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. with two cans...

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 year my husband requests...

Turkey, Veggie Sloppy Joes

Turkey, Veggie Sloppy Joes

A Big thanks to my friend Christina Dymock for sharing her delicious and healthy slow cooker recipe--a perfect meal for this busy holiday season! This week is a busy week. Between the release of Echo Ridge, the start of the holiday season, and the candy high the kids...

Delicious crock-pot recipe to make dinner easier

I don't know about all of you, but I'm always struggling to balance my career, church responsibilities, community activities and my family and home. Some days eight o'clock rolls around and I realize we still haven't eaten dinner. If you've made a goal to have family...

New from my kitchen: baking with natural yeast

It's been a busy spring with more craziness coming as summer really gets into gear. As I turned over all of the  LDStorymakers conference responsibilities to the new co-chairs, I've been working to turn over a new leaf in my own life--eating healthier. I've...

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