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COMING SOON

From Sloane Taylor NEW RELEASE The perfect date night at home—course by course. From antipasti to dolci, everything you need to create a unique dining experience for an intimate date night in! All recipes are proportioned for two. No exotic or hard-to-find ingredients. Easy recipes, from prep to presentation. Mix-and-match courses to create a unique […]

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Gifts for Mom

FROM GUEST AUTHOR

Emma Lane My son brings me a gigantic fuchsia plant every summer. I love it. I confess, it’s for my favorite small bird, the Hummingbird. She shows up right around June every year and it’s a perfect gift for my deck. The female nests close by and some years brings her off spring to the […]

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Happy Reading

KITCHEN TRICKS

A share from Sharon Ledwith A real crowd pleaser at small gatherings such as book clubs or intimate bridal and baby showers, this chocolatey, sweet treat will tempt even the most disciplined of us. If cherry is your go-to fruit that makes your mouth think you’ve swallowed a piece of heaven, then read on if […]

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REMEMBER WHEN

DUNKIRK SPIRIT A Lesson from History by Carol Browne Let me begin by setting the scene … The summer of 1940 finds the beaches around Dunkirk, France filled with hundreds of thousands of British troops trapped and with no hope of escape. Behind them is the vastly superior German army with its engines of war. […]

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TODAY’S RECIPE –

from Sloane Taylor Mother’s Day is Sunday May 9 this year. Do something really nice that day for the lady who does so much for you throughout the year. This brunch will show her how much you care. A few fresh flowers on the table are a nice touch. MENU Quiche Fresh Fruit salad Croissants […]

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A HUG IN A GLASS

CHEERS! Emma Lane is here with a refreshing summer beverage that is sure to beat the heat. Photo by Taylor Grote on Unsplash Emma Lane’s Every Event Punch 1 pitcher unsweetened iced tea 1 cup pineapple juice ¼ cup maraschino cherry juice 6 cherries, pitted and sliced 1 medium-sized chunk of pineapple 1 orange slice […]

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ARE YOU READY-

FOR BREAKFAST from Sloane Taylor I enjoy experimenting with different food combinations and creating new recipes. This delicious dish is perfect for breakfast or even lunch, but then you may want to add a small salad and a glass of crisp white wine. 😊 Italian Breakfast Soufflé for 2 ½ lb. Italian sausage, bulk or […]

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A RECIPE TO TRY

CHICKEN CHILI from Catherine Castle The other day I made chicken breasts in the crockpot in anticipation of making a batch of chicken pot pies. I threw in a couple extra boneless breasts, and hubby and I went out to run some errands. When we got back later that afternoon we were hungry and the […]

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Supporting Writers

HAPPY READING

FEATURING – TWO for ONE by Emma Lane The Digital Artist Pixabay.com I confess I am a Gemini. That means I do not apologize for having two personalities, two serious interests and two distinct pen names. As Emma Lane (Historicals) or Janis Lane (Cozy Mysteries) I spin tales at my computer happily imagining characters and […]

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Making A Writing Partnership Work

COLLABORATIVE WRITING How and Why it Works for Us by C.D. Hersh Lots of people we know look at us as collaborative writers and say, “I don’t know how you two do it. I’d kill my spouse if I had to work with him/her.” Well, we’re both still alive and healthy and love working together. […]