Mystery Cookies?




Being an everything-mystery kinda gal, I decided to see if anyone had come up with a thing called mystery cookies. Well, just my luck, they have. Apparently, several someones have done it as a matter of fact. But this is the first recipe of that name that turned up on my search page. It’s from the magazine Midwest Living. Which is kinda funny since that’s where I live and both of my fictional leading ladies hail from there aswell.

Please feel free to make these cookies. Then let me know how they turned out. I’m so not a baker. I never get the instructions right. My worst attempt was the time I forgot to add the flour, and the butter mixture dripped off the cookie sheet and started a fire on the oven floor. Oddly enough, my mother was a gifted baker.

So yup. I’d rather write than bake. But if you’re a baker and mystery lover, please. try these out. How can they go wrong with the word mystery in the title? 

Get the recipe here.

Meet Molly, the Alternate Me

catPlease meet Molly. She now officially represents me on various discussion boards where I hang out.  I never felt comfortable using a personal photo  in my posts, because having my face pictured next to my words felt, well, too personal for me.  (It’s probably a deep-seated flaw in my character, but I have been camera-shy since a very young child.)

Since I’ve used an avatar for a while now, I’ve tried more than one. The first I liked very much, but no one else did. I decided to change it one day when I stumbled across an electronic discussion suggesting it was a very poor choice.. (It was the head of a turkey, so possibly they may have had a point.) So it came down to be replaced by another image. But I didn’t much like that one. And then one recent day there she was, Molly, the avatar of my dreams.

My inspiration came from the avatar of a fellow forum member. She has the picture of the face of a white dog with a tiny tip of her pink tongue reaching up toward her nose and a glorious wig of pink hair, which cascades elegantly down her shoulders. It is darling!

So what do you think of my Molly? Do you like her? Would you read books written by her? And what about you? Do you use your own photo, or do you, also, hide behind a beloved image?

And please forgive me for filling this page with such nonsense, but I really, really like Molly.