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Category Archives: Molly MacRae Mondays
Readers here know I love handwritten recipes and the way they reveal clues about their owners. Molly MacRae shares some details about her stash in this delightful post. -AA In September, I shared some of the treasures from the stationery … Continue reading
Molly MacRae helps us face winter ahead with this wonderful recipe today. Enjoy! -Amy Alessio A couple of years ago, I shared a recipe for bread pudding, and said that it’s our favorite comfort food. But there are always alternatives, … Continue reading
Molly brings us a delicious soup recipe this month as it gets colder in Illinois where we both live. Her latest mystery, Knot the Usual Suspects, would be the perfect thing to curl up with too! -Amy Soup weather blew … Continue reading
Molly MacRae delves into the mysteries of handwritten recipes and old clippings today. I have a collection of these from my Mom and some that I’ve purchased. This is always fun to do! Molly’s latest Haunted Yarn Shop mystery, KNOT … Continue reading
I’ve always wanted to try yarn bombing, but I definitely don’t want to try the prune caramel ice cream recipe Molly suggests for me this month. Where does she find these recipes? The Thyme Bombe sounds fabulous, though, and I’ll … Continue reading
I’m excited to welcome back author and archaeologist Sarah Wisseman today to talk about her delightful mystery BURNT SIENNA. I read this in about one sitting, and felt as if I traveled to Italy with the beautiful artistic descriptions. Sarah … Continue reading
I see the text of Molly’s posts firsts, and I’m always nervous when I see comments about a recipe she “knows I’ll love.” Sure enough, it’s more prunes! I do love this cookbook cover, though – the community ones are … Continue reading
Molly’s husband found her some wonderful vintage cookbooks this weekend. I can’t believe she didn’t find any prune recipes, though. What are some favorites in your collection? -AA My husband went shopping this weekend. We were in Chicago for … Continue reading
Molly MacRae brings us a dubious Mother’s Day “treat” this month with some funny additions. I think this might be better for the dark winter mornings.-AA Here’s a workhorse of a recipe. Not only does it make a stout breakfast … Continue reading