In Sourdough Dead, Kayla makes a cake that looks like Jason’s clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl, a dish she can’t get enough of. She even uses sourdough starter in the batter. I’m not nearly as good a baker as Kayla, but I attempted a version of the cake. My cake was made fromContinue reading “Sourdough Bread Bowl Cake”
Tag Archives: The HSP Mysteries
Sourdough Dead Joins the Family!
Sourdough Dead, the final installment of The HSP Mysteries, comes out today! Kayla has her hands full with Halloween coming up, a swimming competition to train for, and, of course, a murder! This time, her boyfriend, restaurateur Jason Banks, is the main suspect and she’ll do anything she can to clear his name. Sugar andContinue reading “Sourdough Dead Joins the Family!”
My friends and I are having a Facebook party on November 16 to introduce you to our cozy mystery main characters. There will be giveaways! I’ll be giving away a paperback copy of Stabbed in the Tart. Hope you can join us for Keep Calm and Sleuth On!
Easy Cherry Meringue Tarts
In Stabbed in the Tart, Kayla makes three different desserts for the Valentine’s Gourmet and Stay Weekend at the historic Countryside Inn. This variation on her cherry meringue tarts is incredibly simple and takes only a few minutes (plus chilling in the refrigerator). Ingredients: Graham cracker miniature tart shells (6-pack) 1 can of cherry pieContinue reading “Easy Cherry Meringue Tarts”
Slow and Steady Wins the Race
I am not a very fast writer, nor am I prolific like many of my author friends. Sometimes this bothers me as I feel I am not as successful as my peers. But when I am feeling that way, I remind myself that I am an HSP, constantly processing every little bit of input thatContinue reading “Slow and Steady Wins the Race”
HSPs often have deep connections with animals. I have had the good fortune of sharing my life with three very special cats. My mom and I adopted Dandelion when I was a young teenager. He lived to be 19 years old. I inherited Sammie, a beautiful tortoiseshell, from a neighbor. Sadly, I lost her suddenlyContinue reading “Cats”
In Peppermint Cream Die, Kayla makes a variety of cakes, cookies, and pies, both for friends and for clients. Although I am not much of a baker, I experimented a bit to try to mimic what Kayla does in the book. You can see my attempts below of a crab cake (pun intended) and anContinue reading “Cakes!”
HSPs are very sensitive to criticism and I am no exception. I received a bit of criticism recently and it ruined my entire day. I think part of the reason that criticism is so difficult for HSPs is that we are super conscientious, always want to do the right thing, and don’t wish to disappointContinue reading “Criticism”
I have a confession to make: I hate summer. The temperatures where I live are almost always above 90 and often over 100 for four solid months. And there is so much sunlight! Beginning early in the morning and continuing until the late evening. I suspect that my HSP trait makes me extra sensitive toContinue reading “Summer”