Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2011 100+ Reading Challenge

I am thrilled that this challenge is going to be repeated this year. It is a new host, Amy at My Overstuffed Bookshelf. Thank you so very much Amy!! This will be my 4th year doing a 100+ challenge. Am really looking forward to this one-Amy has such a nice blog and this is a great way to find new authors...


1. A Taste Of Magic-Tracy Madison
2. Starvation Lake-Bryan Gruley
3. A Slow Walk To Hell-Patrick A Davis (good)
4. Grim Pickings-Jennifer Rowe
5. Revenge Of The Barbeque Queens-Lou Jane Temple
6. Die Trying-Lee Child
7. The Axman Cometh-John Farris
8. House Of Bones-Dale Bailey
9. The Face Of Deception-Iris Johansen


10. Kill The Messenger-Tami Hoag
11. Death By Rhubarb-Lou Jane Temple
12. A Time To Love-Barbara Cameron
13. Bond With Me-Anne Marsh
14. Bread On Arrival-Lou Jane Temple
15. Swan Song-Robert McCammon


16. Reading~Antiques Roadkill: A Trash n Treasures Mystery-Barbara Allan
17. The Cornbread Killer-Lou Jane Temple
18. Diary Of A Mad Bride-Laura Wolf
19. Heartbreaker-Julie Garwood
20. Into The Web-Thomas H Cook
21. The Same Sweet Girls-Cassandra King
22. Storming Heaven-Kyle Mills


23. The Sinai Secret-Gregg Loomis
24. Mortal Memory-Thomas H Cook
25. Reading~Prayer For The Dead-David Wiltse


26. SET-Carl East
27. The Crush-Carl East
28. The Mailman's Tale-Carl East
29. Private Games-Tawny Taylor
30. The Thirteenth Unicorn-W. D Newman
31. Heart of the Witch-Alicia Dean


32. Zachary Zombie & The Lost Boy-John H. Carroll
33. Dating Mr December-Phillipa Ashley
34. Belly Fat Blaster-Tony Donato
35. Surrender The Heart-MaryLu Tyndall
36. June Bug-Jess Lourey
37. Haint Misbehavin-Maureen Hardegree


38. Mind Cafe-Lizzy Ford
39. Her Best Catch-Lindi Peterson
40. The Amber Room-Steve Berry
41. My Haunted House-Angie Sage
42. The Sword In The Grotto-Angie Sage
43. The Big 5-Oh-Sandra D Bricker
44. A Dirty Job-Christopher Moore


45. House On Orchard Street-TM Moore
46. Dont Count The Stars-Jacob Helm
47. Exotic Indulgence-Jess Dee
48. The Lake-Tananarive Due
49. Lye In Wait-Cricket McRae
50. Hurricanes In Paradise-Denise Hildreth Jones


51. Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise-Joyce Magrin
52. A Time To Heal-Barbara Cameron
53. Hot Flash-Kathy Carmichael


54. Makeover For Murder-Cindy Vincent
55. The Ice Child-Elizabeth McGregor
56. The Manicurist-Phyllis Schieber
57. Zombies Eat Lawyers-Kevin Michael
58. Elvis and The Dearly Departed-Peggy Web
59. Just Another Day In Paradise-Katherine Tomlinson
60. Sweet Treats-Brunstetter Etchison Griffin Murray
61. They Voynich Enigma-Baz Cunningham*
62. Count Down-Iris Johansen


64. Chill Factor-Sanda Brown
65. A Thousand Bones-PJ Parrish
66. A Winter Haunting-Dan Simmons
67. The Search-Iris Johansen
68. Gold In Trib 1-Douglas Anderson


69. A Very Holly Christmas-Shiela Roberts
70. O Little Town-Don Reid
71. Hangmans Beautiful Daugher-Sharon McCrumb
72. The Second Summer of the Sisterhood-Ann Brashares
73. Female Intelligence-Jame Heller

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cranberry Macadamia Nut Bark

1/2 c. dried cranberries
1(1-lb.)pkg.vanilla-flavored candy coating,cut into pieces
1(3 1/2-oz.)jar macadamia nuts

Line cookie sheet with foil.

Melt candy coating in medium saucepan over low heat,stirring constantly.
Remove from heat. Stir in cranberries and nuts. Spread on foil lined cookie sheet. Cool completely.

Break into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Store in airtight container.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hot Buttered Rum (Adult Beverage)

2 c brown sugar
2 qts water
2-3 c rum
6 whole cloves
4 sticks cinnamon
1/2 c butter

Pour ingredients into crockpot. Put on high for 2 hours, then low for 8-10 hours. Serve in mugs. Keep leftovers at room temperature and reheat to serve.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Clusters

1 package (12 oz) milk chocolate morsels
1 package (6 oz) peanut butter morsels
1 package (12 oz) salted spanish peanuts

Combine morsels in a 2-quart casserole.
Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until melted. Stir halfway through cooking.
Stir in peanuts.
Drop by teaspoons onto waxed paper.
Let set until firm. Store in air tight container.
Yield- 4 to 4 1/2 dozen.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Simple Hot Fudge

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/2 teaspoon instant coffee
3/4 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Heat condensed milk, chocolate, water and coffee in a
large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat
stirring frequently, then constantly until sauce turns
from grainy to creamy smooth. Remove from heat and
stir in vanilla; add water as needed to thin to desired
texture. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Lemon Curd

2 cups sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
4 eggs, beaten

In a medium saucepan, combine all the ingredients except the eggs over low
heat and cook for 5 minutes, or until the butter has melted. Slowly whisk
the eggs into the mixture and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the lemon
curd is thick enough to coat a spoon, stirring occasionally; do not boil.
Place in clean jars or a bowl, cover, and chill for at least 2 hours, or
until cool, before serving. Store in the refrigerator.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

McDonalds Clone Mocha Frappe

1/3 Cup cold strong brewed coffee
1/3 Cup whole milk
1 Tbsp. Chocolate syrup
2 Tsp. sugar
1 Cup ice cubes

Blend all till mixture is smooth and ice is finely crushed