Friday, November 30, 2012

November's Reading List

November Book List
These are the books I read in November:
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......
What are you reading?


I'm going to miss November.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

My November hair cut


Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Pumpkin Pie Crust

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.

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.

Happy Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


OK, I look great!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Bath Time

Not much fun, but I'm soooo clean.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Salsa Hummus

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.

Salsa Hummus

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 pulse.
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.

We do have leftovers for tomorrow!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Panda Fun

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Hey partner, yippie ki-yay

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Let's Dance

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran's Day

Have you hugged a veteran today?
Thank you

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Monday, November 5, 2012


Remember to vote on Tuesday!
Remember - If you don't vote your voice won't be heard.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Tonight is the night

It's time to Fall back an hour...... don't forget to change your clocks before you go to bed tonight.