Martha Hall Kelly author of Lost Roses and Lilac Girls
S4 E23: Martha Hall Kelly

In this special episode of This Is the Author meet Martha Hall Kelly, bestselling author of Lilac Girls. She tells us about her newest audiobook, Lost Roses which is narrated by four talented narrators: Catherine Taber, Tavia Gilbert, Kathleen Gati, and Karissa Vacker.

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Gigi Gorgeous, Susan Sedgwick Davis, Kwame Onwuachi This Is the Author
S4 E20: Gigi Gorgeous, Shannon Sedgwick Davis, and Kwame Onwuachi

In this episode of This Is the Author meet Gigi Gorgeous, author of He Said, She Said; Shannon Sedgwick Davis, author of To Stop a Warlord; and Kwame Onwuachi, author of Notes from a Young Black Chef. More than one of these authors described the audio recording process as “therapeutic.” Hear why…whether it was overcoming that childhood fear of being picked to read aloud, to completing that final step in a long publishing journey from living a story to writing it down. These authors can inspire us all to achieve our dreams and fight for what we believe in. Plus, find out which author would cast Snoop Dogg to narrate their audiobook.

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Chocolate Pecan Meringue Torte
Try This Recipe: Chocolate Pecan Meringue Torte

We have another delectable recipe for you to try this holiday season: Chocolate Pecan Meringue Torte! From Cook Like a Pro: Recipes & Tips for Home Cooks by Ina Garten, this tasty dessert is sure to impress all of your holiday party guests (full recipe is also below). Read more

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Apple Cider Crock-pot pudding from All About Cake by Christina Tosi
Try This Recipe: Apple Cider Donut Crock-Pot Pudding

Is there a better feeling than smelling something freshly baking while you are warm and cozy in your home? We don’t think so. So, while the temperatures drop outside and the holidays loom on the horizon, we’re encouraging you to stay inside and bake, bake, bake! Read more

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Cranberry and Brie Pull Apart Bread Recipe from Tasty
Try This Recipe: Cranberry and Brie Holiday Pull-Apart Bread

Cooking for the holidays usually involves intricate recipes and laborious all-day sessions in the kitchen, but you also need a few quick recipes that you can whip together and serve to a group of people. We’re here to help! Read more

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Holiday Food Traditions Table
Sharing Our Holiday Food Traditions

By Gilcy Aquino


Oh, the holidays! The lights! The decorations! The FOOD! If you’re anything like me, food is the only thing you’ve been thinking about since I said “holidays.” It’s that time of year when it’s socially acceptable to loosen your pants and go back for your 4th—or maybe 5th—plate of food without judgement. We asked our staff about their holiday food traditions and honestly, my mouth is already watering thinking about all of this deliciousness. Bon appétit! Read more

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Audiobooks featuring Cake for National Dessert Day
5 Sweet Audiobook Treats

One of our favorite things about listening to stories that feature bakers or delectable-sounding cakes is that our hands are free to bake so we can enjoy tasty treats, too! Read more

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