Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Muffins & Mayhem by Suzanne Beecher
It took time, but Suzanne Beecher found her way to a successful marriage that has lasted thirty-two years, and, despite her fears and feelings of inadequacy, a successful career as her own boss in various businesses and nonprofit enterprises. There have been setbacks along the way, including health issues, but Beecher actually found a way to look beyond all of that.
And, it's those recipes and stories of life that she delights in sharing. The book tells of her problems in life, and her failings, but it also includes her favorite stories and recipes, "The stories that keep me grounded in this unpredictable world." She says her recipe box is filled with the necessities of life, "Stories to help keep me grounded and recipes for good stuff to eat."
So, look beyond the hard times, although they helped to make her strong. Suzanne had a grandmother she adored, and a husband she loves. Her book not only includes recipes, and stories of her businesses, but also wonderful chapters of love and warmth. The one about her husband, Bob, is special, called, "He Loves Me, He Loves Me a Lot." And, since Beecher found resolution to her problems with her mother, the chapter to cry over is, "I Miss My Mother."