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Steena Bakes: Chocolate Chip ‘Cloud’ Cookies

I’m not normally a meringue person but my kids are and they are always trying new cookie recipes on me. This one included. Considering there is chocolate and chocolate chips, it’s kind of hard to say no, right?     Chocolate Chip ‘Cloud’ Cookies (as adapted from Skinny Taste)   Author: Steena Save Print Ingredients ½ Cup of egg whites at room temperature ⅛ tsp cream of tartar ½ Cup refined …Read More

Steena Bakes: Candy Cane Cookies

One of my favorite cookies to make each holiday season are the Candy Cane cookies. Yes, yes, I know I’ve said in the past that shortbread, sugar cookies, gingerbread etc are my favorite but right now, these are it! Hey, a girl can change her mind, right? I remember my mom making these each year and I always looked forward to them! They melt in your mouth and have such …Read More

My Favorite Reads for 2016

2016 was a great year for books – don’t you agree? I thought I would share my 12 favorite reads from this past year. I’ll be posting these over on my Facebook Page throughout the month but in case you’d like to fill up your e-readers or want to buy some gifts for those reader friends of yours…I thought I’d not only list them here for you but also tell you why. If …Read More

Caramel Covered Pretzels…Delicious!

Since coming home from my three week long book trip, my oldest daughter has been baking a lot of treats. As with baking, some things gets tossed in the trash (like burnt caramel popcorn) and some things are devoured before I remember to take a photo and tease everyone with the mouth-watering sweets I’ve been eating. One thing I love about my daughter’s baking…she doesn’t always use recipes. She sees …Read More

Happy Bookaversary for The Word Game!

HAPPY BOOKAVERSARY! I’m hard at work with a deadline only 25 days away, so if it wasn’t for Booksparks reminding me that it had been a year since the release of The Word Game, this special day would have passed me by! This is such a special story for more reasons than one. Not only was it the 2015 USA Book News Winner for General Fiction but I’ve received so many …Read More

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf

Today is one of those perfect fall days where I could sip on a pumpkin spice latte and read a book while either sitting in front of my fireplace or curled up in my big comfy chair with a throw over my lap.  I’m about to start reading The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey. I saw the movie and now can’t wait to read the book – I have a feeling it’ll …Read More

Steena Reads: Tosca Lee’s Progeny

As fellow #bookaholics, we all like to get book recommendations, right? I love to share what I’m reading over on Instagram and if it’s a really good book…I like to share with you as well. For me – Progeny is a ‘really good book’. I first discovered Tosca Lee when she co-wrote with Ted Dekker – one of my favorite authors and the reason why I started to believe that I …Read More

Stop Judging What Your Child Is Reading

Hey Moms. Listen up. If your child is reading – leave them alone. Seriously. If you know of a child who is reading…leave them alone. Leave that mom alone. Keep your opinions to yourself. Stop the judging. Please. Do you remember when you first realized how awesome it was to get lost in a book? That first time when those words made sense? When you realized there was more to …Read More