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These old school cookies rule!

These old school cookies rule!

I was lucky enough to be in Robyn’s living room yesterday as she was pulling “Selma’s Best Oatmeal Cookies” out of the oven.  Following the recipe from Peg Bracken’s I HATE TO COOK BOOK, Robyn recreated some seriously delicious cookies. I can’t stop eating them. Please visit Robyn’s post from yesterday for a chance to win the 50th Anniversary...

A feminist can wear an apron

A feminist can wear an apron

When Peg Bracken authored the best selling I HATE TO COOK BOOK back in 1960, it was undeniably the wife’s job to put a hot meal on the table every night, even if she had her own career or busy life. It didn’t occur to many men back then, including several male editors who passed on publishing Bracken’s book, that women might not actually enjoy this task. Bracken’s attitude was...

Muchas gracias and congratulations

Muchas gracias and congratulations

First, thanks all for your very kind emails in response to my last post. The medical excitement in my life is an emotional roller coaster right now, but all the support is so helpful. Jim’s being a superstar. He’s been in so many doctors and hospital waiting rooms lately that he’s beginning to rate and critique them. Maybe he should start a new section on Yelp.com. A...

A girl’s gotta read

A girl’s gotta read

Hey y’all…an off-subject post here, but we wanted to add some thrills and chills by offering a little contest. The prize? BEACH READING! Who doesn’t love a great book in the summertime? And who wouldn’t love 5 of them?! My lovely publisher, Hachette Book Group, has kindly offered to one of our lucky readers a set of the following: Adam By Ted Dekker The Island By...