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Romance and Recipes–Cooking Disasters

Why did she have to make the bread?  Everything would have been fine without the bread.  Everyone told her making bread was a BAD idea.  But did she listen?  No.  She just had to make bread.  Now, her kitchen–not to mention her lungs–was charred, she was minus one eyebrow, and her cat was cowering in …

Romance and Recipes–Review of “Too Blessed to Be Stressed Cookbook” byDebora M. Coty

I am not usually one to use cookbooks.  When I cook, it is usually something that I learned from my mom, who learned from my grandfather or adapted from one of the other relatives, like her lasagna which she based on my Aunt Millie’s lasagna.  Recently, I decided to expand my cooking horizons and since …

Romance and Recipes–Mom’s Lasagna

Cooking tends to play a big role in romance novels.  Most of these scenes take place in contemporary romance novels, as we wouldn’t see the lady of the house cooking the meals and no matter how much the Cook/servants love their “masters” no romance would depict scenes of these people around the stove cooking with …

My Favorite Holiday Traditions

Whenever you read a Christmas themed book or watch ones of those ubiquitous specials, there are always happy families getting together for a big dinner, usually consisting of a roast turkey (or in an historical romance a goose or maybe pheasant) and to me that’s just not what Christmas is.  Yeah, there are a lot …