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Civil War Molasses Cookies

The novel, Sunflower Sisters takes place during the American Civil War. There is one scene where the Woolsey sisters give molasses cookies to the soldiers. This recipe for molasses cookies […]

Butterfinger Ice Cream

In the novel, Still Alice, there is a scene near the beginning where Alice cannot remember the White Chocolate Bread Pudding recipe that she makes every year. She creates quite […]

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 […]

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, […]

Chessmen Banana Pudding

The novel, Nothing To See Here, takes place in my home state of Tennessee. I can assure you that most Tennesseeans love a homestyle restaurant with a “Meat and Three” […]

Trifling Good Strawberry Trifle

The novel Hamnet takes place in Stratford-Upon-Avon in the late 1500s. My favorite British dessert is a trifle. A traditional English trifle is made with fruit, a thin layer of […]

Chocolate Brickle Squares

Just like Rick Bragg, I too have been published in Southern Living Magazine! Yep, my tiny claim to fame occurred in November 1994 when this recipe for Chocolate Brickle Squares […]