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Blueberry Pecan Rugelach

In the book Florence Adler Swims Forever, Florence’s parents, Esther and Joseph, owned a successful bakery in Atlantic City. There is a scene where Mr. and Mrs. Adler give their […]

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 […]

Frosted Cheerwine Brownies

In the novella, Another Big Bust by Diane Kelly, North Carolina native Shae Sharpe loves to drink the cherry-flavored soda Cheerwine. According to the Cheerwine website, L.D. Peeler created Cheerwine […]

Philadephia Water Ice

After reading Long Bright River, which takes place in Philadelphia, I decided to see what foods the city is known for besides cheesesteak. According to VisitPhilly.com, Water Ice is one […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Peanut Butter Cookies

There is a scene in Daisy Jones & The Six where the band chows down on some “special” cookies. Later, when Daisy offers Billy’s daughter, Julia, a peanut butter cookie, […]