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There’s this crazy thing going on

There’s this crazy thing going on

It’s over now, so I can talk about it. I began this post about 9 months ago and shortly after just went stealth. In amongst my author friends, there’s a buzz, an undercurrent of dis-ease. It all comes from something another independent author did to […]

Coincidentally…

Coincidentally…

When I wrote and published my research on an unusual coincidence between two authors I expected a few people might find it interesting, but mostly I thought my readers would care to understand some of my reasons for not being too visible this past year.  I […]

Coincidence

Coincidence

You might have noticed I’ve been out of the loop for the past eight or nine months. I wish I could say that I went stealth because I was having a baby, but that’s not the case. The truth is that the publishing business is […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I love new beginnings and I don’t ordinarily limit them to a particular date on the calendar. I know many people choose the first day of a new year to make resolutions to change. A friend who manages a natural and healthy foods store told […]

Hoppin’ John

Hoppin’ John

Hoppin’ John is a southern tradition. I’m not from the south so I’m not sure why I’ve adopted it. This year, since we no longer eat meat, I’ve altered my regular recipe to a vegetarian version. Print Hoppin’ John Ingredients 1 pound dried black-eyed peas, […]

Merry Christmas (and a free book)

Merry Christmas (and a free book)

On the path to gifting my loyal readers with one of my favorite Sweet Town Christmas books, I ran into some speed bumps. Eventually, my site host deleted that post. I hope you can forgive me for teasing you with a free book and then […]

Fake Souffle Casserole

Fake Souffle Casserole

My sister-in-law shared this recipe with me some time back and I’ve found it to be very versatile.  As with all of my recipes, it has a lot of wiggle room. You could add cubed ham, crumbled cooked bacon,  leftover cooked vegetables. Make it your […]

Gazpacho

Gazpacho

On those summer days when it’s too hot to cook,  blenderize some cold Spanish style soup.  As you know, DH and I love spicy foods, but our DDs do not. I make my gazpacho mild and add a splash of Tapatio or Tobasco in ours.  […]

No Knead Bread – Minimal Mess

No Knead Bread – Minimal Mess

You might notice that this I’m beginning to see a pattern to what I cook. Easy. Quick. Simple. This bread recipe is all of that and it’s nearly fail-proof.  It doesn’t rise up really high but it’s tasty. Print No Knead Bread Ingredients 3 cups […]

My Top Five Recipes for Procrastinating

My Top Five Recipes for Procrastinating

I didn’t even know that cooking food to avoid doing something else had a name. Procrastibaking!  We all do it. Okay, maybe we don’t all do it but I do it, and maybe you do, too. Let me set the scene. The grass on the […]