Sarah's Garden by Kelly Long - Patch of Heaven Series Lilly's Wedding Quilt by Kelly Long - Patch of Heaven Series The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly - Mickey Haller Series Sugar Rush by Donna Kauffman - Cupcake Club Series The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber Death of a Neighborhood Witch by Laura Levine Paradise Valley by Robyn Carr - Virgin River Series Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber - Blossom Street Summer On Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber - Blossom Street Ford County Stories by John Grisham The Serpents Trail by Sue Henry - Maxie and Stretch Series First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones - Charley Davidson Series A Timely Vision by Joyce and Jim Lavene- Missing Pieces Mystery Hand of Fate by Lis Wiehl - Triple Threat Series Heart of Ice by Lis Wiehl - Triple Threat Series Cross by James Patterson - Alex Cross Series Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
Some people asked about all the books I read - I read going here to there (as a passenger), I read while I bike (indoors, of course), I read while I wait for coffee at Starbucks. Just to name a few......
I must have been out of my mind to try something so different for Thanksgiving.
Since it turned out great - I wanted to share it. I will use this again.
Pumpkin Pie Crust
I made the "crust" in the food processor.
Ingredients: Put 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut in the food processor and pulse. It should look like the consistancy of the almond meal. Add 1 cup of almond meal and pulse. Next I added 2/3 cup of raisins - look for ones that are just made from grapes - you don't need oil or sugar in your raisins or other chemicals in your raisins. Pulse. I added 1 tsp of vanilla and just a drizzle of water a little bit at a time to make it crumple like. Pulse after each drizzle. Press into your pie pan. I used a baggie over my hand to press the mixture. Press it up the sides - you want it a tiny bit higher than the top of your pumpkin mixture but not all the way to the top edge. I was worried about it sticking to the pan because there was no fat and I didn't "grease" the pan either. It came out without any problems. I did notice that I had to cook my pumpkin longer. The crust gets dark but tastes great.
I made this today and it was so good. Instead of a dressing, I severed my Salsa Hummus over spring mix, chopped tomatoes, yellow peppers and cucumber. I topped it all with thinly sliced red onions.
1 red bell
pepper, washed and chunked
1 small tomato (Roma tomato is best), washed and chunked
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp cilantro or 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1 slice of red onion
1 lemon, juiced
1 lime, juiced
2 tbsp of tahini
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cayenne
1 tbsp of chia seeds
2 cans of red kidney beans - drain well and rinse till no more bubbles.
Put red bell pepper, tomato, garlic, cilantro, onion in food processor and
Scrap down sides.
Add remaining ingredients and process to a smooth texture.
I didn't add salt, so you will need to Add salt to taste.
If too thick, add a little water a drizzle at a time.
Note: the chia seeds will thicken up the mixture as it sets.
Lover's Leap by Emily March - Eternity Springs Series The Girls of Room 28: friendship, hope, and survival in Theresienstadt by Hannelore Brenner Back On Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber - Blossom Street If Looks Could Kill by Kate White - Bailey Weggins Mystery The Confession by John Grisham The Litigators by John Grisham The Racketeer by John Grisham Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber - Blossom Street The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly - Mickey Haller Series Mary, Mary by James Patterson - Alex Cross Series Face of Betrayal by Lis Wiehl - Triple Threat Series Going Organic Can Kill You by Staci McLaughlin - Blossom Valley Mystgery Series Temptation Ridge by Robyn Carr - Virgin River Series Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio
Third Degree by Maggie Barbieri - Murder 101 Mystery Some Like it Hawk by Donna Andrews - Meg Langslow Mystery Second Chance Pass by Robyn Carr - Virgin River Series Feline Fatale by Linda O. Johnston - Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mystery Susannah's Garden by Debbie Macomber - Blossom Street Hummingbird Lake by Emily March - Eternity Springs Series
Heartache Falls by Emily March - Eternity Springs Series New Tricks by David Rosenfelt - Andy Carpenter Series Escape by Carolyn Jessop The Dog Who Came In From the Cold by Alexander Mccall Smith - Corduroy Mansions Series
A Conspiracy of Friends by Alexander Mccall Smith - Corduroy Mansions Series Elvis and the Dearly Departed by Peggy Webb - Southern Cousins Series Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival by Clara Kramer (true story) Louise's War by Sarah Shaber
We went to the hospital yesterday, it was lots of fun. We were on the 3rd, 6th and
5th floors. They had signs with dog paws on the doors for the patients who wanted
a visit. We got lots of smiles and I gave lots of licks and tail wagging. I can't wait till next week when I go back again.
August Book List
These are the books I lined up for August:
The Next Always by Nora Roberts - Inn BoonsBoro
Trilogy, Book 1 The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts - Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy,
Book 2 Tomb with a View by Casey Daniels Never Say Sty by Linda O.
Johnston - Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mystery Series Howl Deadly by Linda
O. Johnston - Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mystery Series Shadow of Night by
Deborah Harkness Angel's Rest by Emily March - Eternity Springs Series Queen of the Night by J. A. Jance Sheriff Brandon Walker Series Judgment Call by J. A. Jance - Joanna Brady Series When First They Met (Short Story) by Debbie Macomber - Rose Harbor Inn (the Begining) A Virgin River Christmas by Robyn Carr - Virgin River Series A Time for Peace by Barbara Cameron - Quilts of Lancaster County Antiques Maul by Barbara Allan - Trash 'n' Treasures Series
Sept. Book Club
Book: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett What are you reading?
Did I tell you about my trip to Maryland & Va? It was great. I got to meet lots of people and dogs, and I met a CAT! I went to Pet Smart in Chantilly, Va. and stayed
at the day camp. I played all day long. I slept great that night. Then I went to Maryland and met Ollie, who I haven't seen in a long time. We played all day long,
he's a great playmate.
The next day I met Ty, Cloe and Gavin the cat. I never met a cat before.
They wore me out. It was lots of fun
and I had a great time. I have some pictures somewhere that I'll show you.
July Book List
These are the books I lined up for July:
Day of the Dead by J. A. Jance Sheriff Brandon Walker Series The Next Best Thing by Kristan Higgins Too Good to Be True by Kristan Higgins Somebody To Love by Kristan Higgins What Doesn't Kill You by Iris Johansen - Catherine Ling A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber - Blossom Street Series A Killer Among Us by Lynette Eason - Women of Justice Series Dead Man Talking by Casey Daniels - Pepper Martin Mystery Wicked Business: A Lizzy and Diesel Novel by Janet Evanovich Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness Lethal Outlook by Victoria Laurie - Psychic Eye Series
Granny Doodle got a big Birthday Surprise in the mail. A hand made quilt by the
famous Fran the quilt maker in Pennsylvania. What a beautiful quilt! Thank you
Fran, it will keep us warm and toasty all winter.