So I usually only give resolutions a passing thought. Honestly, the main one I always seem to make is to lose weight but since I never seem to put any effort into that it isn’t going to happen. And I’m not really all that concerned with it anyway. So this year I am trying goals […]Read More Resolutions
I’m Posting every day in 2011! I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now. I will be posting on this blog once a day / once a week for all of 2011. I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome […]Read More I am gonna give this a try
One tradition that I have always wondered about but never questioned was the eating of black eyed peas on New Years. We had them every New Years Day for dinner because eating them brings good luck for the coming year. This year I decided to look up the tradition behind eating them and share it […]Read More Hoppin’ John
I am going to leave Shadows as is… I just can’t bring myself to change it at all. I tried but just can’t do it. Anyway, I found a contest in one of my writers mags that is looking for shorter novels so I am going to enter it. We will see what happens. The […]Read More Thoughts on the new novel…and the old one.
Christmas is such a beautiful holiday. There are many different ways to celebrate the season. Most important is the birth of our Savior. The act of giving gifts, which stems from the Nativity, is another wonderful tradition. The looks on the little children’s faces on Christmas morning make all the work worthwhile. Spending time with […]Read More Merry Christmas!
DANISH PECAN KRINGLE For the pastry: 2 cups all purpose flour 1 Tablespoon sugar ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup cold butter 1 package active dry yeast ¼ cup warm water (110 – 115 degrees) ½ cup warm milk (110 – 115 degrees) 1 egg, beaten 1 egg white, lightly beaten For the filling: 1 ½ […]Read More Danish Pecan Kringle
As I drove down the road shaded by towering trees, I couldn’t help but smile. Early fall was the best time of year in New Mexico. Warm days, cool nights, the smell of roasting chile on the air. I chose the best time to come back this way, even though the season had never crossed […]Read More A little bit more … “Anywhere But Here”
MAPLE-GLAZED CHICKEN WITH HOLIDAY CHUTNEY Ingredients CHUTNEY: 2 cups peeled, cored and chopped baking apples 1-1/3 cups fresh cranberries 3/4 cup chopped sweet onion 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup golden raisins 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot CHICKEN: 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast […]Read More MAPLE-GLAZED CHICKEN WITH HOLIDAY CHUTNEY
2 cups orange juice 3 cups cranberries 1 orange chopped finely (peel included) 1 apple cored and chopped finely 1 cup walnuts 1 teaspoon cardamom 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 cup honey 1/2 cup sugar Put orange juice and cranberries into a pot. Cook on medium heat. Bring to light boil. Add all other ingredients. Stir […]Read More Christmas Chutney
I decided to set the first story aside because I am frustrated with it. This is the beginning of something. Not sure what yet, but something… As I drove down the road shaded by towering trees, I couldn’t help but smile. Early fall was the best time of year in New Mexico. Warm days, cool […]Read More Something new I am working on…