Sunday, September 20, 2020

Pumpkin Spice Mud Pie

 



It's the Mississippi mud pie with a twist ready to bring you right into pumpkin season.   I was goofing around last night and decided I wanted to see what I could do with pumpkin mix, white almond bark, cream cheese and a few other favorite ingredients.  It turned into a delicious new dessert, so I thought I'd share.  


Ingredients:

1 Can Pumpkin Pie Mix (30 oz)

3 Cups Ground Graham Crackers (honey)

12 TBS butter (melted)

2 Boxes Instant Vanilla Pudding (3.4 oz)

1/4 cup milk

1 8 oz pkg Cream Cheese 

12 oz Vanilla Almond Bark

2/3 cup White sugar

1 Tsp Cinnamon

2 Cups Confectioner Sugar


Directions:


Step 1: Mix graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, white sugar, and cinnamon thoroughly then press into a 11x15 baking dish.




Step 2: Mix cream cheese, confectioners sugar, pumpkin spice and 1/4 cup of milk until blended well and smooth. Carefully spread it over the graham cracker base.




Step 3: Mix instant pudding and milk until smooth, then add in pumpkin pie mix and mix again until smooth. Carefully spread it over the cream cheese, pumpkin base.



Step 4: Melt vanilla almond bark according to instructions on package. Carefully spread it over the pudding and pumpkin base.



Step 5: Refrigerate until completely set. 3 hours.


Full disclosure, I probably won't use the almond bark again, because it made it overly sweet.

Some other ideas: You could add pecans on top to give this a great crunch.
You could do the traditional Mississippi Mud crust ( flour, pecans and butter mixed well cook at 350 for 15 minutes but that's adds a cooking time which I didn't want to do).

I'll dress it up better the next time I mix it, but this was so much fun and I had to share!

Friday, September 18, 2020

Stay With Me Now - Kaci Rose

 




Title: Stay With Me Now
Author: Kaci Rose
Genre: Time Travel Rockstar Romance
Release Date: September 17, 2020



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He would change the face of music... unless their love rewrote history.

In the year 2009, Ivy stepped through the time door not knowing what to expect. To her mind blowing surprise, she found herself in the era of poodle skirts and soda shops.

The year is 1957 and David Miller is beginning his rise to stardom that will live on long after his untimely death. Unless history is somehow thrown off course...

The instant their eyes meet, electricity crackles between them. But his history is written, and she plays no part in it. Or does she? Can Ivy help keep his legacy intact and save him from having his life cut tragically short? Was history rewritten the moment she cracked open the door to the past?

This is a Steamy, Time Travel, Rock Star Romance. No Cliffhangers.
As always there is a satisfying Happy Ever After.
If you love steamy romances with some insta love, hot love scenes, time travel, rock stars, and a man who knows what he wants then this one is for you.







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Kaci Rose runs on coffee, chocolate, and Oreos. She writes the type of romance books she wants to read.
Kaci loves her book boyfriends with tattoos, muscles, beards, and a little dirty.


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Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Game Changer - Samantha Lind

 




Title: The Game Changer
Series: Indianapolis Eagles #8
Author: Samantha Lind
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: September 17, 2020



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Johnathan

The one word I didn’t think I’d have to accept so soon—retirement.
Never playing again was my new reality, along with all the other symptoms that came along with my career-ending injury. 

Just as I'm learning to deal with my new normal, life throws me another challenge, but this one might just be the game-changer that alters my life for the better. 

Jill

I've always been focused. School. Graduation. Opening my own business. 
I didn't see myself settling down anytime soon, I had an empire to build. 
I definitely didn’t expect a newly retired hockey player would bulldoze his way into my life. 
Maybe it's time I focus on more than just my business.

The more time we spend together, the more I realize I can have more than one focus. 

Sometimes, when one chapter closes, it makes room for another…







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Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey (Go Knights Go!), and listening to country music.


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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Outfoxing Her Mate - Erzabet Bishop and Gina Kincade

 


A fox with armor around her heart…

Blair Reynard knows from experience that workplace romances are just not a good idea. Ever. Not even with a certain hunky detective with hungry eyes and a smiley face mask. Up to her eyeballs in crime scene footage, she is determined to find evidence of a killer before he strikes again. But when her co-worker talks her into logging into the Shifting Hearts Dating Agency App, her plans go up in more than just a sizzling puff of smoke.

A wolf running out of time…

Detective Dominic Martinez is hot on the trail of a serial bomber in the midst of the Corona Virus pandemic. When the new surveillance specialist comes to the attention of his wolf, his world is upended. Winter Bay is about to reopen, but there’s more at stake than just his heart. When a domestic terrorist threatens the people he loves, he must act quickly or risk losing everything. No one gets in the way of an alpha wolf protecting what’s his and the fur is going to fly.




An American Wake Up Call

 



Written by:  Michelle Hughes

Opinion Piece


We have come to a breaking point in this country where we can no longer be silent if we expect to keep our country free.  You must make a choice on which side of history you want to be on and make a stand.  This day has been coming for years, and we've seen two sides at war with each other on social media, and now in the streets.  We've lost common decency, and the ability to accept that one person’s choices don't have to align with your own.  The lines have been drawn and there are only two choices.

We are either going to keep letting these domestic terrorists (Black Lives Matter, and Antifa) continue to harass, loot, and destroy people's businesses/lives.  Or we are going to stand up, be heard and fight back.  Make no mistake, caring about white and black lives will always matter to me, but I refuse to support violent organizations like those mentioned because they are destroying this country.  Whatever race you are, if you are supporting either of them, you are accepting violent extremism, and are a traitor to everything this country stands for.  I didn't support the KKK for the same reasons, even though they are not the threat they once were, which is exactly where we need to get Black Lives Matter and Antifa, put away for the racist organizations they truly are.

You can argue among yourselves about how this was caused by police on black lives violence.  I'll argue back that they are sending race relations back to the 1960's.  The truth is black on black violence it significantly higher than any of the police on black lives has been, so obviously starting in your community is where you need to be fighting that issue.  I've heard the argument that you're white and don't get to say that, and I'll tell you I have the right to say anything I want because this is America and I still have a voice.  The truth may hurt, but statistically you can look up anything I'm saying and find the truth in what I've just written.

Now these white Antifa members, the same thing goes for them.  Parents have obviously failed in their greatest obligation to raise their children the right way.  If you are white person that hates your race, blame your parents, not the government, because your parents have failed you.  If you think that Black Lives Matter or Antifa is making a good difference in our America, then you might need to go back and get a better education, because all you've done is made sure the majority of American's no longer care what you're upset about, we only want to put you behind bars for violent activity.  Let that sink in.  If you had a cause in the beginning, you can be assured we no longer care until you learn some self-control and discover how to be a decent human being.

Let's move on to the police.  First, go back and read the part above about being a decent human being and learning some self control, then remember these men and women get paid to make sure law and order are being followed.  Acting like some idiot, resisting arrest, burning down buildings, shooting people, shouting in people's face that they need to respect you little thugs, believe me the police are the only thing standing between you and us.  If you get your wish to Defund the police, buttercups you better buckle up because the majority of American's are being held in check by our good friends in blue.  

We might have listened if you said we need to pay more for our police officers to have better training.  We might have stood by you and investigated problems with black American's being afraid of police.  Now?  We want you off the streets and in jail for destruction of property, and endangerment of life.  Your chance to be heard?  You ended that with all the violence, and that's on you.  The real problem in America is all these young adults who were never educated at home on how to be a decent person, and it's showing.  

we have all failed the youth of this country and it's time to start waking up to that problem.  Kneeling for the pledge, shouting abortions, acting like a two-year-old throwing a temper tantrum?  All of that is on each one of us, but now we must fix this mess.  We must not be tolerant any longer of behavior that is against the law.  Stiff penalties, jail time, maybe even making punishments public for all these thugs so everyone one of our young people can see what happens when you don't learn how to be a decent human being.  That's a start!

The news media must also be held responsible for making this entertainment and no longer having any shred of journalistic integrity to report the truth.  Freedom of the press needs to come with stiff penalties for lies they tell.  No longer can we allow them to spit out lies because it brings them better ratings, they must be held accountable.  We've allowed this to happen in our country, and now it's time to wake up America, and fix this mess we've made!

 





Heartless - Jade West

 




Title: Heartless
Series: Starcrossed Lovers #1
Author: Jade West
Publisher: Dangerous Press
Genre: Enemies-to-Lovers Romance
Release Date: September 15, 2020



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In a single moment, she becomes my obsession...

Elaine Constantine will be mine.
And her destruction is only my beginning.

I’ve known all my life that the Constantines deserved to be wiped from the face of the earth, only a smoking crater left where their mansion once stood. But that’s a bedrock knowledge, something eternal that lives in my blood. Tonight, I infiltrate their lives, twine myself into their deceitful inner workings so I can take them apart piece by piece.

That’s my plan until I see her, the woman in gold with the sinful curves and the blonde curls. My will to dominate her runs as deep as the hate I have for her last name.

No matter how beautifully she bends beneath my hands, I'll leave her shattered, a broken toy for her cruel family.







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Jade has increasingly little to say about herself as time goes on, other than the fact she is an author, but she's plenty happy with this. Living in imaginary realities and having a legitimate excuse for it is really all she's ever wanted.
Jade is as dirty as you'd expect from her novels, and talking smut makes her smile


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Monday, September 14, 2020

The Best Friend Zone - Nicole Snow

 




Title: The Best Friend Zone
Series: Knights of Dallas #2
Author: Nicole Snow
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 3, 2020



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From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Nicole Snow comes an intense, heartwarming, and funny standalone read where friends-to-lovers insanity is fate for two stubborn hearts.

Just friends? Is a peach pie to the face “just” a little mishap?
I know what I felt the day Quinn Faulkner saved me from death by dessert.
My best friend was always The One. The Impossible.
Older. Flawless. Brutally gorgeous. A small-town prince of summer crushes.
Leagues above a tag-along dance nerd like me.

Years later, my uncle needs a goat wrangler. I just need an escape.
What better way to flee a cheating ex and dumpster fire career?
What better way to collide with the boy who got away?
And now he's an atrociously hot, mysterious, overprotective beast.

Breathe in. Breathe out.
I'm grown up now.
Unmoved by his slayer charms and heart-stompy memories.
I can't stay to unravel his darkness—or savor his vows to protect me.
We're safely platonic.

Until the Ferris wheel incident.
Then we're alone with a tension so thick you can chew it.
Quinn kisses me like no tomorrow. Truly. Madly. All in.
I wanted to piece my life back together.
Will shattering the best friend zone leave us whole or heartbroken?

Full-length romance thriller with a Happily Ever After made of laughter, tears, and smiles. Two friends meant to be fall so hard it hurts with a little help from a scheming granny, a tribe of goats, and one big dog.







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Since then Snow aims for the very best in growly, heart-of-gold alpha heroes, unbelievable suspense, and swoon storms aplenty. With over a million books sold, she lives for the joy of making two people fight with every bit of their soul for a Happily Ever After.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

We Will Never Forget - 9/11/2001



This is how the world woke up on September 11, 2001.  I remember this vividly in my mind.  I'd just gotten home from working night shift at my hospital, and was trying to wind down before going to bed.  I saw the first report break into the morning news, and thought it was a hoax.  Nothing like this could happen in this beautiful country that I loved.  When the horror set in that this was real, my first thought was my children.  I lived in Alabama but I feared that the entire world was going to war so went to immediately get my children from school.  In changed my thoughts forever about the world I lived in.  


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