Fierce

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

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...

read more

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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Pistachio Pudding Cake

This dessert is made with packaged white cake mix and instant pistachio pudding/pie filling. A bit of convenience mixed with your own homemade style! Ingredients: 1 (15.25 oz) package white cake mix 2 (4 serving size) packages instant pistachio pudding and pie filling...

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Get Ready for Indy Ebooks Day on July 27th, 2019.

Fellow Indy author Dianna Gunn takes over my blog today with a special announcement. Indie Ebooks Day by Dianna Gunn Ebooks may never completely eliminate paper books, but they have revolutionized the publishing industry. Authors today can format an ebook affordably...

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Dairy-Free Orange Sherbet

This Orange Sherbet can be made with regular milk, but I prefer the dairy-free version. I use coconut milk because it picks up the flavor of the orange and lemon better than almond milk. (The almond flavor could override the citrus flavors.) If you have a suggestion...

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June 2019 Finish Line

This entry into the Finish Line series for June, 2019 focuses on skincare. (I find it difficult to "pan" any product other than skincare.) And there's a shocking twist, which has been happening more often than not in these posts. Intrigued? Read on. I received this...

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Sandwich and a Smoothie

Looking for a refreshing meal to beat the summer heat? This healthy sandwich and smoothie duo has you covered. This Open-Faced Nut Butter Sandwich forgoes the jelly for fresh sliced pears. Ingredients: 1-2 slices of your favorite bread Peanut butter or almond butter...

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Cool Red White & Blue Cake for a Hot July 4th

My sister-in-law and I collaborated to make this gelatin dessert for a recent family get-together. One day we were comparing notes and realized that we both inherited the same recipe from our respective grandmothers. This must have been a very popular dessert back in...

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ColourPop: BYOP Matte & Duo Chrome

Recently I had to bid farewell to some of my favorite eyeshadow palettes. Makeup does not last forever and some of the ones I had purchased in 2016/2017 were not performing the way they used to--which means it was time to say goodbye. Powder products tend to last...

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Tuna Hummus Pita Sandwich

This dish makes a quick and easy lunch for a hot summer day. No stove or oven required! Ingredients: One can tuna in water (5 oz.) 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion About 1/3 cup chopped cucumber 1 tablespoon golden raisins or dark raisins...

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My Fair Guardian Review

  Can she polish him up enough to fit into society…without falling in love? When Bethany is saddled with an unwanted, unrefined, and decidedly common guardian, she must polish him up before he’s fit for good society. As for Willoughby Winter, all that stands...

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A Sneak Peek at Shelf Life

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for Shelf Life!   About the Book: Young bookseller Cathy Finn is having a bad day. First, there's the assassin's bullet. Then comes the realisation that she's been living in a work of fiction. Worse, she wasn't even the main character....

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Emma’s Wildflowers

Emma Lane, who writes cozy mysteries as Janis Lane, is an expert on plants, how to use them in our gardens, and what to do when a season ends. She is here today to share a little of her expertise. When I moved to Western New York (a very long time ago), I bought a...

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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...

read more

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,...

read more

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...

read more

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,...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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.

read more

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...

read more

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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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...

read more

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,...

read more

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...

read more

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,...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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.

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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