Smaug’s Scales Recipe

by Emily Wert @QueenNellie1 Ingredients: 3 sticks butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg 4 cups flour 1 tsp salt 1 (18 oz) jar raspberry jam 1/4 cup sliced almonds Instructions: Cream butter and sugar. Add egg. Mix well. Stir in flour and salt. Spread 3/4 dough in greased jelly roll pan. Spread with raspberry jam.…

“The Hobbit” at Eighty

June 2018 BUndle “The Hobbit” at Eighty by Joseph Pearce Originally published September 2017 “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” When Tolkien wrote these words, which would become one of the most famous and most memorable opening sentences in all of literature, he could not have known what literary power would…

Lembas Bread

June 2018 BUndle Lembas Bread by Emily Wert @QueenNellie1 Eat little at a time, and only at need. For these things are given to serve you when all else fails. The cakes will keep sweet for many many days, if they are unbroken and left in their leaf-wrappings, as we have brought them. One will…