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I have some exciting news! And we can use your help! This is your chance to see your name in print, show off your love for food and cooking and support a good cause. PLUS, we have giveaways going on! Food has always been near and dear to the characters in the Soul Savers Series. From Alexis and Tristan cooking together on their early dates to Owen’s cheesy eggs and Blossom’s fabulous cakes, food has been a recurring theme. In fact, my publisher and I have often discussed how fun it would be to create a Soul Savers cookbook. Well, … Continue reading


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My girlfriends and I have started what’s turned out to be a “thing” for us: dinner parties to celebrate the release of movies based on our favorite books. It started with the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. CJ, my publisher, is a huge HP fan as well as an awesome cook and a fabulous baker, so what better way for her to celebrate the release of the movie? We had such a great time that we repeated it for the second Deathly Hallows movie (when, incidentally, we created this awesome recipe for Butterbeer Martinis). For the Twilight … Continue reading


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As usual, the holidays and all their sublime, make-my-knees-melt, high-fat and high-calorie treats brought some unwanted visitors – extra pounds. I’m calling them visitors, though, because they will not become permanent residents. I will not allow it. They, as well as their relatives who have been visiting since October when I quit all nicotine sources (no cigs, no gum, no lozenges, no anything) and all the others that have been adding to my middle while I write, are being kicked out one by one. This writer’s bum has got to go. Unfortunately, writing doesn’t burn any calories. (Wow – could … Continue reading


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Last week, Jordan and Eris visited and were fascinated by all the toys in my kitchen. This, along with Brenda’s challenge of baking bread, discussed on today’s tour stop at her blog, made me think it would be fun to look at what you might find in an Ancient Greek kitchen (though not all households had kitchens as we know them). Let’s start with Brenda’s challenge of how Cassandra made bread. Most Greek women oversaw slaves who did all the cooking and care for the home, even in lower class households. However, bread-making and weaving were two tasks even the … Continue reading


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Spaghetti Squash Squash half right out of the oven. Fall harvest brings us a multitude of winter squashes, but one of my favorites is spaghetti squash. A lot of people shy away from this one because they don’t know what to do with it. I’ve always taken its name pretty literally and treat it just like I do spaghetti. And just so you know, my kids enjoy it, too, and did even when they were little. Jab fork into flesh and pull up as if stirring to get strands. To prepare spaghetti squash: Cut it in half lengthwise and scoop … Continue reading


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