Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Something Different: Our Mothers Recipes

What inspires you as a writer?
Our mother was our inspiration.  When she was cooking, she always made us part of the process.  Both Dorene and I love to cook so the book was a natural for us to write together.
When did you have that ah ha moment when you knew you were a writer?
The cookbook came out of our discovery of hundreds of our mother’s recipes we found in shopping bags after her death.

What is your writing process?
We started looking for and organizing our favorite recipes.  Each recipe brought wonderful memories of our mother, the smells in the kitchen, the flavors or the foods, and even the history of some of the recipes.  We infused some of those memories into the book.  It was a cathartic experience.  We live far from each other.  Dorene lives in the Milwaukee area and spends her winters in Scotsdale, AZ.  I live in Denver, so we don't get to spend as much time together as we would like.  Writing this book was a wonderful experience because we were able to make time for each other and our shared memories.

What are you currently working on?
We are working on a Holiday cookbook.

Any upcoming events?
We are on our first virtual book tour.  By the way, thanks for hosting our tour.  We are excited to have readers learn about our book and our website.  We have a fantastic website with lots of free recipes and demonstration videos.  In addition, we have a recipe of the week club. The most exciting news is we have a contest where we are giving away a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate towards a Kindle of your choice and two $50.00 Amazon Gift Certificates as well as part of our Book Launch on Amazon on February 1. Visit our website to enter using our contest form.  You can also enter on our brand new Facebook page:

If you could be anyone you like, who would you be?
I am pretty happy being me.

Do you have any advice for new writers and something that a seasoned vet can learn?
We are new writers so it would be difficult to give advice.

 Where can your followers find you?
Our book is sold on Amazon .  We have both a Kindle version and paperback
We have a Facebook Page
You can see all our videos  on our website: and on our
YouTube  Channel:  please leave comments.  Finally you can follow us on Twitter

 Any last words?
As I said before, we have an excellent website at  Go visit, enter our contest, sign up for our recipes of the week.  This week you can learn all about Hanukkah  from an amazing infographic on our Home Page.  Then pick up a couple of Hanukkah recipes on our Recipe Page.  Before you leave , you can watch our cooking show where we demonstrate some of the recipes. Get the latest news from the authors and join with a passion for cooking and Jewish recipes in particular.

Thank you for stopping by. I love cooking so I will be sure to try out some of your recipes.

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