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Garlic Pesto Chicken & Pasta

What better way to celebrate the novel My Brilliant Friend than by posting a recipe from one of my brilliant friends. Barbara, is the fearless leader of my PALS bookclub. […]

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. […]

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 […]