• Beverage,  Recipe

    Girl’s Day Pink Lemonade Margaritas

    Perfectly pink and sweet, these margaritas for señoritas are great for girl’s day out!  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Pretty and pink, these strawberry lemonade margaritas are perfect for a friendly celebration! “What would I do without you, Tully?” Tully put an arm around her. “Thankfully you’ll never have to know. Come on, I’m making margaritas.” Kristin Hannah, Firefly Lane Tweet Novel Cocktails Cocktails with a Literary Twist. 21+ to enter. Click Here If you like this recipe, check out the book that inspired it!   You can buy Firefly Lane here from Amazon or you can…

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    Cotton Candy Cupcakes

    Easy and oh so sweet, these are fun cupcakes to make. Loved by kids of all ages, these are especially great for carnival or fair themed parties.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google This white cake is as light as air and tastes so fresh! “She wanted a real life, not this perfect, glittery cotton candy one she’d created for herself. But she had no real idea how to go about starting over at her age.” Kristin Hannah, Firefly Lane Tweet If you like this recipe, check out the book that inspired it!   You can buy Firefly…

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    Hard Candy Apples

    These were actually so much easier to make than I thought they would be. The hardest part was getting the wax off of the apples! “Kate tried then to think of a response that would steer the conversation away from her best friend, maybe even reveal her own passionate side, but who was she kidding? She had no passionate side. Tully was candy-apple-red silk; Kate was beige cotton.” Kristin Hannah, Firefly Lane Tweet Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Pretty and tasty, these are not your typical red candy apples. If you like this recipe, check out the…

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    Easy Sugar Cookies

    Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Sweet and simple, these cookies are the perfect base for all of your creativity! “For a split second her daughter looked like a little girl again, her dark eyes wide with hope, her “lips curving into a hesitant smile. Years’ worth of parties were between them now, a net of shared memories. “Of course,” Kate said. “I love those cookies.” Kristin Hannah, Firefly Lane Tweet If you like this recipe, check out the book that inspired it!     You can buy Firefly Lane here from Amazon or you can also choose…

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    The Boxer & The Blacksmith Cocktail

    All of the heat and smoke of a blacksmith with the knockout punch of a boxer. This complex yet simply delicious cocktail is a wonderful accomplice to Edie Cay’s Feminist Regency Romance, The Boxer and The Blacksmith. I highly recommend both!  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google All the heat and smoke of a blacksmith with the KO punch of a feminist boxer. Novel Cocktails Cocktails with a Literary Twist. 21+ to enter. Click Here

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    Bridgerton Champagne Punch

    This gorgeous champagne punch is so easy and yet delicious! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Delicious and beautiful, this will wow even the top of the ton. Novel Cocktails Cocktails with a Literary Twist. 21+ to enter. Click Here Having a Bridgerton Theme Party? I’ve got everything you need to impress the ton. 

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    Up and Downer ~ A Daisy Jones Cocktail

    Peanut Butter Whiskey, espresso and chocolate with a touch of salty peanuts. And at the places where servers knew me, I used to call it an Up and Down. Something to keep me up, something to keep me down. Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & the Six Tweet Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Coffee for the up, whiskey for the down. If you like this recipe, check out the book that inspired it!   You can buy Daisy Jones and the Six here from Amazonor you can also choose to support local bookstores by purchasing it from…

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    Addictive Peanut Butter Whiskey Chocolate Sauce

    Screwball peanut butter whiskey ups the ante for this decadent chocolate sauce. This adult syrup is perfect for late night sundaes, topping for warm brownies or to rim my Up and Downer cocktail.  Sometimes I wonder if addicts aren’t all that different from anybody else, they are just better at lying to themselves. I was great at lying to myself. Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & the Six Tweet Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google grown up chocolate syrup Peanut butter whiskey chocolate sauce and honeycomb Literary Cocktail Collection     For more fun cocktails inspired by my…

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    Honeycomb for Daisy Jones

    How could I not make honeycomb for Daisy Jones? This five ingredient recipe is just as fun and explosive as the book! So I guess what I’m saying is, when we started singing “Honeycomb,” I either knew I was losing her or I didn’t. And I either knew I’d loved her or I didn’t. Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & the Six Tweet Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Sweet and fun with an explosive finish, just like the book. If you like this recipe, check out the book that inspired it!   You can buy Daisy Jones…

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    Boozy Book Bites

    These boozy bites are the perfect party food!  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Addictive Peanut Butter Whiskey Chocolate Sauce Screwdriver Orange Sticky Buns with Vodka Glaze Grown Up Pop Tarts Apple Cider Donut Holes with Apple, Salted Caramel or Maple Whiskey Filling Champagne Soaked Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate Manhattan Cheesecake Dirty Martini Flatbread Strawberry Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream Cape Codder Crostini Looking for the real deal? Check out my Literary Cocktail Collection

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    Novel Cocktails ~ Drinks with a Literary Twist

    To me, the holidays are a cozy time, filled with warm memories, good food, family traditions and special beverages. These are great for entertaining anyone but especially fellow book lovers. If you like these, check out my Boozy Book Bites.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Girl’s Day Pink Margaritas Firefly Lane, Kristin Hannah Recipe The Boxer & The Blacksmith Edie Cay Recipe Tranquilizer The Queen’s Gambit, Walter Tevis Recipe Bridgerton Champagne Punch Bridgerton Series, Julia Quinn Recipe Up and Downer Daisy Jones & the Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid Recipe Killer Chardonnay Spritzer Killer Chardonnay, Kate Lansing Recipe…

  • Appetizers,  Recipe

    Party Cheese Balls

    This recipe is the perfect base for all of your cheese ball needs. Go crazy mixing cheeses and outer coatings! Featured here are: Goat Cheese and Pistachio, Sharp Cheddar and Dill, and Feta with Red Pepper and Pecans.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google “Forget the gold standard—the hood operated on the cheese standard. Cheese on anything was money. If you got a burger, that was cool, but if you got a cheeseburger, that meant you had more money than a guy who just got a hamburger. Cheese on a sandwich, cheese in your fridge, that meant you…

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    Cream Wafers

    Every Christmas, my aunt would make these pretty cream wafers. They quickly became one of my favorite holiday treats and I now make them every year.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google These take a little effort but they are such delicious little bites. Looking for more holiday recipes? Click below to see my full collection.

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    Extra Minty Peppermint Bark

    The trick to this is to use Peppermint Hershey Kisses. I discovered this because I had lots leftover after making my Peppermint Mocha Cookies. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google “Peppermint. He placed it into the cup of hot water he’d taken from the coffee machine. Then he handed it to Nora. She had never drunk peppermint tea in her life. ‘That’s for me?’ ‘Well, yeah. It was the only herbal they had.’ He had a coffee for himself that Nora secretly craved. Maybe in this life she didn’t drink caffeine.” Matt Haig, The Midnight Library Tweet Delicious…

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    Peanut Butter Blossom Kisses

    My mother always makes these for Christmas. Peanut butter cookie goodness with dark chocolate kisses make the perfect bite.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google It's impossible to have just one! “Teddy leaned on the talkback button and said, “Julia would like to know if she may have a cookie.” Billy leaned in and said, “Yes, she may.” And then he added, “Just make sure it’s a…normal one.” I took Julia by the hand and we went to the kitchen and we split a peanut butter cookie.” Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones Tweet If you like these, check…

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    12 Christmas Recipes from a Book Nerd

    Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google 1. Snowed In One By One, Ruth Ware The warmth of childhood nostalgia with a kick of grown up peppermint schnapps.  2. Peppermint Mocha Cookies In A Holidaze, Christina Lauren My two very favorite flavors of the holiday season come together in this fun Christmas cookie! 3. Sven’s Swedish Ginger Cookies The Giver of Stars, Jojo Moyes These traditional Scandinavian cookies taste like Christmas. Buttery with hints of warm spices, they go perfectly with a hot beverage. I took the liberty of decorating with white piping which I believe is more of…