Category: Tom Sawyer (June 2015)

Missouri-Style Honey Cornbread with BACON!

Posted June 18, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Tom Sawyer (June 2015) / 4 Comments


Here in the Midwest, cornbread is a very serious business, and anyone who comes from a cornbread eating culture will tell you that regional recipe differences are important (i.e. in the south, cornbread is make with white cornmeal and no sugar). So when I set out to find a Missourian cornbread recipe for our Tom Sawyer menu, it had to be authentic. I rounded up a bunch of potential candidates and ran them past my native Missouri friends, who selected this honey cornbread recipe from a restaurant in Branson.

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Tom’s Fried Catfish

Posted June 11, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Tom Sawyer (June 2015) / 3 Comments


In so many ways, Tom Sawyer reminds me of Peter Pan. He’s not just a child; he’s childhood. He’s all the good and bad of that stage of life, given shape. He’s Instinct, Whim, Innocence…and more than a little Mischief. Never is this more evident than when he convinces his friends Joe and Huck to run away with him to an island in the middle of the river to become pirates. Smitten with the adventure of such a life, they spend their days eating catfish and searching for buried treasure, thinking little of home.

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Becky’s Peach and Apple Salad

Posted June 4, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Tom Sawyer (June 2015) / 2 Comments

  I read Tom Sawyer for the first time this past year. I’m a huge Mark Twain fan, so I wasn’t really surprised when I loved it. I relished Tom’s innocent yet roguish nature and the endless trouble he and Huck always seem to make for themselves. As the quintessential chronicle of golden boyhood summer, I selected Tom Sawyer as our Book of the Month for June.

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