Thank you SO much, Taryn for inviting me onto your lovely blog again!
One of the most fascinating aspects of creating a novel about a very different kind of cocktail bar was the research that went into it. 777 more words
On Christmas Eve, millions of kids all over the world will be leaving out cookies and milk for Santa, and many will also provide a few carrots for his trusty reindeer. 1,473 more words
For those who have read my book Perfect Imperfections, you will know that Sarah makes this amazing hot chocolate which she and Edward call ‘Real Hot Chocolate’. 563 more words
I’ll always remember the Christmas my parents visited us in Virginia and we decorated a balsam fir tree together. Unlike the artificial trees that defined my childhood in Hawai’i, this one was… 1,993 more words
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Get lost for two hours. Go read Jacques Derrida or the like, something to break your brain on and convince you that mind is nothing in the comfort department compared to the things of the spirit, which is what is going on in back in the kitchen.
Few words elicit more mealtime cheers than:
“LET’S HAVE PIZZA!”
It doesn’t matter how old you are. Just hearing the word ‘pizza’ you’re suddenly starving for peppers, mushrooms, onions, and olives (okay, pepperoni and sausage) enmeshed in a savory tomato sauce and ooey gooey melty cheese, happily resting atop a thin and crispy or thick and chewy crust. 3,423 more words