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Russian Cheese Dip

The novel Lost Roses centers around Russians during World War I and the subsequent Russian Revolution of 1917. This Russian Cheese Dip is a fantastic appetizer. It is made with […]

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 […]

Chicken Kiev

Chicken Kiev, a traditional Russian dish, is a great recipe to go with the novel City of Thieves. Chicken Kiev is fried chicken stuffed with a Lemon Garlic Butter. What […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Savory Dutch Baby

After reading The Dutch House, I was craving a Dutch Baby pancake. If you have never had one, they are puffy, eggy and buttery. The texture reminds me of a […]