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Civil War Molasses Cookies

The novel, Sunflower Sisters takes place during the American Civil War. There is one scene where the Woolsey sisters give molasses cookies to the soldiers. This recipe for molasses cookies […]

Chocolate Brickle Squares

Just like Rick Bragg, I too have been published in Southern Living Magazine! Yep, my tiny claim to fame occurred in November 1994 when this recipe for Chocolate Brickle Squares […]

Black and White Cookies

When reading White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism I remembered yummy black and white cookies. These cookies are perfect for someone who doesn’t […]

Blueberry Pecan Rugelach

In the book Florence Adler Swims Forever, Florence’s parents, Esther and Joseph, owned a successful bakery in Atlantic City. There is a scene where Mr. and Mrs. Adler give their […]

Frosted Cheerwine Brownies

In the novella, Another Big Bust by Diane Kelly, North Carolina native Shae Sharpe loves to drink the cherry-flavored soda Cheerwine. According to the Cheerwine website, L.D. Peeler created Cheerwine […]

Peanut Butter Cookies

There is a scene in Daisy Jones & The Six where the band chows down on some “special” cookies. Later, when Daisy offers Billy’s daughter, Julia, a peanut butter cookie, […]