Authors in Bloom Blog Hop

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Welcome to this stop on the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop! I’m giving away a gift to 2 lucky winners who visit ~ a pair of earrings and an e-copy of one of the Perfectly Series books. This is finished and Belinda C. and Kim L. are the winners!!  

Gardening Tip ~ crush egg shells and scatter them around plants susceptible to snails or slugs. The little critters won’t be able to climb on the leaves 😀

Recipe ~ I always associate spring with salad. Here are the recipes for my versatile salad dressings. I throw together spinach, dried cranberries or cherries, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, and one of these delicious dressings. They’re also wonderful on potato salad and roasted vegetables. Bon appetit!

Spring Dressing: 4 Tbsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar, 1 tsp grainy mustard, 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp lemon juice.

Apple Butter Dressing: 4 Tbsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar, 1 Tbsp apple butter


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  1. Ping from Judy Cox:

    Thanks for participating in this great hop. I have heard about egg shells, but have never tried it!!! For some reason I have never had any problems with snails.

  2. Ping from desiree:

    that look interesting an different

  3. Ping from Vicki Wurgler:

    I had problems with slugs last summer I’ll have to try your tip

  4. Ping from Rachael Clemons:

    thanks for doing the hop. I love the egg shell information!

  5. Ping from Belinda Clemons:

    Thanks for doing this hop your book series sounds great

  6. Ping from Nancy Loring:

    I do not have a green thumb so thank you for the tip I need all the help that I can get.

  7. Ping from Sharon Guagliardo:

    Thank you for the Hop. Subscribed to newsletter, followed on facebook and twitter. catwoman-1(at)comcast(dot)net

  8. Ping from joy f:

    Thanks for the chance.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  9. Ping from Christina Riggs:

    Thanks for the ideas.
    Christina /

  10. Ping from Laura McGee:

    I need to work on making salad dressing. Good idea.

  11. Ping from Emily Smith:

    Thanks for the chance, the spring dressing sounds yummy! turtleemiwee(at)hotmail(dot)com

  12. Ping from BookAttict:

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  13. Ping from bn100:

    helpful tip

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  14. Ping from darla:

    sounds perfect

  15. Ping from Jeanna Massman:

    Thanks for the giveaway! jeanna_massman(at)hotmail(dot)com

  16. Ping from Desiree:

    Thanks for the giveaway! 💖

  17. Ping from Catherine Chant:

    I love salad! Thanks for the recipe.
    cchant86 @

  18. Ping from Rhi:

    thank you for the chance and the recipe and garden tips. I will have to try it. vipersweb (at)gmail (dot)com