Roasted Baby Carrots with Garlic and Rosemary

November 14th, 2017|Recipes|

I had a surplus of baby carrots, so found this recipe on the web and altered it a bit.  Served it with tilapia piccata.  It was a yummy meal! INGREDIENTS 1 pound fresh baby carrots 2 tablespoons olive oil Pinch [...]

Parsley New Potatoes

November 13th, 2017|Recipes|

I've made red-skinned potatoes with parsley and butter many times before, but I have never made them with potatoes we've grown ourselves.  I wanted to try a new recipe for these special potatoes, and I have to say that I [...]

Love Reconsidered Named Finalist in 2017 Best Book Awards

November 10th, 2017|Updates|

Thrilled to learn that Love Reconsidered was named a finalist in the Fiction: Chick Lit/Women's Lit category of the 2017 Best Book Awards.

Love Reconsidered Debuts in Waukesha, Appleton, WI

November 10th, 2017|Updates|

Fun to see this display in Appleton, thanks to Holly Hamblin of Barnes & Noble and a terrific book blogger. Loved my table right next to the Starbucks at the Appleton Barnes & Noble. It was fun to see my [...]

Corgis and the House that Helped Inspire Love, Reconsidered

October 25th, 2017|Updates|

  That's Ted, Cindy Morrison's corgi. Special thanks to Cindy for hosting a book event at her house last night.  Her beautiful lakeside home was the inspiration for the house I used in Love Reconsidered. Cindy's corgis, Hope and Cash, are [...]

Victoria Sponge

October 23rd, 2017|Recipes|

My husband requested a Victoria Sponge cake for his birthday. I made it from scratch gluten-free, so I could have some. If you watch the Great British Bakeoff, Mary Berry makes this cake. Just got this new cake stand, which [...]

Blue Cat Review: Love Reconsidered–Convoluted & Amazing!

October 20th, 2017|Updates|

Thanks to Blue Cat Review for their super coverage of Love Reconsidered. Totally Convoluted & Amazing By Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat Reviews What it’s about… Two families are in shock and grieving for the death of Stu, a [...]

No Books in San Francisco, No Problem!

October 20th, 2017|Updates|

  That's me at the Cable Car Museum in San Francisco. Roy and I visited there the day of the book signing. A wonderful group of women from Social Chorus came to my San Francisco event at Books, Inc. in [...]

North African Meatballs

October 11th, 2017|Recipes|

I decided to make this recipe from the New York Times this week as it looked really tasty. I served the meatballs with orzo pasta (gluten-free). INGREDIENTS FOR THE SAFFRON TOMATO SAUCE • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 and [...]

Crispy Corn Flake Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Sauce

October 4th, 2017|Recipes|

I made these last night, and they were really good.  Baked in the oven, the chicken tenders were lower in fat than fried, but were very crispy and tasty. I found the recipe on the web, and altered it slightly. [...]

Southwestern Turkey Burgers

October 2nd, 2017|Recipes|

Roy grilled the Southwestern turkey burgers (with the homemade buns!) last night, and we served them with grilled brussel sprouts with balsamic glaze. We really liked the turkey burgers, so I thought I would share the recipe that I found [...]

Made Burger Buns From Scratch!

October 2nd, 2017|Bread|

Roy and I decided to make turkey burgers on the grill and I didn't have any burger buns, so I made them from scratch.  It was really fun. http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/beautiful-burger-buns-recipe#reviews The recipe, link above, is from King Arthur Flour, and it [...]

Lemon Cilantro Hummus

September 29th, 2017|Recipes|

I found that the hummus I made (recipe on previous blog) really stiffened up in the fridge, so I thought I would try to add some new flavors.  One of my favorite kinds of store-bought hummus is lemon/cilantro (or coriander [...]

Made Hummus From Scratch – Whew!

September 28th, 2017|Recipes|

Call me crazy, but I always wanted to make hummus from scratch with dried chickpeas.  Well, I did it today.  We went to a Middle Eastern restaurant the other night and had enough food for four people, so we are [...]

Enter to win Love Reconsidered!

September 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

You could win a copy of my new novel, Love Reconsidered.  Please enter from September 26-October 2, 2017!  Good luck! https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/b9e4ea3767447f00

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