Strawberries and chocolate

Strawberry and chocolate pie

They make such a good combination, don’t you think? This pie seemed to take that a step further, though I can’t say for sure. I made it for a fundraiser at work, so I didn’t actually get to try it myself.

Well, not in its entirety, at least. There was chocolate custard left after I filled the pie, so my family and I indulged in that a little bit.

I’ll have to make this again sometime, so that I can try a piece for myself. I’ll make sure to post a recipe review when I do. In the meantime, if you’re curious, you can find the recipe over on Love and Olive Oil.


Recipe: Peach Hand Pies

Pie Dough

Who doesn’t love pie?

Actually, scratch that. There’s a girl I work with who doesn’t even like pie, never mind love it. But you know what she did like when I brought them in to work? These Peach Hand Pies.

And do you know what you’ll like about these Peach Hand Pies? The way they taste, of course, but also the fact that they’re fairly easy to make. Yes, they take a fair bit of time, but it’s time spent on easy tasks, I swear.

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Wednesday links: Self-indulgent writing and events vs stories

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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A Q&A with Vanessa Morgan, author of Clowders

Hey, there! I’ve got a special treat for you today. Remember back in December, when I helped reveal the cover for Vanessa Morgan’s Clowders? Well, we got in touch again recently, and she agreed to answer some questions for us.

Let’s jump right into things, shall we?

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Motivational Magnets

I bought these magnets back before Christmas. I’m not entirely sure why. Looking at magnets doesn’t motivate me to “make my dreams happen,” nor am I expecting them to do the same for anyone who spots them on my fridge. Something made me buy them, though, and so on my fridge they sit.

What do motivate me are the feelings that come along with doing the things that I love. The contentment, the satisfaction, the pride, and the multitude of others feelings I can’t possibly list here. Those, and the idea that maybe, someday, someone will connect with my books the way I’ve connected with so many others.

What motivates you?