Check out my review of Anxious People by Fredrick Backman paired with a recipe for a unique dish from the book — kebab pizza!
Today is December 21st, and we are now fully immersed in the holiday season. Actually, some holidays have passed. Hanukkah is over, Christmas is this week (WHAT), and 2020's end is in sight. Even if this year had been perfect, the holiday season brings a lot of strong feelings for a lot of people, positive … Continue reading Cheese Blintzes from In a Holidaze
Drama, secrets, and lots of sweets! Almonds are featured in two out of three of these old Dutch recipes—just a little something I found interesting. A Brief Review Overall, I enjoyed this read. It may come off as dry because it's so history-heavy; however it is anything but. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton is full … Continue reading 17th Century Dutch Goodies from The Miniaturist
As of tomorrow, our little bundle of joy is due in LESS THAN A MONTH (OMG), so I wanted to announce that Dessert and a Novel will be taking a break for the next few months. I may jump back in here and there with some fun content during this hiatus, but it will likely … Continue reading Taking a Break (Baby’s Coming Soon!)
This is one of those classics, one that nearly everyone has read one time or another. However, while I admire John Steinbeck's clear and concise writing style, I can't say that I've read too many of his works. I've only encountered The Grapes of Wrath (and enjoyed it, mostly) and The Pearl (loved it). He's … Continue reading Chocolate-Red Wine Bundt Cake Inspired by Tortilla Flat