My Favorite Pumpkin Pie

Friends, the news last week from Paris and Beirut was soul-sucking. I couldn't think of anything to write that wasn't trite, ridiculous, and useless.  I coped the only way I knew how: by watching the news until I simply couldn't anymore. Then I turned it off and watched Disney's Monkey Kingdom with my kids. Prayed a lot. Talked to a neighbor who makes me laugh every day. And then my son made a pie. He and his buddies had planned a "Pie  Day" at school, and each of them made a different kind of pie and had a buffet during lunch break.…

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Hello friends and Happy Weekend! It's been a really fun week around here! Book 3 Paris published (yay!) and I've had Paris on the brain nonstop all week. Looking through my French cookbooks, browsing Pinterest for pictures of Paris in winter, etc. My sister got me hooked on Instagram, and I started my own account and even managed to hook it into the blog. So, I've never been much of an Early Adopter. Maybe one day soon I'll try that newfangled Facebook thing all the kids are talking about.* But I'm liking the Instagram. I think the reason I'm taking…

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