Dragonblade’s Historical Recipe Cookbook

From Cerise DeLand: The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and these Dragonblade authors know how to make a man happy. They do it with recipes from their families, decades and sometimes, centuries old!

My Great Aunt Ann Fletcher journeyed from her home in West Riding, England and sailed to the United States with her older sister Mary in 1889. Ann was 5 years old. The two of them joined others in their family who had emigrated to the United States, including my grandmother who had arrived earlier. All of them lived, married and had children in a small town outside Scranton Pennsylvania.

My grandmother, Ann’s sister, died young, leaving her six daughters and one son with her widowed husband. He died months after she in a coal mine cave-in in 1914.

My Great Ann who had been widowed years before, had three children of her own, but she took in all my grandmother’s children and reared all eight.

My mother told me this was Aunt Ann’s recipe for shortbread. My mother made it often and it’s one I treasure.

I hope you enjoy it. Easy to make with ingredients you have on hand most of the time, these cookies are delightful little treats.

About the book

There is a saying – the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and no one understands that better than romance writers. If there’s a way to a man’s heart – they’ll find it!

Welcome to a cookbook inspired by historical recipes.

Every era, and every civilization, had their own recipes based on available ingredients, regional tastes, and more. At the dawn of time, food was meant for survival, but as the ages passed, food also became an artform… or a sign of wealth… or even a message of love. Because what winsome lass wouldn’t produce something warm and filling for the man she loves?

Romance – and recipes – go hand in hand, so step into our parlor and try recipes from some of your favorite historical romance authors!

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