Available anywhere books are sold. The above link takes you to Amazon.com.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
My favorite, favorite, favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving--and Lord knows I have many-is cornbread dressing with cranberry sauce, slathered in turkey gravy. Oh, yeah!! So, I'm always on the lookout for tasty new dressing recipes. Down here in Oklahoma, we call it dressing but if you call it stuffing, that's okay. It tastes great either way.
This is a new recipe I'm trying this year. It comes from Paula Deen's website. Thanks, Miss Paula!
Save some of the bacon drippings to rub into the turkey skin for extra crispiness and flavor. (Linda's note: or be naughty like me and dump it in the dressing.)
4 cups day old skillet cornbread, crumbled
8 slices bacon, diced
1 cup chopped yellow onion (about 1 medium)
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup toasted and roughly broken pecans
½ cup minced parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons crumbled, dried sage
2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons crumbled, dried thyme
About 1 to 1½ cups turkey broth, made from neck and giblets
Salt and whole black pepper in a peppermill
Whole nutmeg in a grater
2-3 tablespoons butter, cut into bits
Thursday, November 08, 2012
After we gave her food and lots of big hugs, we comforted her, assured that she is not by herself, she is on our list and will be checked on every day till power is back on. I offered to pray for her, she was so happy! I prayed for peace, strength and healing over her. After we came back to our base center, thankfully we were able to find all the necessary supplies, even the last bottles of Ensure drink were waiting for us! We went back to deliver and she was like a new person, said her fever left right after we left (we checked, her forehead wasn't warm any more), she felt so much better, felt strength from God, so grateful to God for providing with all those necessities! She definitely didn't feel they won't make it any more! It was awesome!
Lilia, MSNY Volunteer
On Saturday morning, I headed to 10th Street and D Avenue to serve with several MSNY fellow church members. Volunteers and hurricane victims lined the park, a now make-shift hurricane relief center. The multi-organizational effort gave water, food, and a hot meal to the victims. For 5 days prior this lower region of Manhattan had been in the dark, and some homes flooded by Sandy's disastrous influence.
Saturday, November 03, 2012
Much needed water being given thanks to a multi-organizational effort. Msny, Trinity Grace, the National Guard, Salvation Army, Mercy Chefs and others helping with volunteer efforts
Monday, October 22, 2012
Even though I don't have an ereader, I discovered I can download ebooks to my computer or to my phone! Did you know that? If you didn't, check out Amazon's free reading apps here. Barnes and Noble also has a free app for the Nook--I have that one too! You can download now and read later when you're in the mood for Christmas.
Our publisher did a beautiful job on the cover, don't you agree?
|Order Here and read excerpt|
Friday, September 28, 2012
My character in "The Christmas Child" believed he was unredeemable. In the yet untitled book I just finished, coming next July, Haley believes, "People you love always leave." Common, but equally troubling lies include, "I'm ugly, I not smart, No one likes me."
I'm digging deep into my characters today looking for their inner "lies" . So I pose to you: What lies about yourself do you believe? Or if that's too personal, What lies do you see in others that they believe?
Books currently on the shelves: A SEASON FOR GRACE classic duo
Available for pre-order NOW! A SNOWGLOBE CHRISMAS
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Now, take a new novel-preferrably mine-and a pretty glass fill with Orange Julius, kick back in the recliner and enjoy!
A SEASON FOR GRACE, classic duo (click link to order)
Coming in October:
A SNOWGLOBE CHRISTMAS - Pre-order
Friday, August 03, 2012
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup oil
1 package dark chocolate cake mix (Duncan Hines dark chocolate is what I use.)
1 sm. package instant chocolate pudding mix (cheap kind is ok)
1 ½-2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (save other ½ cup for glaze) If you have mini-chips those work even better but regular are fine and dandy.)
Mix all ingredients together and beat for about fifty strokes. Pour into a greased and floured Bundt or tube pan and bake at 350 for 40-60 minutes. Check with a toothpick every 5 mintes after 40 and don't overcook. A few crumbs on toothpick are okay. Turn the the cake out onto a plate after a minute of cooling.
This cake is tender, moists, and dark and rich, a sinful tempation that gets better as it cools. The next day it is killer good.
½ cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup milk or cream
1/4 cup light corn syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine milk or cream, corn syrup, and vanilla extract in a small pan. Cook, stirring, until mixture boils. Pour this over the chocolate and stir until smooth. Drizzle over the cake.
Put two cups of powdered in a bowl and slowly add the above glaze, stirring well until smooth. Spread over cooled cake.
I also sometimes sprinkle chopped pecans over the icing.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
RWA huge booksigning of over 400 authors including names like Nora Roberts. I'll be there too signing my Rita finalist book THE CHRISTMAS CHILD and a rerelease of two reader favorites in The Brothers Bond series. All money goes to literacy charities. Come see me. I will be at seat 105 right by the cashier! Anaheim Convention Center near Disney, Wed. July 22 at 5:00 until 7.
Friday, June 29, 2012
After years of being asked by you, my wonderful readers, about the Brothers' Bond books, Love Inspired has rereleased two of them, Books 1 and 3, in a duo. It's available now and if you haven't read these, I hope you will. They are my absolute favorite and won all kinds of awards. Most importantly, I received so much reader mail about these three brothers who were separated as boys and reunited as men. Enjoy!!
Order here. Also read an excerpt.
Here's what one reviewer had to say:
This is a great book; Linda Goodnight is probably the BEST author of the Love Inspired line of books. She really has a talent for making the charaters "3D" and interesting. You feel Drew's pain in this story, as well as the sweetness he discovers can be had in life. But don't stop with this book. Read all three of the books in Linda Goodnight's "The Brothers' Bond" series.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Friday, April 06, 2012
What's cooking at your house for Easter dinner? For us, we always have lots of eggs, some for the kids to color and others for me to devil and or to eat plain! For years I struggled to boil eggs properly. They were either gooey in the yolk or green around the edges. Ugh. Worse, pealing them was a nightmare. I ended up with ripped, pitiful egglet things. But finally, at long last, and after many, many unpalatable eggs, I stumbled upon the perfect, pealable recipe for hard boiled eggs.
Here ya go!
1. Put eggs in a saucepan and add water-just enough to cover them--this is important! It doesn't matter how many eggs. However many you want. The recipe is the same.
2. Put the pan on the burner and turn the heat to high. Again it doesn't matter if your stove is not like my stove. It still works.
3. Set the timer for 10 minutes.
4. When the time goes off, turn off heat, cover the pan of eggs (still in the water), and set the timer for another 10 minutes.
5. When the timer goes off this time, drain the water and cover with cold water. Immediately--I mean, right this minute--start peeling the eggs. DO NOT WAIT. Crack the egg all the way around the shell and then lightly roll it on the countertop. Then start at the fat end and peel. The shell will come off in big pieces without tearing up the goody part. I promise. I've done it dozens of times and it really, truly works!
6. Once all the eggs are peeled, you can store them in a covered container in the fridge for plain eating or you can devil some for dinner.
Just for fun, cut one in half and notice how perfectly cooked the yolk is. Is that beautiful or what?
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Available February 1, 2012, anywhere books are sold.
This is book 5, the last book in the Redemption River series. Romantic Times Magazine gave it 4 1/2 stars. I hope you will too!