Wednesday, December 17, 2014

12 Days of Christmas!

Hey Ya'll :) Welcome to my 12 Days of Christmas post for Reading and Things! There is also a SupaCool Facebook event every evening and TONIGHT I will be on there chit chatting and giving stuff away!! whooo

Ok so.... What is your favorite holiday treat? Why? 

Well, to tell you the truth I've never really had a Fave "Holiday" treat sad yes I know but my all time fave ANYTIME treat is ......


Yup you guessed it if you have been here before CHEESECAKE!!! Why? umm it's cheesecake what's not to Lurve LOL 

 Now My man's fave is Banana Pudding but not the store bought or anything like that it must be homemade and it must be GOOD! LOL so here is the recipe I use when whipping him some up :) make it and ENJOY 


Ingredients
  • 3 - cups of Milk
  • 1/4 - cup of All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 - cup of Sugar
  • 3 - Eggs, separated
  • 1 - teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 - box of Vanilla Wafers
  • 4-6 - ripe Bananas, sliced
  • Meringue
  • 1/8 - teaspoon of Cream of Tartar for the Meringue, if needed
  • 1/4 - cup of Sugar for the Meringue, if needed
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Separate 3 eggs, set the whites aside for later use in the meringue.
  3. Add 3 cups of milk to a medium saucepan. Place over LOW heat on your stovetop.
  4. Slowly add flour, whisking continually to avoid lumps.
  5. Slowly stir in 1/2 cup of sugar, whisking continually until fully dissolved.
  6. Use a fork and break up the egg yolks.
  7. Slowly add the egg yolks to the saucepan, whisking continually to avoid making scrambled eggs. It's very important to stay with the cooking process at this point. Keep stirring.
  8. Increase the heat gradually up to about medium as you constantly whisk the pudding mixture.
  9. Using a candy thermometer, bring the mixture up to 170 degrees. Continue to stir it constantly as it thickens. When it reaches 170 degrees, remove from heat but continue to stir.
  10. Add the teaspoon of Vanilla Extract and continue to stir off and on as it cools down. The mixture must cool down before you begin to assemble the banana pudding.
  11. When fairly cool, spread a light layer of the pudding in a casserole dish.
  12. Add a layer of Vanilla Wafers. Reserve about 5 or 6 wafers for topping later.
  13. Add a layer of sliced bananas.
  14. Add a layer of pudding mixture, spreading it out to the edges of the dish.
  15. Repeat the layer process as needed, ending with a layer of the pudding mixture on top.
  16. Crumble the 5 or 6 reserved wafers and sprinkle on top. If not adding the meringue, bake this at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes. Let cool and serve. 
  17. Meringue:
  18. Place the room temperature egg whites in a glass or metal mixing bowl.
  19. Using a mixer or whisk, beat the egg whites until they appear frothy in texture.
  20. Add about 1/8th teaspoon of Cream of Tartar.
  21. Increase mixer speed and beat until the egg whites form soft peaks.
  22. Add the sugar. Continue to whip, increasing speed as needed until the egg whites thicken and form firm peaks. Do not over work the egg whites as it will cause them to lose volume.
  23. Use a spatula and gently spread the meringue over the pudding mixture.
  24. Gently dab the spatula up and down in the meringue to form small swirls and peaks.
  25. Place the dish in the preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Watch it carefully so the egg white meringue doesn't burn. It just needs to be slightly toasted and browned.
  26. Remove from oven, let cool, refrigerate until cold then serve.

and VOILA you has Banana Pudding! Make sure and stop by the Facebook event this evening I will be there and 3 Authors will be stopping in as well.

Monday, December 8, 2014

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cover Reveal : Pocketful of Sand by M. Leighton

First off let me say HI! *waves* and here is a new and upcoming delish looking goodie from the aweomeness that is M. Leighton : 


Coming March 15, 2015 from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author M. Leighton: 

A story of heartbreak, loss, love, and new beginnings. 
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Character Promo : Legend of the Blue Eyes by B. Kristin McMichael



Arianna Grace liked her boring, Midwestern, teenage life where she ignored the many unanswered questions of her childhood. Why were her parents dead? Why did she not have family? Where was she raised until she was five? When someone offers to explain it all, Arianna thinks she's just getting answers. Instead, she is thrown into a world of night humans who drink blood. 

On Arianna's sixteenth birthday, her world is thrown upside down when she changes into a vampire. Night humans, or demons, as some call them, live in normal society. Learning all of the new rules of a world she didn't know existed might be hard enough, but it's further complicated by two former-friends that now want to help her take her role as the successor to her grandfather. 

There is a war going on between the night humans. Sides have been taken and lines are not crossed. Four main clans of night humans are struggling for control of the night. Divided into two sides, clans Baku and Tengu have been at war for centuries with the clans Dearg-dul and Lycan. That is, until Arianna Grace finds out the truth; she's the bridge of peace between the two sides. But not everyone wants peace. With the night humans divided, Arianna is now a pawn in the war between them. She must choose a side--her mother's family or her father's--and for once in her life, decide her own fate.



Thank you so much Heather for asking me do a promo post. It’s always great to interact with readers and shed some insight into the characters. You spend hours writing about imaginary people that live only in your head. They have likes and dislikes and personalities, but what goes down on the paper is all anyone sees of them. This is a chance to show more about the main characters in my novel The Legend of the Blue Eyes. When Heather suggested a post about what my characters like to eat- I had to smile. A food post is right up my alley. I am endlessly cooking and baking and trying new recipes on my family. Baking is one of the things I do to relax actually. When I was in my undergrad, my roommates always knew when a big test was coming because I’d be in the kitchen making cookies. I still get that way. What better thing to do when stressed is make cookies??!!
So onto my characters. Obviously if you’ve read the books you know that several of my characters favorite food would be blood, they are night humans that live on blood after all. But like anyone, they should have more than one favorite (and Devin doesn’t drink blood, so he has to have a favorite food). Below are the favorites for Arianna, Devin, Andrew, Thomas, and Turner- the main characters in The Legend of the Blue Eyes and throughout the trilogy.


Arianna - Lemon meringue pie. Tart with a little bit of fluff on top- just like Arianna. She might seem all passive and nothing but fluff- but under that she really is strong enough to take the role she was born to play; you might just have to get through all three books to see it, but passive Arianna needs to grow up a bit before people see that layer underneath her.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Grandmas-Lemon-Meringue-Pie/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=lemon%20meringue%20pie&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Recipe%20Hub&soid=sr_results_p1i5


Devin - Chicken and apple pie. Devin is the sort that likes lean meat and actually cares about what he eats. He’s meticulous with everything else in his life, why wouldn’t he be with food also. He has two favorites though, Devin is the all-American type, and how much more all-American can you get than apple pie?


http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Famous-Butter-Chicken/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=butter%20chicken&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page&soid=sr_results_p1i1
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Apple-Pie-I/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=apple%20pie&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Recipe&soid=sr_results_p1i8


Andrew - This is a hard one to decide. With his questionable home life and having spent a large part of his time locked in the basement, it is possible that he likes any kind of food he can get his hands on. I’m going to pick mac and cheese though- something that reminds you of family even though he doesn’t have one. I feel like without a family, Andrew still longs for one.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chucks-Favorite-Mac-and-Cheese/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=mac%20and%20cheese&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page&soid=sr_results_p1i8

Turner – burger and fries- Turner is a lycan, essentially a werewolf, and meat is the one thing he can’t get enough of. He likes any burger from any place- as long as it is real meat (none of that vegetarian stuff). He doesn’t care particularly where it comes from as long as it is hot and fresh and hopefully a little rare.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/all-american-loaded-burgers


Thomas - Oven-baked salmon with vegetables. Thomas is a health nut who is as conscious about what he puts into his body as he is about making sure he studies and gets all his homework done.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/soy-glazed-salmon-with-cucumber-avocado-salad-recipe.html




About The Author :

Originally from Wisconsin, B. Kristin currently resides in Ohio with her husband, two small children, and three cats. When not doing the mom thing of chasing kids, baking cookies, and playing outside, she is using her PhD in biology as a scientist. In her free time, she is currently hard at work on multiple novels. Every day is a new writing adventure. She is a fan of all YA fantasy and science fiction and continues to promote good books on her own blog at www.bkristinmcmichael.com. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads


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Thursday, August 28, 2014

#NEWRelease - All That Remains by Michele G Miller






I can't wait to hear what you think of the final installment in Jules and West's story. I have been overwhelmed by the support this series has received this summer and can't thank you enough! 
~ Michele

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