A Holiday Yummy–From Our House to Yours

A Holiday Yummy–From Our House to Yours

Do you know how much I appreciate you, dear reader? Whether you come to my blog for book recommendations or to wrestle with me through Scripture truth and living the Christian life. Whether you’ve read my novels or want to read them (or have no interest in reading them!). By reading any of my words […]

Oh, the Irony!: A Social Media Marketing Fail

Oh, the Irony!: A Social Media Marketing Fail

I’m not a social media hater, but I’m not a social media maven, either. I enjoy social media in its various forms (facebook, twitter, pinterest, goodreads, instagram, etc.) both personally and professionally, though I put more effort in them with the hope I’ll connect with readers who might then enjoy my books. But I’ve noticed […]

Just For Fun

Just For Fun

So I heard this song the other day and it made me laugh. Thought you might need a laugh, too.

My Most Pinned Pin on Pinterest

My Most Pinned Pin on Pinterest

I pin all kinds of writerly and historical things to my various boards on Pinterest. And ideas and projects that strike my fancy. And quotes I like. And links to my blog posts. But I recently realized that my most re-pinned pin isn’t any of those things. It’s a pin that started out on my […]

Grandma Mateer’s Butterscotch Pie

Grandma Mateer’s Butterscotch Pie

When I realized I would be writing a novel based on my husband’s hometown, I knew immediately one detail I would have to include: Butterscotch Pie. Jeff’s grandmother fixed it for me on my first visit to Pennsylvania and I couldn’t get enough of it! Until about 10 years ago, she made one every time […]

Cookie Monster

Cookie Monster

Around my house, we love all kinds of cookies, especially at Christmas. Cookies are oneĀ of our favorite holiday traditions. My kids still love to join their cousins at my parents’ house for the traditional cut-out sugar cookie baking, followed by artistic creations with colored powdered-sugar dressing and lots of sprinkles. While I’ve managed to be […]

I Scream for Ice Cream!

I thought not having our chef daughter home for the summer meant no culinary temptations to expand the waistline I’ve worked so hard to shrink. Little did I know my oldest son would became the ice cream wizard at our house! We have loved our little ice cream maker since the kids gave it to […]