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Divalicious Chicken Pot Pie – Submitted by Reader Wendy Mallis

Divalicious Chicken Pot Pie   Print Author: Submitted by Wendy Mallis (adapted from The Kitchen Diva) Ingredients 2 tbsp heart-healthy butter 2 tbsp olive oil ½ cup chopped onions 2 cloves garlic – minced 2 tbsp poultry seasoning ½ tsp salt 1 tsp pepper – cut pepper way too much!! 1 tsp coarse – grainy mustard ½ cup flour 2 cups low-fat / low-sodium chicken stock 2 cups water 1 …Read More

Kelly Moore Camera Bag GIVEAWAY

 I am so excited to be giving away my favorite camera bag! You can look stylish while you capture your family’s memories this summer!  Currently, I have the same bag with me as I tour through Europe.  Check it out on INSTAGRAM Don’t forget to TAG your friends and SHARE this GIVEAWAY. a Rafflecopter giveaway

How to Survive Ordering Coffee in Europe

Coffee. It’s the simple pleasure in life most of us can’t live without. I know I can’t. Well…I’m sure I could but why bother? I knew from my previous trips to Paris that the experience of drinking coffee wasn’t something to be trifled with – and I’d read numerous articles on the art of ordering coffee in Italy but the idea really scared me. Yes, I’ll admit it – the …Read More

Celebrate National Pecan Day with Pecan Pie

Honey Pecan Pie   Print Author: adapted from Canadian Living Ingredients ½ cup unsalted butter 1 cup packed brown sugar ½ cup liquid honey 1 tbsp cider vinegar 2 tsp vanilla ¼ tsp salt 3 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups pecan halves Pastry: 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tbsp granulated sugar ¼ tsp salt ½ cup cold unsalted butter, cubed Directions Pastry: In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar …Read More

Success Tips From One Author to Another

In a few days I will be taking part in IndieReCon.org – an online conference for indie authors. It’s a conference I’ve enjoyed being part of for the past few years and if you are an author (not just indie but traditional, hybrid, wanna be…) then you should check out the conference – it’s free and full of amazing information. Joanna Penn recently asked a group of us sitting on …Read More

Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Popcorn   Print Ingredients 7-8 Cups of popped popcorn ¾ Cup of packed brown sugar 6 Tbsp butter 3 Tbsp corn syrup, light-coloured ¼ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp vanilla Directions Remove all unpopped kernels from the popped popcorn. Place the popcorn into a large baking or roast pan (approximately 17x12x2 inches). In medium saucepan combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly …Read More

First Date Thoughts From A Mom With Girls

When I was a teenager, I had a ‘few’ boyfriends – they were all very sweet, kind, exciting, fun and looking back, I can see how they helped to shape my life. But one thing I do remember the most – they were all friends first. They were all boys I knew had a good heart, who made me laugh, who taught me things about myself…boys who all turned into amazing men …Read More

Spring Is Here Women’s Fiction GIVEAWAY

From April 6th to 20th I will be joining forces with an incredible group of Women’s Fiction authors to show our appreciation to you, the READERS!  I hope you’ll join us and sign-up for the giveaway Hop over to Facebook, and be sure to take a look at these authors; Kim Boykin, Tina Ann Forkner, Susan Meissner, Wendy Paine Miller, Amy Sue Nathan, Colleen Oakley, Susan Schoenberger, and Carla Stewart. …Read More

Join This #travelholic On Her Next Adventure

I’m on my ‘next’ adventure soon and I’m heading back to Europe. I’m very excited! I have 22 days planned with adventure, coffee, sightseeing, and writing. For the first half of the trip I am taking my mother with me on a #tripofalifetime where we’ll begin in London where I’m taking part in a conference for authors – #indierecon – a free conference that is online (or in person in London) that …Read More

Scalloped Potatoes for Easter Dinner

Scalloped Potatoes for Easter Dinner   Print Author: adapted from Food Network’s Tyler Florence Ingredients 1½ cups of heavy cream 3 bay leaves 2 sprigs of fresh thyme, plus more to finish 2 garlic cloves, chopped ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg Salt and fresh ground black pepper Unsalted butter 2 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and cut into ⅛-inch-thick slices ½ cup grated Parmesan, plus more for broiling Directions Preheat the …Read More