Coffee Break – Chocolate Chip Pecan Biscotti

I found myself with a touch of a sweet tooth after work last week, and editing my culinary cozy mystery was not helping the issue. When my main character whipped up a batch of biscotti,  it seemed like the perfect time to try a new recipe. I love the cinnamon and almond extract with the […]

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A Summer Treat: Lemon Blueberry Scones

I have worked hard to be a little healthier lately–more workouts, more veggies, more fruit, less junk food. I started this little experiment because I was told it could help me out with the pain I have dealt with from arthritis–and it worked! As an added bonus, I have dropped 20 pounds in the last […]

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Savoring the Spring Green

Spring is in full bloom in NC (and much of the east coast, I would imagine). My favorite part of spring is being able to spend more time outdoors, whether that is a simple walk around the neighborhood or a trip to the farmers market. Late last summer, I finally joined my family–all major golf […]

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Baseball is Back!

Opening Day. One of my very favorite days of the year. Full of hope, optimism for the year ahead. The media has analyzed every player, every stat, and have made their predictions, but none of the that matters now. Now, all that matters is the game. Two days in, and the hope is still alive. […]

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A Quick Weekend Getaway

Sometimes, you just need to get away, even if it is January. Or, more likely, especially in January. 😉 It is no secret that I could spend all day, every day at the beach, so when Hubby suggested a January getaway to the beach, I jumped at it! After all, Carolina beaches in January aren’t […]

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A New Year

Happy New Year y’all (a bit late)! 🎉 I am settling back into a routine after the craziness of the holidays. My tree is down, and my house is back to its beachy delight–a stark contrast to the bitter cold of winter that descended upon us the past few days. With the New Year, I […]

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A Bit of December Sun

The days are getting shorter and the countdown to Christmas is in single digits, but you wouldn’t know it from the weather on the east coast. From what I understand, the west coast is making up for it with record lows and a good amount of snow. As far as I am concerned, they can […]

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Settling Back In

After two long months in PA, I am finally back home and settled in. I was amazed at how quickly I was able to return to my daily routine–writing, cooking, and even some baking. Of course, I do miss the magical sink in my parents’ house–put something in and it disappears, only to reappear in […]

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NaNo Crazy

It’s November, which means writers all over the world are challenging themselves to write an entire novel in a month. Despite being five hundred miles from home, living with my parents for two months, dealing with insurance companies and contractors, and having no office to write, I decided I was going to join in. What […]

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Cozy Comforts – Easy Tomato Bisque

The temperatures are cooling off here in NC as we head into fall. Our ten-day forecast doesn’t have a single day over eighty degrees–a big change from the sweltering heat of summer. The refreshing change in weather and the lovely apples and fall vegetables at the Farmers’ Market have me thinking of one of my […]

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