• IndieBRAG Holiday Blog Hop

    I have joined indieBRAG Medallion honorees for the month of December, on, for  this Christmas Blog Hop. Participating authors will share tales of Christmas traditions and more. Enjoy! And Happy Holidays to you! Traditions…Dad worked on the Christmas tree lot for the Optimists Club every year, selling beautiful and fresh-smelling pines and cedars. He could have brought […]

  • traditions – Mom’s lasagna

    Yesterday, the meat sauce. Today, Mom’s lasagna… 1 box lasagna noodles (this works fine with the oven ready variety, too)1 lb. cottage¹ cheese (or ricotta)8 oz. grated mozzarella8 oz. grated mild cheddar1 or 2 eggsspaghetti sauce2 teaspoons Italian seasoningFresh grated Parmesan Cook the lasagna noodles according to package directions. Rinse, drain and let cool. (Or […]

  • Mom’s spaghetti sauce

    Thinking about Christmas traditions, including dinner… so I thought I’d repost Mom’s meat sauce recipe. Enjoy! Meat Sauce 4 14 oz. cans Italian tomatoes4 8 oz. cans tomato sauce4 6 oz. cans tomato paste2 lbs. ground beef2 large onions, diced1 clove garlic, diced1 green pepper, diced1 bay leaf3 Tbls Italian seasoning (or equal parts oregano, […]

  • And so ends 2012…

    Snow is falling outside my window. I’m wrapped in layers, a blanket over my lap. Nice and snug. I’m working on my historical fiction novella, the tale of two knights’ journey during  the Third Crusade. Henry & Stephan are on their way home now. It’s snowing in the mountains. They are in enemy territory in […]