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Joined 07-07-11, id: 3053507, Profile Updated: 08-01-14
Author has written 16 stories for Hawaii Five-0.

I am 62 years old and live north of Detroit, MI in the USA. I have lived here for over 23 years. I grew up in Louisville, KY and moved away almost 40 years ago when I married Steve. We have a son who lives in Texas with his family, and a daughter and granddaughter who live here. Before moving to MI, our family lived in TX for 12 1/2 years; I lived in CT for 4 years as a newlywed.

I have worked for almost 32 years for the same company as a finance analyst and recently retired. I'm really good working with numbers. My other talents are limited to cooking/baking. My mom and sisters, including a sister-in-law, are all artsy-craftsy. My mom and younger sister are talented seamstresses. Me, I think a broken zipper is God's way of telling me to buy a new pair of pants. I don't sew, wallpaper, or decorate for Halloween. You've got to know your limitations. A lot of my favorite recipes make appearances in my stories: the Hawaiian wedding cake, the cobbler, the granola bars, and the corn pudding to name a few. I'll be posting some of the recipes below.

I've been writing since the middle of October 2011, something I've wanted to do for a long time. I've read tons of books over the years. I buy most at a discount and pass them on, mostly to my mom. I received a Nook for my birthday a while back and now mostly e-read. I've enjoyed slipping bits of our family life into my stories. My kids are about the same age as Steve and Mary McGarrett, so I've woven some of their antics throughout.

I'm astounded that so many are reading my stories. I write what I enoy reading. It's mostly romance with a strong family theme. It's been a tough couple of years (duh, I live near Detroit), and this has been a spectacularly bright spot for me. Thanks to everyone for the encouragement.

NEW: I finally unearthed the chocolate pie recipe from the back of Mom's recipe box. The bad news is that you can't sample as liberally as the guys do in my stories. The good news is that the results are every bit as good as I remembered from over 40 years ago. I have the pie in my refrigerator waiting for after supper, but the leftover in the skillet got two thumbs up from my husband and granddaughter. Hope you enjoy.

Linda

Chocolate Pudding or Pie

2 tablespoons butter

2 cups sugar

4 tablespoons cocoa

2 tablespoons flour

4 eggs

2 cups milk

2teaspoons vanilla

Mix sugar, cocoa, and flour together in bowl. Melt butter in skillet, adding cocoa mixture when butter is melted. Separate eggs and beat yolks in bowl. Add milk and beat with egg yolks. Stir into skillet a little at a time. Cook slowly and stir constantly. When mixture thickens add vanilla. Place in 9-inch baked pie shell or eat as pudding. Egg whites can be used to make meringue for pie using any cookbook recipe. I used Cool Whip instead.

Hawaiian Wedding Cake

2 cups Flour and Sugar each, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1 large can crushed pineapple with juice, and to 1 cup walnut pieces.

Mix by hand. Put in well greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees. Frost when cool.

Cream Cheese Frosting

One 8-oz. pkg cream cheese, softened, 1 stick butter (also softened), 2 cups powdered sugar, teaspoon vanilla,

Beat until smooth and frost cooled cake. Be prepared to amaze your friends and family with your culinary expertise.

Granola Bars

2 cups rolled oats, 1/2 cup wheat germ, 1/2 cup of semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips, 1/2 cup of dried cranberries or cherries, 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk, 1 cup sliced almonds

Grease 9" x 9 pan", line with aluminum foil, and grease foil for easy removal. Mix ingredients together and press into pan. Bake @ 325 degrees for 30 minutes until lightly brown on top. Cool to room temperature and put pan in freezer. When bar is firm, remove from pan with foil handles and cut into 16 pieces with long, sharp knife. Bars can be kept in freezer until used.

NOTE: I substitute freely because my granddaughter's school won't allow nut products. I use butterscotch chips and/or shredded coconut instead. I've also used raisins instead of cranberries or cherries, and always use non-fat sweetened condensed milk. Bar can be cut into squares, but I find triangles are easier. Use a heavy knife to make cutting easier.

Corn Pudding

Blend:
1 stick butter
1 cup sour cream
1 egg

Stir in :
1 can whole corn
1 can cream style corn
1/2 to 1 cup onion
1 pkg corn muffin mix (Jiffy) minus 1 tbs

Optional: Also stir in

1 pound sausage (I use Bob Evans spicy breakfast sausage; my daughter-in-law uses maple sausage.)

Grated cheese (1 to 1 cups)

Cobbler

1/2 Stick of butter

1 cup each of flour, sugar and milk (less sugar for sweet cherries)

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

2 cups of fruit (If using frozen, best to thaw fruit and drain juice else cobbler may be gooey in middle.)

Set oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in shallow baking dish. I use glass pyrex, and use the standard size dish (same as for regular cake mix) when making a double recipe.

Melt butter in dish in the oven. Leave butter in dish. Mix dry ingredients in bowl and add milk. Stir (or whisk) batter until lumps are gone. Pour into baking dish. Drop fruit into batter.

Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick in middle comes out clean. Bake longer for double recipe.

Best with fresh or frozen fruit. I've made cherry, blackberry, mixed berry, and peach. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

Grease casserole well. Bake for 1 hour @ 350 degrees.

Apricot Delight

2 small or 1 large box Jello (Apricot, Peach, or Orange)

2 cups boiling water

1 mini marshmallows

1 small (#2) can crushed pineapple

3 bananas (sliced)

Dissolve Jello in water. Dissolve marshmallows in Jello. Add pineapple (drained, save juice for topping). Add bananas to Jello, put in 9 x 13 dish and gel.

Topping: c sugar 8 oz. Cream cheese

2 tbs flour 1 pkg. Dream Whip

1 egg slightly beaten

cup pineapple juice (from draining can above, add water if necessary to make c)

Beat sugar, flour and egg together, then boil until it thickens. Add cream cheese, stir until dissolved. Mix Dream Whip as directed, then add to mixture when it cools. Add to top of Jello mixture after it sets. Decorate as desired with nuts, cherries, or orange slices.

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Living Grace by auntof3 reviews
In the unrelated aftermath of a case, Danny was forced to realize that there was only one other person that he trusted more than himself when it came to Grace's safety – and that was Steve. He had no idea just how much he was going to have to rely on his partner and best friend to get through the nightmare that would change his life forever. Danny/Steve/Grace - Whump for all!
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 35 - Words: 109,417 - Reviews: 394 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 125 - Updated: 4/8/2014 - Published: 12/27/2013 - Steve M., Danny W., Grace W. - Complete
Unconventional: A Two Way Street, Part 3 by W5Lex reviews
Steve has a question to ask, and Danny's family make a trip to Hawaii. Steve/Danny slash.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 12 - Words: 12,457 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 10/18/2013 - Published: 2/3/2012 - Steve M., Danny W. - Complete
100 Ways You Can Love Your Husband HIS Way by TB's LMC reviews
They're partners, and a partnership is like a marriage, right? So why not explore what it takes to love your husband HIS way...Steve-and-Danny-style. Yes, there's cursing. Heavy bromance, no slash.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: M - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 51 - Words: 108,920 - Reviews: 641 - Favs: 193 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 11/12/2011 - Published: 8/2/2011 - Danny W., Steve M. - Complete
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Family Life Continues On reviews
The continuing story of the McGarrett-Williams Family. Steve, Danny, Jack, and Jesse enjoy life in Paradise with their neighbors, Ed and Clara Williams. Their ohana continues to grow. Slash warning! Sixteenth in the series.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,717 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 8/15/2014 - Published: 8/2/2014
Family Life Continues reviews
The continuing story of the McGarrett-Williams Family. Steve, Danny, Jack, and Jesse enjoy life in Paradise with their new neighbors, Ed and Clara Williams. Their ohana continues to grow. I upgraded the rating on Chapter 12. Slash warning! Fifteenth in the series.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 16 - Words: 39,943 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 7/12/2014 - Published: 6/18/2014 - Complete
Family Life reviews
Join the McGarrett-Williams family a few months after Jesse's adoption. Steve has just received a notice that he's being reactivated in the Navy. 14th in the series.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 43,538 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 5/25/2014 - Published: 7/25/2013 - Steve M., Danny W. - Complete
Family Court reviews
The time has come for Jesse's adoption hearing, but nothing is ever easy for the McGarrett-Williams famly. Sequel to other 'Family' stories and 'Family Christmas'. Danny and Steve are married; this is only a family story. 13th in the series.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,791 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 10/14/2012 - Published: 10/12/2012 - Steve M., Danny W. - Complete
Family Vacation reviews
Steve and Danny take their family to Disney World for winter vacation. Sequel to other 'Family' stories and 'Family Christmas'. Slash Warning. 12th in the series.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,195 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 10/8/2012 - Published: 9/30/2012 - Steve M., Danny W. - Complete
Family Christmas reviews
The McGarrett-Williams family celebrate their first Christmas with Jesse. McDanno time. Slash warning. Follow-on to other 'Family' stories. 11th in the series.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,679 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 9/28/2012 - Published: 9/15/2012 - Steve M., Danny W. - Complete
Family Crisis reviews
Jesse calls 911 and asks for Commander McGarrett. Follow-on to 'Family Ties'. Tenth in the series.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: K - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,783 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 9/7/2012 - Published: 8/31/2012 - Steve M., Danny W. - Complete
Family Ties reviews
Jack asks about his mommy. One shot story about the McGarrett-Williams Family. Follow-on to Flash Forward series. Ninth in the series.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: K - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,419 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/30/2012 - Steve M., Danny W. - Complete
Family Reunion reviews
Steve, Danny, Grace, and Jack visit New Jersey to celebrate Grace's graduation with the Williams famiy and attend the family reunion. A one shot follow-up to 'Fast Forward May 2020'. Just a one-shot. Eighth in the series.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,323 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/20/2012 - Steve M., Danny W. - Complete
Fast Forward May 2020 reviews
Jack was just starting kindergarten and Grace was a junior in high school the last time we looked in on the McGarrett-Williams family. Now Grace is graduating from high school. How are Steve, Danny, Grace, and Jack doing? One-shot update to the Fast Forward series. Seventh in the series.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,555 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/19/2012 - Steve M., Danny W. - Complete
Fast Forward reviews
Follow-on to "Beginnings". A future look into the lives of Steve and Danny McGarrett-Williams. A/U. Slash Warning! Sixth in the series.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 28,708 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 5/2/2012 - Published: 4/1/2012 - Steve M., Danny W. - Complete
Beginnings reviews
Steve and Danny start their new life together with Grace after their civil union ceremony on New Year's Day. Sequel to 'Home for the Holidays'. Slash warning! Fifth in the series.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 100,753 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 4/1/2012 - Published: 1/1/2012 - Steve M., Danny W. - Complete
Home for the Holidays reviews
Steve and Danny look forward to the holiday season starting with Thanksgiving and ending with their civil ceremony on the beach just after midnight early New Year's Day. Follow-on to 'Life in the Open'. Slash Warning! Fourth in the series.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 34 - Words: 90,117 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 12/31/2011 - Published: 11/24/2011 - Steve M., Danny W. - Complete
Life In the Open reviews
Follow-on to "Life Goes On" and "And So It Begins". Steve and Danny live openly as a family with Grace as they share joint custody Rachel. Follows Season 2 mostly. Slash Warning. Third in the series.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 53,024 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 11/23/2011 - Published: 11/5/2011 - Steve M., Danny W. - Complete
And So It Begins reviews
Sequel to "Life Goes On". Danny and Steve are a family with Grace now. They decide to start a relationship with each other. Slash Warning! Second in the series.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 33,574 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 11/3/2011 - Published: 10/22/2011 - Steve M., Danny W. - Complete
Life Goes On reviews
Danny is finally ready to move on from his dream of being with Rachel. Steve is ready to let Danny in his life. Pre-slash moving onto something more eventually. First in the series.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 27,083 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 173 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 10/22/2011 - Published: 10/12/2011 - Steve M., Danny W. - Complete
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