I Survived My First 5K

Saturday, June 20, 2015 I completed the Healthy Achievement 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Kappa Foundation of Charlotte. It was my first 5K, and it was a struggle. But I did it! I have no idea why I signed up. The race was first thing in the morning, outside in the heat and I was […]

Focus, Distraction and Bo-Berry Biscuits

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” — Mark Twain June 1st I finally got focused and sat down at my computer to begin writing the first draft of my next novel—title […]

Strawberry Crumb Yogurt Cake

Fresh-picked strawberries add a touch of Spring to the  classic crumb cake. Strawberry Yogurt Cake Makes 9 servings Topping 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted Cake 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose […]

Rice and Tomatoes…The Making of a Love Story

Big Daddy and I have been together since April 4, 1992, which was the night of his football formal at West Virginia University.  Scott (aka Big Daddy) and my sister Nicky both went to WVU and they were friends. I was visiting her for the weekend from Wake Forest University in North Carolina when she […]