Karen Fraser Caplan

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Between Plotting and First Drafting

How I Used Scene Outlines to Strengthen My Story Before I Began Writing ItI recently finished plotting my second novel…yay! But while I was eager to …

Writing

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Pie

Chocolate peanut butter mousse pie is probably one of the best chocolate, creamy desserts that I’ve ever tried! This treat is so easy to prepare but …

Dessert

Chef John's Butter Puff Biscuit Dough Recipe

"This biscuit dough is similar to puff pastry but uses a much less fussy procedure. It works great for fruit tarts, ham and cheese turnovers, and …

Baking

Pickled Red Onions

There’s hardly a salad, sandwich, plate of eggs, cheese and charcuterie board, or platter of meat that wouldn’t be happier joined by a heap of …

Food

Felix K.'s 'Don't even try to say these aren't the best you've ever eaten, because they are' Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

"After years of tweaking my chocolate chip recipe, it is now ready for public consumption. It has been laboratory-tested on many of my friends all of …

Dessert

Title Your Novel for Maximum Visibility

<i>“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose</i><p><i>By any other name would smell as sweet.”</i><p><i>—</i> Romeo and Juliet<i>, II, ii, 1–2</i><p>What’s in a name? The title of …

Pizza Recipes

• Recipes<br>• Meal• <b><br>Pizza</b><p>Sort:<p>Most Popular<p>latest<p>Pizza Basic Neapolitan Pizza Dough<p>Pizza Basic New York-Style Pizza Dough<p>Pizza New York-Style Pizza Sauce<p>Pizza Foolproof Pan PizzaThis recipe requires no kneading, no stretching—pretty much no skill whatsoever to create a crisp-crusted, airy, chewy pan …

Cooking

Caprese-Stuffed Chicken Breast with Balsamic Reduction Recipe

"This impressive stuffed chicken breast dish is easy to put together and so impressive! Perfect for any meal whether for family or …

Recipes

Don't Use Description in Your Writing

<b>Don’t Use Description in Your Writing</b>Now hold up. Wait a minute, and let me explain myself.I understand that what I’m saying sounds absolutely crazy. …

Creative Writing

Why Structure Matters When You Are Writing a Novel

<b>The Power of Structure</b><p>It’s fair to say I am obsessed with structure. The way I think of it is that structure drives voice and voice connects with readers. Why play it safe with an all-seeing third-person narrator and a linear, A to Z journey, when you can challenge yourself, your characters, and …

Books

15 Tips For Creating A Fictional World That Actually Makes Sense To The Reader

From Narnia to Neverland, literature is filled with fictional realms. There are High Fantasy worlds like Middle-Earth or Westeros, where everything …

Creative Writing

How To Create A Soul For Your Story

— Show, Don’t Tell“Show the readers everything, tell them nothing.”<br>― <b>Ernest Hemingway</b><b>Tell:</b> It was a hot summer morning. Harry thought he was going to …

Stephen King

12 Crazy-Affordable British Brands You Never Knew About (Until Now)

There are certain things I wholeheartedly miss about living in England: Sunday roasts while reading the British papers, the BBC’s TV dramas, and …

Free Shipping

The Ultimate Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Throw in a glass of cold milk and you may have just discovered sugary nirvana.<p>A good old chocolate chip cookie is my ultimate party trick. Last-minute dinner guests? No-brainer. Need to bring a dessert or thank-you gift to a party? A perfect choice. Late-night munchies? You bet your ass I’m making …

Dessert

Thai Grilled Cornish Hens with Chili Dipping Sauce (Gai Yang)

For our take on Thai grilled chicken, we started with Cornish hens, which are similar in size to the hens traditionally used by chicken vendors in …

BBQ

How to Write a Book

How to write a book.Almost every writer on the planet wants to write a book.Some have finished a manuscript and others are already published, but …

Writing

Skewered Grilled Potatoes Recipe

"New potatoes coated in a rosemary and garlic marinade then skewered and grilled."<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds red potatoes, quartered<p>1/2 cup water<p>1/2 cup …

Recipes

Your Slow Cooker Is the Answer to the Easiest Shrimp Boil

I used to associate slow cooker meals with soups and stews and comfort food, best enjoyed during the fall and winter months. But this summer my slow …

Slow Cookers

Is this the perfect guacamole recipe?

In honor of National Avocado Day - July 31 - we present what we hope will become your go-to guacamole recipe!<p><i>Serves 6</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>4 soft avocados, …

Recipes

This Is Ina Garten's Most Popular Pasta Recipe on the Food Network

Cooking has not always been my strong suit, but watching countless hours of <i>The Barefoot Contessa</i> has. Now on its 24th season, the Food Network show …

Seafood

Nine recipes we love to make with our stand mixers

Stand mixers such as the popular models from KitchenAid have graced our countertops for about 100 years. In that time, the machinery has expanded the dishes we can make at home and saved us some sore muscles from mixing. Here are recipes from editors at CNET and our sister site, Chowhound, that we …

Dessert

20 Thrillers That Will Mess With Your Sleep Schedule

BuzzFeed Books recently asked Goodreads about the thrillers their users have been loving lately. Below are 20 titles (recent and upcoming) which have …

Books

If I can make the best pizza dough of my life, you can too

<i>Welcome to Pizza School, in which pizza-making amateur Gwen Ihnat learns the secrets from pizza-making pros.</i><p>Pizza is one of those foods that chefs on …

Italian Food

BA’s Best Shrimp Cocktail

4 servings<p>Shrimp cocktail is all about the shrimp: big, fat, perfectly cooked gorgeous shrimp. We think 16–20 per pound are the perfect size, and that’s what this recipe was developed for (the size will be printed on the bag the shrimp are packaged in, or ask your fishmonger). If you end up with a …

Seafood

How to Make Cinnamon Rolls in 30 Minutes Flat

Look, I'm all for making traditional homemade-dough cinnamon rolls, but sometimes you just want the piping hot buns, dripping with butter and brown sugar, ASAP. When you're experiencing an uncontrollable jonesing for a homemade batch, but don't want to go through the whole trouble of making the …

Dessert

Onions Baked with Rosemary and Cream Recipe

"A wonderful aromatic blend of onions and rosemary perfect for Thanksgiving dinner or any holiday feast. I first tried this dish during the holidays …

Recipes

Recipe: Frijoles de la Olla — The Tex-Mex Slow Cooker

When I was growing up, my mami made a batch of frijoles de la olla every Monday to use in meals all throughout the week. The smell of beans slowly …

Slow Cookers

47 Dinnertime Recipes for Empty Nesters

There’s a lot to get used to when your last child leaves home. For starters, you don’t need to make as much food anymore. These mains and sides for …

The Secret to Writing the Middle of a Story

If you’ve ever had the middle of a manuscript sag and feel flabby, congrats. You’re a writer! One of the questions I ask when get stuck writing the …

Recipe: Light & Fresh Slow Cooker Corn Chowder — Recipes from The Kitchn

I have a keen eye for slow cooker meals that satisfy in every season, and for summer, corn chowder is my go-to. You'll find me cozied up on the couch …

Slow Cookers