Good-bye Fresh Crawfish by Pepper Phillips

The hubby pulled the crawfish traps last week, so that means no more crawfish boils for the family this year.  Here are some photos from the last boil.

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This is a sack of crawfish placed in a wheelbarrow to wash before cooking. When the very young grandkids are around they have to check out the activity inside the wheelbarrow. The bravest try to pick one up.  Easy to do if you grab them on both sides of the body behind their front claws. But you have to be careful that another crawfish doesn’t grab your fingers while you’re doing that.

Then the hubby and sons put the crawfish into wire baskets and lower them into boiling water. When they are cooked, they then put them in a mixture of crab boil in another steaming pot until the crawfish absorb those wonderful flavors. Then it’s onto the table.

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My son had these special crawfish tables made. At the top left corner and bottom right corner you can see some lids, which come off to reveal a garbage can underneath. So you can throw the peelings away without fuss or muss.

I had to pose a picture because I couldn’t find what I wanted on the internet.

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We serve the traditional corn-on-the-cob, boiled small new red potatoes, boiled eggs and a couple of garlic heads. Some people like to cook them in the crawfish boil water, but I prefer to do mine on the stove.

This is one of the large ones that my son held out for me. This is definitely a ‘select’…

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So, it’s the last of the fresh crawfish. The season generally lasts from March to June in our area. But I have some crawfish meat in the freezer, so it’s not the last crawfish meal…that’s for sure!

Love Is Magic by Pepper Phillips

Love Is Magic by Pepper Phillips.

Read this short article I wrote for the Authors of Main Street blog.

Love in Bloom on Main Street – Cover Reveal



Every flower tells a story. Just as the first fragrant blooms of spring stir the senses,

Love Blooms on Main Street is sure to touch your heart. Ranging from sweet to spicy, these stand-alone contemporary romances are inspired by the symbolism of flowers, with each story representing a different flower.

Small Town Hot Shot Bride by Stephanie Queen, USA Today bestselling authorRed roses symbolize compassion and romantic love. Tammy is a hot shot in a small town, but she’s tired of getting left behind by guys just passing through. Will she get swept up by charming out-of-towner Roark and his runaway train attraction? Or will she derail him for good?

Forever Your Valentine by Susan R. Hughes, national bestselling authorDaisies symbolize loyal love. Attraction crackles between Faith and Cole when they meet, but since Cole’s career takes him on the road most of the year, Faith resolves to keep their relationship platonic. Will one night together ruin their friendship, or could they be falling in love?

Perfect Match by Carol DeVaney, national bestselling authorForget-me-nots symbolize true love and remembrance. Sometimes love needs a little push. Can two lonely hearts re-kindle their abandoned passion the second time around?

Naomi’s Heart by Pepper Phillips, national bestselling authorPaperwhite narcissus has the most delicious fragrance, bringing spring into the room. Delighted that Ben is back in Boggy Bayou, Naomi teams up with him to enter the Egg Knocking contest. Can they win? Can Naomi figure out why Ben is kissing her? Can her heart stand it if Ben realizes that she’s not what he deserves?

Heather of His Heart by Leigh Morgan, national bestselling authorHeather symbolizes admiration, beauty, good luck and protection from danger. Heather has given up on the idea of finding romantic love. Billy never had the idea in the first place. When circumstances throw them together, they find that love, like heather, blooms in the most unlikely places.

Mother’s Day Babies by Mona Risk, USA Today bestselling authorWhite lilies symbolizes virtue. Can Love Bloom between a powerful TV Director who’s certainly not marriage material and a widow loyal to her late husband?

To Have & To Hold by E. Ayers, national bestselling authorPeonies symbolize compassion, happiness and prosperity. When Melissa meets Drexel, she realizes that the estate’s gardener has found something that she’s never had—happiness. But sometimes things aren’t what they appear to be, and she needs to follow her heart.

Call Me Yours by Kelly Rae, national bestselling authorHydrangeas symbolize devotion and gratefulness. When Thad finds himself falling for Brianna, the only surprise is how natural it feels. It’s going to take more than words to convince her, but he will do anything to hear her say, Call Me Yours.

Love at the Apple Blossom Inn by Kristy Tate, national bestselling authorScotch broom symbolizes overwhelming and everlasting love. Small-town girl Janey Tyler falls for Eric Roudell, the quiet and reclusive music teacher. But will she still love him when she discovers he is really Derrick Cordell, the rock star?

Old Enough to Know Better by Joan Reeves, national bestselling authorWhite roses symbolize new beginnings. Stormy Clarkson, on the brink of fifty, is crushing on sexy Sean Butler. He’s been after her for six months, but she’s resisted every advance. One night he kisses her. That kiss changes everything!

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The Vow – New Cover Reveal



I changed the cover to look more like the other novella in the series.

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted.  Life messed me up.

Like it always does.

Stay tuned…as I have great news coming this way shortly.

You Can Go Home Again by Pepper Phillips

You Can Go Home Again by Pepper Phillips.

Apparently you can go home again, and sometimes what you find might not be what you expected.

Read about Uncle Walter and his hidden gold mine, the leaning house and is that a cow in that yard?

Organizing for Next Christmas by Pepper Phillips

Organizing for Next Christmas by Pepper Phillips.

Catch a picture of my living room decorated for Christmas and my hints on putting things away for next year.

It’s Christmas on Main Street Again!

It’s Christmas on Main Street Again!.

Yes it is, and read about our Decorating on Main Street.

Decorations on Main Street



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