BVC Eats: Dad’s Italian meatballs

Dad started with a recipe from the old Chicago Tribune “readers’ recipes” column and made it his own. Nowadays I would probably gussy up the marinara sauce with canned pureed tomatoes, fresh garlic, fresh basil, homegrown oregano, yadda ya. But this works just fine, takes less time, and presses that memory button in my brain where Dad’s Italian meatballs are stored.

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BVC Announces Empress by Alma Alexander

A whispered prayer on a holy mountain:
“Give me the life I was meant to live.”

She understood the passions and the cruelty of men; she knew the despair and the strength of women.

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Regency Romance–still new after 200 years

Regency romances have been a “thing” since the Silver Fork novels of the 1830s, which I suspect Georgette Heyer grew up reading. I started reading Heyer as a teen, which taste combined with my love of the Hornblower series by … Continue reading

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