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Pass the Christmas cookies, please!

Pass the Christmas cookies, please!

Yes, it's a tradition! I post this recipe every Christmas though I always find a deliciously different photo. These sugar cookies hail from Kentucky and are a family favorite. I've tried a lot of sugar cookies over the years and this is the winner... KENTUCKY SUGAR...

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The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving

  If you're like me, sometimes looking at someone else's Christmas list is fresh & inspiring. Here are a few ideas you might find helpful for you & your loved ones this season...   You probably already know, unless you're in the 5 unfortunate states...

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Disturb Not

Disturb Not

During my last stay at Colonial Williamsburg's historic lodging, this clever little sign on my door made me chuckle. But the truth is, the 21st-century is what I need rest from, not the 18th-century! Writing, a doorway to the past, has always been a blessed escape....

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Pre-release bling!

Pre-release bling!

Before a new book releases there's always a flurry of activity, including bookmarks & other bling unique to that particular novel. I'm always amazed at how clever my publisher's marketing team is in making each novel's debut special. These bookmarks are especially...

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Endorsements for A Heart Adrift

Endorsements for A Heart Adrift

Early in my publishing career it was very hard to get endorsements for my first novels. I was basically an unknown & who wants to leave an endorsement for someone they've not read or met? An endorsement from a fellow author signifies a significant amount of time...

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How to Cook a Husband ~ a wee bit of historical hilarity

How to Cook a Husband ~ a wee bit of historical hilarity

How to Cook a Husband As Mr Glass said of the hare, you must first catch him. Having done so, the mode of cooking him, so as to make a good dish of him, is as follows. Many good husbands are spoiled in the cooking; some women go about it as if their husbands were...

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