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Deliciousness

  Burnt Butter & Sage Pasta from Sloane Taylor My friend Vickie was a marvelous cook, but she never measured her ingredients. A handful of this a pinch of that was her method. And every dish was delicious. Vickie actually created this recipe, but left it to me for amounts. After years of indulging myself, […]

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Writing Tips

Good Advice

THE 80 – 20 RULE FOR WRITERS from Sharon Ledwith Apply the 80-20 rule to everything you do. Especially when it comes to your writing. What’s the 80-20 rule? It’s a simple formula. The basic idea is that 20 percent of the things you do will account for 80 percent of the value of your […]

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Happy Eating

Perfect Pairing

ROMANCE MEETS OUTDOOR DINING from Sloane Taylor Spring is an amazing time of year and my favorite because that’s when the Earth comes alive. All sorts of beautiful things happen. Trees are budding, tender plants push through the ground, and romance is in the air and warm weather is just a few weeks away. I […]

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Small Pleasures

The Original Cakewalk from Sharon Ledwith Y’all ready to set the flo’? Say what? Not sure what I’m talking about? You’re not alone. I had no idea what “set the flo’” meant until digging into the research I needed to bring readers into my point-of-view character Drake Bailey’s world in the third book of The […]

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What’s Perfect Today?

Happy Eating from Vonnie Hughes The perfect lunch or dinner that’s great for leftover vegetables. The extra bonus – it’s easy to make. Let your imagination rule on the veggies. Onion, broccoli, mushroom, cauliflower, courgettes, capsicums, corn kernels…whatever you have on hand tastes amazing in this recipe. Chopped, cooked bacon or a small can of […]

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Writing Tips

The Spotlights on –

An Editor’s Golden Touch from Sharon Ledwith Do you want to know how to make your manuscript stronger? Polished? Close to publication? Psst…I can help with that. Correction—my former editor, Kathy Teel, can help with that. The following advice is gold to writers seasoned or new. Read on… The word “as” is not your friend. […]

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Happy Eating

Gather ‘Round

A big,  warm culinary hug from Sloane Taylor A dish fit for a king that takes a little time but is well worth it. Prep more chops then freeze them to finish cooking for another meal. Stuffed Pork Chops 2 loin chops, boneless Stuffing, recipe below 1 tbsp. (15ml) olive oil ½ cup (120ml) chicken […]

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Happy Reading

Today’s Post Features –

MOVING ON From Alicia Joseph When I was in college, back in 1998, I took a creative writing course where I wrote two horribly written short stories and some really bad poems. The stories were called The Hideout and The Attic. Apparently, I wasn’t very creative with titles back then. To this day, I don’t […]

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Supporting Writers

Frustrations Of Creative Work from Carol Browne Christianna Cassisa, an artist friend, recently posted some of her paintings on Facebook. I love her art because she has a unique style and her work seems to have a life of its own that I can only describe as magical. Some creatives really do have a special […]

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Happy Cooking

A Recipe To Try

Breakfast Bakes from Linda Lee Greene, Author/Artist Saturdays are universally hectic. Itineraries for this special day of the week are mind-boggling in their Mach-speed, complexity, and crowded activities. But it is also the time before the starting pistol shoots us into a frenzy to steal a few moments to reconnect with our loved-ones, and even […]