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JeriAnn Geller has 78 articles published.

is a writer, editor and dabbler in arty stuff. A fourth-generation journalist (on her father’s side) and millionteenth-generation mother (on her mother’s side) she has written, edited, photographed and illustrated for newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs, videos and books. Known for her persnicketyness about grammar, she occasionally leaves in an error to delight people of similar inclination.

SUMMER READS 2014: Red-hot romance turns up the heat

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What could be hotter for a summer read than a sizzling romance? Whether you prefer yours foamy like a cappuccino, hot and dark like an espresso or invigorating like an old fashioned cup of Joe, a good romance beats caffeine as a summertime pick-me-up. And just like a tasty iced coffee on the deck, it’s hard to stop at just one. So fill your cup then get your fill of these passionate tales. Sure to melt your ice and your heart. The Beekeeper’s Ball by Susan Wiggs (Harlequin, July 1)  There’s a reason why Wiggs is a #1 New York Times bestselling author—she knows how to deliver a deeply satisfying story. In The Beekeeper’s Ball Wiggs takes us back to…

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Cooking With Flowers takes the cake

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Some might say that receiving a bouquet of roses, lilacs and violets really takes the cake this time of year.  But what if they were part of the cake? How about Cardamom Cake with Raspberry Rose Mascarpone? Or perhaps violet cupcakes with a side of lilac sorbet? Pastry chef Miche Baker of Mali B Sweets wants you to think outside of the vase and consider adding flowers to your dessert repertoire. To inspire, she’s written COOKING WITH FLOWERS: Sweet and Savory Recipes with   Rose Petals, Lilacs, Lavender, and Other Edible Flowers (Quirk Books). While the idea of cooking with flowers might seem a little strange or even sacrilegious (who wants to destroy such beauty?) you most likely have been…

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Pie, like life, isn’t meant to be perfect

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Somewhere on a back road between California and Iowa there’s an RV loaded for pie. It’s being driven by America’s foremost pie evangelist who is crossing America with a couple of furry gourmets to bring people warmth, comfort and healing by the slice. Beth Howard grabbed the nation’s attention with the 2012 release of her book, Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie, which told the story of loving and losing her husband, Marcus Iken, and the simple truths illuminated by pie that helped her heal. Born in iconic Attumwah, Iowa (home of Walter “Radar” O’Reilly of M*A*S*H fame) Howard’s love of adventure led her to a career as an outdoor adventure journalist, public relations executive, producer, international…

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