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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Amaretto Sour With Prosecco

How better to celebrate the book giveaway of Diane Kelly’s Paw Enforcement than to fix a fun cocktail? Today I am sharing my “Signature Cocktail” which is an Amaretto Sour […]

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 […]

Peach Almond Cookie Cobbler

In Diane Kelly’s cozy mystery, Dead In The Doorway, the former owner of a flip house had won many blue ribbons for her peach pies, peach crisps, and cobblers. They […]