middle grade books

Author Suzanne Nelson’s PUMPKIN SPICE UP YOUR LIFE cookie recipe

Tomorrow is the first day of October. If you haven’t baked something pumpkin-y yet, now’s your chance! These cake-like pumpkin cookies are stuffed with a cream cheese filling. Think pumpkin cheesecake in cookie form! YUM! You’d definitely find these cookies on the menu at the Snug Mug, Nadine and Daniel’s favorite fall hangout in my...
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Suzanne Nelson’s “You’re the Apple of My Eye” Cake Recipe

Okay, so this isn’t a waffle recipe, or a coffee recipe. But this recipe is one of my favorite fall go-tos for cozy, cinnamon apple deliciousness. If you’re anything like Nadine and Daniel in my Scholastic book, Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life, you love fun fall-ish activities, like apple picking. Order a copy of Pumpkin...
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Nutella Banana Blitz Waffle header

Suzanne Nelson’s Nutella Banana Blitz Waffle Recipe

Nutella Banana Blitz Waffle Recipe From PUMPKIN SPICE UP YOUR LIFE Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life,  my ninth Scholastic foodie book, was published just last week! My newest book is all about crisp fall days and crushes as sweet as a pumpkin spice latte! You can order it from your favorite local bookstore or right...
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YOU'RE BACON ME CRAZY Bacon CocoaNut Crackles Recipe

YOU’RE BACON ME CRAZY Bacon CocoaNut Crackles Recipe

A Sweetheart of a Treat for “You’re Bacon Me Crazy” Movie Night The Hallmark Channel “You’re Bacon Me Crazy” movie premieres in one month, on April 4th. The movie, adapted from my Scholastic middle-grade novel, You’re Bacon Me Crazy, promises just as much foodie fun and romance as the book. Make this recipe for “You’re...
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I’m thrilled to finally be able to share the fabulously fall-ish cover for my ninth foodie book for Scholastic, Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life. The Ninth Book in My Foodie Middle-Grade Series I love the tumbling leaves on the cover, and the beautiful autumnal colors. I especially love that scrumptious-looking Pumpkin Spice Supreme. About the...
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Valentine's Day "I'm Glaze-y For You" Donut Recipe

Valentine’s Day “I’m Glaze-y For You” Donut Recipe

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Where I live in the Northeast, February can be a dreary month. Comfort food and sweet treats are a great way to beat the winter gloom. Valentine’s Day is always an especially fun way to spread kindness and cheer in chilly weather. Inspired by my Scholastic foodie book, Donut Go Breaking...
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I Cherry-sh You Custard Pie Recipe

“I Cherry-sh You” Custard Pie

Today is National Pie Day, so I’m posting a new pie recipe inspired by my novel, I Only Have Pies For You. I admit to having a weakness for custard pie, and cherries are my favorite fruit. Pies are cozy, comfort desserts, and I loved writing about them in this book. The book is set...
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YOU'RE BACON ME CRAZY under development for possible movie

Exciting Movie News About YOU’RE BACON ME CRAZY

I’m thrilled to announce that You’re Bacon Me Crazy, one of my middle-grade foodie novels for Scholastic, is under development as a possible film with Scholastic Entertainment and the Hallmark Channel. While everything is still very early in the process, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that someday soon we may be able to watch a...
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Holly Jolly House from HOT COCOA HEARTS

The “Christmas House” that Helped to Inspire HOT COCOA HEARTS

The memories are vivid. December weather in Southern California rarely fell below freezing temperatures, but there was still a crisp nip in the air as we piled into my dad’s car to make our yearly pilgrimage to the “Christmas House.” The tradition began when I was around eleven or twelve, around the time my dad...
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Farm-Life Fun in My Books

How Farm-Life Fun Inspired SHAKE IT OFF and A TALE MAGNOLIOUS

One of my favorite parts of the writing process is deciding on and creating settings for my books. When I’m deciding on a setting, I consider interesting places I’ve visited and places my readers will find exciting and unique. In order for me to portray a setting realistically, it’s important for me to feel comfortable...
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