Gluten-Free Chicken Mushroom Tourtière

Thanksgiving was a couple days ago… for Canadians like me! My husband is always happy to celebrate both – twice the turkey! Twice the pumpkin pie! – but this year, ...

Maple Bourbon Glazed Carrots Recipe

This weekend, we celebrated Thanksgiving. I may live in the USA, but I’m Canadian, and Thanksgiving happens in early October! We’d decided early on that we’d be having a ham ...

Brandied Apple Upside Down Cake recipe

Hey everyone! Still recovering from this weekend’s trip to Chicago, so I’m posting today’s entry without a ton of commentary 🙂 This Brandied Apple Upside Down Cake is one of ...


Candied Orange Slices… and Orange-Ginger “Honey”!

I’m really not one for using other people’s recipes at all – ...

Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Dijon Vinaigrette

The Minneapolis Farmers Market opened this past weekend, and we’d been looking ...

Homemade Wine Slush Mix!

If you’ve ever been to a large trade show, home show, or ...

Our “Tornado Smashed” Gingerbread House!

———————————- My tornado memoir – “Twisted” was released on 05/22/12! click here ...

An Aspie view of Thanksgiving Hell

One of the earliest memories I have is one that disturbs me ...

Confetti Bars! (Butterscotch, Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Bars)

Short and sweet post today… .. so I’ve been dealing with a ...

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Creamy Creole Soup with Gluten-Free Cornmeal Dumplings Recipe

I’ve mentioned before that I get really “If you give a mouse a cookie” about things. Home decor? We went from “Need to tile the bathroom” to “let’s tile a subtle Fibonacci sequence into the wall” to “.. and Pi on this other wall!”, to… 159 digits of pi tiled into our kitchen backsplash. Costuming, […]

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BIG NEWS for International Book Sales!

Hey everyone, So, this post has been a long time coming, and may get a little convoluted, so bear with me… As you may know, if you’ve ordered a book from me to be shipped overseas… mailing anything over 1 lb (ie: all my books) gets obscenely expensive. I can’t help that – my shipping […]

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Ravings of a Canadian Expat: Christmas Oranges

I was going to start this entry out with something like “This time of year, the topics of discussion in groups of Canadians living away tends to turn to food…”… but let’s be real, at least 80% of what we talk about in Canadian groups is food. Foods we miss, foods we’re now cooking because […]

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Handpainted Eye of Sauron Holiday Ornaments!

He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake… 😉 Last year, I designed and made an Eye of Sauron pen holder for a convention booth. After the event, I looked at it and thought “That would make a great Christmas ornament design!”… and here we are! Perfect for any Tolkien fan on […]

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Gluten-Free Cheese Crackers Recipe: Like “Cheez-Its”, but Better!

Hey, did you know that Beyond Flour 2 came out a couple weeks ago? Neither did I! Well, I guess technically I DID… but between a convention, Halloween, the election, etc… I managed to completely forget to formally announce it. Whoops! I’m definitely more of a recipe developer than a book marketer, so dropping the […]

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