Win My “Ready to Go” Tumbler

Enter for a chance to win one of ten of my “Ready to Go” tumblers. Fill it with the beverage of  your choice, settle into your favorite chair, relax and sit and sip as you read WINTER COTTAGE in October.   a Rafflecopter giveaway    ...
You Better Watch Out, You Better Not . . . Run Out of Cookies!

You Better Watch Out, You Better Not . . . Run Out of Cookies!

I know that’s what’s already happening at my house. With or without them, of course, the meaning of Christmas and our joy in celebrating with friends and family remain the same. However, I’m figuring with just a week to go until Christmas Day and a...

Mary’s 2013 Holiday Recipes

Chocolate Truffles 8 ounces of semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract Cocoa Chopped walnuts Place heavy whipping cream in a saucepan and heat gently, stirring often. When the cream is hot, pour over chocolate...
My First Art Class

My First Art Class

When I need a creative outlet away from the computer I often turn to baking.  It is a great way for me to let my right brain percolate and to allow the plot twists to work themselves out.  The downside to this approach is that I end up with too many cookies to tempt...

Mike’s Chocolate Espresso Cake

Want to wow friends and family with a great dessert that’s easy to make?  Then try Mike’s Chocolate Espresso Cake.  I took it to a holiday dinner this past weekened and it was a huge hit. Cake 2 cups All Purpose Flour 1 cup Cocoa Powder 1-1/2 teaspooon...

Virginia This Morning!

I had the great pleasure of appearing on Virginia This Morning on Friday to discuss my latest release, THE UNION STREET BAKERY!  The pre St. Patrick’s Day show featured Irish dancers as well as representatives of Big Brothers and Big Sisters.  

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