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Falafel Recipe

Falafel Recipe

Once We Were Home is beautiful, moving story about the Jewish children who were displaced during the Holocaust and never returned to family, it is a little-explored area of WWII fiction.
Jennifer Rosner was kind enough to send us to a special falafel recipe that she loves. Since falafels have a tie-in to the novel (keep reading to find out more) and are a beloved Mediterranean dish, this was a perfect choice.

Old Fashioned Prune Cake (German Brown Cake)

Prune Cake

Code Name Edelweiss is Stephanie Landsem’s newest novel about the rise of Nazi influence in 1930s Hollywood and one man’s mission to curtail the efforts.
Stephanie Landsem was kind enough to share her grandmother’s recipe for Old Fashioned Prune Cake (or as Stephanie’s family calls it – German Brown Cake)! This cake is truly one of the best spice cakes I’ve ever baked.

Chicken Makhani or Butter Chicken

Chicken Makhani (Butter Chicken)

The Vibrant Years is Sonali Dev’s newest novel and the first book from Mindy Kaling’s new imprint Mindy’s Book Studio. Yes, that Mindy Kaling.
Sonali Dev provided us with her favorite Chicken Makhani or Butter Chicken recipe. This recipe is a rich, creamy, and flavorful chicken dish that is a great introduction to Indian food if you are new to the cuisine.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies - Easy!

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

It Ends with Us and It Starts with Us are Colleen Hoover’s most popular books (outside of Verity).
Both books are captivating novels with complex characters and both deal with physical abuse (trigger warning).
And in both books, Atlas brings Lily cookies.
Enter these amazing, delicious, soft-with-a crisp-edge, chock-full-of-chocolate cookies.

Homemade Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs Recipe

Soraya Lane, author of The Italian Daughter, was kind enough to provide a recipe to feature here on Book Club Bites. Her Italian Meatballs in a rich passata sauce with fresh mozzarella are the perfect Italian dish to pair with your book club discussion of The Italian Daughter! You’ll want to make a double batch for your book club.