I got the giggles when Tierney invited me to participate in her ‘Sizzle in Kitchen Series’ because, the world is safer if I don’t cook. See Exhibit A: These are supposed to be rolls NOT tennis balls the dog mauled.
As a means of survival, my husband (who loves to cook) taught our kids how to make amazing things like pizza from scratch.
When forced to, I can scrape together a semblance of homemaking skills in the form of desserts. I can’t decide if I’ll share my chocolate chip cookie or banana muffin recipe. My son tells me that I call the latter “muffins” to make myself feel better, because they really should be classified as “banana cake.” If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’ll love either of my favs.
With all this counter space, you’d think culinary perfe
ction could happen anywhere.
Nope. Meal prep is relegated to this ity bity corner with the Kitchen Aid mixer. My son calls it “The Pizza Making Station.” Hmm, so for dessert, do we want to go with the healthier option –bananas or chocolate chip cookies with a plot twist?
I still can’t make up my mind. Let me think about it. In the meantime, Tierney mentioned her grandmother’s collection of salt and pepper shakers. Here’s mine—baby Mason jars and their accompanying sidekicks.
I collect Mason Jars because that’s the name of my series. The title is based on memories my family created when we worked together to get through challenging times. The Mason Jar Series is a collection of romantic suspense novels that will encourage readers to laugh with the good guys, despise bad guys, and cry with helpless victims. In the end, readers may just want to reach out and rescue someone in need.
Funny fact: In the Mason Jar Series, the Mason family has a ‘No Swearing’ rule which was inspired by my family’s rule. Whoever curses owes the rest of the family cookies. I have to admit, that sometimes “Oh shoot!” doesn’t cover it, especially when teaching teenagers how to drive, so I’m in debt for about 20 batches.
Calorie count: Don’t ask.
THANKS Tierney for the opportunity to share my “talents” in the kitchen.
For anyone interested in chatting further, I’m on Facebook and here’s my website link Kierstin Marquet
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