Stocking Stuffer Deal -- Up to 15% Off!

Pre-order my new book, The Vermont Homesteader's Christmas Memories; Wit, Wisdom & Holiday Recipes, and get a volume discount -- this moth only. Great for stocking stuffers! Go to my new online Shop and add FIVE books for 10% off. Want more savings? Add 10 or more books to receive 15% off.  Read more about Stocking Stuffer Deal -- Up to 15% Off! »

Go Team Nancy

When I unveiled the, "cover reveal" to my new book, I received so many lovely and much appreciated comments. But my friend Lisa Carman's comment stood out for me like a beacon because she absolutely nailed it on the head when she said, "Go team Nancy!"

As a writer I've had many people say kind and wonderful things about me, about my creativity, about how they loved my book etc. But the truth of the matter is, once a book is written, that's when the real work begins!  Read more about Go Team Nancy »

5 Ingredient Brownies -- YUM!

Someone in one of the book clubs I belong to, was talking about baking and how when Covid started she was determined to really learn to bake and started gung-ho and then, after trying some recipes that were a little more complicated she decided to call it quits. That is unless a recipe calls for got '5 ingredients or less'. And so I thought I'd share my, chewy, ooey, gooey, chocolatey dense brownie recipe that it's in my upcoming Christmas/Holiday book that magically has (drum roll please) 5 ingredients with her -and you.

Enjoy!!!  Read more about 5 Ingredient Brownies -- YUM! »

The First Step

After several months of writing and rewriting, coming up with and testing recipes, after the last grueling week of trying to make my August 15th deadline and then blowing right past it, I just sent my Holiday/Christmas book of to my editor!

There's still a LOT of work to be done before it gets released, but at least I've finally gotten it written!

Stay tuned for more updates...  Read more about The First Step »

Signs from the Universe

Thought you might be interested in this...

Months ago Stephanie (my editor) sent me a link to a TED talk that her friend Ulla Suokko had done on experiencing, 'signs from the Universe'. It was both simple and remarkable and I found myself thinking, "Huh, that's SO cool. Sorry to say, much as I would LOVE to receive signs from the Universe, I've NEVER, EVER gotten one, but that just seems to be how things go in my life.  Read more about Signs from the Universe »

The Things We Do for Love and Art

I'm sweltering. I KNOW I'm not the only one and it's only logical that I might be considering it's hot here in Vermont during July. But I've got, "additional swelter issues" adding to the natural ones due to the fact that I've got my oven going in 93º weather. Armed with that piece of information, you might rightly ask, "What kind of crazy woman would have her oven going in that kind of weather?"!  Read more about The Things We Do for Love and Art »

Who Bakes in the July Heat? I Do!

I'm sweltering. I KNOW I'm not the only one and it's only logical that I might be considering it's hot here in Vermont during July. But I've got, "additional swelter issues" adding to the natural ones due to the fact that I've got my oven going in 93º weather. Armed with that piece of information, you might rightly ask, "What kind of crazy woman would have her oven going in that kind of weather?"!
 Read more about Who Bakes in the July Heat? I Do! »

Holiday Book Deadline...

Me talking to my editor: OK Stephanie, I have a question for you. If we're aiming for an October 15th Release date for the holiday book, when do I have to have it done by? (Thinking she'd say @September 15th)

Stephanie: OK, well we have to do XYZ, including editing, formatting etc. etc. etc. sooooo, maybe by the latest August 1st!?!

Me: Thud ~which was the sound of me hitting the floor as I fainted...  Read more about Holiday Book Deadline... »