Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips

February 16th, 2018|Bread|

I was craving peanut butter cookies yesterday, so made them--some with chocolate chips and some without.  Peanut butter is not my husband's favorite, but he enjoyed these cookies! I preferred them with the chocolate chips (my husband, too), so will [...]

Valentine’s Day Book Picks

February 15th, 2018|Updates|

Happy to see both of my books included! https://gosparkpress.com/valentines-day-book-picks/

Cauliflower Steaks with Walnut Pesto

February 11th, 2018|Recipes|

This is a great recipe by Alex Lau. While it takes some time to make, it is really delicious and a wonderful vegetarian dish. 2 servings You will have more than enough of the cauliflower purée and the salsa. Use [...]

Skillet Shepherd’s Pie

February 11th, 2018|Recipes|

I told my husband I would make him a traditional British recipe, shepherd's pie, but, of course, I had to change it up a bit. Apologies to our U.K. family and friends for altering a classic!  I found this recipe [...]

Love Reconsidered: For Anyone “Who Loves a Story Full of Drama”

February 8th, 2018|Updates|

Thanks to Jessica Duffield for this review of Love Reconsidered on Paperback Paris! http://www.paperbackparis.com/love-reconsidered-phyllis-j-piano-book-review/

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

January 18th, 2018|Bread|

Made these today, and they were fantastic.  Thanks to Jeanine from Faithfully Gluten Free for the recipe.  I just made a few small changes and used silicone muffin cups, so they didn't stick at all. Ingredients Cream Cheese Filling: •4 [...]

Spinach, Mushroom and Onion Frittata

January 5th, 2018|Recipes|

The great thing about this recipe is that you can add any vegetables that you like--if mushrooms and spinach aren't your favorites, substitute others. You can also add ham, bacon or sausage if you prefer meat over vegetables. I think [...]

Joy on Paper Interview on Love Reconsidered

January 5th, 2018|Updates|

Had so much fun talking to Patzi Gil about my new book! Hope you enjoy it. Joy on Paper Phyllis Piano interview        

The Best Stuffed Mushrooms

December 19th, 2017|Recipes|

Made these for the first time last night and served with pasta and salad. Yum! INGREDIENTS • 1 ¼ pounds mushrooms - 12-16 large • 4 tablespoons butter • Juice of 1/2 lemon • Salt and freshly ground pepper to [...]

Love Reconsidered Named One of Best Romance Novels of 2017!

December 14th, 2017|Updates|

Thanks to Your Tango for this honor! http://www.yourtango.com/2017308983/best-romance-novels-2017-every-hopeless-romantic-will-love

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 [...]

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