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Fuel Your Creativity with Mary Cope

Please welcome Mary Cope to this installment of Fuel Your Creativity. My “other” passion. I have always been a fan of baking. One of my fondest memories was watching my mother bake homemade bread. I remember as a five-year-old, standing on a chair, wide eyed and ready to help. I’m sure I drove my mom […]

Join us! We have cookies(?)!

I don’t volunteer to bring food for things if I can help it. Most of my cooking and baking ends up suspect. However, my friends (WS Gager, JQ Rose, and Kelly Tinkham) and I are doing an author talk tonight and we all volunteered to bring cookies or bars. I have a fairly fool-proof recipe […]

Favorite Holiday Cookies

More cookie recipes coming up.  These are my favorites. Magical Cookies Russian Tea Cakes Brown Sugar Refrigerator Cookies Happy Baking!

More Cookies

For all your holiday baking needs… I’m going to have to find some time to do these myself. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Rosemunnar Fruit Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Holiday Cookies Redux

The holiday season is upon us and everything gets busy.  Don’t hate me, but I have my holiday shopping pretty much done.  It’s much easier when you tell your husband, I’m getting you this, pick out the one you want. I got him a new laptop. His was pushing seven years and had been rebuilt […]

Magical Cookies

Today I’m guest blogging at Lisa Haselton’s Blog (  Stop by and say hi, then try out these fantastic cookies.  They are my absolute favorite. Thanks for hopping along the tour with me.  Check back after the New Year for more tour stops. Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday season.  Ingredients: 1 cup (2 sticks) […]

Lemon Squares

Today I’m guest blogging at Classic Romance Revival ( about our Christmas tree.  What are your stipulations for the perfect tree?Lemon Squares Prep: 10 min Bake 50 minMakes 25 squares 1 cup all purpose flour1/2 cup stick butter or margarine, softened1/4 cup powdered sugar1 cup granulated sugar2 teaspoons grated lemon peel, if desired2 tablespoons lemon […]

Sugar Cookies

Have you worn a bridesmaid dress a second time?  Or even a third? I have. Find out why at Terry O’dell’s Blog ( Ingredients: 1 ½ cups powdered sugar 1 cup margarine or butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon almost extract 1 large egg 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 […]

Cream Cheese Kolacky

Today, there is an excerpt of Courting Sparks posted at Romancing the Book (  Commenters are eligible to win a copy of the book. Ingredients: 3 ounces cream cheese 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup any flavor fruit jam 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration Directions: Mix cream cheese and butter […]

Russian Tea Cakes

Okay, so I’ve never actually made Russian Tea Cakes.  They are one of my husband’s favorites. He used to make them with his grandpa when he was a little boy.  Isn’t that a cute image?   I’m being interviewed at the Lovestruck Novice ( and you read about how I met Mitch Malone at W.S. […]