Best-Loved Things

Gloria on the Lillian McDermott Radio Show

Tips for Time Management

Love my new cookbook!        

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I love to cook and I collect cookbooks of all types.  This one has simple recipes and beautiful photographs.  It is really almost like a coffee table book.  Some of my favorite recipes: asparagus tart, beer battered artichoke hearts, eggplant salad and roasted veggie gnocchi.

Favorite Meditation App

Buddify-  Some days, I find it difficult to meditate. On those days, I prefer a guided mediation. One of my favorites is Buddify.  It is pleasing to look at and has a great variety of meditations to choose from.  It is an easy app to navigate. One of my favorite is their “Kind” meditation.

Best Body Lotion for Your Legs

True Blue Spa Super Rich Body Cream – I had read about this body cream and decided to use it the day of my son’s wedding.  It was awesome.  My bare legs actually shined and looked great in the photos.

Some of My Favorite Fiction BooksBooks

  1. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  2. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  4. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  5. Island by Aldous Huxley

Mom’s Biscotti

A cherished family recipe. She would make these for friends and family every Christmas.


Ingredients: 1 stick butter, 1 cup sugar, 3 eggs,  3 cups flour, ¼ teaspoon salt, 3 teaspoons baking powder, 3 teaspoons anise flavoring, 3 teaspoons anise seeds, 1 cup silvered almonds

Cream butter, sugar.  Add one egg at a time. Beat well. Add flour with salt, baking powder, and flavoring. Stir in seeds and nuts. Divide dough in 3 parts as a loaf of bread.  Bake 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and slice diagonally.  Each loaf makes about 10 biscotti.  Re-bake 10 more minutes or until light brown.

Some of my Favorite Movies


  1. Casablanca
  2. Cinema Paradiso
  3. Blazing Saddles
  4. Singing in the Rain
  5. The Wizard of Oz