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RECIPES

Does reading the "Growing Season" series inspire you to hit the kitchen? Here's the how-to for some of the dishes mentioned in the novels. Just click on the photos to find the recipes!

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COCONUT CAKE

 featured in "Firefly Season"

There are so many variations of this showstopping dessert, but the best might be the easiest: Start with a boxed mix. Angie and Mabel spent weeks perfecting their from-scratch version for Jen’s wedding, but who has the time? If a dusting of shredded coconut isn't enough on its own, you can adorn your cake with whatever garnishes fit the season, such as the rosemary sprigs and pomegranate seeds shown here.

  

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Walnut Brownies

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Tortilla Pinwheels

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Creamy Tuscan Chicken

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Orange Cranberry Muffins

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Tropical Cake

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Mint-Walnut Cookies

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Holiday Meatballs

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German Stollen

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Cherry-Berry Squares

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Sausage-Potato Soup

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Walnut Apple Dessert

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Calico Beans

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Margarita Cheesecake

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Great-Grandma's Pickles

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Brunch Strata

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Grandma's Cake

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Slow-Cooker Lasagna

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Cherry Coffeecake

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Chicken and Noodles

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Sour Cream Cookies

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Pumpkin-Walnut Scones

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Strawberry Sauce

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Applesauce Bread

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Corn Relish