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Julie Carrick Dalton’s New Hampshire Maple-Walnut Scones and Blueberry Compote

Julie Carrick Dalton’s New Hampshire Maple-Walnut Scones and Blueberry Compote The image that launched Waiting for the Night Song was of young girls in a rowboat picking blueberries from a wild shoreline, lush with berry bushes, pine trees, and sugar maples. I let my blueberry and maple syrup obsessions run wild as I created a […]

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Emily Layden’s ALL GIRLS Apple Cider Doughnuts

Emily Layden’s Apple Cider Doughnuts Nestled in a hilly corner of rural Connecticut, The Atwater School in All Girls is a haven for progressive thinking and feminist intellectuals—and also a quintessential piece of the New England landscape. From Litchfield and the Berkshires to interior New Hampshire and coastal Maine, boarding schools pepper this wing of […]

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Felicity Hayes-McCoy’s Irish Soda Bread

Felicity Hayes-McCoy’s Irish Soda Bread This loaf, often known as “a cake of bread”, is one of Ireland’s staples. Because the ingredients are so few and the rise is vital, people can get obsessive about which kind of flour gives the best result, and whether or not a handful of oats should be tossed in […]

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#TheLostFamilySupperClub Recap and Menu

  As fans of food and book bloggers, we knew they would have some creative approaches to recipes inspired by The Lost Family, author Jenna Blum‘s new novel. On June 3, we hosted #TheLostFamilySupperClub:  a gathering of eighteen bloggers at a virtual dinner party to celebrate the book’s release, sharing novel-inspired recipes and creating mouth-watering menus. It was […]

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Catalan Tomato Bread (Pa Amb Tomàquet)

George Rabasa’s Catalan Tomato Bread (Pa Amb Tomàquet) THE WONDER SINGER I had Catalan Tomato Bread before I ever tasted peanut butter and jelly on crustless white bread. My parents had emigrated from Catalonia, Spain to Maine where I was born and had brought the flavors of the home country with them. By the time […]

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SoMa Stickies (Sticky Buns)

Barbara Delinsky’s SoMa Stickies (Sticky Buns)  Sweet sticky buns, topped with cinnamon, pecans and brown sugar from Big Sur’s Ventana Inn & Spa  THE SECRET BETWEEN US  I’m a lousy cook. Well, maybe lousy is too strong a word. I am a competent cook who can perform in the kitchen when necessary. But I have […]

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Potato Rosemary Bread

Erin Healy’s Potato Rosemary Bread THE BAKER’S WIFE In The Baker’s Wife, heroine Audrey gives away homemade rosemary-potato bread as a gift of compassion. The story opens and closes with a loaf of this bread, which I chose first because it’s a flavor I find comforting, and second because while researching the novel, Peter Reinhart’s books on […]

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Nanny Buns

Kate Jacobs’s Nanny Buns COMFORT FOOD It took much negotiation within my family to share this recipe with you, and I repeatedly went over the details with my mother. Because what’s below isn’t just a list of ingredients and directions. I am sharing the essence of happiness, the taste of love. You see, this is […]

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Maple Apple Muffins

Kate Jacobs’s Maple Apple Muffins  KNIT TWO I have a whole theory about muffins: They are sometimes nutritious  (raisin bran!) and other times pure indulgence (chocolate chip!) but they are always perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. And tea or coffee goes hand-in-hand with good conversation. There’s nothing like a heartfelt chat with […]

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Cherry Scones

Min Jin Lee: Ella’s Cherry Scones  Traditional buttermilk scones with dried cherries – or your favorite dried fruit – that are easy to make and perfect for tea FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES Casey Han, the main character of Free Food for Millionaires is not much of a cook, but her friend Ella Shim loves to cook, read […]

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