Today we're talking with my friend and critique partner, Debra Sennefelder! Debra's debut mystery, The Uninvited Corpse, was released this week and I am so excited for her. I've been waiting for this day for just about a month less than Debra because I had the good fortune to have read this book as she … Continue reading Have you met Deb?
I'm chatting about the holidays, books, and boozy Christmas drinks over at the Cozy Mystery Book Review blog! Come over and comment for a chance to win an ebook copy of Chasing the Dollar! And get a recipe for Tom & Jerrys for free! It will keep you warm and bright!
Have you ever been to one of those cookie exchange parties? The ones where you take several dozen cookies to someone's house and inexplicably come home with thousands of cookies. Seriously, the math on this never works out. Or I'm hoarding someone else's Christmas cookies. Anyway, this here's a virtual cookie exchange. Which means the participants … Continue reading Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop
I am really ready for fall, but I will sure miss the tomatoes. Farewell, caprese* salads. Until next year! * Yes, I realize that real caprese salad doesn't include balsamic vinegar, or even the extra delicious fig balsamic vinegar from Lucero in Northern California. But it's extra delicious, and you should try it. … Continue reading End-of-summer treats
It really feels like autumn today -- cold, a little windy, overcast skies. So here's a little taste of summer to savor. I even make pumpkin puree today, which makes me sound so productive. It was the easiest thing I've ever made. You roast the pumpkin whole for like an hour, let it cool, then … Continue reading On to Autumn
It's been a while since I shared a recipe. The dish I made tonight deserves to be shared. This was an experiment, but one that turned out great. Once I learned that there was such a thing as soy chorizo, I knew I had to try making a meat-free version of one of my favorite … Continue reading Vegan Paella
I'm still editing like crazy and am probably about 3/4 of the way through the manuscript. Of course, this morning I realized I'm probably going to have to kill someone. Not a real person, of course. So now I'm trying to figure out who gets the ax. Probably not a real ax. Although... In the … Continue reading From Garden to Menu
The Chip Shot 1 ounce Tuaca (citrus-vanilla liquer) 1 ounce Bailey's Irish Creme Hot coffee Whipped cream Enjoy! (Just because it's only Tuesday and I'm already thinking about liquor doesn't mean my week is going bad... No, wait. It does. It totally means that.)
Sometimes, I think my CSA is just messing with me. This one had a name, though, so I didn't have to resort to the internets to figure out what was lurking in the bottom of my CSA delivery box. Behold the Maitake mushroom. No idea what I'm doing with it yet. If anyone has suggestions, … Continue reading Well, that’s … interesting
I live with someone who could probably eat broccoli at every meal and never tire of it. I like the stuff, but I need a little more variety. Then I tried this recipe for the best broccoli ever. I used the romanesco broccoli from my CSA delivery, which was flavorful and fractal-shaped. This recipe is … Continue reading The best … broccoli