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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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

Mango Lassi

The novel The Storyteller’s Secret takes place in a small village in India. Food is very important to this community, especially for religious festivals. I must admit my appreciation for […]

Dirt Cake

The most apropos recipe I could think of to go with the novel, American Dirt, was Dirt Cake. I used to make this all the time when my kids were […]

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 […]

Breakfast Burritos

In the novel Have You Seen Luis Velez? Raymond takes Mrs. G. out for brunch. Mrs. G. is thrilled because it had been over a decade since she had eaten […]