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I’m so Meg February 14, 2015

Filed under: Baking,Recipes — itsrebekahlyn @ 7:48 AM
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I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. I think if you love someone you shouldn’t need a specific day to express that love. By making a big deal out of the holiday the only thing you are doing is lining the pockets of greeting card companies, candy manufacturers, jewelery stores, and florists. I don’t begrudge them their chance to make some extra money, but I choose not to participate.


This year I saw a recipe for Red Velvet Chocolate Chip cookies, and decided I would make them for Valentine’s Day. I’d planned to share them with a coworker whose birthday is February 14, but she took a long weekend, so I have to eat her share as well. They didn’t come out quite as sweet as I’d expected, and I still need to play around with the amount of food coloring, but they aren’t bad for a first attempt. I have some leftover chocolate buttercream frosting in the freezer. Adding some of that may be just the ticket. Now it’s time to curl up with one of my favorite Disney movies, Hercules. Meg is my favorite Disney heroine. She is gorgeous and tough. Even when she is in the clutches of a monster she doesn’t act like a damsel in distress. I relate to her more than the other female leads in the Disney fairytales. I think Meg and I will enjoy a nice big plate of cookies this weekend.



You Don’t Like Dessert? March 5, 2012

Filed under: Baking,Books,Uncategorized — itsrebekahlyn @ 10:00 AM
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I have been deep in revisions of Julianne, my next novel, the first in the Coastal Chronicles series.  With each draft I get to know Julianne and the other cast of characters a bit better.  The other night, as I was working with Julianne in a diner scene I learned that she doesn’t like Red Velvet cupcakes, in fact she isn’t a big fan of deserts overall.  This was surprising to me because I LOVE sweets, especially Red Velvet.  I can’t tell you what it is about the Red Velvet, maybe because it is always so moist, even days after its been made.  Just thinking about Red Velvet, I had to stop writing and go make a batch of cupcakes.

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What Julianne does enjoy though, is gourmet food.  He brother, Michael, owns several restaurants and resorts, and is married to a chef, so Julianne has had the chance to try a wide variety of foods.  One of her favorite dishes is a baked Mahi Mahi.  At least I can agree with her there.  Mahi may not be my favorite dish, but I do love it.  Growing up on the beach, my grandfather used to come home most nights with dozens of fish, mostly Whiting and Flounder.  I still remember one night when I was about six or seven when I ate at least eight fillets of Whiting.  I ate until I was sick and yet couldn’t stop they were so good.  I miss those days, so writing about a young girl in a coastal town with plenty of good fish available seems somewhat fated.

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