Macaroni and Cheese – Mid-Week Mixers

On Mid-Week Mixers we’ve been sharing recipes almost from the very beginning. An author sharing recipes apparently is nothing new. I saw a blog article about Tolstoy’s Macaroni and Cheese recipe on BookRiot which then led to a whole blog that explores author’s and their favorite recipes at Paper and Salt which then led to Leo Tolstoy’s Family Recipe Book on Amazon for only $.99!

Macaroni and Cheese – Mid-Week Mixers

So here is the recipe for Macaroni and Cheese from Leo Tolstoy’s family:

Bring water to a boil, add salt, then add macaroni and leave boiling on light fire until half tender; drain water through a colander, add butter and start putting macaroni back into the pot in layers – layer of macaroni, some grated Parmesan and some vegetable sauce, macaroni again and so on until you run out of macaroni. Put the pot on the edge of the stove, cover with a lid and let it rest in light fire until the macaroni are soft and tender. Shake the pot occasionally to prevent them from burning.

At BookRiot you can also find Emily Dickinson’s recipe for Coconut Cake, Allen Ginsberg’s Summer Borscht, Beatrix Potter’s recipe for Gingerbread, and Ernest Hemingway’s Wild West Hamburger.

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Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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