Friday, November 20, 2009

Website is Up!

My website is FINALLY up and running! For a computer illiterate like me, this has been a huge undertaking and very time consuming. But..success! Please check it out at and give me feedback and suggestions.

Also, check out the recipes I posted there. Two are my favorite yam recipes.  The Apple and Yam is perfect for your Thanksgiving feast.  The Apple, Onion, Sausage Pot Pie is fantastic for Fall - a definite comfort food. They take a little time but are REALLY worth it - so yummy! I promise they will become family favorites for you, too. Also, after much trial and error, I have come up with a delicious granola recipe. I won't claim it is absolutely perfect - mostly because I think every recipe can be tweaked and be good or better - but let's just say I couldn't stop eating it when it came out of the oven. Dangerous for a diet, but very healthy, simple, and cost-effective!

Friday, November 13, 2009


I was thinking about yams this week. What a great food! I always stock up around now because yams go on sale for Thanksgiving and they can be used in so many great recipes. Sweet potatoes and yams are interchangeable, so don't stress about which is which at the grocery store; get the least expensive. I like them boiled or baked with butter and salt - just like a baked potato. They are also good as sweet potato fries, in pies, in casseroles, in cookies, and loads of other recipes. Check out a good recipe site like The Dr. Gourmet link also had a roasted yam recipe that looked delicious. Look up I'm going to try it! Comment here on this or other yam recipes you love.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My Family

At Glacier National Park.We had so much fun and the weather was perfect!

Keeping up

I'm trying to look all professional and knowing on this blog, but I really have no clue what I'm doing. Obviously technology is advancing faster than I am - so here's to jumping in late in the game. My publisher informed me I "absolutely must have an on-line presence" so here I am simply because of my book. There's definitely ulterior motive here. Why else would I try to facebook and keep track of 300 friends along with my own kids? I will admit it's been a steep learning curve - but fun - and seriously time-consuming - but REALLY fun. Maybe soon there will be a website, too...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My first book is now available for sale! It will be officially in stock on December 8th, 2009. Pre-order it at or request it at your local bookstore or library. I thought it was going to be later, so I'm thrilled it will be available for Christmas gift giving - and an inexpensive gift, too - something I like.:)