How about a step back in time?

When was the last time you allowed yourself to be caught up in another time period? Can’t remember? I totally understand! It’s hard to make time to read, especially uninterrupted time. For some unknown reason (or guilt) we allow ourselves to tend to others’ needs and ignore our own. Relaxation? Rest? That’s for other people, … Read more

Creme Brulee, anyone?

I love creme brulee, but I didn’t think I could make it at home because it was so delicate…and fancy. But when I saw this recipe on, I thought maybe I could do it. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? I’m so glad I did! It was absolutely delicious and totally doable. I’ve added a … Read more

Haystacks Candy recipe

This is a quick and easy sweet treat. Not your run-of-the-mill snack, haystacks bring back lots of memories. Why haystacks? Besides being one of my favorites, and being almost foolproof to make, the name reminds me of jumping on haystacks at my grandpa’s farm. And it’s in keeping with my novel, which is set on … Read more

Music to write by

Some people must have silence to work, and others need noise. I’m somewhere in between. Every day noise distracts me, but when I listen to music, I’m focused. Music makes me happy. That’s no surprise to those who’ve studied the effects of music on the brain. So I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that I’m … Read more