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Blueberry Roll

Jim Minick’s Blueberry Roll, Blueberry Smoothie and Blue Bacardi  THE BLUEBERRY YEARS One of the pleasures of writing The Blueberry Years was knowing that it would include recipes. This memoir mainly tells the story of Sarah, my wife, and I as we create and operate a blueberry farm. But throughout the book I also try to tell […]

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Blackberry Cobbler

Dorothy Love’s Blackberry Cobbler A Hickory Ridge “Receipt” BEYOND ALL MEASURE Based upon the real 19th century settlement of Cade’s Cove, the fictional community of Hickory Ridge, Tennessee is home to my hero Wyatt Caldwell and his aunt, Lillian Willis. In the 19th century, a recipe was called a “receipt.” This “receipt” for blackberry cobbler is […]

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Applesauce Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting, Lucia Piccolo’s

Louise Shaffer: Lucia Piccolo’s Applesauce Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting SERENDIPITY I always have a cake recipe connected to my books. For The Three Miss Margarets it was a red velvet cake, for The Ladies of Garrison Gardens it was a mayonnaise cake with broiled icing, and for Family Acts it was a peach pecan pound cake. The reason for this […]

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Author Max Lucado’s Favorite Strawberry Cake

Chelsea Chambers is a master baker by any standard, and nothing brings on a baking spree like a little pressure.  When she’s stressed, the glass cases at the Higher Grounds Café are filled to the brim with dozens upon dozens of her legendary cupcakes. White chocolate mousse. Dark chocolate raspberry. Bananas Foster. Mocha chip. Butter […]

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Rhubarb and Ginger Syllabub Recipe from Author Antonia Hodgson

Syllabubs evolved in the eighteenth century into the dessert we recognize today. For a seventeenth-century syllabub, a cow would have been milked over a bowl of ale or cider. So be grateful my novel is set in 1727. Syllabub is very rich and sweet, which is why it’s important to introduce a note of sharpness […]

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Sara and Gertie’s Molasses Cookies from Author Jennifer McMahon

THE WINTER PEOPLE tells three intertwining stories.   The one that sets the others in motion takes place in 1908 in a farmhouse in West Hall, Vermont where Sara Harrison Shea lives with her husband Martin and their beloved seven-year-old daughter, Gertie. Gertie will be lost, Sara and Martin will lose everything trying to cope with […]

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Schrafft’s Butterscotch Sauce Recipe from Leora Skolkin-Smith

  Clinical depression is as solemn and gloomy a condition as it gets in this world. I had once imagined it reduced the souls and flesh of ordinary people to mere skeletal remains of whom they once were. That they walked in zombie-like trances through dark hospital corridors, abandoned by society and family, mute except […]

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Mexican Wedding Cookie Recipe from Daryl Wood Gerber

In all my cozy mysteries, I include recipes. I love to cook. I regularly post recipes on Mystery Lovers Kitchen, a site where mystery authors love to “cook up crime.” When I was a girl, I used to make pies to sell around the neighborhood. I learned by lots of practice. (And lots of mistakes.) […]

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Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe from Reba White Williams

In my mystery novel, Restrike, Coleman and Dinah Greene, who grew up in North Carolina, live and work in New York. Coleman is editor of an art magazine and Dinah runs a print gallery. But they haven’t forgotten their Southern childhoods. They were brought up by their grandmother and a great aunt, who taught them […]

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Shakrlama Recipe from Jessica Soffer

My father’s sister, Auntie Violet, is the best cook I know. For various holidays, we would go to her house on Long Island, where she’d been cooking for days and days. The air was always thick with Arabic perfume and the orangey smells of cumin, paprika, and cinnamon. Auntie would make heaps of desserts, stacking […]

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