Monthly Archives: March 2013

154 days until TASTE TEST meets the world! This is the (probably last) ARC giveaway of TASTE TEST that you’ll see on GoodReads, so it’s running a little longer — but it ends on the 100 day marker until TASTE … Continue reading

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156 Days until TASTE TEST meets the world!   People my age don’t usually have husbands they’ve been with for eleven years. I met my husband, Matt, when I was 21 and he was 19. We had mutual friends and … Continue reading

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162 Days until TASTE TEST meets the world! In honor of my “cupcake prowess,” I figured I’d go for some baking tips. Here’s a great one:   It’s easy to make cakes and cupcakes look professional with a few simple … Continue reading

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169 Days until TASTE TEST Meets the World! “Tips of the Trade” are blog posts dedicated to advice about cooking, baking, and the like from professionals and experts. Today’s Tip: Cook pasta 1 minute less than the package instructions and … Continue reading

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170 Days until TASTE TEST Meets the World! “Tips of the Trade” are blog posts dedicated to advice about cooking, baking, and the like from professionals and experts. Today’s Tip: Store spices in a cool, dark place, not above your … Continue reading

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171 Days until TASTE TEST meets the world! and… An undertermined number of days until JUST LIKE THE MOVIES meets the world!   What is JUST LIKE THE MOVIES you ask?   Well, here’s what Publisher’s Marketplace says:   Author … Continue reading

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171 Days until TASTE TEST Meets the World! “Tips of the Trade” are blog posts dedicated to advice about cooking, baking, and the like from professionals and experts. Today’s Tip: The smaller the item, the higher the baking temperature. For … Continue reading

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172 Days until TASTE TEST meets the world! So. Yeah. I knew this was going to happen. I slacked.   I didn’t really mean to. Somewhere along the line, writing an option book and editing two MS’s at once totally … Continue reading

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176 Days until TASTE TEST meets the world! I’m taking a break from food for a day to write about something — and someone — really important.   If you’re a writer, you know that there is nothing like selling … Continue reading

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177 Days Until TASTE TEST meets the world!   So, I suppose I have to pick a favorite of all of these recipes, which is nearly impossible. But if I had to, it would be this one. The steak was … Continue reading

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