Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Rosie's Riveting Recipes Sneak Preview

We are making progress. The Amazon Kindle edition of Rosie's Riveting Recipes is now available, and the print edition will be available soon.

In the meantime, here is a sneak preview.



Rosie's Riveting Recipes Kindle Edition

Friday, July 1, 2016


Kudos to my good friend, Rob Resetar, for creating an awesome book trailer for Rosie's Riveting Recipes. We sure had a lot of fun making it.

Rosie's is, of course, a cookbook, and, as with any cookbook, it's mostly about the recipes. However, in this instance, all of the recipes are historic. So rather than do a cooking demo video, we opted to have a book trailer emphasizing the nostalgic theme which makes this book more unique. To that end we started with a little footage from an old U.S. government film about food rationing, (all public domain). We then added our own footage, which goes from nostalgia to the present time. The end result is a book trailer that looks and feels more like an old time newsreel than a pitch for a cookbook.

Rob also wrote and produced the book trailers for my Marina Martindale romance novels, and if you've not seen them yet you may want to click on the link and take a look. They, too, are a lot of fun.


Sunday, June 26, 2016

New Cover for "Rosie's Riveting Recipes"

Photo by Rob Resetar
I'm in the final stages of completing Rosie's Riveting Recipes, and I've changed the cover design.

The first cover was okay, but not so great, at least not to me. Most folks seemed to like it, but it just didn't make me want to jump up and down. Then my dear friend, Rob Resetar, who's producing the book trailer, gave me a wonderful suggestion. Why not use one of his photos for the cover? It would create a unique design. Wow. Rob was onto something, so, naturally, I said yes.

After going through Rob's top picks I selected a photo that reminded me of the famous, "We Can Do It" Rosie the Riveter poster from WW2. (Interestingly enough, Rob had also picked out that same photo for the closing credits of the book trailer.) I started working on a new layout, and, with Rob's feedback and suggestions, the two of us came up with an awesome cover that I can be proud of.

The Kindle edition of Rosie's Riveting Recipes is now available for pre-order on Amazon, and the print edition will be available in a few weeks. In the meantime keep cooking.


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Twice Baked Red Potato Soup

The other day someone gave me a big bag of red potatoes, so I did a little experimenting with my basic potato soup recipe, and came up with something amazing. This dish is economical, easy to prepare, and delicious.




4 to 6 medium to large red potatoes
1/2 medium sized onion, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 quart milk
2 to 3 slices cooked bacon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Peel potatoes and slice into small cubes. Set aside. Drop butter into a small stock pot and melt over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and saute for about 5 minutes. Add milk and potatoes. Break bacon into small pieces and drop into soup. Add seasonings and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes or until potatoes are cooked. Add cheeses, stir and simmer until melted. 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

It's Finally Happening--Rosie's Riveting Recipes

Would you believe I started this blog back in 2010? It's purpose was to share my love of cooking, as well as promote my very first book, Anna's Kitchen. And, if you been following this blog, you also know my intention was to publish an updated version of Anna's Kitchen, with additional historic recipes, titled Rosie's Riveting Recipes. Then life happened. I got involved with other projects. I made new friends. I did some traveling. And I started up a book publishing business. As John Lennon once said, "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans," and I've certainly been busy making other plans.

So here I am, four, no make that five, years later. Yikes! Anna's Kitchen had been out of print for sometime now, although you can find a few used copies on Amazon at ridiculously marked-up prices. In the meantime, I still had all the material for Rosie's Recipes sitting on my hard drive. Then one day, just before the holidays, I picked up the phone and called Cynthia, my editor. We had a long discussion about "Rosie," and we decided the time has come to get her done once and for all. So while Cynthia is going over the manuscript I've been creating the cover, which I'm now debuting. The book will be published by Good Oak Press, and it will be available this spring.

Stay tuned.


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