It’s been a life-long dream of mine to write books.
Due June 22 from Arcadia Press, this book is part-history, part-guidebook, part-cookbook, all celebrating Maine’s most beloved classic diners.
From The Maine Diner to the A-1 Diner to the Brunswick Diner and more, take a virtual trip around the Pine Tree State to learn more about the state’s diners. From the fluffy pancakes as big as a plate to piles of perfectly crisped corned beef hash, these beloved spots have served classic comfort food to generations of hungry patrons.
I hope this book gets you excited to try some new diners.
Published in October 2019 by Rockridge Press, this book makes entertaining easy. From how to make the perfect charcuterie board to no-fuss recipes for all occasions, The Easy Appetizer Cookbook is filled with good advice and reliable recipes for the homecook and entertainer.
I hope this book inspires you to invite people over more often.
Published by Rockridge Press in January 2019, this book is all about pasta — the ultimate comfort food. The simple, easy recipes all use a single pot to cook (many are all-in-one recipes where everything cooks together; some do have a few additional steps for optimal cooking).
This book makes dinner making a breeze on the busiest of nights.
Published in September 2018 by Rockridge Press, The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook is a celebration of quick and easy from-scratch cooking.
Featuring 100 recipes for everything from breakfast to dessert, the cookbook is filled with easy recipes with short ingredients lists. Many of the recipes can be made in 30 minutes or less. Some highlights include Gingery Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Red Onion, Spinach-Artichoke Baked Ravioli, Chicken Snow Pea Skillet and Peanut Butter Pudding.
In addition to recipes, the book includes kitchen hacks that offer smart shopping tips, meal planning basics, and pantry essentials.
Released in March 2015 by DK Publishing, Grains as Mains: Modern Recipes Using Ancient Grains is a cookbook that explores how some of the world’s oldest grains — amaranth, millet, quinoa, farro and more — can be incorporated into modern dishes for every meal of the day.
From the book’s description: Ancient grains like quinoa, barley, spelt, and wheat berries are called “super foods” for good reason — they’re packed with nutrition, and they’re so versatile that they taste great in a variety of recipes. But what happens when you’re stuck in a grain rut, always preparing grains the same way? Get inspired withGrains as Mains, the modern cook’s answer to how to introduce healthy ingredients and delicious grains to the family table.
If you are a blog writer, you’ve probably heard the phrase “content is king,” – and it’s true. But how do you create great blog content that inspires readers to visit your site again and again? Better Blog Writing: How to Improve Your Writing to Keep Readers Coming Back for More offers practical advice for improving your blog writing, finding inspiration and making your unique voice shine in every post.
Additional Book Work
Over the last few years, I have had the opportunity to contribute to a few other books as well.
- Encyclopedia of Motherhood. SAGE, 2010. Contributed biographies on authors such as Fox Faulkner.
- No Whine with Dinner. M3 Press, 2011. Contributed recipe and tips.
I’ve also been interviewed for and/or quoted in a number of books including:
- College Bound and Gagged: How to Help Your Kid Get into a Great College Without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind. Nancy Berk Media, LLC, 2011.
- Professional Blogging for Dummies. For Dummies, 2010.
- How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and Other Social Networks. McGraw-Hill, 2009. (1st Edition)