#YABookCook with “Into the Fire” by Ashelyn Drake

It's been a while since I've done a #YABookCook, but when I started reading Into The Fire by Ashelyn Drake I knew immediately what the perfect recipe would be for this book. Into The Fire is a paranormal romance featuring a main character, Cara, who is part phoenix. In the next thirty days Cara will burst into flames and be …

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#YABookCook with “Boneseeker”

Tonight's #YABookCook features a very special novel called Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman, and gluten-free/casein-free sliced potatoes. In Boneseeker, the heroine Arabella has Asperger's Syndrome, and Brynn Chapman does an honorable job of portraying that accurately. Since so many people with Autism Spectrum Disorder choose to follow gluten-free/casein-free diets, I chose a recipe to match. This is one of my family's favorite ways to …

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#YABookCook with “Fire in the Woods”

Tonight's #YABookCook features the thriller Fire in the Woods by Jennifer M. Eaton and homemade applesauce. David, the super-hot leading man of the book is vegetarian, and there is a fun scene that takes place in an orchard, so voila! Applesauce it is. This recipe is extremely easy and makes the whole house smell delicious. But before we …

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#YABookCook with “Daughter of Chaos”

Tonight's #YABookCook features Daughter of Chaos by former VOYA reviewer Jen McConnel, and a simple vegetarian entre that even meat lovers will like: roasted butternut squash soup.  Daughter of Chaos is about a teenage witch named Darlena from present day North Carolina who's unusual magical powers catch the attention of goddesses from every culture. Hecate, Pele and Persephone; it doesn't matter who's messing …

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#YABookCook with “A Murder of Magpies”

Tonight's #YABookCook features A Murder of Magpies by debut author Sarah Bromley, and gluten free peanut butter oatmeal cookies--with cornstarch. A Murder of Magpies is a modern Gothic thriller. Vayda, the main character, is a lot of things: loner, twin, snarky commentator, possessor of supernatural power, and she's quite the baker. She's like a Romani Betty Crocker. One of her …

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#YABookCook with “The Looking Glass”

For #YABookCook tonight I'm making steamer clam soup and reading The Looking Glass by Jessica Arnold. The Looking Glass takes place in a haunted hotel in Main, so something seafood inspired seemed appropriate. This dish is totally easy to make, and goes well with French bread and salad. Steamer Clam Soup Ingredients: 1-2 lbs. responsibly farmed manila clams 1 …

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