San Francisco Event Added on October 18

July 8th, 2017|Updates|

I am excited about my first book event in San Francisco to help launch my new novel, Love Reconsidered.  Details are below: Location:      Books Inc. in the Marina   2251 Chestnut Street San Francisco, CA  94123         [...]

Incredible Scenery Highlights Rhine Cruise

June 2nd, 2017|Travel|

Can you believe the beautiful reflections of these buildings in the old town of Strasbourg in France? Strasbourg was one of our favorite places on the cruise. Our trip started in Amsterdam, and this is the view from our hotel, [...]

Harissa Mayo

June 1st, 2017|Recipes|

If you like mayo with a kick, this is for you! I used the mayo on burgers and then for a turkey sandwich!  Excellent. Add the harissa in small amounts to get the right amount of heat. Adapted from Guy [...]

Gluten-Free Apple Carrot Raisin Muffins

June 1st, 2017|Recipes|

Wonderful healthy muffins, lower in sugar, so not so sweet.  Great with a cup of tea! See the carrots in there? I really think the grated carrot and apple keeps the muffins moist. We've been eating them for a few [...]

Another Honor for Hostile Takeover: A Love Story

May 29th, 2017|Updates|

Recently, Hostile Takeover:  A Love Story was named a finalist in the 2017 International Book Awards, so that's five honors for my first novel:  2017 Gold Winner in the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Awards, Romance; Winner of [...]

Hostile Takeover: A Love Story finalist in National Indie Excellence Awards

May 21st, 2017|Updates|

Thrilled that my first novel was a finalist in the Romance category.

See you in London on September 13

May 20th, 2017|Updates|

I am very excited to announce a book event in London on Wednesday, September 13.  I hope to see many of my UK friends and those who may be visiting at that time. I'll be sure to post details later. [...]

Hostile Takeover: A Love Story wins Independent Press Award®

May 4th, 2017|Updates|

May 3, 2017— The INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD recognized Hostile Takeover: A Love Story as the winner in the Romance category. The competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and [...]

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

May 1st, 2017|Recipes|

I used Jamie Oliver's recipe, and it was delicious, perhaps a bit lighter than typical carrot cakes. Ingredients unsalted butter, for greasing 225 g gluten-free self-raising flour , plus extra for dusting 2 large free-range eggs 125 g soft brown [...]

Three Book Launch Events Added!

April 28th, 2017|Updates|

I am very excited to announce three events to launch my new book, Love Reconsidered.  The first one, in my hometown of Milwaukee, will be on the day the book is published, August 8.  Here's the schedule so far: Tuesday, [...]

Making Baguettes – A Challenging Bake

April 25th, 2017|Bread|

Freshly made baguettes are fantastic, a real treat, but one of the hardest breads to make.  I started making sourdough baguettes from scratch once I created my own sourdough and starting baking breads.  I didn't attempt to make them until [...]

Orange Chicken with Stir Fried Vegetables and Jasmine Rice

April 15th, 2017|Recipes|

Some of the online reviews of this recipe said it tasted like a dish served in a restaurant.  I've made some changes that I hope have enhanced it. The orange sauce is so delicious and is tangy and sweet at [...]

Be Your Own Voice Podcast

April 15th, 2017|Updates|

I really enjoyed talking with Lisa Vogt for this EverBetterU podcast.  Hope you enjoy it.   http://www.everbetteru.com/podcasts/064-phyllis-piano-voice/

Hostile Takeover: A Love Story Gold Winner In IBPA Awards

April 9th, 2017|Updates|

That's me with the award and my book with the Gold Seal at the 30th Annual Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Awards, April 7, 2017, in Portland Oregon. The IBPA Benjamin Franklin awards include more than fifty categories [...]

Roasted Red Potatoes with Garlic, Onions and Rosemary

March 28th, 2017|Recipes|

This potatoes are so simple to make and smell wonderful when they are baking. Adapted from Ina Garten Ingredients 4 servings 16 or so small red potatoes, cut into quarters 1 medium onion, cut in fairly large pieces 1/4 cup [...]

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