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Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

The plantation home in The Book of Lost Friends is located in Louisiana. Two of my favorite Louisiana desserts are Bananas Foster and Bread Pudding. This recipe from The New […]

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 […]

Philadephia Water Ice

After reading Long Bright River, which takes place in Philadelphia, I decided to see what foods the city is known for besides cheesesteak. According to VisitPhilly.com, Water Ice is one […]

Breakfast Burritos

In the novel Have You Seen Luis Velez? Raymond takes Mrs. G. out for brunch. Mrs. G. is thrilled because it had been over a decade since she had eaten […]

Peach Almond Cookie Cobbler

In Diane Kelly’s cozy mystery, Dead In The Doorway, the former owner of a flip house had won many blue ribbons for her peach pies, peach crisps, and cobblers. They […]

Homestyle Beef Casserole

After reading Nothing More Dangerous, I tried to think of a dish a 15-year-old boy would love. I remembered this Homestyle Beef Casserole recipe from Southern Living Magazine. With four […]

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, […]