WIFE, MOTHER, Author & GREAT COOK
Hi my friend,
Just a note about my life journey–
Lyme disease robbed me of my health, but by the grace of God, it couldn’t touch my spirit. When I got sick in the early 2000’s, I was forced to retire from a successful thirty-year career as an interior designer.
Confined to bed and in severe pain, I think I might have lost my mind had I not started writing. It literally saved my life. It gave me a purpose to keep living, to keep dreaming.
In my stories, I write about women who overcome difficult circumstances drawing from my own dark days. Now, I can write a new chapter, propped up on pillows, and be happy as a little clam. What the enemy meant for evil, God used for good.
Life is hard, but God is good. It’s my passion to help and encourage other women to be overcomers, resilient and to choose to live a life full of joy regardless of their circumstances.
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NEW IN BOOKS
It’s a Secret!
My latest book is a finalist in the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Genesis contest. We’re not allowed to publish the name until after the conference in San Antonio at the end of September. But I’m excited to tell you more about it after the winner has been announced.
From My Heart
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness," Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
Each morning we can choose to trust in God and be thankful. Let's make that choice together.
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
St. Francis of assissi.
THE EASIEST, BEST GNOCCHI EVER! Step-by-step Instructions
I love gnocchi!The Italian Barrel, an authentic Italian restaurant on the corner of Chartres and Barracks in New Orleans, makes these little pillows of heaven with a parmesan Romano cream sauce. I've tried many...
Amy’s Chicken Piccata
We love Chicken Piccata, but the rich, buttery sauce that is normally served with it doesn't help when it comes to weight control. Amy Ramsey, at The Fit Soul has come up with a slimmed down version that's heavy on flavor. I will definitely make this dish again....
EASY CHICKEN PATE WITH BALSAMIC CARMALIZED ONIONS
There is an amazing French restaurant, La Provence, on the North Shore of New Orleans surrounded by vegetable gardens, chickens and cattle. The restaurant is owned by the famous John Besh.It's Provencal chef, Chris Kerageorgiou, created this amazing recipe for Chicken...
Creamed Chicken in Puff Pastry Cups for a Perfect Tea Party
I had a few friends over recently. I had planned to serve chicken salad sandwiches. I got up that morning and glanced out the window. My Easter lilies were in full bloom. On a whim, I scrapped sandwhich plans and decided we were having a tea party!I headed...
GRANDMOTHER HILL’S CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS
My mother-in-law, Louise Hill, made the absolute best chicken and dumplings in the world! She made a pot for almost every family gathering. Like a lot of older folks, she didn't use a recipe--just add a little of this and a dab of that. She was visiting my daughter,...
Authentic Appalachian Cooking
I love cookbooks. I ordered this non-assuming book, Victuals by Ronni Lundy, thinking it was a cookbook. I was surprised to find it has recipes but is something quite different.Victuals, pronounced ‘vi-dls, is an amazing journey into life and food in the Appalachian...