Cold Brew Tea

  It’s October 7, but the temperature has climbed to 80 degrees again. A perfect day for having a big glass of iced tea. I, like probably many of you, grew up drinking sun tea. In the summers when I was a kid there would often be a big glass jar of tea sitting on […]

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Kimchi Craving

On Tuesday I turned Chicken Soup & Homicide in to my publisher. All summer there was a lot going on with life in general, beyond my writing life, so getting the book whipped into shape over the last month and a half was intense. I’ve written before about how I end up with food obsessions […]

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Writer’s Lunch: Free For All Frittata

I have been doing daily, hand to hand combat with leftovers this summer. It seems that I have been routinely cooking too much food, either by miscalculating how much my family would enjoy a meal or by how many people would be eating the meal. My refrigerator shelves are a maze of containers full of […]

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Chocolate Coconut “Egg” Cream

Fizzy drinks and summer just go together, in my opinion. I love making different kinds of citrus syrups to add to seltzer water. Or adding some sort of carbonated water to wine or sangria, just to add a bit of sparkle. One of my favorite beverage discoveries recently was La Croix Sparkling Water. It comes […]

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Hearty Waffles For Cold Days

It has been the winter of broken records. Snowfall totals, lowest temperatures and wind chills. I suspect the schools here may be heading for a record number of snow days in a school year, too. Although most of the days have been declared “inclement weather” days as it’s been dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills […]

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Writer’s Lunch: Ramen Noodles with Egg Threads & Pork

I am literally in the middle of writing my mystery novel right now. Every day is spent squeezing in as many hours writing as I can. A quick lunch is good. When only a few more minutes spent prepping makes the meal really good . . . I’m a happy woman. My brain definitely needs […]

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Slow Cooker White Bean & Ham Soup

It is comfort food season here in Michigan. The trees have lost their brilliant, autumn plumage and now stand as gray skeletons in yards and wood lots. Cold wind has been eating through light jackets and sweatshirts, prompting an outbreak of winter coats among people who have to venture outside. At times it has been […]

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Guest Post at Life’s A Stage Weblog

I am guest posting at the Life’s A Stage Weblog today. Stop by and get a two for one deal. You can read a review of The Queen of Bad Decisions as well as my guest post which includes a recipe for simple rice pudding. Warm, rice pudding is one of my ultimate comfort foods. […]

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Date Cookie Dough Smoothie

As with everything else in life, my food preferences have changed over time. As a child and into my mid-20’s I couldn’t stand fresh tomato. Cooked tomato in things like spaghetti sauce was fine, but finding a slice of tomato on my hamburger had the potential to ruin my entire meal, depending on how easily […]

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Cupcakes, Lemonade and Summer Time

I can’t believe the end of the school year is here. Three more days for my kids. They’re both happy and busy. And I’m the same way. I’ve been busy getting some “things” in place with my books and writing. I’m looking forward to spending time with my family, but I’m feeling a bit scrambled […]

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