Growing Up Trixie

Originally published 9/13/09 My first strong female literary character was Trixie Belden. She rocked. You have to be a woman, and probably a woman of a certain age, to be a hardcore Trixie fan. A friend’s sister gave me my first Trixie Belden book when I was in the hospital for surgery. By the end of … Continue reading Growing Up Trixie

A Novel Idea

I learned to cook at a very early age.  My godmother gave me a children’s cookbook for my 9th birthday and I think I tried every recipe in it before my 10th.  It was about the same age that I began to notice that some of my favorite books contained intriguing ideas for recipes and … Continue reading A Novel Idea