childhood, family, motherhood

The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker

As I was standing in the kitchen early this morning making Sunday Breakfast, I was thinking about something. It started with bacon, as I was laying out odd pieces as neatly as I could to bake them. We’re having monkey bread and baked bacon, and eggs for those who want them (the First Reader). One… Read More The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker

writing

Crossing the Line

James Young is guesting over at the Mad Genius Club today with a post on lines authors should think hard about before crossing, and it’s a lengthy but worthwhile read. “Y’all talk about torturing your characters… are there any lines you won’t cross?” Well…you’d have thought I’d been handing out briefcases of cash with complimentary… Read More Crossing the Line

Cooking, Recipe

Lemon Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

These have long been a favorite with my children, in no small part for the kinetic molding method (what kid doesn’t love to stick their fingers into cookie dough?) and because they are nearly infinitely customizable. At least in my kitchen… Because you fill the thumbprint with jam or jelly, and I usually have anywhere… Read More Lemon Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies