THE PARAGON JOURNAL BLOG 

April 2, 2018

 “Writers are explorers.” This was a quote that stuck with me from a panel I attended at AwesomeCon 2018. While AwesomeCon is not a convention strictly for writers, there are a number of panels for writers of all genres.

This year, I attended a panel called “Games on th...

April 12, 2017

I LOVE pizza. I want to serve pizza at my wedding, along with some tacos. And cheesecake. But there is nothing better than a cheesy pizza. Except for when you have to share. And you can't agree on your toppings. So you get half and half and their gross olives get mixed...

April 6, 2017

Stuffed shells are delicious, but let's be honest: they're like lasagna but the pasta is a different shape. So why not switch it up a little bit? You don't have to stuff those jumbo shells with a cheese mixture and covered in a red sauce. One of my favorite stuffed she...

March 28, 2017

We all do it. We buy bananas, don't eat them fast enough, and they get all soft and mushy. One of the all-time favorite things to make with overripe bananas is to make banana bread. 

Ingredients:

2 1/3 cup flour

1 1/2 cup sugar

3 mashed bananas

2/3 cup vegetable oil

2/3 cup...

March 14, 2017

There is nothing quite like warm cookies fresh from the oven. Especially when that day is filled with blizzard-like conditions from this year's Stormageddon. When you're stuck inside on a snow day since your state has declared a state of emergency, why not bake some si...

March 9, 2017

Cookies and cream ice cream is a classic favorite for many - myself included. But you know what makes it taste even better? That's right, making it yourself! 

"Oh, but I don't have an ice cream maker." "I don't have money or space for those fancy gadgets."

Fear not, love...

February 28, 2017

This is an absolute favorite of mine. It's a great appetizer, snack, party treat, or dinner. It's warm and cheesy and just all-around amazing! Give it a try, I promise it's delicious :)

Ingredients:

1/2 lb chopped bacon
1 lb ground beef, turkey or chicken
12 ounces Velve...

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