Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday Round-Up - #59

Thanks to my friends M & K for sending me the photo of my 4th of July dessert. I got the idea from Better Homes & Gardens magazine. The stars are cut from pound cake and have a confectioner's sugar glaze. Blueberries and strawberries cut with a 1/2" star cookie cutter complete the look. They represent the 13 original colonies.

There's still time to register for The Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference, August 6-8, 2009, in Langhorne, PA. The Conference takes place at Philadelphia Biblical University. The latest additions to the faculty edit a website called, "" They're looking for writers. Although it's a non-paying market, it's a great way to get clips. According to their writers' guidelines, agents and editors occasionally visit the site.

Do you have difficulty developing characters. Author Jeanette Windle tells us how she comes up with her story people.

Have a blessed weekend!


Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Yummy on the cookies! Good enough to eat even if it's not the 4th of July!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Donna -

They're actually pound cake cut into star shapes. I'm sure the recipe could be adapted for other holidays or for everyday. I've found a new use for cookie cutters. :)

Have a great weekend!


Jessica Nelson said...

Wow, cool dessert! :-) I don't like strawberries but I'd be tempted to eat that. Yum!

I've heard Jeanette Windle speak before. She's kind, entertaining and very practical.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Wow, I am impressed that you read Better Homes and Gardens and actually make the recipes, Susan!
Can we now refer to you as Susie Homemaker?

Love the idea of tying in with the 13 original colonies.

Happy Weekend,

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

I'm sure you could substitute another fruit. The strawberries make up only a tiny part of this dessert.

Jeanette Windle will be at Philly. I'm hoping to meet her.

Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jeanette -

I love that magazine. One issue provided the color scheme for the back bedroom.

This is the first time I've made one of their recipes. It didn't involve any actual cooking or baking. That's my kind of dessert. LOL!

Susan :)

Heather Sunseri said...

Hi, Susan! I noticed you stopped by my blog! Thanks and welcome! I've really enjoyed looking around yours. I'm going to go check out the book by Mike Delloso when I leave here.

That looks like a yummy dessert! :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Heather -

Welcome, and thanks for commenting. I post here Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

I enjoyed your blog, and look forward to visiting again. You're off to a great start. :)