by Colleen love
I come to you today with a question: What inspires you, and why?
I don’t mean what makes you do what you have to do to survive and keeps the bills paid, that’s not always very fun. I am talking about, what makes you happy and what drives that force pushing you to fulfillment and happiness?
For me it has to be baking and cooking. Writing is first, yes, but sometimes when I need to sort out a scene, or think things through; my kitchen seems to be where I end up. Sometimes while waiting for bread sponge to proof, or cookies to bake, I will bring my writing into the kitchen. It always seems like a magic hide away where I can turn raw ingredients, thoughts and ideas into things I enjoy for myself, and ultimately my family. I find it funny that a beginning, middle and end doesn’t simply end on the page.
So, I guess, the world around me is what inspires me and keeps me moving forward. Now you tell me, what brings inspiration and joy to your world?
If I were to come in person, I would have baked these soft, chewy oatmeal cookies that I like to have with coffee for “first breakfast”. Since I cannot do that, I will share the recipe.
Thank you for having me as a guest today! I hope you find Magic in your day!
Colleen’s First Breakfast Cookies
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 – 12 oz pkg white chocolate chips
1 cup dried cranberries
¾ cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together the butter, and sugars
Add eggs and vanilla, beat until smooth.
In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients and combine with the creamed mixture until a soft dough is formed.
Stir in oats, white chocolate chips, cranberries & nuts.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a lightly greased baking sheet, 2-inches apart.
Bake 9 – 11 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.
Transfer to a wire rack, or waxed paper on the counter, to cool.
About ColleenI have always lived in my own fantasy world, and writing has always been as natural as breathing. I have always loved Fantasy and Paranormal stories, so creating my own worlds comes very easy. I love to spend time with my family, in my kitchen baking and creating, in the garden, or with my menagerie of critters. We always seem to be busy exploring the wild wood around our home, or wandering the beaches. Life always seems to hold me under its enchantment. http://colleenlove.webs.com/
I am happy to share my newest release with Evolutionary Publishing.
Andre Diego follows his fate beyond the Andes Mountains, earning his way through life as a soldier and agent. When his path crosses Erin’s, he finds more at stake than duty and it’s highly personal. His strength alone cannot carry them through. Before time runs out, they must work together to find the Blue Star, Estrella Azul.