More Changes! Woo hoo!

Well it’s been a few weeks. I had to change a few things up around here!

First, if you go to my actual blog (not read this in an email), you’ll see that I changed my background for the season. Happy Holidays!

Second, I started using my new ZipList software for my recipes. I really like the formatting. Of course, I’m brand new at it, so I’m sure after I learn some more tricks and tips, it will become even better. Look for some, if not all, of my recipes to be reformatted and reposted in the month of December.… read the rest. . .

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Recipe: Gumdrop Gem Cookies

I am really excited to share this recipe. Yes, it was posted a few weeks ago, but this time, this time, I used the ZipList plug-in. As I recently mentioned, this gives me the ability to streamline my recipes. And gives you the ability to create your own on-line recipe box.

So have fun. Have a cookie. It’s a real gem!

Gumdrop Gem Cookies


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 cup sifted confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2-1/2 cup sifted flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup small gumdrops, sliced
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The Adventures of Molly & Megan: Prologue (Writing the Back Story)

My writing partner and I got together today. It’s always a hoot when we do. Thankfully, today was a day filled with more real-writing and less let’s-talk-about-everything-but-writing.

I love it when we get together. We have the same ideas for our characters and the plots. She finds inspiration in pictures and drawings; I find mine in nature and poetry. We get together, talk out the themes and ideas and what if’s…

And after three hours together today, what has been planned as a three-book epic story has now grown into (at least) five. (Just to give you an idea of … read the rest. . .

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