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Welcome to our archive of recipes from authors featured in the Book Club Buzz. You'll find some delicious recipes - along with notes and insights from these authors about how the recipes connect with their books. Reading group guides are also provided.

We do not feature books on our website simply because they have a culinary tie-in: the goal of our site is to connect readers with the best fiction and non-fiction titles for book clubs. Enjoy!

Adults

THE ADULTS
by Alison Espach
Mom's Italian Anise Cookies
Dirty Martini

ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING
by Janelle Brown
Janice's Chocolate-Lavender Pots de Creme
almost home ALMOST HOME
by Pam Jenoff
Shepherd's Pie
The Baker's Wife THE BAKER'S WIFE
by Erin Healy
Potato Rosemary Bread
BEACH TRIP
by Cathy Holton
Miss Emmy Lou’s Chicken & Rice Salad
Frosted Bellinis
BECAUSE I SAID SO
by Dawn Meehan
Gingerbread Cookies with Royal Icing
Beyound All Measure BEYOND ALL MEASURE
by Dorothy Love
Blackberry Cobbler
Blueberry Years THE BLUEBERRY YEARS
by Jim Minick
Blueberry Roll, Blueberry Smoothie and Blue Bacardi
BreadandButter
BREAD AND BUTTER
by Michelle Wildgen
Braised Lamb Shanks Provençal
The Candidate THE CANDIDATE
by Paul Harris
Barnsley-Style Pork Chops
Cascade

CASCADE
by Maryanne O'Hara
Rose's Lemon Glazed Madeleines
Frosted Grapes

 

The Chaperone

THE CHAPERONE
by Laura Moriarty
Fresh Honeydew Melon Salad
Cora's Prohibition-Friendly Lemonade, or Louise's Hard Lemonade

ChristmasSugarcreek CHRISTMAS AT SUGARCREEK
by Shelley Shepard Gray
Ginger Snaps
CHRISTMAS CAKE
by Lynne Hinton
Lemon Lavender Pound Cake

THE CHRISTMAS CLOCK
by Kat Martin
Pecan-Raisin Christmas Stuffing



COMFORT FOOD
by Kate Jacobs
Nanny Buns
THE DIARY
by Eileen Goudge

Blue Ribbon Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Satin Frosting
DiningwithJouy DINING WITH JOY
by Rachel Hauck

Rachel's Béchamel Sausage

East Hope


DOMESTIC AFFAIRS
by Eileen Goudge

Strawberry-Mascarpone Tart
EAST HOPE
by Katharine Davis

Sister Mary’s Fish Chowder
Cornbread with Cheese and Chiles
EatingforBeginners

EATING FOR BEGINNERS
by Melanie Rehak
Prune Bread Pudding



THE ENGLISH AMERICAN
by Alison Larkin

Dad's Orange Marmalade

Perfect Pot of Tea
Face Time FACE TIME
by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Charlotte McNally's "On-a-Deadline" Appetizers
Female Nomad and Friends FEMALE NOMAD AND FRIENDS
by Rita Golden Gelman
Curried Carrot Soup
Final Sentence FINAL SENTENCE
by Daryl Wood Gerber
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Finny FINNY
by Justin Kramon
Finny's "Hold the Spices" Pasta Sauce




FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES
by Min Jin Lee
Ella's Cherry Scones
Foodtrients

FOODTRIENTS
by Grace O
Spinach and Grapefuit Salad with
Tangy Ginger Dressing
Green Tea Noodles with Edamame
Pear and Apple Tart

THE HELP
by Kathryn Stockett
Demetrie's Chocolate Pie
Hystera HYSTERA
by Leora Skolkin-Smith
Schrafft's Butterscotch Sauce
Hands I HARDLY EVER WASH MY HANDS
by J.J. Keeler
Seven Layer Greek Dip
I SEE YOU EVERYWHERE
by Julia Glass
Spiced Tea Soufflé
The Kitchen Daughter THE KITCHEN DAUGHTER
by Jael McHenry
Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
kitchen chinese KITCHEN CHINESE
by Ann Mah
Salt and Pepper Shrimp with Herb Salad
KNIT TWO
by Kate Jacobs
Maple Apple Muffins
Lasso the Stars LASSO THE STARS
by L.L. Nielsen
Fresh Trout in an Iron Skillet
The Lost Art of Mixing THE LOST ART OF MIXING
by Erica Bauermeister
Lillian's "Float Out the Window" Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
LowcountryBombshell

LOWCOUNTRY BOMBSHELL
by Susan M. Boyer
Mamma's Pimento Cheese

 

MEXICAN HIGH
by Liza Monroy
Green Chile Quesadillas
Miss American Pie



MISS AMERICAN PIE: A DIARY OF LOVE, SECRETS, AND GROWING UP IN THE 1970S
by Margaret Sartor
Spiced Tea
Strawberry 7Up Pie

Murder Takes the Cake MURDER TAKES THE CAKE
by Gayle Trent
Lucas's Black Cat Cupcakes
My Life in France

MY LIFE IN FRANCE
by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme
Boeuf Bourguignon

NexttoLove
NEXT TO LOVE
by Ellen Feldman
Victory Fish
Night in Shanghai NIGHT IN SHANGHAI
by Nicole Mones
Beggar's Chicken

NO TIME TO WAVE GOODBYE
by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Next Day Rice Pudding

NOW & THEN
by Jacqueline Sheehan
Green Chile Enchilada Casserole


OLIVE KITTERIDGE
by Elizabeth Strout
Olive Kitteridge's Grandmother's Doughnuts


ON BORROWED WINGS
by Chandra Prasad
Mrs. DeRisio’s Famous Sausage and Peppers

 

Once in a Blue Moon
ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
by Eileen Goudge
Ollie's Birthday Torte
Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

THE PARTICULAR SADNESS OF LEMON CAKE
by Aimee Bender

Lemon Cake (Cake au citron)



THE PASSION OF TASHA DARSKY
by Yael Goldstein Love
Armenian Kofta with Mashed Potato, Pine Nuts, and Raisins



PEONY IN LOVE
by Lisa See
Won Tons

POPE JOAN
by Donna Woolfolk Cross
Fried Almonds

THE PROMISED WORLD
by Lisa Tucker
Vegetable Pie
The Recipe Club THE RECIPE CLUB
by Andrea Israel & Nancy Garfinkel
Wild Girl Wild Mushroom Salad
Restrike

RESTRIKE
by Reba White Williams
Chocolate Fudge Cake

THE SCHOOL OF ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS
by Erica Bauermeister
Tom's Pasta Sauce

 


THE SECRET BETWEEN US
by Barbara Delinsky

SoMa Stickies (Sticky Buns)



SECRETS OF A SHOE ADDICT
by Beth Harbison
Pineapple-Shrimp Teriyaki Kabobs
SERENDIPITY
by Louise Shaffer
Lucia Piccolo's
Applesauce Cake with
Lemon Buttercream Frosting
THE SHARPER YOUR KNIFE, THE LESS YOU CRY
by Kathleen Flinn
Poulet à la Moutarde (Chicken with Mustard Sauce)
Smitten SMITTEN BOOK CLUB
by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter and Diann Hunt
Grain-Free Cauliflower Crust Pizza
sweet dates in basra SONATA FOR MIRIAM
by Linda Olsson
Iris Cake (Iris tårta)
SongformyMother

A SONG FOR MY MOTHER
by Kat Martin
Cheddar-Chive Biscuits

Stormchasers THE STORMCHASERS
by Jenna Blum
Rommegrod
The Summer Garden THE SUMMER GARDEN
by Paullina Simons
Banana Bread
Sweet Dates in Basra SWEET DATES IN BASRA
by Jessica Jiji
My Iraqi Nana's Date Cookies
SweetnessofTears

THE SWEETNESS OF TEARS
by Nafisa Haji
Pakistani Kulfi

The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food



THE TENTH MUSE: MY LIFE IN FOOD
by Judith Jones
Spaghetti and Cheese
Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots
TOMORROW THERE WILL BE APRICOTS
by Jessica Soffer
Shakrlama (Almond Cookies)
TRESPASSERS WILL BE BAPTIZED
by Elizabeth Emerson Hancock

Mama's "Course I Remembered You Were Coming" Emergency Pie
TWO YEARS, NO RAIN
by Shawn Klomparens

Grilled Polenta Wedges



A VINTAGE MURDER
by Michele Scott

Spicy Lamb Burgers & Wine Pairing
zhang WHAT THE ZHANG BOYS KNOW
by Clifford Garstang
Stir-fried Beef and Broccoli, Shanghai Style
Where Hearts Are Free WHERE HEARTS ARE FREE
by Golden Keyes Parsons
Moravian Sugar Cake
Who Do You Think You Are?

WHILE MY SISTER SLEEPS
by Barbara Delinsky
Lentil Soup
Hot Mulled Cider

The Whipping Club
THE WHIPPING CLUB
by Deborah Henry
My Irish Grandmother's Turkey Gravy
Jewish Chopped Chicken Liver Paté

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? A MEMOIR
by Alyse Myers
Sour Cream Coffee Cake

The Widower's Tale THE WIDOWER'S TALE
by Julia Glass
Scalloped Oysters with Bacon
The Winter People
THE WINTER PEOPLE
by Jennifer McMahon
Sara and Gertie's Molasses Cookies
THE WONDER SINGER
by George Rabasa
Catalan Tomato Bread

 

 


YELLOW MOON
by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Shrimp and Ham Jambalaya
Hurricane Cocktail


 

Author Index

Bauermeister, Erica
Bender, Aimee
Billerbeck, Kristen
Blum, Jenna
Boyer, Susan
Brown, Janelle
Child, Julia
Coble, Colleen
Cross, Donna Woolfolk
Davis, Katharine
Delinsky, Barbara
Espach, Alison
Feldman, Ellen
Flinn, Kathleen
Garfinkel, Nancy
Garstang, Clifford
Gelman, Rita Golden
Gerber, Daryl Wood
Glass, Julia
Goudge, Eileen
Gray, Shelly Shepard
Haji, Nafisa
Hancock, Elizabeth Emerson
Harbison, Beth
Harris, Paul
Hauck, Rachel
Healy, Erin
Henry, Deborah
Hinton, Lynne
Holton, Cathy
Hunt, Diann
Hunter, Denise
Israel, Andrea
Jacobs, Kate
Jenoff, Pam
Jiji, Jessica
Jones, Judith
Keeler, J.J.
Klomparens, Shawn
Kramon, Justin
Larkin, Alison
Lee, Min Jin
Love, Dorothy
Love, Yael Goldstein
Mah, Ann
Martin, Kat
McHenry, Jael
McMahon, Jennifer
Meehan, Dawn
Minick, Jim
Mitchard, Jacquelyn
Mones, Nicole
Monroy, Liza
Moriarty, Laura
Myers, Alyse
Nielsen, L.L.
O, Grace
O'Hara, Maryanne
Olsson, Linda
Parsons, Golden Keyes
Prasad, Chandra
Prud'homme, Alex
Rabasa, George
Rehak, Melanie
Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Ryan, Hank Phillippi
Sartor, Margaret
See, Lisa
Scott, Michele
Shaffer, Louise
Sheehan, Jacqueline
Simons, Paullina
Soffer, Jessica
Skolkin-Smith, Leora
Stockett, Kathryn
Strout, Elizabeth
Trent, Gayle
Tucker, Lisa
Wildgen, Michelle
Williams, Reba White

 

 

 

 

 

Recipe Index

Appetizers and Soups
Almonds, Fried
Armenian Kofta with Mashed Potato, Pine Nuts, and Raisins
Built-In BLTs
Carrot Soup, Curried
Chopped Chicken Liver Paté, Jewish
Fish Chowder, Sister Mary’s
Green Chile Quesadillas
Greek Dip, Seven Layer
Lentil Soup
Pimento Cheese, Mamma's
Polenta Wedges, Grilled
Quick Caprese
Quicktime Taste of Tuscany
Won Tons
Breads
Banana Bread
Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
Cheddar-Chive Biscuits
Cherry Scones, Ella's
Cornbread with Cheese and Chiles
Maple Apple Muffins
Nanny Buns
Potato Rosemary Bread
SoMa Stickies (Sticky Buns)
Tomato Bread, Catalan
Desserts

Applesauce Cake with
Lemon Buttercream Frosting, Lucia Piccolo's

Blackberry Cobbler
Blueberry Roll
Butterscotch Sauce, Schrafft's
Chocolate Cake, Blue Ribbon
Chocolate Fudge Cake
Chocolate Pie, Demetrie's
Cupcakes, Lucas's Black Cat
Date Cookies, My Iraqi Nana's
Doughnuts, Olive Kitteridge's Grandmother's
Gingerbread Cookies
Gingersnaps
Grapes, Frosted
Iris Cake (Iris tårta)
Italian Anise Cookies, Mom's
Kulfi, Pakistani
Lemon Cake (Cake au citron)
Lemon Glazed Madeleines, Roses
Lemon Lavender Pound Cake
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Molasses Cookies, Sara and Gertie's
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Lillian's "Float Out the Window"
Pear and Apple Tart
Pie, Mama's "Course I Remembered You Were Coming" Emergency
Pots de Creme, Janice's Chocolate-Lavender
Prune Bread Pudding
Rice Pudding, Next Day
Rommegrod
Shakrlama (Almond Cookies)
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Spiced Tea Soufflé
Strawberry-Mascarpone Tart
Strawberry 7Up Pie
Sugar Cake, Moravian
Torte, Ollie's Birthday
Drinks
Blue Bacardi
Blueberry Smoothie
Dirty Martini
Frosted Bellinis
Hurricane Cocktail
Lemonade, Hard, or Prohibition-Friendly
Mulled Cider, Hot
Perfect Pot of Tea
Spiced Tea
Entrees
Beef and Broccoli, Stir-fried, Shanghai Style
Beggar's Chicken
Boeuf Bourguignon
Cauliflower Crust Pizza, Grain Free
Chicken & Rice Salad, Miss Emmy Lou’s
Green Chile Enchilada Casserole
Lamb Burgers, Spicy
Lamb Shanks Provençal, Braised
Oysters with Bacon, Scalloped
Pasta Sauce, Finny's "Hold The Spices"
Pasta Sauce, Tom's
Pineapple-Shrimp Teriyaki Kabobs
Pork Chops, Barnsley-Style
Poulet à la Moutarde (Chicken with Mustard Sauce)
Sausage and Peppers, Mrs. DeRisio's Famous
Sausage, Rachel's Béchamel
Shepherd's Pie
Shrimp and Ham Jambalaya
Spaghetti and Cheese
Trout in an Iron Skillet, Fresh
Victory Fish
Salads
Honeydew Melon Salad, Fresh
Salt and Pepper Shrimp with Herb Salad
Spinach and Grapefruit Salad with Tangy Ginger Dressing
Wild Mushroom Salad, Wild Girl
Side Dishes
Green Tea Noodles with Edamame
Pecan-Raisin Christmas Stuffing
Vegetable Pie
Sauces and Spreads
Butterscotch Sauce, Schrafft's
Orange Marmalade, Dad's
Turkey Gravy, My Irish Grandmother's