blog chocolate cupcakes

CHOCOLATE CAKE TO LIVE FOR

  Bakers weigh their flour. Did you know that? I did not. But I’m not surprised. I don’t believe I’ve ever once …

blog cherry power balls

CHERRY POWER BALLS

I’ve been waiting and waiting for the day to come when I could post this recipe. It could not be a more …

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COMING SOON—BLUE MOON VEGAN

It was ejected from my computer the day of its original deadline, sidelined while the photographer waited out the last days of a difficult pregnancy, lost …

blog shepherdess pie

SHEPHERDESS PIE

Deep in the caverns of my computer is a file quietly labeled “Blue Moon Vegan 2.” Coming from someone who had no intentions of …

reflections inn

CLEARWATER WOMEN

Seven of us. All women. All writers. Spanning the decades. Mothers, daughters, sisters, spouses, grandmothers. All but two strangers to each other. …

fallflowers

SEPTEMBER BOUQUET

I think I go through it every year at this time. I don’t even know what to call it: shutting down, transitioning, …

garbology

BETWEEN WORLDS

I’ve spent the past two weeks with my aging parents, helping them navigate the here and now while trying to survive myself in …

blog toastedcoconut frappu

JOURNEY IMPERFECT

The moment every writer dreads: turning on the computer to your most current project, only to find it missing, gone, vanished into the …

cookbook spring fever

COOKBOOK PHOTOSHOOT

Oh my goodness. Don’t EVER let anyone tell you that photographing food is easy. Here is the line-up for the last 48 …

vegetarians taste better

VEG STEREOTYPE BUSTER #1

Vegetarian Stereotype #1–Vegetarians are Wimpy Hippies Who Eat Nothing But Salad Oh come on. Do you really think entire cultures would shun …

BMV new cover

GREAT NEWS!

Remodeling and revision and reinventing are themes in my life. If you’ve read my work you know that my formative years were …