baking

top o’ the morning

Nothing fancy, just a nice recipe for something called Irish Soda Bread. Why’s it called that? Bicarbonate of soda was introduced in the 1840s, and it reacts with the acidic

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Cookie tiiiiime!

This is the only cookie recipe I’ve ever committed to memory. These are pretty much the best rolled cookies there are. I used to call them “Sailboat Cookies” because for

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baking for the right-brained

From the Gundersen family right-brained recipe file. No cookie cutters required! Christmas Morning Plum Bread 2 c. self-rising flour 2 c. sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. cloves 1 c. oil

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breakfast of champions

When the peaches are this good, you don’t need a fancy scone recipe. Just this one. I’m posting it here because I can never find mine but I can always

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my grandma, the maniac

Christmas Memories by Susan Wiggs, author of Lakeshore Christmas Lakeshore Christmas is my first full-length novel set during the holidays, so I relied on my deepest and most cherished personal

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just a taste

A sneak peek at Lakeshore Christmas. Maureen Davenport and Eddie Haven are bringing sexy back to the library. Click the link for a great recipe: 09_283_Postcard_Lakeshore

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more northwest goodness

As if my roundup of romance wasn’t enough, here’s something else to tempt you: Local, national authors dish up their favorite recipes By Mary Ann Gwinn Seattle Times book editor

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cookie tiiiime

“Think what a better world it would be if we all–the whole world–had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a

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Magic Muffins

I love my readers. I love the honest and heartfelt posts they leave on my message board. Like this one: I just wanted to let Susan know how her recipe

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Heard any good books lately?

Snowfall at Willow Lake is available in unabridged and abridged audio format from Brilliance. You can even download a copy here. Where do you listen to books on audio? In

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Queen of Tarts

I have a tart pan! I love that I have a tart pan! Here’s a recipe I adapted from Real Simple Magazine.   1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

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