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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 […]

Apple and Rum Cake

Patrick Walsh, the single father in the novel Truths I Never Told You, loved to bake apple cakes. It was comfort food for the family. Do you have special desserts […]

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 […]

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 […]

Irish Soda Bread

I started craving Irish Soda Bread before I finished reading What The Wind Knows. It is a Quick Bread that doesn’t require yeast or proofing. You simply pat it, prick […]

Sweet Potato Biscuits

The novel Yellow Crocus takes place on an antebellum Virginia Plantation. When I think of food from Virginia, I immediately think of the movie, The American President starring Michael Douglas […]

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 […]

Strawberry Muffins

The novel The Eyre Affair takes place in a very different type of England. There is no mention of The Queen, which made me a little sad to think of […]

Madeleines

Madeleines are buttery French tea cakes that are made in a pan with shell-shaped indentions. These spongy cakes are usually flavored with vanilla, almonds, lemon or orange. This recipe uses […]