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

Christmas Recipes!

Christmas at the Wells’ house means good food. Here are my three favorites! Try them and let me know what you think. Happy Christmas Cooking! Green Chili Cheese Casserole (Gingerbread and all the Trimmings Cookbook, Waxahachie, TX) 5 eggs, slightly beaten¼ cup flour (GF: 1-to-1 Flour)¼ teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon salt10-oz cottage cheese½ pound cheddar … Read more


I am always ready for Thanksgiving. It’s a great excuse to halt everything and gather with loved ones. This year I’m thanking the Lord for my family, my friends, and for His daily provision. But I won’t lie, Thanksgiving cooking is a little stressful. I mean, come on. The sheer number of fancy side dishes … Read more