Here is a collection of some Irish recipes for St. Patrick’s Day and the books that inspired them.
Wordless Wednesday: An Irish Pub
The narrator of Room is 5 year old Jack who lives with his Ma in an 11×11 shed where Ma has been held captive by the man who abducted 7 years ago.
For a healthier version of spaghetti and meatballs, I make my meatballs with ground turkey. But don’t try to go too healthy by getting the low fat turkey or the meatballs will be too dry (learned my lesson on this one).
I had my TBR list all organized until I went to my library’s bookstore yesterday, now I don’t know what to read next.
This chocolate cake is topped with chocolate chips before baking, then layered with cream cheese icing and bananas foster. The cake is then frosted with a chocolate ganache.
This bananas foster cake was adapted from a recipe from Nestlé Toll House. The original recipe called for a package of Devil’s Food cake mix and a package of chocolate pudding mix, but I used a homemade chocolate cake recipe instead. The sprinkling of the chocolate chips on the cake batter prior to cooking gives this cake a rich flavor. The banana flavor is subtle and I think next time I make it I am going to add another banana to the recipe.
Our book club pick for April is 11/22/63 by Stephen King. From Simon and Schuster: ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963, THREE SHOTS RANG OUT IN DALLAS, PRESIDENT KENNEDY DIED, AND THE WORLD CHANGED. WHAT IF YOU COULD CHANGE IT BACK? The story begins with Jake Epping, a thirty-five-year-old English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes […]
This week I am reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King and When She Woke by Hillary Jordan.
For fifty years, Anna Schlemmer has refused to talk about her life in Germany during World War II. Her daughter Trudy, now a professor of German history, begins investigating the past and finally unearths the dramatic and heartbreaking truth of her mother’s life.