Giving Your Revision Wings!

Here is my most recent post on Kathy Teamean’s site, Writing and Illustrating for Children.

Giving Your Revision Wings!

In this post I talk about how a personalized rejection from an agent because a revision, and process that both my manuscript, and my mentality, went through along the way!

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Cornbread Muffin recipe with Maple Syrup

It’s been too long!  While my posts have continued to go up weekly on other sites, I have been lax in linking to them here.  I hope you enjoy this recipe and rest assured you’ll be hearing from me again soon!


So the storm didn’t exactly turn into the life-altering event that it was threatening to be.  But around here, the preparation was the same.  Fences were double checked, animals had to be prepped, farm vehicles covered, the list went on.

Plus, Keith is helping a friend of ours this year with his commercial plowing business.  So any amount of snow still means weird hours, late night phone calls, and no time for cooking.

Ah…. the by-gone dream of cozy snow-days when everyone just curled up on the couch and called the day a wash!  Oh-well.  Every day is an adventure.

So to help with the crazy… well, life… I decided to make cornbread, a wonderfully filling and simple snack or side.  So check out my post on the Family Focus Blog website with this deliciously simple recipe and you’ll be snacking on uniquely comforting cornbread in less than 30 minutes!

Quick and Tasty Cornbread Muffins

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Keeping the Flame Alive – Erika Wassall

My post on Kathy’s site today (Writing and Illustrating for Children) is about how to keep the love strong in your relationship with the written word.

Writing is hard work, but it’s important that we keep a connection with that piece inside ourselves that is simply in love with the written word.

Here’s an article on an important part of my writing process:

Keeping the Flame Alive – Erika Wassall.

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Easy and Amazing Chicken Broth Recipe

Have you ever wondered if there is a simple way to make any soup go from good to AMAZING?

There is.  It’s this recipe.  Seriously.

Chicken Broth Recipe from the Jersey Farm Scribe

(this was my most recent post on

This recipe for chicken broth will blow you away.  It’s rich, flavorful and delicious.  I drink it instead of tea in the morning sometimes.  You could throw anything in there and the soup would be amazing.  But….. I may have a soup recipe coming up soon too!  🙂

Or try this neat trick:  Freeze it in an ice cube tray, then dump them in a freezer bag the next day.  You’ll have these easy-to-use little amounts of homemade chicken broth that are perfect for cooking with.

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Dealing with Rejection by Erika Wassall

Check out my post on Kathy’s site, Writing and Illustrating for Children, where I bear my soul and tell my blow-by-blow story (literally) of dealing with rejection.

It’s a FULL DISCLOSURE tale that all started one terrifying Halloween morning!

Dealing with Rejection by Erika Wassall.

(Then come say hi on Twitter at @NJFarmScribe and let me know your personal thoughts on rejection and how you handle it.  I always love to hear from you!)

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Tomorrow: Debut with Family Focus Blog

I am a new contributor to the very successful and fantastic site:  Family Focus Blog.

It’s a really great site with articles on a wide-variety of topics, from cooking to travel tips and family activities to eco-friendly tips, DIY projects, parenting and more.  Plus they do these amazing giveaways on a regular basis.  (And I mean, serious giveaways people, good stuff!).  It’s a great site to keep on your daily-check in.

And I’m lucky enough to now be a regular contributor.  My posts will go up every Saturday and Wednesday with tomorrow being my first.  As a HUGE halloween lover, I did something spooky, my own take on Witch-Finger Cookies.


These are seriously scary.  I made them once and brought them to my friends house, thinking her kids would LOVE them (4 and 6), and they wouldn’t even come in the kitchen, let along EAT them.  LOL.  I think the ground almonds give the dough a “human” quality.  They’re super fun, and really delicious.  They come out like a light-almond shortbread.  Not too sweet.

So fair warning, bake appropriately!

And please check out the rest of the Family Focus Blog too.  Today she’s got some great ways to make your house smell like fall.  My favorite?  Pop a cut-up apple and a cinnamon stick in a pot of warm water!  How easy is that?

And look for my post tomorrow!  It will be my first one with Family Focus.  I can’t wait to really dig my fingers into this new project.  It’s genuinely a great site, and I’m proud to be a part of it.

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Failures: The Stepping Stones to Success

I’m really proud of my newest post on Honesty For Breakfast!

I’m a BIG believer that sometimes you have to jump in with both feet, take the risk and figure out everything else as you go.  Sometimes it’s the only way to give yourself the best shot at success.

But you have to know that there will be pitfalls and failures along the way.  If you shy away from these failures, you’re sure to miss out on a lot of amazing aspects of life.  Finding ways to take those failures, face them head on and be okay with THAT, is a powerful tool to have and will prepare you for a lot.

So here is my article published by Honesty For Breakfast:

Failings Does Not Make You A Failure

Hopefully it will remind people, failures are only stepping stones to success… as long as we don’t let them stop us.

never fail

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