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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Resources for Writers

I found this list of Resources for Writers on Lillie Ammann's site yesterday.  I'm sharing it with you because there's some good stuff here.  100 free apps (yup, that was FREE folks) for writers alone is worth the click over.

I'm keeping my yammering to a minimum so you'll have time to check it out. 


Oh, before I forget, here's a blog tour just starting to get organized.  Want in? 


And finally, a request.

This weekend, my in-laws will be coming to visit (premature 4th of July celebration).  I will be feeding up to 15 for dinner Friday, and breakfast/lunch on Saturday.  Soooooo....if you have any favorite recipes do share!  I'm looking for something new and different.

Plop it into the comments or email it to me!  missvspeaks(at)gmail(dot)com.


Kristi said...

Thanks for the linkage...I'll check it out!

Good luck with the in-laws, do you have a grill??? Anything grilled in my mind = fewer dishes! ;-)

Jen said...

Great links!!! I would say as far as recipes go since it's the 4th of July you'll want to probably grill, if not we always go the lasagna route, it is easy to pop in the oven & add garlic bread!

I plan on doing some real BBQ and then followed with Vodka Slush for the drink of the day! The hubs will have beer, but the vodka slush is a family thing and it's fabulous!

Jaydee Morgan said...

Thanks for the links!

And I'm the absolutely worse person to ask for recipes. I'd be lucky enough if I could explain how to boil water correctly ;)

Dawn said...

Thanks for link. I'll return the favour by NOT sending you recipes because honestly, there is NOTHING I can cook that would excite your family :-)

Lydia Kang said...

Thanks for the links, Taurus!
I would to kebabs on the grill. Looks pretty, kinds healthy and easy to do.

Have fun with your guests!

Zoe C. Courtman said...

Ooh, fourth of July=COOKOUT!! My favorite summertime recipe is actually a snack that my sister-in-law always brings: BLT dip!

1 c. mayonnaise
1 c. sour cream
1 jar real bacon pieces
2 small tomatoes, diced and drained

Mix all ingredients and chill. Serve with toast rounds or Ritz crackas.

I'm also a big fan of honey lavender ice cream (find the recipe on but the trick is to find dried, edible lavender :D Have a great time!!

Creepy Query Girl said...

Thanks for the link! If you're interested my family was impressed with the moroccan taboulé I made for them when we came home last summer. It's pretty customary at a french bbq (kind of like their version of pasta salad) but very different.

Lenny said...

hi miss vicki! i dont do much cooking cause my brothers do it so i cant give you a recipe. i think the cookin on the grill is a neat idea cause mostly the guys could help with it. i hope you have a real nice time. you could tell us how it was. ...hugs from lenny

Nicole Zoltack said...

Thanks for the link! Can't help with a recipe... I bake, it's hubby that cooks. :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

My hubby's the better cook. He just makes things up as he goes. He bakes the same way.

Thanks for the link. I'm off to check it out. :D

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the links, Vicki!

I can barely cook, and thus feel utterly inadequate for giving out recipes. But I do hope you'll find the others' useful! They all sound very yummy.

Carolyn V. said...

Sweet! Thanks for the link! As for meals. Anything slow cooked works well, plus the house will smell like you've been cooking all day (so impressive). =) I hope it goes well.

Tahereh said...

omg so cool! thanks for the links, love!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

This isn't for the grill, but it's always a hit...and it's easy! 4 by 2 soup: 2 pounds of ground beef (or in my case vegetarian substitute meat), 2 cans of rinsed kidney beans, 2 cans of rotel, 2 cans of minestrone soup...cook in crockpot to let flavors blend. Right before serving add 2 pounds of velvetta and serve with fritos or scoops. It's not's high in sodium, but let me tell is goood!

Julie Musil said...

Thanks for the link, I'm going to check it out. And weird about the Google Reader thing. I wonder what's up with that?

Feeding a group...we're a casual family, so we usually grill. Either hot dogs or burgers, or I'd buy 3 tri tips from Costco and grill those. Good luck and have fun!

Stephanie Thornton said...

I always shop Williams-Sonoma's online recipes when I want to try something new. I have yet to have anything not turn out and be totally yummy. Enjoy your visitors!

Lillie Ammann said...


Thanks for linking to my resources posts. I hope your readers find valuable information there.

Sorry I can't help with recipes. I'm not much of a cook. :-)