Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
OCD runs rampant in our family, which makes us wonderful employees: loyal, hard-working, dependent, and detail oriented…but we can also drive ourselves crazy with this need to do everything right.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
You can find Carmen DeSousa's works on these sites:
She Belongs to me December 2011
Land of the Noonday Sun May 2012
Entangled Dreams September 2012
When Noonday Ends December 2012
Split Decisions June 2013
Radio interview with Carmen DeSousa and Minnie Lahongrais
Thank you so much for joining me today, Carmen, and for all my readers; check out Carmen's Website.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Chef Boyardee, she wasn’t, but bless her heart, she tried to keep up with working in the store, raising four wild children and feeding us healthy, if not tasty, nutritious foods. It’s just that her food never looked like the pictures inside her cook books, and her children were quick to point out this discrepancy.
But, let me take a break from the story to explain the difference between gravy and sauce. To Italians in South Philly, gravy was made with fresh or canned tomatoes and it often included meatballs made from beef, alongside chunks of lamb, sausage, and pork. This gravy would cook for hours until ready, and then it was served with pasta. This was our special meal every Sunday.
Now back to my mother and her attempt to bake a cake from scratch. We sold Betty Crocker Cake Mix in our store, but Lucy wanted to try out a new recipe given to her by one of our customers. So, out came the 5lb bag of flour, sugar, yeast and other ingredients. In between helping my dad in the store, my siblings watched my mother make her cake. She wanted to make a special cake for her father’s birthday.
My mother, father and all four children rushed into the kitchen to check on the cake. I don’t know how much yeast my mother used for that recipe, but the cake had grown and grown while baking and covered all four sides of the oven.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Dressed up for the Novel Idea Author Fair
It is quite an adventure for both of us whenever to go to a book signing. We love meeting new people, and this year we have met so many new friends; some have even joined our group. Since neither of us have a great sense of direction, even with GPS, we consider ourselves New Jersey’s version of Lewis and Clark.
Dawn, Marie and Bob at the Novel Idea Autumn Authors Fair
You can find Dawn on Facebook, Linkedin and http://dawnbyrne.yolasite.com/
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Marie Gilbert: “Thank you Terri for joining me and my followers. Tell us all about Terri Louis.”
Terri Louise: “I have several writers’ groups that I am in. I’m not as socially active as I would like to be, but for the time being it will have to do. I am in Authors and Book Lover Discussion group, Lori R. Lopez and Friends, ASMSG, Pimping Indie and Book Summit Talk and Giveaway for Readers. I enjoy all of them.”
Thank you so much for joining me as a guest on my blog, Terri Louise. For all my readers, you can find Terri Louise on Facebook, Twitter and About me. Her blog site: http://gradergalbooks.wordpress.com/
Check out her book. “Lone Wolfe”