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Sometimes when I need a break from writing, I like to post about random stuff!


Baked Bean Hash

Baked Bean Hash   For an ingredient-specific grams to ounces conversion chart click here. This week’s recipe is fabulous for a breakfast or brunch — it sure beats trying...

Pear Dessert Cake

Pear Dessert Cake   For an ingredient-specific grams to ounces conversion chart click here. Today’s recipe of the week is inspired by my author friend Suzanne Brandyn, who...

Chili-ish mince

Basic Chilli-ish Mince   For an ingredient-specific grams to ounces conversion chart click here. This week’s recipe is a family favorite because it’s versatile in the extreme....
Wonk, wonky, wonkish

Wonk, wonky, wonkish

Today’s Word of the Week is brought to you by people who are “all work and no play”, as the saying goes. I first encountered this word as “wonkish”, which...

Double Chocolate and Hazelnut Brownie Cake

Double Chocolate and Hazelnut Brownie Cake This recipe and photo have been sent to me by my lovely Aussie friend, author Jennie Brumley — thank you Jennie! (NOTE: For an ingredient-specific...

Freaks in the City Giveaways Winners

And the winners of the Freaks in the City giveaways are: 1) JOYCE REECE  2) SAHARAI Congratulations, ladies! Please contact me ASAP to collect your prizes. (My email is listed in the...

Some things I’ve learned (from conferences!)

Got caught completely on the hop this morning when I realized I had a Writers Gone Wild post due that should have been posted 5pm yesterday. Ooops! Cue some frantic racking of brains...

It’s a doggy dog world out there!

When we get a lot of email and field a lot of phone calls, inevitably we’ll become hyper-aware of grammar boobs — both of the written and verbal variety. (Unsurprising,...