recipes

Fancied-up box stuffing

"Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Half-time takes 12 minutes. This is not coincidence." Erma Bombeck, American humorist I've been cooking a long time and I like to make things from scratch. So, for me, Thanksgiving has become a chance to pull out all the stops. But, when… Continue reading Fancied-up box stuffing

books, writing

Last day of giveaway!

Last chance for a FREE escape from the holiday frazzles. My chick-lit e-book Dune Girl is FREE at Amazon Kindle until 11:59 p.m. California time today. Tuck a copy into your Kindle, smart phone, tablet or other device as an uplifting, humorous break to the holiday crush. Even better, share this giveaway with friends just all over the place. It… Continue reading Last day of giveaway!

family life

3 holiday fails

"I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage." Erma Bombeck, American humorist There's a Norman Rockwell holiday -- where even grandpa's wrinkles are picturesque -- and there's the rest of us. We've probably all had some blissed-out moments here and there, but, more often than not, there's something, well, amiss. We don't… Continue reading 3 holiday fails

family life, spiritual life

The ever-changing table

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” Erma Bombeck, American humorist The era that set all that Thanksgiving should be in my mind was actually rather brief. It began the year my immediate family returned to our Chicago-area home base and… Continue reading The ever-changing table

books, writing

Chick lit freebie here

The holiday frazzles are coming -- but a break is here for the taking. My chick-lit e-book Dune Girl is FREE at Amazon Kindle today (start of Monday California time) through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday California time. Tuck a copy into your Kindle, smart phone, tablet or other device as an uplifting, humorous break to the holiday crush. Even… Continue reading Chick lit freebie here