Today is my birthday. I have already had a piece of the wonderful Italian cream cake my mom brought me.
This weekend, my husband is taking me out for a fancy dinner. So, what will I have tonight? I will be eating what I have requested on probably 12 out of my last 20 birthdays.
Nothing sounds better than Ridgewood barbecue! It is a hole-in-the -wall out in the middle of nowhere that do that is a destination for barbecue enthusiasts far and wide.
If you are every down this way, you gotta try Ridgewood! People Magazine, Southern Living and many others have sung its praises, so ya know it's not just a local girl being partial, Ridgewood has some good cue!
Another thing people like from Ridgewood, besides barbecue, is their homemade blue cheese dressing. I have seen lots of people with a bowl of it on their talble, dipping saltine crackers in it and smiling with every bite.
Fatal Foodies is a group of mystery writers and food lovers. We'll be reviewing food-related cozy mysteries, posting recipes, commenting on writing-related subjects, and announcing book signings and other events. We might even host some contests and/or giveaways.
I'm a full-time freelance writer, editor and author living in Virginia. I have a terrific husband and two wonderful children who are, by the way, boy/girl twins. I love writing, reading, baking, cake decorating and, sometimes, needle crafts. I prefer almost instant gratification with my needlework, though. I have a cross-stitch picture I've been working on for years; but in the meantime, I've finished several pieces that can be done in an afternoon.
My cozy mystery MURDER TAKES THE CAKE is scheduled for release by Bell Bridge Books in October of 2008. My heroine in MURDER TAKES THE CAKE has her own site. Check it out at Daphne's Delectable Cakes. I also have a Squidoo lens for Freelance and Novel Writing; so, if you're a writer, surf on over to that page.
I'm a stay-at-home mom/writer/food fanatic in Fall Branch, TN. My two novels, Secrets, Lies, and Pies & Cheaters, Pies, and Lullabies, are published by Mountain Girl Press.
Marian Allen has had short stories appear on the labels of coffee cans and the wall of an Indian restaurant. Many of her stories involve food, although she is not, as her youngest daughter claims, obsessed. She is not. She is currently working on a novel with recipes in it, which she'll finish if she can stop cooking and eating long enough to write. Short stories and recipes are available for free on her website, http://marianallen.com/.