Recipes

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Chicken Pot Pie Soup

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Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Chicken Pot Pie is one of my favorite cold-weather dishes. There’s nothing quite like the warm, hearty filling and flaky crust. Comfort food at its best!

If you’re stopping by here while searching for recipes, you may not know that the recipes here are all inspired by books! This particular recipe was created by the wonderful Jodi Thomas and inspired by her romance Dinner on Primrose Hill. Jodi was generous enough to share this absolutely delicious (and EASY!) recipe with me.

Jodi Thomas has written over 50 books in her career. Her romances are sweet with just enough spice and sprinkled with the perfect amount of mystery. If you love reading, check out more about Dinner on Primrose Hill HERE!

You’ll love this simple take on Chicken Pot Pie. You can make it on the stove or in a crockpot and you can choose to dress it up with puff pastry topping like I did or eat it without. Every way is yummy and heart-warming (just like Jodi Thomas’ books!).

I’m sure you’ll love divulging in this easy Chicken Pot Pie Soup while you read your favorite romance or watch Hallmark movies this season!

Caramel Apple Cake

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Caramel Apple Cake - The Perfect Fall Dessert
Caramel Apple Cake – The Perfect Fall Dessert

Whether it’s fall, winter, or the middle of summer, nothing beats a slice of spice cake, a warm cup of coffee, and good discussion with your closest friends. That includes your book club!

This spice cake made with apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pecans is comforting and delicious.

The addition of the caramel icing on the cake adds a depth of flavor and a sweetness that compliments the spice nicely and brings out the tartness of the Granny Smith apples (just like a caramel apple).

Cooked in a Bundt pan, the cake forms a nice crust on the outside while remaining soft on the inside—my favorite.

Fall is my favorite time to curl up with a good book, a cozy blanket, and a special treat. This Caramel Apple Cake is the perfect compliment to my reading time. Indulgent, full of apples, and drizzled with caramel, there’s nothing that says “It’s Fall!” like this dessert.

Chorizo and Ricotta Stuffed Summer Squash

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Chorizo and Ricotta Stuffed Summer Squash
Chorizo and Ricotta Stuffed Summer Squash

If you’ve never had stuffed summer squash, I am glad you are here! This recipe is absolutely delicious, pretty easy to make, and a great summer dish.

While stuffed squash of many varieties have become popular over the last few years, this recipe, which combined chorizo, ricotta, and parmesan for the stuffing is so rich and tasty.

If you’re stopping by here while searching for recipes, you may not know that the recipes here are all inspired by books! This particular recipe was created after reading Elizabeth is Missing.

In the novel, an elderly woman with dementia tries to solve both a current and a decades-old disappearance.

If you love reading, check out more about this great book HERE!

While this recipe calls for summer squash, if you are making this in the fall or winter and struggling to find the pictured variety of squash, try acorn, zucchini, or even spaghetti squash for a twist.

This dish was light, but also filling. And the unique flavors combine to create a warm and comforting dish that’s absolutely delectable.

Elizabeth is Missing Book Club Food Ideas

*If you are new here, WELCOME! For Elizabeth is Missing, I provide your book club with a brief summary, food ideas, and a recipe idea in that order!

Elizabeth is Missing Book Club Questions and Recipe
Elizabeth is Missing Book Club Questions and Recipe
Elizabeth is Missing Book Club Questions and Recipe
Elizabeth is Missing Book Club Questions and Recipe

If you haven’t checked out the previous post in the series where I share my thoughts on Elizabeth is Missing and a fun activity idea for your book club, check out that post HERE.

You can also check out the next post in the series where I share discussion questions for your book club based on the book HERE.

In this post, I’ll review the premise of Elizabeth is Missing and share some great food ideas for your book club based on the book.

Elizabeth is Missing

Beach Read Book Club Questions and Recipe

*If you are new here, WELCOME! For Beach Read, I provide your book club with a brief summary, a recipe, and discussion questions in that order!

Beach Read Book Club Questions and Recipe
Beach Read Book Club Questions and Recipe
Beach Read Book Club Questions and Recipe
Beach Read Book Club Questions and Recipe

Do you love romantic stories, but pure romance isn’t your thing? Maybe you need a little bit of a darker backstory or a stronger internal struggle that has nothing to do with the leading man. I get it.

The good news is that there are lots of romantic books out there that fit this bill while still centering primarily on the romance element. Beach Read by Emily Henry is one of those books.

Beach Read by Emily Henry

Beach Read centers on romance writer January Andrews who finds herself at her father’s secret vacation house after his death. His exposed love affair fresh on her mind, she can’t bring herself to write romance anymore, despite the fact that she’s under contract with a looming deadline.

Enter Augustus Everett, an old college nemesis and literary writer, who finds himself with an equal dose of writer’s block. When the two agree to swap genres in hopes to ignite their writing passions once more, things start to heat up on the page and off.

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