Oh So Merry Christmas!

I cannot wait for Christmas to begin.  This year our LDS missionary returns from 2 years of service to God and church. We will have a houseful of happy greeters to meet him and enjoy his presence in a Christmas celebration that will last 10 days. This gingerbread house represents the start of the Christmas season at McMurtry Manor. Everyone who […]

A Mermade’s Tale Chapter 4

Chapter Four SHELL AND PEARL MAKE A NEW FRIEND             One sunny spring day, Shell and Pearl were swimming on the playground during morning recess. They were discussing a television show they had seen the night before about a supemerhero called “Bat Ray.” Bat Ray and his sidekick Red Snapper fought evil and solved the crimes of nefarious villains. All […]

Happy Birthday Dad and A Mermade’s Tale Chapter 2

Happy 82nd birthday to my first hero and educator, my Dad who reminded me that old principals never die, they just lose their faculties, I hope he never loses his class!   Also thank you to Deseret News for publishing my caramel apple crisp and orange cranberry pecan bread recipes: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865640569/Using-fall-flavors-of-caramel-apples-and-cranberry.html?pg=all. I just found out that the article was carried by 37 other […]

Barnes and Nobles Mini Maker Faire!

Join me this Saturday, November 7 @ 1 p.m. for child-friendly Thanksgiving projects! I will be sharing ideas from A Harvest and Halloween Handbook and showing fun activities to share with your little ones.  Barnes and Noble 1780 Woodland Park Dr, Layton, UT 84041 Phone:(801) 773-9973 A Harvest and Halloween Handbook  is available to download from:   http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-harvest-and-halloween-handbook-pam-mcmurtry/1116031757?ean=2940148379744http://www.amazon.com/Harvest-Halloween-Handbook-Artisan-ebook/dp/B009PA8ON6/?keywords=pam+mcmurtry&qid=1374845872&ref=sr_1_1&ie=UTF8&sr=8-1

Caramel Apple Crisp and Cranberry Orange Pecan Bread

Thank you to the Deseret News for publishing these 2 delicious recipes for autumn:http://m.deseretnews.com/article/865640569/Using-fall-flavors-of-caramel-apples-and-cranberry.htmlFor more great fall eating – download my A Harvest and Halloween Handbook  http://www.amazon.com/Harvest-Halloween-Handbook-Artisan-ebook/dp/B009PA8ON6/?keywords=pam+mcmurtry&qid=1374845872&ref=sr_1_1&ie=UTF8&sr=8-1  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-harvest-and-halloween-handbook-pam-mcmurtry/1116031757?ean=2940148379744  Did you catch the recipes using leftover trick-or-treats in last week’s Deseret News?  Easy-to-make Treasure Brownies and Chocolate Mousse Delight!  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865640080/Upcycle-Halloween-candy-into-mouth-watering-desserts.html?pg=all  

Mermaid Much?

   One of my children’s friends lives in Hawaii (lucky.) She is all about mermaids; when she posted a cute photo of her baby daughter and herself wearing matching mermaid headbands, it reminded me of a mermaid book I had written for children that is yet-to-be published.     It is a nautobiography about a family of mermaids that lives just […]