Monthly Archives: March 2012

Easter Egg Surprise Cookies–goodness baked right in!

I LOVE TO bake, especially in spring, when everything’s fresh and it’s still cool enough in mornings and evenings to fire up the oven. Even better, I love baking cute things–enter Easter Surprise Cookies, chock full of the four basic … Continue reading

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Mega-million lottery ticket? Just get a million dollar idea

EVEN LEVEL-HEADED  Chap has succumbed to Mega-million fever, with five tickets he bought last night and instructed me to “put in a safe place” before he left this morning.   “What would we do if we won?” he asked me … Continue reading

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Sometimes a frog is just a frog . . .

MY FRIEND AND uber-author Evelyn Palfrey once told me that, at a certain point in life, you get to where you can stand across a room and tell the frogs without having to run over and kiss them all. Sadly, … Continue reading

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Life's too short to write–let alone read–crap

HAVE YOU EVER read an ending that was so bad it made you want to scrub out your cranial cavity with steel wool? That made you want to write a helpful note to author advising him to step away from … Continue reading

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Research at a nude beach–some girls have all the fun

A LOT OF research has gone into Morgue File–from creepy black market body brokering to covert meetings at a local nude beach.   I got the spark of an idea for Morgue File from a news program about how some … Continue reading

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Exploding Cheeto Fart Bombs–be afraid. Be very afraid.

CHAP HAS TWO favorite bumper stickers–the first one is, “Welcome to Texas. Now git,” and the second is “If it’s tourist season, why can’t we shoot ’em?”   Sound a little cranky? It’s ’cause I am a little cranky. Bluebonnets … Continue reading

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Put some spring in your window sill!

SPRING IS BUSTIN’  out all over the ranch, with bluebonnets blooming, fresh calves frolicking in the fields and inspiration is the air! My new favorite thing? Tender green cuttings set to root in recycled lightbulbs!  Hang them in the kitchen window … Continue reading

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