Ma Dubie’s Hot Bean Dumplings

This is my grandmother’s *Ollie Pear Woods* recipe from the old days when survival meant using EVERYTHING. left-over pinto beans made real juicy with extra water lots of red or green peppers {Grandma Woods grew her own} biscuit dough rolled out very thin and cut...

Skillet Cookery: Mexican CornBread

1 cup frozen corn kernels (or 1 16 oz. can cream-style corn & don’t add the milk, or add sparingly) 1 small onion, chopped 2 eggs, beaten 1/3 cup melted shortening + (2 Tbls. for the skillet) 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 3/4 tsp. salt 1 Tbls....

Movies and the Lucky 7

I’m traveling a different path with this blog as I discuss movies and the Lucky 7 (which I’ll explain later). How do they relate? They don’t! Bear with me, and we’ll have a little fun. The movie experience A fellow writer in our Facebook writing group recently posted...

Swoosh! Kerplunk! Ping! Ahghhh!

A note from me: When I first began full-time novel writing and was forced challenged to build my Author Platform and blog immediately or die as soon as possible, this blog happened. I literally feel the angst and worry in my heart at that time! I want to tell you, it...

Ya’at’eeh and Howdy! Sure nice of you to stop by…

Since this is the first blog of the rest of my life… …can we pretend we just met at a backyard barbeque and we’re hugging a couple of those aluminum chairs crisscrossed in greenish-blue nylon straps and we’re small talking to get to know each other? What’s...