November 18, 2018

apple, orange, cranberry sauce

If you’re like me, you’re not a big fan of the cranberry sauce that magically retains the shape of the can it comes out of. After avoiding this side dish at every pertinent holiday, several years ago, I discovered a Williams-Sonoma recipe for apple, orange, cranberry sauce and my family and I have never looked back. While I’ve altered it a bit from the original, trust me when I say it’s every bit as delicious as the first year I made it. I am very thankful for this flavorful cranberry medley and think you will be too. Happy holidays!

buffalo chicken dip

Super Bowl Sunday is upon us! Whether you want to be known as the hostess with the hostess or the guest with the best dish, this is it! (So you can plan accordingly–the chicken is made in a crock pot and then the dip is put in the oven in a baking dish.) I am a die-hard NY Giants fan! (Yes. Still. Even though our season was embarrassing.) Anyway, since I LOVE football, I would...

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the prince, by sylvain reynard

It’s no secret that Sylvain Reynard’s Gabriel Inferno’s series is by far one of my most fave romance stories. Reynard’s style of writing is not only romantic but it has the ability to transport you to places without being verbose. The Prince is a novella that is a spin-off of Reynard’s Gabriel series and a prequel to his Florentine series, which kicks off its first full novel with The Raven, due out on February...

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no-fail blondies

I love a good chocolate chip cookie. Make it a blondie and that’s even better! However, baking either of these has never been my strong suit. Until, now… I think I have stumbled upon the perfect blondie recipe! Thanks Inspired Taste! And above all, they’re moist! Enjoy!   Ingredients 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted 1 cup lightly packed dark brown sugar 1 large egg 
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt...

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captivated by you, by sylvia day

I bought the first book in this series, Bared to You, during a weather delay in the Miami airport. Loved it! I have been a devotee of the Gideon/Eva story and subsequently Sylvia Day, ever since. Since I loved Entwined With You so much I was happy that there were more books forthcoming (unlike some…see Saturday’s post) and Captivated By You did not disappoint. At this point, Gideon and Eva are outwardly together and living together full-time. They’re...

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why are readers so angry with authors?

Let me start by putting it out there–I’m confused?!?! Said confusion was incited by the many posts I came across in reference to Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series. Readers/fans of this series are complaining about the fact that it’s been extended from 3 books to 5. WHY?!?! If you love a series, the writing, the characters–why are you flat-out angry that some of your most beloved heroes and heroines are having their lives extended by...

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chocolava cookies

In my quest to try new recipes, I admit I was skeptical about this one. I found it in Prevention, the health magazine. These cookies turned out so yummy, further endorsed by my 83-year old father, that I am now skeptical that they should be considered a ‘diabetic’ cookie. Delish! Soft in the middle and brushed with confectioners’ sugar on the outside, these cookies look so scrumptious it’s hard to believe they’re diabetes-friendly! prep time: 20...

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