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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rich Chocolate Gelato

I am breaking tradition here. Normally I would post a lovely French recipe to complement the book Dragonfly. I will save the madeleine recipe for my next French themed book. […]

Savory Dutch Baby

After reading The Dutch House, I was craving a Dutch Baby pancake. If you have never had one, they are puffy, eggy and buttery. The texture reminds me of a […]