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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 […]

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 […]

Frosted Cheerwine Brownies

In the novella, Another Big Bust by Diane Kelly, North Carolina native Shae Sharpe loves to drink the cherry-flavored soda Cheerwine. According to the Cheerwine website, L.D. Peeler created Cheerwine […]

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 […]

Latkes

The co-author (and Meadow’s father) of the book Why Meadow Died is Jewish. To honor the Pollack family, my dear friend, and frequent guest reviewer, Clemence decided to make latkes. […]

Homestyle Beef Casserole

After reading Nothing More Dangerous, I tried to think of a dish a 15-year-old boy would love. I remembered this Homestyle Beef Casserole recipe from Southern Living Magazine. With four […]