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Kid-Lit Author, Stripes Enthusiast and All-Around Word Nerd

One Smart Apple: Food Science Tips to Preserve and Prepare your Pickings!


Is there anything better than apple picking in the fall? Now that the temperature has dropped low enough for crisp mornings and pumpkin-spiced-anything, it’s time to swap cover-ups for overalls and head to the nearest orchard for some classic fall fun!

If you’re anything like me, you’re really in it for the baked goods. (Apple cider donuts anyone?) But for those more inclined to actually take some apples home, read on for two quick food science tips to preserve and prepare your prized pickings. Keep Reading!

Grill Science: Tips for a Tasty 4th of July!


Now that the Game Face manuscripts are signed, sealed and delivered, I’ve jumped back into my Food Science foray to continue work on my series inspired by The Science Chef. I have to say, researching this tasty topic is a real treat (see what I did there?) and I’ve collected some pretty helpful hints along the way, like these LiveScience grilling tips for whipping up juicy burgers, veggie variations and delicious desserts.

Before you fire up the grill this weekend, take a look and make this 4th of July your tastiest yet!  Keep Reading!

Dog-Eared Dog-Days: Librarian Approved Kid-Lit Summer Reading Recs!

Even though Mother Nature seems to have forgotten that summer is right around the corner (what’s with the cool temps, girl?), the lazy, hazy days will soon be upon us! Warm weather. Sandy shores. Tasty treats. What could be better?!

For me, summertime has always been a time to relax, recharge and (most importantly) read! Keep Reading!