DESSERTS & SWEETS · FOOD & DRINK · SEASONAL, HOLIDAY & OCCASIONS · SUMMER

No Bake S’mores Cookies

No Bake S'mores Cookies S'mores cookies... a new take on a classic summertime treat! Your family and friends will love these easy to make treats at your next get-together! **This recipe makes 24 cookies Ingredients 1 can of sweetened condensed milk ( 14 ounces)1 cup miniature marshmallows1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk chocolate)24… Continue reading No Bake S’mores Cookies

BOOKS · FICTION

August’s Book Of The Month: The Stationery Shop

I am excited to read The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali. This love story begins in Iran during the political upheaval of 1953 and picks up 60 years later in the United States. The buzz around this novel is very favorable as it was voted one of the best books of 2019. Below is a… Continue reading August’s Book Of The Month: The Stationery Shop

COCKTAILS & DRINKS · FOOD & DRINK · SEASONAL, HOLIDAY & OCCASIONS · SUMMER

August’s Cocktail of the Month: Gin Buck

Celebrate the month of August with a classic summertime cooler that was all the rage during the Roaring '20s. Gin Buck is best served on the rocks for a refreshing cocktail perfect for the warmer weather. Relive the prohibition era by enjoying this bubbly beverage in a vintage Collins or rocks glass! Ingredients 1 1/2… Continue reading August’s Cocktail of the Month: Gin Buck

BOOKS · FICTION · YOUNG ADULT

July’s Book Of The Month: The Geography of Lost Things

It's summer, and I'm ready for a road trip. So this month, I'm reading The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody. Below is a full synopsis of this young adult adventure which promises to be more than just taking a short trip. If you're interested in this journey, pack your bags by clicking on link… Continue reading July’s Book Of The Month: The Geography of Lost Things

COCKTAILS & DRINKS · FOOD & DRINK · SEASONAL, HOLIDAY & OCCASIONS · SUMMER

July’s Cocktail of the Month: Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris are a deliciously classic cocktail perfect for your Fourth of July celebrations, summer get-togethers or backyard barbecues. For an extra special touch, think about serving them in beautiful vintage glasses like these Mid-Century Margarita glasses. Ingredients 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries 2 cups ice3-4 oz light rum depending on your taste2… Continue reading July’s Cocktail of the Month: Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

BOOKS · FICTION · YOUNG ADULT

June’s Book of the Month: The Orphan’s Tale: A Novel

This weekend, I'm starting the novel The Orphan's Tale: A Novel by Pam Jenoff. Below is a full synopsis of this New York Time bestseller which is set in a traveling circus during WWII. Sounds like an interesting subject matter for a WWII story. Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant… Continue reading June’s Book of the Month: The Orphan’s Tale: A Novel

BOOKS · FICTION · REVIEWS

The Good Neighbor: Fluffy Chick Lit

The Good Neighbor Amy Sue Nathan Published: 2015 272 pages SYNOPSIS: Izzy Lane never thought of herself as a liar. In fact, she's always played by the rules. She's an excellent mother, has loyal friends, and a rich career as a school counselor. Fresh from a new divorce, however, Izzy feels like she needs a… Continue reading The Good Neighbor: Fluffy Chick Lit

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The Great Alone: A Bit Too Long

The Great Alone Kristin Hannah Published: 2018 450 pages SYNOPSIS: Alaska, 1974. Ernt Allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes the impulsive decision to move his wife and daughter north where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.… Continue reading The Great Alone: A Bit Too Long

DESSERTS & SWEETS · FOOD & DRINK

Melt In Your Mouth Blueberry Cake

Melt In Your Mouth Blueberry Cake This was found in a folder mixed in with other dessert recipes from the 1970s. This is a really moist cake with a burst of blueberries that really melts in you mouth. ** Depending on the size of the piece, this recipes serves 6-8 people.** Ingredients 1/2 cup margarine1… Continue reading Melt In Your Mouth Blueberry Cake

BOOKS · FICTION

3 Historical Fiction Books From My To-Read Pile

What better way to compliment a good book than with a big piece of cherry pie! Even though each one of these books are historical fiction, they are all set in different eras. One moves back and forth in time between Paris and Rio de Janeiro; one is based loosely on lives of the Brothers Grimm… Continue reading 3 Historical Fiction Books From My To-Read Pile

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The Turn of the Key: A Modern Day Ghost Story

The Turn of the Key Ruth Ware Published: 2019 352 pages SYNOPSIS: When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious… Continue reading The Turn of the Key: A Modern Day Ghost Story

DESSERTS & SWEETS · FOOD & DRINK

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies These golden-blonde peanut butter cookies have great balance of salty and sweet.  It's no wonder they are a classic treat! **Depending on the size, this recipe makes about 24-36 cookies** Ingredients 1/2 cup margarine or butter1/2 cup your favorite brand of peanut butter  (use chunky peanut butter for extra peanut flavor… Continue reading Classic Peanut Butter Cookies