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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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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. […]

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A Celebration of Spring

WILLOWS IN YOUR GARDEN from Janis Lane Recently I overheard a patron mention his willow tree had budded, a sure sign of Spring. I felt a rush of panic. No! I couldn’t be late to harvest the silver buds before the catkins appeared. Whereas the little kitties are sweet, they do not stay on the […]

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A Warm Culinary Hug

from Tina Griffith You decide. This recipe is easy to prepare and a favorite with my husband and me. We usually add a crisp salad and Voila! we have a complete dinner in a flash. Of course a bottle of red wine adds to the festivities. CHEESY OLIVE BREAD 1 large crusty loaf French bread […]

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If You Have A Goal –

Age Doesn’t Matter Just Ask Abraham’s Wife Sarah from Catherine Castle I got a text from my daughter the other day. It read, “You’re kind of like Laura Ingalls Wilder. She didn’t get published until 65.” I took a bit of umbrage to that statement, and pulled a bit of pride from it as well. […]

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Never Give Up

Written by Sharon Ledwith The journey to publication wasn’t easy for me. In fact, it took me a great deal of time and effort to get to where I am now. So, let’s go back in time to 1995 when I got bitten by the writing bug during a Planning Your Novel workshop I attended […]