Guest Post at Fresh Fiction

I'm guest posting at the Fresh Fiction blog today, talking about how one of my recent foodie finds was a bit more exotic than usual. If you're in the path of the same storm that is heading toward Michigan right now, maybe you'd like to make a big pot of...

Book Review: Better Than Before

Better Than Before By Gretchen Rubin It's that time of year. When resolutions have fallen by the wayside. Many of us have the best intentions to start the year fresh with a bounty of new, life-improving habits. But many times what we intend to do and what we end up...

Fudge Brownies & Murder Release Day!

  It's release day for the fourth book in my Culinary Competition Mystery Series - Fudge Brownies & Murder! The ebook will be on sale for $2.99 (that's less than the price of a peppermint mocha) for today and tomorrow only - December 17 & 18. If you would like...

Cookbook Review: My Pantry

My Pantry By Alice Waters with Fanny Singer Published by Pam Krauss Books This is a lovely, in so many ways, little book about some of the staples in chef Alice Waters' pantry. While my pantry has far less sophisticated ingredients, I can't wait to add more gourmet fare using...

Cookbook Review: The Homemade Kitchen

The Homemade Kitchen By Alana Chernila Published by Potter The subtitle of this cookbook is: Recipes for Cooking with Pleasure. There are recipes that will be pleasurable for both novice and experienced cooks to try their hand at. Beyond that readers can find chapters on everything from cooking for one...

Boxed Set Release Day

Need to catch up on reading my Culinary Competition Mysteries before the next book comes out on December 17? Here's your chance to get the first three books in the series for less the $1 a piece! The ebook boxed set will only be at the bargain, less-than-a-latte price of...

“Fudge Brownies & Murder” Cover Reveal

  Coming December 17, 2015 Fudge Brownies & Murder Book #4 in the Culinary Competition Mystery Series Culinary whiz and reluctant amateur sleuth, Amy Ridley, has a lot on her plate. Her very pregnant best friend, Carla, can barely move from her couch per doctor's orders. So Amy is tasked...

Halloween Ebook Sale!

[caption id="attachment_2277" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Indulge in a calorie-free Halloween treat. Buy a book! Click on the banner to find a great book (like "Pies & Peril"!) to distract yourself from all of the candy. [/caption]

Raid My Bookshelves Giveaway #4

Halloween is almost here, but there is nothing spooky about this giveaway! You can simply win books, pulled from my own bookshelves. All you need to do to enter is subscribe to my newsletter. If you are already a subscriber...congrats! You're already entered in the giveaway. If not, you can...

Raid My Bookshelves Giveaway #3

It's been a while since I've done one of these giveaways. Can you say crazy busy summer? 🙂 BUT it's finally time for another newsletter giveaway. If you would like the chance to win one of these gently used books, culled from my very own bookshelves, just subscribe to my...