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May 23, 2013

Story inspires 'Lady Baltimore' recipes

In 1906, author Owen Wister wrote a book titled “Lady Baltimore.” The main character is modeled after one of the city’s former belles in Charleston, S.C., Alicia Rhett Mayberry. In the novel, she baked a cake and dubbed it “Lady Baltimore.” The descriptions were so mouth-watering, readers went in search of it. Several versions were developed and even Mayberry herself is credited with developing a recipe. In the end, one version prevailed. The “true” Lady Baltimore cake is a white cake with white frosting with a filling of fruit and nuts. All from a story.


“The Simple Joys of Grandparenting” by Abigail Gehring contains classic stories, nursery rhymes, games, activities, and more for you to share with your grandchildren. Illustrations from classic stories along with recipes to make with the kids are included. Your grandchildren will look forward to sharing special moments with you from this book.


Dr. Alanna Levine has written “Raising a Self-Reliant Child.” This book is a parenting plan for newborns to age 6, which gets back to basics avoiding over-indulgence and strict control. She shows you how to use teachable moments to foster independence for many things such as toilet training, sleep time, meal time, and more. Children can also learn how to dress themselves and make breakfast on their own. A very helpful book.


Lyle Barnes has spent 20 years profiling serial killers for the FBI in the novel “Night Terrors” by Dennis Palumbo. He’s now retired, but falling apart mentally due to his terrible night visions. Daniel Rinaldi thinks he can help Lyle. What he doesn’t know is that Lyle is the target of an unknown assassin and needs to be in protective custody. When Lyle takes off, it puts everyone into a desperate manhunt in this heart-pounding thriller.

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