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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 […]

Peanut Butter Cookies

There is a scene in Daisy Jones & The Six where the band chows down on some “special” cookies. Later, when Daisy offers Billy’s daughter, Julia, a peanut butter cookie, […]