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This blog had me at chocolate. I mean really, a blog that combines children's books with baking for kids? Yummy! This Florida teacher came up with a winning combination for blogging - she takes her favorite books from children's literature and then gives you recipes to go with the books. If the book doesn't have an obvious food connection, she makes up Recipes to Read by. The moral of her story is that food and books go together.

A couple of my favorite posts are Chocolate Obsession which is, as you can imagine, all about chocolate and You Don't Want to Steal My Dog where she has a delicious looking recipe for "pup cakes" that look like dogs.

Pair this delectable blog up with jamarattigan who rolls out amazing feasts of words and food (yes, I am giving you two for one today just because I can) and you will have food/book connections for just about any occasion. Jama's recent post on Thanksgiving with Arlo Guthrie at Alice's Restaurant made me hungry for words and music and her Friday Feast: A Taste of Tuscany will appeal to foodies as well as writers and poets.

Tell them both I said hello when you stop by.
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December 5th, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks for steering me to these blogs, Susan!
December 10th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
You're welcome!
December 5th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the shout out, Susan!! I like Sweet Reads :9 (no surprise)! Yum . . .
December 10th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
You're welcome, Jama. I kinda thought you might Sweet Reads.
December 5th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
Hey, love the blog rec's. Thanks for sharing!
December 10th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
You're very welcome!
December 5th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
I'm so enjoying your 31 blogs series - it's been lots of fun already, and I can't wait for the next post! Thanks for this early Christmas treat.
Playing by the book
December 10th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the kind words. Glad you're having a good time with them.
December 5th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
Phew! Finally some blogs already in my reader!

December 10th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
hahaha. Glad I could give you a breather, Tricia.
December 5th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes, yes. Jama's blog always makes me so happy and leaves me so satisfied...
December 10th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
Exactly! Like we've had a big feast but no calories!
December 6th, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
I am loving this series! Thanks for doing it. So glad there are still so many days to look forward to.
December 10th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're enjoying it, Franki. I'm having a good time with the searching and sharing.
December 18th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
Food Poetry Friday: Christmas cookies and...beetles?
In honor of cookie week, I posted an original poem called Christmas Cookies. I also discuss Denise Fleming's picture book, Beetle Bop.
December 18th, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Food Poetry Friday: Christmas cookies and...beetles?
Whoops - hit the wrong button. Food poetry Friday is something I do at www.shesmoke.blogspot.com.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

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