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Recipes from The Cocktail BarĀ 

Thank you SO much, Taryn for inviting me onto your lovely blog again!

One of the most fascinating aspects of creating a novel about a very different kind of cocktail bar was the research that went into it. 777 more words

Author Recipes

RECIPE: Oh! What a Pavlova

I love Pavlova.

Strawberry Pavlova to be more precise.
Recently I had the privilege of reading and reviewing the amazing book Oh! What a Pavlova by Isabella May (read my review… 306 more words

Author Recipes

[sweet review + recipe] A World of Cookies for Santa by M.E. Furman and Susan Gal

On Christmas Eve, millions of kids all over the world will be leaving out cookies and milk for Santa, and many will also provide a few carrots for his trusty reindeer. 1,473 more words

Book Reviews (all Genres)

Real Hot Chocolate Recipe from Perfect Imperfections by Taryn Leigh

For those who have read my book Perfect Imperfections, you will know that Sarah makes this amazing hot chocolate which she and Edward call ‘Real Hot Chocolate’. 563 more words

Author Recipes

[author chat + recipe + giveaway] Patricia Toht on Pick a Pine Tree

I’ll always remember the Christmas my parents visited us in Virginia and we decorated a balsam fir tree together. Unlike the artificial trees that defined my childhood in Hawai’i, this one was… 1,993 more words

Poetry Friday

Gordon Lish's Chicken Soup Recipe

Get lost for two hours. Go read Jacques Derrida or the like, something to break your brain on and convince you that mind is nothing in the comfort department compared to the things of the spirit, which is what is going on in back in the kitchen.

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Literature

Chatting with Author/Illustrator Melissa Iwai about Pizza Day (+ a recipe and giveaway!)

Few words elicit more mealtime cheers than:

“LET’S HAVE PIZZA!”

It doesn’t matter how old you are. Just hearing the word ‘pizza’ you’re suddenly starving for peppers, mushrooms, onions, and olives (okay, pepperoni and sausage) enmeshed in a savory tomato sauce and ooey gooey melty cheese, happily resting atop a thin and crispy or thick and chewy crust. 3,423 more words

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