Tag: Novel Bakers

Novel Bakers: Christmas All Through The South Part 2

I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Southern Living Christmas All Through The South: Joyful Memories, Timeless Moments, Enduring Traditions.  Combining all the elements for which Southern Living is known and revered – food, travel, and homes, this book is a journey of celebrations through the South, from the low country and the pan-handle to the Texas…

Novel Bakers: Christmas All Through The South and a Christmas Tree Tailgate Picnic

I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Southern Living Christmas All Through The South: Joyful Memories, Timeless Moments, Enduring Traditions Christmas All Through the South captures and celebrates the quintessential experience of Christmas in the South. Presented as a timeline of the Christmas season, each event depicted tells a highly visual story of local Southern traditions and…

The Novel Bakers Present The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living

I’m joining The Novel Bakers with a review of *The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living: A Novel by Louise Miller When 32-year-old pastry chef Olivia Rawlings finds her Boston career going up in flames, she leaves the big city for the country, seeking the comfort of pie at the F&G truck stop and her best friend…

Sprouting Daisies and a Boot Bouquet

My field of dreams is sprouting daisies. . . Not for long since the field will soon be mowed for hay. And the occasional Bachelor Button, aka, Cornflower or Bluebottle Flower will also disappear. I took some time to stop and smell the daisies :) and pick a boot-bouquet. . . Ox-eye daisy is a common roadside…

The Novel Bakers Present Bettyville: A Memoir

I’m joining The Novel Bakers with *Bettyville: A Memoir by George Hodgman A witty, tender memoir of a son’s journey home to care for his irascible mother—a tale of secrets, silences, and enduring love.  Bettyville: In the Northeast part of Missouri, where the big rivers run, angels are prayed for, and Wal-Martians battle for bargains, there…

Novel Baking: Etta Mae’s Worst Bad-Luck Day

  I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Etta Mae’s Worst-Bad Luck Day  by Ann B. Ross This was my introduction to the Miss Julia series, set in the fictitious Southern town of Abbotsville, North Carolina. Prepare yourself for a fun ride, laugh out loud moments, a cast of colorful characters in this quick read! I hope this won’t…

The Forgotten Seamstress

 I’m joining The Novel Bakers with The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow:  A tale of royal intrigue, forbidden love, and long-held secrets surrounding a beautiful patchwork quilt. . . A gripping tale spanning three generations, The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow, unravels the intertwined stories of a modern-day London designer struggling to make ends meet, and…

Novel Baking: Mulling Spice & Spicy Cider

We had our first snow this week, two inches to give us a nice dusting and for some timely winter atmosphere for Home Made Winter with The Novel Bakers! While snow is frightful lately in the Northeast and Midwest (and more recently in Atlanta), it’s something I look forward to since it’s a rare occurrence is usually here today, gone tomorrow. A…

Novel Baking: Irish Stew with Soda Bread

Irish Beef Stew with Irish Whiskey Soda Bread! A delicious stick-to-your-ribs Irish Stew and soda bread recipe with currants and caraway seed soaked in Irish Whiskey. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or cold weather comfort food! I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Home Made Winter. (County Kerry, Ireland, photo by Oof Verschuren, Home Made Winter) Yvette…

Novel Baking: Cardamom Cake with Whole Pears

I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Home Made Winter. I swooned when saw the pear cake on the cover of this cookbook and had to try it. I made this cake twice, the first time was a hot mess.  The recipe is written with European butter in mind and reads: 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons…