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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 […]

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 […]

Strawberry Sponge Cake

Much of the story of Becoming Mrs. Lewis takes place in England. Legend has it that Queen Victoria loved to have a simple sponge cake with jam and fresh fruit […]

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 […]

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 […]