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Scottish Shortbread Cookies

As you probably know by my post about tea, I love shortbread cookies. Well I found a good recipe and wanted to share it with all of you. I cannot believe how simple, yet how delicious these are. I gave my niece a sandwich bag of them and told her to share with my mother. […]

Show Holes

Show Holes:  (definition from Urban Dictionary). When you finally finish binge-watching all the episodes of a favorite TV series on Netflix/Hulu/Amazon, as the credits to the final episode roll, that empty feeling that wraps around your soul because you don’t know now what to do with your life. Like a good friend just left you […]

My Favorite Bread Machine Recipe

As some of you may know, I love my crockpot and my bread machine.  They have saved me a lot of money and a lot of time.  Time better spent writing. 😉 For crockpot recipes I highly recommend Stephanie O’Dea. I love her Make it Fast, Cook it Slow recipe books. You can also find a lot of […]

Tea Time

In my current work in progress, two of the characters are native Regelans who have been abandoned on a different planet with a lot less technological advancements than Regelence. Needless to say, they miss their tea. One of the first things they do is ask Bannon, whose ship crashed on the planet, if he has […]

Exercise and Writing

With all the talk of New Years resolutions, I got to thinking about exercising since that is such a common resolution people have. It is not mine, however; I already workout regularly. I’ve always exercised off and on, but since August of last year I’ve exercised consistently. In the past, I always had good intentions […]

Christmas Traditions

I’ve been thinking a lot about culture and tradition lately because of the my work in progress. Specifically, I’ve been pondering how those things are changed and how they grow. Changes can come as a consequence of invasion, or expansion, out of necessity (such as women working when men went off to war), or from […]