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Swedish Cinnamon Rolls

Apparently, cinnamon rolls are a realy big deal in Sweden, where the novel Anxious People takes place. Each year the Swedish celebrate Kanelbullens Dag (Cinnamon Rolls Day) on Ocotber 4th. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Strawberry Sponge Cake

Much of the story of Becoming Mrs. Lewis takes place in England. Legend has it that Queen Victoria loved to have a simple sponge cake with jam and fresh fruit […]

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 […]