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review: Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Key Lime Pie Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes Joanne Fluke Kensington Books/mystery Release Date: February 1, 2008 It promises to be a busy week for Hannah Swensen. Not only is she whipping up treats for the chamber of commerce booth at the Tri-County fair, she’s also judging the baking contest; acting as a […]

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Monday Munchies: Grapes of Wrath muffins (encore)

It is Spring Break in this part of the woods, so Word Nerd Teen and I are busy watching a Toddlers & Tiaras marathon studying the classics.  Rather than leave you Munchie-less, we offer an encore presentation of the best literary themed muffin recipe in our repetoire.  Enjoy! Grapes of Wrath Muffins (adapted from here) 2- […]

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Monday Munchies: Top 3 in 2011

By the numbers, our most popular Monday Munchies post in 2011: #3 Butterbeer from Harry Potter #2 Minny’s Microwave Caramel Cake from The Help And, #1 by a W-I-D-E margin…Pumpkin Juice from Harry Potter Did your favorite recipe make the cut? My favorite(Grapes of Wrath muffins) did not even come close! Linking with these fine […]

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review: Fall Pumpkins- Orange and Plump by Martha E.H. Rustad

Fall Pumpkins: Orange and Plump (Cloverleaf Books: Fall’s Here!) Martha E.H. Rustad, illustrations by Amanda Enright Millbrook Press/juvenile non-fiction Release Date: September 1, 2011 This is an adorable book. The story is exactly what you would expect from a non-fiction picture book about growing pumpkins- seeds, soil, water, sun, pumpkins.  Sprinkled with pumpkin facts (Did […]

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