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Quote for the Week of February 14, 2014

  “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.”  –A.A. Milne 

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Mary’s Tavern Recipes ~ Chocolate Stout Cake

Welcome to the Mary’s Tavern! In celebration of my 33rd wedding anniversary, I’m sharing one of my husband’s favorite cakes. And since it’s Valentine’s weekend, I had to toss in something chocolate, too. It’s hard to fathom that we’ve been … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year everyone! The celebrations are still ongoing in my home, especially with the release of Dragon Knight’s Shield next Friday! I hope you’ve taken advantage of the pre-order special price for the digital at $2.99! Grab your copy … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Blessings of the Winter Solstice!

From my home to yours, I’m wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a joyous Winter Solstice!  May you each find love, peace, and happiness during this season of holidays.  Love, Mary 

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Being Thankful…

I have so much to be thankful for at this time of year. The love of family and friends, and being able to do what I love most–writing. I celebrated a huge milestone this week. Dragon Knight’s Axe was #1 … Continue reading

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Friday Feast ~ Shepherd’s Pie

At the end of October, the doorway to the dark half of the Celtic year swings open. This is the festival of Samhain, meaning summer’s end. For me, it is a time to reflect on the past year and settle … Continue reading

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Friday Feast ~ Midsummer Mushrooms in Cream

With Midsummer in a few days and a week until the release of Dragon Knight’s Axe, I want to sing, dance, and eat like the faeries. This dish was created solely for a Midsummer’s Eve feast. Truth be told, the … Continue reading

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Quote for the Week of January 25, 2015

Today marks the annual celebration of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns–born January 25, 1759, in Alloway, Scotland. The picture is a very old miniature leather booklet of his poems that I’ve had for many years. So instead of my usual … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Winter Solstice with a Giveaway!

I’m celebrating… Laughter from grandchildren. Twinkling lights on a Christmas tree. Listening to carols on the radio. Hot chocolate on a cold, rainy day. Smiles from passing strangers. These are a few of my favorite things… Winter Solstice celebrations have … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

No matter how you celebrate, I’m wishing everyone a day filled with peace and love on this Thanksgiving day.  I am so grateful for all my friends–old ones and new, and my loving, beautiful family. You enrich my life each … Continue reading

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