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Italian Christmas Cookies

These are a favorite in my house around the holidays and they’re just the kind of cookie you’d savor with a cup of tea or coffee. On the cakey side, they’re sweet with a hint of anise.

Cookie Ingredients:

4 eggs

1 cup sugar

1⁄2 cup butter

2 teaspoons anise, almond or vanilla extract. (Or you can blend. I’ve used a teaspoon of almond with a teaspoon of vanilla,

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Author Meet and Greet

Want to chat with an author? I’m available for Q and A sessions or to talk about my books, writing or genre fiction in general. I can gear programs for adults, teens (I have 35 years of experience as an educator), or both! Please reach out if you would like to talk about scheduling a virtual visit.

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Creating a Living Setting

Settings are more than time and place, or a place to plop down your book’s characters.  A setting can be a living, breathing entity whether it’s a small town, or a brand new world. Settings limit or expand possibilities for your characters, are a catalyst for change, act as  a pain trigger or provide comfort. The possibilities are endless.

Bestselling, award-winning author Jeannie Moon will take you through the intricacies of  creating a setting that will transport your readers to a world of your creation and make them want to return again and again.

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Sweet Chemistry’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sweet Chemistry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie

Viti Prasad, the proprietor of the fictional Sweet Chemistry Bakery in Angel Harbor, is a former industrial chemist who found she liked combining butter and sugar more than the polymer compounds she worked with at her former job. Here’s her addictive chocolate chip cookie recipe.

2¼ cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½+ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cornstarch

½+ teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup butter,

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The Best Italian Chicken Soup

This twist on an old favorite is sure to warm your insides. It’s just the kind of soup Lina would serve at Rinaldi’s Cafe in Compass Cove.

Jeannie’s Italian Chicken Soup

This recipe takes about 40 minutes, start to finish.

  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1-2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • ½ lb. Italian chicken sausage (sweet or spicy-your choice — use ground sausage if you can find it;

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