Monday, October 31, 2016

Books Read in October

October Book List
These are the books I read in October:

Christmas Caramel Murder by Joanne Fluke -  Hannah Swensen Mystery
Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear - Maisie Dobbs
The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd -  Bess Crawford Mystery Series
Twelve Days of Christmas A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber
Books, Cooks, and Crooks by Lucy Arlington - A Novel Idea Mystery
Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon - Men of Valor Series
Bait and Snitch by ReGina Welling  - Ponderosa Pines Cozy Mystery Series
H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald (library Oct. book club)
The Bishop's Son by Kelly Irvin - Amish of Bee County
Woman of God by James Patterson
The Trouble with Witches by Shirley Damsgaard - Ophelia And Abby
Witch Hunt by Shirley Damsgaard - Ophelia And Abby
Midnight Customer by Mac Flynn - Vampire Soul (short)

What are you reading?

Happy Halloween! Have a Bootiful Day!

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 17, 2016


October is National Pasta Month, and October 17 recognizes National Pasta Day.
Pasta lovers celebrate!

Want to make some Pasta!
There is nothing like fresh handmade pasta and it's not really so hard.

In a medium sized bowl, combine 2 cups of flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Actually, some people like to use their counter top. But, if you do, don't let the flour "wall" break.
Make a well in the flour, add 3 slightly beaten eggs, and mix. Mixture should form a stiff dough.
On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for at least 4 minutes (better 8 minutes). You want a smooth, satiny consistency.
Cover the well-kneaded dough tightly with plastic wrap, and allow it to rest for around 45 minutes.
With a pasta machine or by hand roll dough out to desired thinness.

With "fresh" pasta - boil water and cook for about 3 or 4 minutes depending how you like it.