It’s a Wonderful Christmas

This fall, I've had the privilege of directing "It's a Wonderful Life Live Radio Play" at Centerpoint Legacy Theatre in Centerville, Utah. It's been a rare opportunity to work with such a talented cast on one of the most iconic Christmas stories ever.Several summers in a row when I was growing up, my sister and I produced, directed, and acted in backyard productions for our neighborhood friends....
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Remembering on Veterans Day

It is fitting that Veterans Day falls in November right before Thanksgiving. I am so very grateful for those men and women of our military who are willing to risk their lives for our freedom. I still get teary when I hear the National Anthem or see the Stars and Stripes, and I get especially teary when I see military members bear the flag of our great country. The following story was written by...
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Beautiful End-of-Summer Flowers

"The Earth laughs in flowers." Ralph Waldo Emerson Last week I visited the Thanksgiving Point Gardens in Lehi, Utah to catch the summer flowers before they're gone. Thanksgiving Point is a beautiful spot about an hour from my home. Some very generous people donated the money to make it a treasure for families and the community. Here are some of the photos I took while I was there. One of my...
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Like Audio Books? You’ll Love Home on Huckleberry Hill!

Do you love listening to audiobooks? Home on Huckleberry Hill, Book 9 in The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series, was recently released on audiobook, and I think you're going to like it. :) Click here to listen to a sample. I'd love to know what you think.
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The I-Spy Picnic Quilt

| by Allison Sharp,Jennifer's sister | Have you ever wanted a picnic quilt that looked bright and inviting on one side, but had durable, water-resistant fabric on the other? I have, so I decided to make one with a pieced top, polyester batting to resist water, and backing made from heavy-duty, water- and sun-resistant fabric. For the quilt top, I found a great pattern, Twisted Happy Blocks, by...
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Utah Readers Luncheon

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, the Utah Romance Writers will be hosting a readers luncheon at the Davis Convention Center in Layton, Utah. New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery will be joining us along with New York Times bestseller RaeAnne Thayne. I am thrilled to be hosting a table at the luncheon. There is room for only 1 more guest at my table. I hope you will be that one. If...
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Pasta Salad with Sundried Tomatoes and Pinenuts

This is the BEST pasta salad I've ever tasted! Great for summer picnics and Sunday dinners! Here's how to make it: Sprinkle 4 half chicken breasts with Lawry’s Seasoned Salt and grill (or just fry in a frying pan). Shred. Melt 2 T. butter in a pan. Add chicken and sprinkle with an all-purpose Cajun seasoning. Coat with 1/4 to 1/2 cup Heinz 57 sauce. Cool. Cook 2 bags of curly pasta according to...
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Anne and Spud

| By Anne Gappmayer, Jennifer's mother | A few years after WWII, I was in sixth grade when I met Spud. He was the new kid at our school. Spud was big and husky and quickly became known as a bully. He was constantly beating up other boys, pulling girls’ hair, taking things away from kids, and generally making a nuisance of himself. One warm spring day I was walking on the playground with a...
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

The Petersheim Brothers series comes out in June starting with Andrew. The Petersheim Brothers are also known as the Peanut Butter Brothers because they make and sell their own homemade peanut butter. In celebration of the release of Andrew in June of 2019, I am featuring a peanut butter recipe that will knock your socks off. This Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie has quickly turned into one of my...
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