We’re Moving

Marina Martindale’s Musings is one several WordPress blogs that I maintain, and, unfortunately, one of my other WordPress blogs was recently hacked.

I’m here to talk about my books, and, hopefully generate enough interest the you’ll consider reading them. My blogs are a critical tool for building my brand and my reputation, and I simply cannot risk anyone planting malware on my blogs, or otherwise hijacking them. Therefore, I’ve migrated this blog back to Blogger. While perceived by some as not as “professional” as WordPress, it’s on a secure server and much less vulnerable to a cyber attack.

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Thank you for your understanding, and I look forward to seeing you on my new blog.

Marina Martindale

The Recipe I Didn’t Include–Orange Glazed Cornish Game Hens

As most of you already know, I love cooking as much as I love writing, so I’ll always have at least one scene in my novels where my characters eat in, and I include the recipe at the end of the book.

The Letter, however, has proven to be a bit of a challenge. This novel has two different scenes, with two different characters, eating in with a special guest, so decisions, decisions. Which recipe do I include? It was a toss up, but here is the one I didn’t include. It’s easy to prepare and the perfect romantic dinner for two. Just saying.




  • 2 Cornish Game Hens (defrosted)
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • lemon pepper blend

Preheat oven to 350.  Wash hens thoroughly, shake off excess water and place in a baking dish.  Mix orange marmalade and orange juice in a small mixing bowl.  Once the marmalade is blended smooth brush 1/2 of the mixture on each hen with a pastry brush.  Sprinkle lightly with lemon pepper blend.  Bake for approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours.  Serve with rice, wild rice or potatoes.  If desired, garnish with fresh orange slices.

Note:  If preparing more than two hens simply increase orange mixture by adding 1 tablespoon of orange juice and marmalade for each hen. If you’re using fresh oranges, be sure to add the zest.

P.S. I also have a food blog at www.rosiesrivetingrecipes.com. Be sure to check it out.