Thursday, April 24, 2014

I can’t believe that I’m just discovering the magic of using a crock pot.  A friend of mine had given me one as a house-warming gift two years ago.  It sat on the kitchen counter collecting dust until this past weekend.  Another friend of mine was over to the house and saw that I had taken out a package of beef chuck steaks to thaw and bake in the oven.  She suggested that I try using the crockpot to cook the steaks.  I was a little hesitant at first, because I didn’t know how they would turn out. Well, I should have cooked them in the crock pot some time ago.  It was easy peasy.  I say that because those who know me know that I’m not a big cook.  I seasoned the meat and placed it in the slow cooker (another word used for crock pot), cut up some red peppers, green peppers, onions and put them in along with the meat.  I turned the crock pot on high (I wanted it ready within 5-6 hours) and went about my business.  Five and a half hours later, it was ready to be served.  It was so delicious.  I regret that I didn’t cut up some carrots and potatoes to throw in.  
 What are some of your favorite crock pot recipes?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Titles can be very challenging to come up with.  The title for the current book that I'm writing came to me in the middle of the night.  I had to get up out of bed and get a pen and paper to write it down so that I wouldn't forget.  You know how that goes. When you wake up in the middle of the night with a bright idea and don't write it down, by morning it's forgotten.  Anyway, the title will be 'Teardrops Know My Name'. It touched my soul.

I've been doing a few blog hops talking about my latest release, Mirrored. I had fun doing the interviews and appreciated the awesome bloggers for inviting me. I will have to return the hospitality and invite some authors to be featured on my blog.

On a different note, I would like to share with you my upcoming event.  I will be signing copies of my book Mirrored on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 2pm - 4pm at Bull Run Regional Library in Manassas, Virginia.  If you're in the area, stop by and chat with me.

Until next time......