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Apple Cinnamon Scones with Vanilla Icing

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Apple Cinnamon Scones with Vanilla Icing
Apple Cinnamon Scones with Vanilla Icing

If you’ve never had a scone, I am glad you are here! Scones are one of my favorite foods, but I only started eating them within the last five years.

If you love the flaky goodness of a biscuit with a little bit of crunch on the outside, but you wish for something sweeter like a blueberry muffin, then scones are exactly what you’ve been looking for.

Blueberry scones are my absolute favorite and maybe I’ll make a version to share here someday, but today I’m sharing an equally lovely apple cinnamon scone.

This recipe packed with apples and cinnamon will produce a flaky, but soft scone that will have you reaching for just…one…more.

While most apple cinnamon scone recipes out there just use a bit of cinnamon in the batter, I decided to add cinnamon chips for a twist.

Cinnamon chips are found in the baking aisle next to the chocolate chips and are sweetened morsels packed with cinnamon.

If you can’t find them anywhere, you can try ordering them online (HERE) or leave them out of the recipe. Just increase the diced apples by a 1/4 cup.

Cinnamon Chips

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 Picnic in Someday Valley.

If you love small town romances (think Hallmark) with a dose of mystery mixed in, then you’ll love this book. Check out more about this book HERE!

This recipe for Apple Cinnamon Scones combines apples, cinnamon chips, flaky dough, and rich vanilla icing for a delectable treat!

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Twix Bars with Potato Chip Salt

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Homemade Twix Bars with Potato Chip Salt
Homemade Twix Bars with Potato Chip Salt

Chocolate and potato chips—two of the most loved foods in the snack world. Combine them into a dessert and I’m sold.

Besides, I don’t know about you, but Twix is one of my favorite candy bars. Cookie? Good. Caramel? Good. Chocolate? Gooooood.

I hate to admit it, but I almost single handedly took down the entire pan of these beauties. Yeah, they were that good.

If you are familiar with an old favorite called Millionaire Bars or Millionaire Shortbread, these are basically the same thing.

Sprinkle a little crush potato chips on the tops and you’ve got a hit. Or, leave the potato chips off if you like—they’re still amazing.

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 Dear Edward.

The book follows a 13-year-old boy who is the sole survivor of a major plane crash. It’s a heart-wrenching, but ultimately beautiful novel.

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

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Ask Again, Yes Book Club Questions and Recipe

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Ask Again Yes Book Club Questions and Recipe
Ask Again Yes Book Club Questions and Recipe
Ask Again Yes Book Club Questions and Recipe
Ask Again Yes Book Club Questions and Recipe

If your book club is looking for a book about second chances, a story about forgiveness despite continued messiness, a novel with characters that ring true-to-life, then Ask Again, Yes, should be on your list.

Ask Again, Yes is a novel about hope, about forgiveness and second chances, so despite dealing with some characters with serious flaws who do some pretty terrible things in the beginning, this novel left me feeling, well, hopeful in humanity.

Ask Again, Yes

Like many other readers on the web have noted, this novel starts off heavy and I’ll admit I had a little trouble getting into the novel because I kept expecting it to take darker and darker turns, but ultimately this wasn’t true.

The novel follows two families, the Stanhopes and the Gleesons, over a span of thirty years as their bonds to one another are tested time and again, almost severing on one terrible night.

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz Book Club Questions and Recipe

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz Book Club Questions and Recipe
The Tattooist of Auschwitz Book Club Questions and Recipe
The Tattooist of Auschwitz Book Club Questions and Recipe
The Tattooist of Auschwitz Book Club Questions and Recipe

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is one of the most popular books of recent years. It tells the true story of Lale Sokolov, who became the tattooist of Auschwitz during his many years at the concentration camp, tattooing numbers on incoming prisoners. One day, Lale tattoos the arm of a beautiful girl and, despite the circumstances, it is love at first sight. The book chronicles the love affair of Lale and Gita, their time at Auschwitz, and their struggle for survival.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The novel is the debut of Heather Morris, who recently released a sequel titled Cilka’s Journey. If you’ve read the novel, you recognize the name from one of the characters.

Morris originally wrote the novel as a screenplay after meeting Lale Sokolov and learning his story. For years she tried to get film interest. When that faltered, she rewrote the story in novel form.

Unfortunately, to me, the novel read like a screenplay that had been lightly filled in with narrative. The story itself is fascinating and, while it could have been one of the best novels I’ve ever read based on the story alone, it fell flat to me due to the sparse writing. I often felt like I was being told, “Lale did this or that,” rather than experiencing what happened through Lale’s narrative.

The good news is that you may not read it in the same way I did. Many readers have absolutely fallen in love with the novel. There are over 25,000 Amazon reviews alone, which is unheard of. And, while I felt like the writing wasn’t what I normally expect from a novel, I did enjoy learning Lale’s story.

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Pride and Prejudice Book Club Questions and Recipe

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Pride and Prejudice Book Club Questions and Recipe
Pride and Prejudice Book Club Questions and Recipe
Pride and Prejudice Book Club Questions and Recipe
Pride and Prejudice Book Club Questions and Recipe
Jane Austen's Favorite
Jane Austen’s Favorite

What is there not to love about Pride and Prejudice? It is a book about nothing and everything at the same time. I love how it’s mundane and extraordinary. That it’s about relationships, which are the most important things in life.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Jane Austen was only 21 when she first drafted the book we would later know as Pride and Prejudice. And, even at that young age, she was able to capture the nuances of love and friendship and family so beautifully. It took 17 years before it was finally published, but, thankfully for all of us, it was. It’s popularity has only grown in the last few decades with well-done television and film adaptions.

I have read Pride and Prejudice at least four times. As many people have said, each reread of a Jane Austen work brings something new to the surface, some intricacy you missed before. Even now, two hundred years after its publication, Pride and Prejudice remains a timeless masterpiece that can speak through the changes of history right to the heart of the reader.

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