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Maque Choux with Sausage

The novel The Vanishing Half begins in a town called Mallard, Louisianna. I wanted to share one of my favorite Louisianna dishes. Maque Choux (pronounced “mock-shoe”) is a classic Creole […]

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. […]

Croque Monsieur

The novel The Paris Library had many food references that made my mouth water: buttery almond flavored fananciers, chocolate dipped cigarettes russes cookies, the lovely French cream puffs called profiteroles, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

The plantation home in The Book of Lost Friends is located in Louisiana. Two of my favorite Louisiana desserts are Bananas Foster and Bread Pudding. This recipe from The New […]