Recipes From the Books

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Peanut butter cookieWhile searching for Belinda Moore, Katy gets invited for coffee and cookies. After eating four, she wonders how many more she can eat before it becomes rude.
It’s a twist on the classic peanut butter cookie! Crunchy outside, creamy inside, with just a hint of cinnamon. 


Cafe Muse Grilled Cheese Sandwich

KATYDID SANDWICHKaty discovered this incredible sandwich several years ago on the Oprah show.
The original recipe calls for three cheeses – Havarti, Mozzarella, and Danish Fontina, but Katy usually makes do with just Havarti.

At the “Bookstore Bistro” in Dead Girls Don’t Blog, and in Better Dead Than Wed, it’s called “The Katydid”.



Sugar Cream Pie

Sugar cream pie

Katy planned to make yummy this pie for her new neighbors, but it never made it across the street.
This pie ain’t pretty, but it’s incredible. And so simple to make. Better the next day.



Glazed Almond Cookies

almond glazed cookies


This is a yummy and easy to make cookie from Betty Crocker. I’ve tweaked the recipe just a bit to make it even easier.



Pasta Mama

pasta mama


Katy saw this on an old episode of Best Thing I Ever Ate on the Food Channel. It is delicious and easy to prepare. Everyone will want thirds!


Crack Dip

Katy McKenna discovers–and then devours– this recipe while at a book club meeting.

I don’t have a picture of it, ’cause when I made it for a recent party, everyone started eating it before I could get a picture! It’s beyond good and you’ll be the star of the next party you bring it to – so print out the recipe and take it with you. 
I found the recipe on Tracey Garvis Grave’s blog. She wrote On the Island.
The main ingredient is Roasted Pineapple & Habanero DipYou might find it at Costco and I know it’s on Amazon. 

IMG_5386editQuinoa One Bowl Meal

I found a version of this recipe online, but it called for chili powder and jalapenos. I made my version for the family and they LOVED it. Even my two-year-old grandson.

Katy McKenna loves it too. Plus, it’s super easy, so that’s probably why.


This one has not been in a book yet – but it will be!

Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna

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