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Monday Munchies: Minny’s Microwave Caramel Cake

Today’s Monday Munchie is inspired by Kathryn Stockett’s The Help.  Minny is famous for her delicious caramel cake, a southern delicacy that features a barely sweet yellow cake frosted by rich and sugary caramel frosting.  How can you improve on that?  How about by bringing it into the microwave age?  This simplified version makes 4 […]

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Main Street Book Club

We live in a small town with a beautiful, wonderful, fantabulous* public library.  Earlier this summer, they announced the formation of Main Street Book Club.  The date was set, a book was chosen and we all sat at home hoping that someone else would show up on the appointed evening.   Any worries were unfounded, […]

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review: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

So that I don’t give anything away this review will be rather short. The Help is a wonderful novel about the writing of a novel. Taking place in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, both novels tell the tale of what it’s like being a black maid and working for their white employers. I rather enjoyed this book although […]

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review: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

I have been planning on reading The Help for about a year.  It was recommended by another book loving mother at Word Nerd Teen’s ballet school, so I put it on a sticky note and added it to the ever growing collection of “to be read”. I was in no rush until it was announced that […]

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