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Aztec Hot Cocoa

This isn't so much a newsletter as a, 'let's help you to stay warm' letter. Would love it if you make it to show a photo and tag me in it either on facebook, Instagram (thevermonthomesteader) or both!

It's that time of year. I guess, it's been that time of year for some time, but the truth of the matter is that now that the holidays have been over for a while, with nothing much to look forward to except for Winter's deep freeze that we've settled into, it's nice to have a treat to look forward to in this cold.

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!

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.


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...

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?"!