Cate Tayler - Contemporary Romance Author

What’s Your Word for 2019?

Happy New Year! Until a few years ago, I’d never heard of claiming a word as your mantra for the upcoming year. I’ve been through goal-setting and making resolutions (and breaking them), but the whole “one word” thing was a new concept. One I didn’t really pay attention to, if I’m being honest. But this […]

Cate’s Favorite Christmas Cookie: Soft Biscotti

I am not a baker. I love to cook… experimenting with flavor, different equipment, various techniques… all of it. I love it. Baking? Eh. Not so much. In fact, my teenager’s first “job” was to do all my baking, since she loves it. Birthday cakes for her siblings, cookies for bake sales, cupcakes for class […]

Great-Grandma Rose’s Secret Lemon Cake

When I first met my husband, my culinary skills were limited to Hamburger Helper (Tuna Helper, if we wanted to be fancy), chicken breasts covered in Italian dressing, and Chicken Paprikash (my grandmother’s recipe, which is still a favorite in my house). He, on the other hand, had a wealth of kitchen knowledge to draw […]

Celebrate Pi Day with Nora Ephron’s Key Lime Pie

Here is Nora’s Key Lime Pie taken from her book, Heartburn (1983, Knopf).  My list of top five favorite movies includes the underrated romantic comedy-drama, Heartburn. It’s Nora Ephron’s adapation of her novel of the same name, which was a thinly disguised adaptation of her marriage with (and subsequent divorce from) Carl Bernstein. (Yes, that Carl […]

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