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ICYMI: Revenge is Sweet, but These Desserts Are Sweeter

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’re looking forward to family and fellowship— everything the day is supposed be. But most importantly, we are looking forward to stuffing our bellies with turkey and pie! This piece is especially timely, with Thanksgiving right around the corner. Heather Kim, author of Sweet Revenge, turns pie into a plot with passive-aggressive recipes of revenge you’ll want to serve to that one relative who is always late and eats all the macaroni and cheese your grandma made especially for you. With names like ‘Go Fudge Yourself’ and ‘Donut Call Me Again,’ your mood will be lifted and your stomach filled in no time! As a treat for our readers, we’ve…

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October is National Cookbook Month – Get Cooking!

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It’s fall and in most regions it’s beginning to get a little chilly in the evenings. Sweaters are starting to come out of the mothballs they’ve been resting in all summer long, blankets are being tucked into beds once again, decorative throws are being tossed on sofas, and logs from outside are being brought in for a crackling evening fire in the fireplace or wood-burning stove. If all this coziness is making you want to grab a cookbook and experiment with a new recipe for a hearty soup or stew, pot roast, chili (meatless or otherwise), steaming, in-season vegetables such as kale, butternut squash, turnips, brussels sprouts or broccoli, you are not alone. If you love to cook, as I…

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Top 5 Reasons Why We Wish Empire’s Cookie Lyon was our Mom

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If you’re not watching Empire, get yourself over to FOX On Demand ASAP, because you’re seriously missing out. For the few people who have been living in caves, Empire is the beloved bedazzled primetime soap Dynasty (1981-1989) reimagined for the 21st century. (It’s probably no surprise that show creator Lee Daniels was a huge fan of Dynasty growing up.) Empire brings all the drama, conflict and bling, minus the shoulder pads and big hair, with an updated twist. This sudsy treat is about an African-American family who owns one of America’s biggest (fictional, of course) recording enterprises. During Season 1 Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) was released from prison, where she went to take the fall for her husband, hip-hop titan…

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