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Chapter One…

So I'm about to begin another novel. Years ago, when the publishing door opened, I felt I'd be blessed to publish one book. Now, ten years later, I thought it might be fun to revisit those first lines of past novels if for no other reason than I don't want to repeat...

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My Kentucky Kitchen Chili

Some chili recipes are just ho~hum. This isn't one of them. Plus you can spice it up or down as you wish. I like to add a couple cans of drained hominy, white & yellow. Sometimes I even add a bit of dark chocolate and cinnamon. Just have fun with it. Great for...

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Favorite Fall Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed 1/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup canned pumpkin 2 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking powder ½-1 cup chopped...

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The Pages

I'm always in the garden when the pages arrive hence the floral décor! This is the first time I've seen the manuscript soon to become a real book, the last step before the novel goes to print. I carefully read through all 377 pages to make sure there are no flaws,...

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Peach Pecan Bread

This quick bread is so rich and dense it tastes more like old-fashioned pound cake to me. I especially like the instructions to stir peaches in with a wooden spoon:) Though banana bread has long been a favorite, my husband prefers this every time...BATTER: 3 cups...

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