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

Ten Things I Learned As A New Author

September 22nd, 2017|Updates|

Thanks to Women Writers, Women's Books for publishing my essay. http://booksbywomen.org/ten-things-i-learned-as-a-new-author-by-phyllis-piano/

Fab Scenes from our UK Adventure

September 19th, 2017|Travel|

I brought my new novel, Love Reconsidered, to some fabulous places.  Here, I am with the John Lennon statue outside of the original site of the Cavern Club, where the Beatles got there start in Liverpool.  Our flat is just [...]

Love Reconsidered Hits the UK; Fun London Event

September 18th, 2017|Updates|

The phone box is a symbol of the UK, and we thought this was one was perfect as it had "Love" printed on it!  I took my book to some iconic spots and will share photos in another blog. On [...]

Brit+Co: Love Reconsidered One of 2017’s Most Emotional Reading Experiences

September 3rd, 2017|Updates|

Thanks to Brit+Co for naming Love Reconsidered one of seven captivating books to read this Labor Day Weekend. Here's their review: Aleen Riddick’s marriage falls apart at the same time her 18-year-old daughter loses her boyfriend in a tragic accident, [...]

Foreword Reviews: Love Reconsidered is Enjoyable, Engrossing with Surprising Twists

August 31st, 2017|Updates|

 

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