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In this wide-ranging collection of steampunk, dystopian, and fantasy short fiction, award-winning author Chris Pavesic presents vibrant female characters in compelling narratives.

Hearty and Healthy Bread Salad

It may seem like the bread is the star of this dish, but the healthy vegetables fill more than a supporting role! Ingredients: 2 cups Italian or French bread cubes 1/4 to 1/3 cup vinaigrette dressing (see recipe below) 1 cup diced tomato 1 cup peeled and diced...

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Sloane Taylor’s Quick and Easy Egg Salad

  Sloane Taylor takes over my blog today with her quick and easy recipe for the perfect egg salad. The incredible edible egg makes a perfect salad to spread across your favorite bread for a delicious sandwich served with sliced avocado, chips, dill pickles, and...

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Eggplant Braciole

This vegan dish utilizes eggplant rather than a traditional beef flank steak. It is a nice meal for those days when you want something warm and filling. Ingredients: 1 large eggplant (about 1-1/2 lb.) 1-1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1-1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1...

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

  This dessert uses a cake mix to save time/effort. However the extra touches make it feel (and taste) homemade!   Ingredients: 1 (15.25 oz.) Pkg. Yellow Cake Mix 1 (3.4 oz.) Instant Lemon Pudding 1 cup water 1/4 cup poppy seeds 3 egg whites 1 egg 1/3 cup olive oil...

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Pagan Light Series 

Pagan Light Series by JoAnne Keltner About Possessed (formerly titled Goth Girl, Virgin Queen), Book 1: Calling Jackie psychic makes her cringe. But Jackie’s no normal seventeen-year-old. She picks up emotions from people and objects like a freak. The emotions make...

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Personal Size Guilt Free Pineapple Sundae

This dessert was invented by my Sister-in-Law. The wild-card is the yogurt. You can have any flavor, any type (dairy or non-dairy), regular, low-sugar, or low fat. It is one of those recipes where you can choose your own ingredients! Ingredients: 1-2 Slices of...

read more

A Bestiary Alphabet and a Giveaway

  Note from Chris: This artwork looks stunning! About A Bestiary Alphabet: From Al-Mi’raj to Zlatarog, The Bestiary Alphabet features a different mythical creature for every letter of the alphabet, lovingly drawn and illustrated by the talented Felix Eddy. Like...

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Rake & Romance with Suzanne G. Rogers

Suzanne G. Rogers takes over my blog today showcasing the alter-egos in her newest sweet romance novel. Back in the era of black and white television, The Patty Duke Show reigned supreme. The premise revolved around a rambunctious American girl (Patty Lane) and her...

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Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Kale Lasagna

This healthy dish is easy to assemble and cook. The slow cooker makes it a time-saver as well. Ingredients: 9 no-boil lasagna noodles 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 small onions, finely chopped, about 3/4 cup 1 cloves garlic, minced (optional) 1 teaspoon salt, divided 1/4...

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Easy Chocolate Mint Mousse

This is a quick, easy, and decadent dessert! Ingredients: 7 oz. chopped, dark chocolate 1-1/4 cup heavy cream 8 chopped after-dinner mints or about 1/3 cup Creme De Menthe Baking Chips in bag (plus extra for garnish) fresh mint for garnish Materials: Measuring cups...

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Gina Briganti’s Sauce & Eggplant

Gina Briganti joins me in the virtual kitchen today. Take it away Gina! If you're reading a fantasy romance about an Italian woman (Elena Zucchero in Deep in the Dreaming), written by a woman who is half Sicilian (Gina Briganti), then you deserve to taste delicious,...

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Vegan Beet and Orange Quinoa Salad

This healthy dish is vegan/vegetarian and works as a light lunch or a side dish for supper. Ingredients: 1-1/3 cups quinoa, rinsed 2 navel oranges Orange zest from 1 orange, about 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar 1 (14 oz.)...

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Carol Browne’s Blackberry Bramble Sorbet

Fellow author Carol Browne takes over my blog today with her best blackberry recipe yet! In the USA, it’s Fall; in the UK, Autumn. Whatever you call it, it’s that time of year for mists and mellow fruitfulness and it’s the fruit that takes centre stage. We harvest an...

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Good for You Fresh Plum Cake

For the first day of Autumn this is a perfect dish to pair with a cup of warm coffee! Ingredients: 2-1/4 cup all purpose flour, divided 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon margarine softened to room temperature 1-1/2 teaspoons baking...

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Seize the Day with Author Catherine Castle

Catherine Castle joins my blog today with some good advice. The other day while perusing an antique mall, I came across a little wooden plaque engraved with what I thought were the words Carpe Diem. Reminded of the movie Dead Poets Society, in which the phrase carpe...

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Peach, Blueberry and Almond Crisp

This fruit crisp is vegetarian/vegan and is a wonderful dessert addition to the end of any meal.   Ingredients: 3 cups fresh or thawed frozen sliced peeled peaches, undrained 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen blueberries, undrained 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/4...

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CD Hersh’s Calico Fudge

CD Hersh joins me in the virtual kitchen today!   Donald's mother created this easy recipe and it soon became a family favorite. CALICO FUDGE ⅔ cup milk 1½ cups granulated sugar ¾ cup brown sugar Pinch of salt 2 tbsp. butter 4 tbsp. peanut butter 12 marshmallows,...

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Dairy-Free Cucumber Dill Salad

Cool, creamy, and delicious! This dairy-free salad will be a tasty treat for lunch or dinner. Ingredients: 3 cucumbers (about 1 1/2 lbs.), peeled, thinly sliced 1-2 green onions thinly sliced 3 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise 3 tablespoons plain coconut yogurt 1/4 cup...

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A Romantic Breakfast with Sloane Taylor

Fellow author Sloane Taylor takes over my blog today. Enjoy! Some people claim breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I believe that’s true, but it doesn’t mean you have to stuff yourself with mountains of borderline healthy food. This menu is satisfying,...

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Coconut Fro-Yo Blueberry Bites

This Labor Day why not enjoy something dairy-free and delicious!     Ingredients: 1 pint blueberries 2 single serve blueberry coconut yogurt Materials: Medium bowl Parchment paper Spoon Baking sheet that fits in freezer Directions: 1.  Stir yogurt in bowl.  Drop in...

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Creamy Dairy-Free Broccoli Cranberry Salad

If you have issues with dairy, coconut milk may be a wonderful discovery. This vegan substitute works just like traditional dairy products and includes coconut sour cream, whipping cream, yogurt, ice cream, and other types of creamy products. Ingredients: 3...

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Steampunk Movies

Attend any type of Science Fiction/Steampunk convention, Cosplay event, or Renaissance fair to see how deeply this idea to share an experience is ingrained with fans. At these events people not only celebrate the genre they love, but also the spirit of creativity displayed by the participants.

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Pumpkin Custard by Suzanne G. Rogers

from Suzanne G. Rogers A friend of mine invited me to a potluck, with the caveat that she was following a low-sugar diet to lose weight. I offered to bring dessert and began looking for a low-calorie pumpkin-based custard recipe on the Internet. I wanted to find...

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Cover Reveal for Exile: Unreachable Skies

Mirror World Publishing presents the cover reveal for Exile: Unreachable Skies, Volume 2 by Karen McCreedy! About Exile: Zarda, Fate-Seer of her people, the Drax, has chosen to join the wingless and their broken-winged dams on their long and dangerous journey into...

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The Second Son by Vonnie Hughes

Regency historical romance at its finest is what you get with this compelling novel by Vonnie Hughes. This book sweeps you back to Britain into the early 1800s where life for the wealthy was filled with elegance and grand parties. But there is more to the era of great...

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Grilled Spicy Corn

This recipe includes fresh ingredients and non-dairy sour cream. It is a little bit spicy, so mix to taste. I tend to go heavy on the cilantro and eliminate the garlic when I cook for my family. My sister-in-law Breene adds extra garlic. Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut...

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In the Garden with Emma Lane

  by Emma Lane Gardens grow of their own volition. You labor with the lay out and lovingly place the plants. By the third year, your garden has selected what it will and will not accept. But it’s gorgeous, healthy and you wouldn’t change a single thing. (Okay,...

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Hearty and Healthy Bread Salad

It may seem like the bread is the star of this dish, but the healthy vegetables fill more than a supporting role! Ingredients: 2 cups Italian or French bread cubes 1/4 to 1/3 cup vinaigrette dressing (see recipe below) 1 cup diced tomato 1 cup peeled and diced...

read more

Sloane Taylor’s Quick and Easy Egg Salad

  Sloane Taylor takes over my blog today with her quick and easy recipe for the perfect egg salad. The incredible edible egg makes a perfect salad to spread across your favorite bread for a delicious sandwich served with sliced avocado, chips, dill pickles, and...

read more

Eggplant Braciole

This vegan dish utilizes eggplant rather than a traditional beef flank steak. It is a nice meal for those days when you want something warm and filling. Ingredients: 1 large eggplant (about 1-1/2 lb.) 1-1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1-1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1...

read more

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

  This dessert uses a cake mix to save time/effort. However the extra touches make it feel (and taste) homemade!   Ingredients: 1 (15.25 oz.) Pkg. Yellow Cake Mix 1 (3.4 oz.) Instant Lemon Pudding 1 cup water 1/4 cup poppy seeds 3 egg whites 1 egg 1/3 cup olive oil...

read more

Pagan Light Series 

Pagan Light Series by JoAnne Keltner About Possessed (formerly titled Goth Girl, Virgin Queen), Book 1: Calling Jackie psychic makes her cringe. But Jackie’s no normal seventeen-year-old. She picks up emotions from people and objects like a freak. The emotions make...

read more

Personal Size Guilt Free Pineapple Sundae

This dessert was invented by my Sister-in-Law. The wild-card is the yogurt. You can have any flavor, any type (dairy or non-dairy), regular, low-sugar, or low fat. It is one of those recipes where you can choose your own ingredients! Ingredients: 1-2 Slices of...

read more

A Bestiary Alphabet and a Giveaway

  Note from Chris: This artwork looks stunning! About A Bestiary Alphabet: From Al-Mi’raj to Zlatarog, The Bestiary Alphabet features a different mythical creature for every letter of the alphabet, lovingly drawn and illustrated by the talented Felix Eddy. Like...

read more

Rake & Romance with Suzanne G. Rogers

Suzanne G. Rogers takes over my blog today showcasing the alter-egos in her newest sweet romance novel. Back in the era of black and white television, The Patty Duke Show reigned supreme. The premise revolved around a rambunctious American girl (Patty Lane) and her...

read more

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Kale Lasagna

This healthy dish is easy to assemble and cook. The slow cooker makes it a time-saver as well. Ingredients: 9 no-boil lasagna noodles 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 small onions, finely chopped, about 3/4 cup 1 cloves garlic, minced (optional) 1 teaspoon salt, divided 1/4...

read more

Hearty and Healthy Bread Salad

It may seem like the bread is the star of this dish, but the healthy vegetables fill more than a supporting role! Ingredients: 2 cups Italian or French bread cubes 1/4 to 1/3 cup vinaigrette dressing (see recipe below) 1 cup diced tomato 1 cup peeled and diced...

read more

Sloane Taylor’s Quick and Easy Egg Salad

  Sloane Taylor takes over my blog today with her quick and easy recipe for the perfect egg salad. The incredible edible egg makes a perfect salad to spread across your favorite bread for a delicious sandwich served with sliced avocado, chips, dill pickles, and...

read more

Eggplant Braciole

This vegan dish utilizes eggplant rather than a traditional beef flank steak. It is a nice meal for those days when you want something warm and filling. Ingredients: 1 large eggplant (about 1-1/2 lb.) 1-1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1-1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1...

read more

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

  This dessert uses a cake mix to save time/effort. However the extra touches make it feel (and taste) homemade!   Ingredients: 1 (15.25 oz.) Pkg. Yellow Cake Mix 1 (3.4 oz.) Instant Lemon Pudding 1 cup water 1/4 cup poppy seeds 3 egg whites 1 egg 1/3 cup olive oil...

read more

Pagan Light Series 

Pagan Light Series by JoAnne Keltner About Possessed (formerly titled Goth Girl, Virgin Queen), Book 1: Calling Jackie psychic makes her cringe. But Jackie’s no normal seventeen-year-old. She picks up emotions from people and objects like a freak. The emotions make...

read more

Personal Size Guilt Free Pineapple Sundae

This dessert was invented by my Sister-in-Law. The wild-card is the yogurt. You can have any flavor, any type (dairy or non-dairy), regular, low-sugar, or low fat. It is one of those recipes where you can choose your own ingredients! Ingredients: 1-2 Slices of...

read more

A Bestiary Alphabet and a Giveaway

  Note from Chris: This artwork looks stunning! About A Bestiary Alphabet: From Al-Mi’raj to Zlatarog, The Bestiary Alphabet features a different mythical creature for every letter of the alphabet, lovingly drawn and illustrated by the talented Felix Eddy. Like...

read more

Rake & Romance with Suzanne G. Rogers

Suzanne G. Rogers takes over my blog today showcasing the alter-egos in her newest sweet romance novel. Back in the era of black and white television, The Patty Duke Show reigned supreme. The premise revolved around a rambunctious American girl (Patty Lane) and her...

read more

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