The reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew.
I love this wonderful buttermilk pecan pie recipe. It has a nice golden crust on top and a scrumptious tangy buttermilk custard, and most importantly, loads of pecans!
In 1918, after serving in WWI, Tom Sherbourne welcomes his quiet job as lighthouse keeper on Australia’s remote Janus Rock, as does his loving new wife. But three years later, a childless Isabel is bereft after suffering her third miscarriage. Tending the new grave, Isabel hears the cry of a baby; a boat has washed ashore with a dead man—and a living infant….
Is there anything that smells better than gingerbread baking in the oven on a cold December day? I think not. That spicy sweet smell fills me happiness.
The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror Description (from Amazon.com)
A cold front had blown in the day I prepared this recipe and the smell that wafted from these stewing apples alone made this recipe worth preparing. But be assured, these caramelized apples are every bit as delicious tasting as their cooking aroma promises. German stewed apples now rank as a major comfort food in my household.
German Butterball Soup is a recipe that Russian German immigrants introduced to the Great Plains. The butterballs are made with stale bread and butter and are seasoned with allspice. They are usually simmered in a clear chicken stock, but for this soup recipe, I added chicken and mixed vegetables. For a more traditional butterball soup, just omit the chicken and vegetables.
The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since.
Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, Timothy Egan tells of their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the death of loved ones.
Description (from Amazon.com) Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season’s first snowfall, they build a child out [...]
East of Eden, John Steinbeck’s passionate and exhilarating epic, re-creates the seminal stories of Genesis through the intertwined lives of two American families … in the Salinas Valley of northern California.