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Fresh Honeydew Melon Salad

Fresh Honeydew Melon Salad Flavored with lime juice, mint, and cilantro, this honeydew melon salad is perfect for summer parties. THE CHAPERONE Also see Laura Moriarty’s recipe: Cora’s Prohibition-Friendly Lemonade, or Louise’s Hard Lemonade In the summer of 1922, only a few years before she became a famous actress of the silent screen and an […]

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Hurricane Cocktail

Jewell Parker Rhodes: Hurricane Cocktail YELLOW MOON  As a junior in college, I took my first creative writing course. The professor said, “Write about what you know.” I wanted to write about what I could imagine! So, naturally, loving food, I went home and read my Time-Life Cookbook on Creole and Acadian Cooking. (It was […]

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Vegetable Pie

Lisa Tucker’s Vegetable Pie  THE PROMISED WORLD  No one cooks in The Promised World, but two people cooked for me while The Promised World was being written: my dear friend Kristin and my sister Laurie. Both women are great cooks – unlike me – but both of them knew that what I needed most was old-fashioned comfort food, […]

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Pecan-Raisin Christmas Stuffing

Kat Martin: Pecan-Raisin Christmas Stuffing A delicious old-fashioned stuffing to accompany turkey or chicken for any occasion, with mushrooms, water chestnuts, olives, apple and celery. THE CHRISTMAS CLOCK The Christmas Clock is the story of a Christmas miracle, a tender tale of love, courage, and forgiveness in the small Midwestern town of Dreyerville, Michigan. For me, […]

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Green Tea Noodles with Edamame

Book Club Recipes from Grace O: FoodTrients®: Age-Defying Recipes for a Sustainable Life Green Tea Noodles with Edamame  FOODTRIENTS A FoodTrients Book Club Menu: Also see: Grace Os’ recipes for Spinach and Grapefruit Salad and Pear and Apple Tart For more recipe ideas, visit FoodTrients.com No matter what your book club is reading, you can add a lot of flavor […]

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Wild Mushroom Salad, Wild Girl

The Recipe Club‘s Wild Girl Wild Mushroom Salad THE RECIPE CLUB When we first decided to write The Recipe Club, we wanted to explore the light and dark sides of friendship. We also wanted to discover how the act of writing letters and emails can create intimacy — but can also, inadvertently, fan the flames of […]

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Spinach and Grapefruit Salad with Tangy Ginger Dressing

Book Club Recipes from Grace O: FoodTrients®: Age-Defying Recipes for a Sustainable Life Spinach and Grapefruit Salad with Tangy Ginger Dressing A FoodTrients Book Club Menu:  Also see: Grace O’s recipes for Green Tea Noodles with Edamame and  Pear and Apple Tart  For more recipe ideas, visit FoodTrients.com No matter what your book club is reading, you can add a lot […]

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Salt and Pepper Shrimp with Herb Salad

Ann Mah’s Salt and Pepper Shrimp with Herb Salad KITCHEN CHINESE  I grew up in a Chinese-American home where we ate Chinese food every day. By the time I moved to China as an adult, it no longer had the power to thrill me. Like Isabelle, the main character in Kitchen Chinese, I thought I knew everything […]

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Victory Fish

Ellen Feldman: Victory Fish  Baked fish filet with panko breadcrumbs. White fish is soaked in buttter, coated with bread crumbs and spices, and baked. NEXT TO LOVE  Though the three women in Next to Love are good cooks, they would never consider themselves chefs. They simply get dinner on the table, as well as breakfast, lunch, pot […]

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Spaghetti and Cheese

Judith Jones: Spaghetti and Cheese Spaghetti in a creamy cheese sauce, topped with breadcrumbs and baked. ABOUT THE TENTH MUSE: MY LIFE IN FOOD  From the legendary editor who helped shape modern cookbook publishing—one of the food world’s most admired figures—comes this evocative and inspiring memoir. Living in Paris after World War II, Jones broke free […]

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