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I’ve posted before that writing Amish romance makes me hungry… it also makes me snacky! All that thinking about food and cooking gets me into the kitchen pretty often. Mr. Johns has absolutely no complaints. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Apple Crisp is a favorite in our home. We love it, and it’s just great snacking food for our growing pre-teen. I make it quite often.

Apple Crisp

One day when I was feeling like snacking, I whipped up these breaded, fried zucchini pieces. I love zucchini, but my family doesn’t, so this one was for me. It must be my DNA, but everything is better breaded and fried. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Breaded Zucchini

Now, all of this cooking isn’t exactly virtue. We have allergies in this home. Well, my son and I do. Mr. Johns just has to eat what we can eat. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But without gluten, dairy or soy, our options are limited, and I can’t get pre-cooked options, or just order in. So it’s cook, or bust. This is our version of pizza with no cheese. I put so many toppings and herbs in top that I don’t even miss it! It’s delicious! That one strip that looks rather bare is for our pre-teen son who just wants bacon on his. *Shrug.*


And, then there are the French fries. I love these–an excellent snack! In fact, before the pandemic, friends used to pop by for my fries quite often. ๐Ÿ™‚


So this is the food that fuels all the writing! These are also the pictures that I text to Mr. Johns throughout the day, just to lure him home again with the promise of cooking. Don’t judge–it’s how our marriage works. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love to eat, and it probably shows in my books, too!

My newest release, A Precious Christmas Gift, should be on the shelves this week! So I hope you’ll keep an eye out for it and pick up a copy!