A plate of Mr. Hyde's Sinful Fancies and a glass of Dr. Jekyll Potion.

Bookworm Café | Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Mad scientists, bubbling potions, and devilish monsters straight from your nightmares. All of these and more are found lurking in the pages of Robert Louis Stevenson’s beloved novella, “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”. Bring this classic horror story to life in your kitchen with two simple recipes. Brew up your own draught of Dr. Jekyll’s Potion, or perhaps indulge yourself with one of Mr. Hyde’s Sinful Fancies. Both recipes are monstrously delicious and set the tone for any spooky celebration. But beware! You never know what may be prowling in the shadows…

A bowl of roasted pumpkin seeds.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin season is officially in full-swing. Grocery stores and farm stands have stacks of pumpkins. Doorsteps are adorned with pumpkins of every size. And families are visiting local pumpkin patches to pick that perfect jack-o-lantern pumpkin. Once all the pumpkins have been gutted and carved, what do you do with that bowl of slimy pumpkin guts and seeds? Before you throw the baby out with the bath water, pick out those seeds and make a batch of roasted pumpkin seeds. These rich, salty seeds are as addictive as a bag of potato chips and are the perfect snack to get […]

A plate of graham cracker and frosting cookies.

Grandma Moo’s Graham Cracker Cookies

Recently I’ve been on a bit of a nostalgia trip. For Easter I made all of the old family-favorite recipes we’d have at my grandma’s house. That got me thinking about all the other snacks and food Grandma Moo always had on-hand. From Pringles and Pepsi to freshly peeled apples and Mason jars of carrots and celery, grandma always had something yummy to snack on. I have countless childhood memories of munching on these sandwich-cookie hybrids and hanging out with my grandma–learning how to sew, watching The Price is Right, chatting. I know I’m not the only who grew up eating these […]

A fresh mango lassi surrounded by mangoes.

Mango Lassi

The Festival of Colors is also a time for enjoying street food and sweet treats. This mango lassi is sweet, creamy, and colorful. Lassi is a traditional yogurt-based drink that originates from the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. Traditional or salted lassi is made from yogurt blended with water, sugar or salt, and spices. Other variations of lassi include rosewater, fruit juices, saffron, and even butter. Lassi is a popular beverage during Holi, and this mango version is sure to satisfy any kid’s (or adult’s) sweet tooth.

A plate of potato and zucchini curry with rice and naan.

Potato and Zucchini Curry

This week is Holi, more commonly known as the the Festival of Colors. Holi is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring. It’s also a day of joy and fun meant to bring everyone together. The festival falls on a different day each year, usually the day after the full moon in March or February, depending on the Hindu calendar. This year it happens to fall on March 23rd. This week’s posts will help you gear up to celebrate this joyous festival. So to kick off the week of celebration, here is a […]