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Classic Cheesecake – Sweet Reader Recipe

One of my favorite desserts to make is cheesecake. Once upon a time I thought I hated all things cheesecake – can you  imagine? It’s now one of my favorite sweet treats. A special shoutout to Cathy Continuo (a member of my FB reading group and Steena’s Secret Society) for sharing this awesome sweet recipe with me! hmmm…cheesecake I remember the first time I ate a piece of baked cheesecake …Read More

Saving Abby Cover Release

It seems like I’ve been waiting forever to share with you the cover of my upcoming release – Saving Abby. This is a story that has stolen my heart and I can’t wait for you to read it!   Release date: May 31, 2016 There is a lot of me in this story – if you’ve followed along on some of my #steenatravels the past three years you’ll recognize some …Read More

15 Top Social Media Tips for Authors

Social media can seem so overwhelming to authors today. How do they use it? What do they say? What don’t you use it for? I’m thrilled to share my top 15 tips for authors when it comes to using social media with Booksparks and their new online magazine! Check it out here for the whole article and to read more of their tips. Tips for Social Media 1. Your readers …Read More

20 Best Books of 2015…Have You Read Them?

Good Housekeeping recently shared a post from RedBookMagazine about the 20 best books of 2015 written by women and I was so proud to have The Word Game mentioned. It was mentioned because of YOU…my readers! Thank you for all your reviews, for helping to spread the word, for sharing this book with your friends and family members…you are all amazing and awesome and the best readers an author could ask …Read More

Can I Help Celebrate Your Birthday?

I love birthday’s and there’s nothing I’d love more than to help you celebrate yours! Just like with my Christmas cards that I mail out every year, I’d love to send you a birthday card…just a little something to help you celebrate your day. I’ll send these postcards world wide so it doesn’t matter where you live, as long as you provide an address! Sign up here if you’d like to receive a …Read More

Caramel Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars

  Caramel Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 55 mins   Author: adapted from Taste of Home Serves: 4 dozen Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups brown sugar, packed 2 large eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt ¼ cup sugar 3 tsp ground cinnamon 2 cans (13.4 ounces each) dulce …Read More

Cake Batter Fudge (reader recipe)

This recipe was submitted by reader Shawna Griffith (adapted from Baked from a Box blog).  This fun, and easy, recipe is delicious and a definite crowd-pleaser!   Cake Batter Fudge (reader recipe)   Print Author: Shawna Griffith (adapted from Baked from a Box blog) Ingredients 1 cup yellow cake mix 1 cup confectioners’ sugar ½ stick (1/4 cup) butter or margarine, cut into small squares ¼ cup milk or ⅛ …Read More

Classic Shortbread

I love the holidays! But I especially love the baking 😉  If you’re part of my Secret Society on FB, we’re hosting 12 days of Cookies.  Each day we put a call-out for classic Christmas Cookie recipe’s!  Today was day 1 (December 2, 2015) and we’re kicking it off with Classic Shortbread!   Classic Shortbread   Print Author: adapted from BHG New Cookbook Ingredients 1¼ Cups All-Purpose Flour 3 Tbsp …Read More