Make your own bubble bath

Make your own bubble bath

Wednesday was National Bubble Bath day, and when I mentioned my homemade bubble bath I had some people ask how it was made, so I thought I’d share the super simple directions here.  I first found this recipe on Apartmenttherapy.com.┬áIt has clean ingredients...
Four easy Christmas candy recipes

Four easy Christmas candy recipes

I love Christmastime and all of the delicious Christmas treats. When I was growing up my mom spent several evenings making scads of treats to give away to friends and neighbors. Though I don’t live in such a close-knit neighborhood and many of my friends are too...
Frog-Eye Salad Recipe

Frog-Eye Salad Recipe

One of my family favorite edit for gatherings at any time of year is Frog-Eye Salad. I’ve also seen this called Hawaiian pasta salad or just acini de pepe salad (after the pasta in the salad). I’ve seen it with a custard base, or with boxed pudding mix....
Christmas in October!

Christmas in October!

Okay, not exactly. More like Christmas shopping in October. From time to time readers ask me about autographed copies of my books. I decided this is the perfect time to offer deep discounts, low to free shipping costs, and signed copies. Also, the DiCarlo Brides are...
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Some of my favorite recipes are the most basic ones. This Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie recipe is one I remember from my childhood and used in my third cozy mystery, Muffins & Murder (A perfect choice for this time of year since it starts with a Halloween murder!)...
Hot Cocoa Recipe

Hot Cocoa Recipe

Testing recipes for my culinary mysteries can be half the fun of creating the books–and this hot cocoa recipe is no exception. This one came out of my fourth Sweet Bites Mystery book, Eggnog & Extortion. It definitely takes longer than opening up a packet of...
Unbelievably Simple Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Unbelievably Simple Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and I’ve slipped into preparation mode. We’re celebrating with friends this year so I won’t have to make a full meal for just my husband and myself, but I’ll still have a few things to take with us. Every...