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White Bread

The novel One for the Blackbird One for the Crow takes place in the late 1800s. There are several references to the women baking bread. On several occasions bread with […]

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 […]

Butterfinger Ice Cream

In the novel, Still Alice, there is a scene near the beginning where Alice cannot remember the White Chocolate Bread Pudding recipe that she makes every year. She creates quite […]

Mini Rum Cakes

Many books have been banned on the basis that there are discussions of alcohol. Examples include Animal Farm , The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The Perks of […]

Reata’s Apple Crisp

In Diane Kelly’s Paw Enforcement series, Officer Megan Cruz and her K-9 partner are employed by the Fort Worth, Texas police department. One of my very favorite restaurants is Reata, […]

Chicken and Dumplings for Two

In the novel, The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop Fannie Flagg reminisces about Christmas Day dinners at the Whistle Stop Cafe. Each year Idgie and Ruth, along with Sipsey and […]

Chessmen Banana Pudding

The novel, Nothing To See Here, takes place in my home state of Tennessee. I can assure you that most Tennesseeans love a homestyle restaurant with a “Meat and Three” […]

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 […]