3 vegan (moo-free) pizza toppings

“There's very little in my world that a foot massage and a thin-crust, everything-on-it pizza won't set right.” mystery writer G.A. McKevett/Sonja Massie When you can't have or don't want to have dairy cheese, pizza can be tricky. Frozen versions are nearly impossible. Takeout pizza isn't much better -- as calling in a cheese-free order (or, worse,… Continue reading 3 vegan (moo-free) pizza toppings

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3 ways pros ditch writer’s block

“Writing about a writer's block is better than not writing at all.” Charles Bukowski, German-American poet, The Last Night of the Earth Poems Deadlines and the need of a newsroom for each writer to pull his or her own weight have a remarkable way of eliminating writer's block. Journalists don't have it. I don't just suspect… Continue reading 3 ways pros ditch writer’s block



Thank you to Sharon at and Dr. Tanya at for separately nominating JOY Journal for the Liebster Award! How exciting! Readers, please check out both of these uplifting blogs. You will be blessed! What is the Liebster Award? “This award is meant as an instrument to encourage and mentor new bloggers. The earliest case of… Continue reading Liebsterpalooza


Pizza dough for 1 to 12

“How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?” Julia Child, American chef I can't remember precisely why I started by making bread of all things, but I can certainly remember when. I was barely into my 20s and my newspaper asked me to write about food. (This was perhaps because… Continue reading Pizza dough for 1 to 12