because I've actually read any of her novels, rather because I've been meaning to read them. There's just never enough time in the day, is there?

#JaneAustenBites Recipe Link-up! | #FandomFoodies

Creating Recipes inspired by Jane Austen | #JaneAustenBites w/ #FandomFoodies
I'm excited to announce that I'm hosting the current round of Fandom Foodies right here on All Roads Lead to the Kitchen this month! I invite you to create and share recipes inspired by the works of Jane Austen—AND their derivatives!

The #FoodnFlix Club is Clueless in the kitchen this month!

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All Roads Lead to the Kitchen is hosting #FoodnFlix with CLUELESS in December!
Once again it's December, and once again I am hosting the current edition of the Food 'n Flix club right here on All Roads Lead to the Kitchen with my movie pick and challenge for those who wish to participate, the 1995 "teen comedy", Clueless!

Beer & Brats Stuffing (Dressing) | Planes, Trains and Automobiles #FoodnFlix

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Beer & Brats Stuffing (Dressing) | Planes, Trains and Automobiles #FoodnFlix
Beer and Brats Stuffing (Dressing) inspired by Planes, Trains and Automobiles #FoodnFlix
Welcome to the November edition of the Food 'n Flix club! This month we're watching Planes, Trains and Automobiles, a 1987 road trip/odd-couple/roadtrip flick starring Steve Martin and John Candy. Oddly enough, I haven't found a whole lot of movies with a Thanksgiving theme, but this is one of the few that does.

Lavender-Lime Soda | The Welcome Home Diner

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Lavender-Lime Soda | The Welcome Home Diner
Lavender Simple Syrup
Welcome to the TLC Book Tours stop for The Welcome Home Diner, the latest food-centric novel by author (and food blogger) Peggy Lampman! This is a novel for all of you foodies out there—it'll make your mouth water from page one with a melange of Polish and Southern-inspired food descriptions, as well as homegrown and locally sourced ingredients and creative recipe ideas.

Spaghetti Bolognese | The Silent Fountain

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Spaghetti Bolognese | The Silent Fountain
Spaghetti Bolognese | The Silent Fountain
Welcome to the TLC Book Tours stop for The Silent Fountain, the latest novel by author Victoria Fox. Chapter by chapter, The Silent Fountain ebbs and flows over a period of four decades, introducing the reader gradually to its two main characters, Vivien and Lucy. Both women experienced life-altering events growing up, and both find themselves in a less than ideal situations at some point in their young adult life.

Hot and Sour Soup | Ghostbusters

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Hot and Sour Soup | Ghostbusters
Hot and Sour Soup | Ghostbusters
I'm sneaking in last minute with a recipe inspired by this month's Food 'n Flix pick, the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters! Okay, so I'm just gonna go ahead and put this out there...even though I feel like it's probably the unpopular opinion—I like the new Ghostbusters better than the original. I know there are some out there screaming sacrilege, especially since I grew up with the 1984 version, but the truth is, while I always liked it well enough, it never really clicked. I mean, I rollerskated to Ray Parker Jr.'s theme song like it was nobody's business, but the movie never really clicked (seemed like it was aimed more towards guys to me).

Mini Meatloaf | Recipes from Raine’s Roost aka Jillian’s Kitchen | Interview + Giveaway!

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Mini Meatloaf | Recipes from Raine’s Roost aka Jillian’s Kitchen
Mini Meatloaf
You’re in for a treat today. I’m excited to host another blog stop for author, L.G. O’Connor. I’ve featured several of her books over the years both from her paranormal angel romance series, The Angelorum Twelve Chronicles, and her romantic women’s fiction series, Caught Up in Love. Even though her books aren’t ordinarily “foodie reads,” her heroes seem to know their way around a kitchen and you can tell she appreciates a good meal. So imagine my surprise when she told me her latest release was a recipe compilation from Raine MacDonald, the sexy hero in Caught Up in RAINE! (To see my review of the book and the Chicken Marsala recipe inspired by CUIR from last April, click HERE.)

Foundational Fried SPAM | The Walking Dead (cookbook review + giveaway)

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Foundational Fried SPAM | The Walking Dead
Foundational Fried SPAM | The Walking Dead (cookbook review + giveaway)
It's premiere week! Are you as excited as I am? I wasn't to create seven new Walking Dead inspired recipes to lead up to Sunday like I did last year, but I do have something just as fun to share—a review of the just-released The Walking Dead: Official Cookbook and Survival Guide! If you're a regular reader, you know how much I love TWD, so I jumped at the chance to receive not only a review copy, but also a copy to give away to one of my readers! So, let's get to it.

Fusilli w/ Raw Tomato Sauce | The Sweet Life

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Fusilli w/ Raw Tomato Sauce | The Sweet Life
Fusilli w/ Raw Tomato Sauce
Welcome to the TLC Book Tours stop for the latest novel by Sharon Struth called The Sweet Life. This is a sweet story, if somewhat predictable. Mamie Weber is offered the chance to join a bus tour of Tuscany (sound familiar?), and though it's a covert assignment for work, she looks at it as a chance to try and move forward in the aftermath of a tragic accident that took her husband and daughter's lives 5 years ago.

S'mores Brownies | If There's No Tomorrow

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S'mores Brownies | If There's No Tomorrow
S'mores Brownies
Remember when you were 17 and invincible? I do. Plus, I have children that are just on either side of that age. I'm also very sensitive and empathetic, which is probably why I cried my way through a good portion of If There's No Tomorrow, the latest YA novel by author Jennifer Armentrout. It touched me, to say the least.

Spicy, Sweet, & Smoky Barbecue Sauce | The Talented Ribkins

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Spicy-Sweet & Smoky Barbecue Sauce | The Talented Ribkins
Welcome to the TLC Book Tours stop for The Talented Ribkins, debut novel by author Ladee Hubbard! I'll start by saying that after reading the book jacket, there were two initial things that made me want to read this novel. The first being mention of the characters having "superpowers", the second being the reference to W.E.B. Du Boi's essay The Talented Tenth. (Which, if you haven't read it before, I recommend checking out The Talented Tenth just before or after reading The Talented Ribkins.)

Collard Greens w/ Smoked Turkey Wings | To Kill a Mockingbird #FoodnFlix

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Collard Greens w/ Smoked Turkey Wings | To Kill a Mockingbird #FoodnFlix
Collard Greens w/ Smoked Turkey Wings | To Kill a Mockingbird #FoodnFlix
This month, the Food 'n Flix club is watching an American classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, based on the book of the same name by Harper Lee. I should probably start off with an admission...one that I'm actually ashamed to admit, especially afer introducing it as an American classic, but...I'd never actually seen or even read To Kill a Mockingbird until last week.

[Insert collective gasp!]

Homemade Creamed Corn | Secondhand Lions #FoodnFlix

Homemade Creamed Corn | Secondhand Lions #FoodnFlix
Homemade Creamed Corn inspired by Secondhand Lions for #FoodnFlix
This month, the Food 'n Flix club is creating recipes inspired by the 2003 flick, Secondhand Lions. While it was made in '03, it was actually set in 1950's Texas (with flashbacks from years before, most taking place in Morocco). At its core, it's about 14-year old Walter who has been dropped off at the home of his two great-uncles, who have a reputation for being surly recluses, sans invitation.

Orange Muffins w/ Cinnamon Glaze | The Awkward Path to Getting Lucky

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Orange Muffins w/ Cinnamon Glaze inspired by The Awkward Path to Getting Lucky
You must be comfortable with the liberal use of words like vagina, penis, sex, and dildo if you're going to read The Awkward Path to Getting Lucky, the debut novel by Summer Heacock. Really. It's all about Kat's quest to fix her broken lady bits. As long as that doesn't scare you off, you're in for a hilarious...and even a little sexy...read.

Copycat Olive Garden Chicken & Gnocchi Soup | #SoupSwappers

Copycat Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup
Copycat Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup
It's been several months since I participated (time is not on my side lately) in Saturday Soup Swappers, but I brought a pot of soup to the group this month! I'm also hosting with a theme that I thought would not only produce a variety of delicious soup recipes, but also be a ton of fun for both the bloggers and the readers—COPYCAT SOUP RECIPES!

Peach Iced Tea | The Innkeeper's Sister

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Peach Iced Tea | The Innkeeper's Sister
Peach Iced Tea inspired by The Innkeeper's Sister
Welcome to the TLC Book Tours stop for The Innkeeper's Sister by Linda Goodnight! This is book 3 in Goodnight's Honeyridge Novels series, but the first (and only so far) one that I've read. I actually didn't even realize it was a part of a series until I'd finished it, which means it definitely works as a stand-alone book. When I went to look back at the descriptions for the first 2 books, they are connected by location (Honey Ridge, Tennessee), but focus on different main characters. Those characters also play a part in this book, so I'm looking forward to going back and reading their stories.

I Carried a Watermelon Margarita | Dirty Dancing #FoodnFlix

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I Carried a Watermelon Margarita | Dirty Dancing #FoodnFlix
I Carried a Watermelon Margarita | Dirty Dancing #FoodnFlix
We headed back to the 80's for this month's edition of Food 'n Flix with one of the best coming-of-age chick flicks of all-time, Dirty Dancing! This is one of those movies that I've seen so many times I could recite it in my sleep. I owned it on VHS, I own it on DVD, and I can't resist stopping to watch it when I come across it while flipping channels on TV. Plus, the soundtrack! I had it on tape and remember listening to one side and flipping it over in my walkman...or dual cassette deck stereo with record player...time and time again.

THE SWEETEST BURN, an excerpt + giveaway | #TLCBookTours

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The Sweetest Burn excerpt - #TLCBookTours stop
Excerpt from THE SWEETEST BURN by Jeaniene Frost

Before I could turn around to leave, a large slash suddenly appeared in the air and three people stepped out of it. At once, the supernatural tattoo on my right arm began to burn. I gripped it without looking away, and the part of my brain that wasn’t freaking out figured out what was going on.

     The minion I’d killed hadn’t snuck up on me using his supernatural stealth and speed. He’d simply crossed from a demon realm into this one through a gateway that I hadn’t known was there.

Matcha Rice Pudding | Betrayal at Iga

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Matcha Rice Pudding | Betrayal at Iga
Welcome to the TLC Book Tours stop for Betrayal at Iga by Susan Spann, the 5th book in the Shinobi Mystery series! I started the Shinobi Mysteries on book 3...and I've been hooked ever since. At the end of The Ninja's Daughter, Hiro, Father Mateo, Ana, and Gato have made haste out of Kyoto, and this novel picks up as they enter the village in which Hiro grew up and trained amongst the many shinobi that inhabit it.

Slow Cooker Chile Verde | Another Man's Ground

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Chile Verde inspired by Another Man's Ground
Slow Cooker Chile Verde
Welcome to the TLC Book Tours stop for Another Man's Ground, the second book in the Sheriff Hank Worth Mystery series by Claire Booth. I'm pretty excited to be hosting a stop on this tour, because I've been eagerly awaiting this book ever since finishing the first book in the series, The Branson Beauty.

Smoked Oysters, Clams, and Cockles Linguine | Game of Thrones

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Smoked Oysters, Clams, and Cockles Linguine | Game of Thrones
Smoked Oysters, Clams, and Cockles Linguine | Game of Thrones

OYSTERS, CLAMS, AND COCKLES!

I can feel the excitement in the air—we made it to premiere day! In case you missed it, Evelyne of CulturEatz and I teamed up to bring you Game of Thrones inspired recipes all week long in anticipation of the new season. We started Monday, and traded off days, creating 3 recipes apiece, and culminating with both of us sharing a recipe today with our chosen theme.

Blackberry Wine Slushies (for Tyrion) | Game of Thrones

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Blackberry Wine Slushies (for Tyrion) | Game of Thrones
Blackberry Wine Slushies (for Tyrion) | Game of Thrones
Welcome to day 6 of the Game of Thrones inspired recipe challenge! Have you been keeping track of the recipes that Evelyne and I have been sharing this week? Are you ready for tomorrow (premiere day)!? I am beyond ready. I have been binging the entire series again, this time with my husband who is watching for the first time—he was hooked from episode 1, of course.

Bran Muffins | Game of Thrones

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Bran Muffins inspired by Game of Thrones
Bran Muffins | Game of Thrones
Welcome to day 4 of the week-long Game of Thrones inspired recipe extravaganza being held right here and over at CulturEatz! The inspiration behind the recipe I'm sharing today is obvious for any GoT fan—our sweet little (well, not so little anymore) Bran Stark.

Chicken Caesar Wraps | Like A Fly On The Wall

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Chicken Caesar Wraps | Like A Fly On The Wall
Chicken Caesar Wraps inspired by Like A Fly On The Wall, a #TLCBookTours stop
Welcome to the TLC Book Tours stop for Like A Fly On The Wall by Simone Kelly! I joined this tour really looking forward to reading a novel where the main character reads people's energies and communicates with spirit guides because, although it's not something I mention here on the blog very often, the metaphysical is a regular part of my everyday life (meaning I love meeting characters of this sort).

Honeyed Chicken | Game of Thrones

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Honeyed Chicken | Game of Thrones
In honor of the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere this coming Sunday, Evelyne of CulturEatz and I have joined forces to bring you a week's worth of GoT-inspired recipes! Each day one of us will post a new recipe (so, 3 recipes each), but on premiere day we will both share a recipe based on a fun theme within Game of Thrones—Oysters, Clams, and Cockles!

Roasted Veggies (for sharing) | 6 of Pentacles | #InternationalTarotDay (+ Giveaway)

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Roasted Veggies (for sharing) | 6 of Diamonds | #InternationalTarotDay blog hop #tarot
Roasted Veggies (for sharing) | 6 of Pentacles | #InternationalTarotDay (+ Giveaway)
Welcome to the International Tarot Day 2017 blog hop! Why today? Today is July 8th, or 7/8—and a typical tarot deck contains 78 cards (22 major arcana and 56 minor arcana). Each blogger participating will be featuring a single card per post, and you can find links to the previous and next card within each post, allowing you to make your way easily from start to finish of a traditional deck, if you so wish. The card I'm feauturing today is the 6 of Pentacles!