Monthly Archives: March 2017

Recipe: Manna Cookies


Manna Cookies, Easter cookies-Rae

I first made these Easter cookies last year.  They were a big hit at school.  I felt I should post again because it was so popular before.

This recipe is great for bible class or religion, or just for families and individuals that are looking for a way to celebrate Easter from a Catholic point of view.

What is Manna?  “When the people of Israel saw it, they said to one another, ‘What is it?’ For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, ‘It is the bread that the LORD has given you to eat’” (Exodus 16:15). The Hebrew word translated “manna” literally means “what is it?”

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1/2 cup softened butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons honey

1 cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 eggs

2 cups flour

dash salt

1/2 teaspoon of ground coriander, optional, I did not use, honestly I could not find the ground coriander in my store.

Cream butter, adding sugar gradually, until light and pale.  Add eggs and beat thoroughly.  Add honey, salt and vanilla.  Combine baking powder and flour, add to butter mixture.  Drop by 1/2 teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet (or silpat) Bake in a 400 degree oven for 8 minutes or until done.  Cool on wire racks.


My Favorite Things: Yankee Candle Room Spray


I am a huge fan of Yankee Candle votive candles.  While going to the store for a votive sale I noticed the room sprays.  I bought one & have had a can on hand ever since.  The scents are great and they work fast.  If you have company over a nice spray of Macintosh Apple makes the house smell like a fresh baked apple pie.  These are great for restrooms and all other rooms in the home too.  As you can see today there is a sale on these yummy smelling scents.  But today, my favorite scent is the Sicilian Lemon Room Spray.  It almost reminds me of a lemon head, the smell is very similar and that makes this scent very nostalgic for me.  If your a fan of Yankee Candle, be sure to sign up for the FAN CLUB for a chance to earn more scents!!

**I am not affiliated with YC company.  The opinions are honest and my own.**

New Release: Back To You



Title: Back to You
Author: C.J. Miranda
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 25, 2017
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
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Four years after the most confusing summer of her life, recent college graduate Iris Tilley is moving back home with no idea of the repercussions waiting to greet her. Going home means reconnecting with her dad, facing her motherless home, and confronting her gorgeous neighbor, Weston Alcorn.
And all of this, unfortunately, has to be done in a small southern town where gossip is a prized currency.
As the summer forges on, Iris struggles to find her place in a town that’s changed as much as it’s stayed the same, and it doesn’t help that Weston doesn’t seem to know how to treat her. Through awkward encounters, tense conversations, and heartbreaking revelations, neither Weston nor Iris can ignore the spark they ignited four years prior. But as Iris’s past and the prospect of her future violently clash, it’s no longer a question of can they ignore it, but will they have the chance?


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CJ Miranda is a twenty-three year old LSU graduate with a romantic side she’s never shown to the people in her life. Having grown up quiet, shy, and incredibly sarcastic in a small town she never felt a part of, CJ spent her spare time writing multiple romance novels that she posted for free online. Having done that since she was thirteen, she now feels that it’s time to pursue what has always been her dream.
When she’s not writing or reading, she’s either working at her day job or drinking wine with her best friend/roommate and laughing at whatever their diva dogs are doing.


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Cover Reveal: A Love For Romance




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Book Title: A Love For Romance Anthology

Release Date: April, 24th

Cover Designer: Freya Barker

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About the Anthology

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Do you have a love for romance stories? Included in this anthology are stories that will have you intrigued; make you swoon; all the while warming your heart.

Fifteen SBR Media authors present to you: A Love for Romance.

♡A preview of Trading Yesterday by USA Today Bestselling Author Kahlen Aymes

♡ The Break (Breaking Free, Part 1) by USA Today Bestselling Author Debra Presley

♡ Always Too Late by Micalea Smeltzer

♡ Until the Stars Forget to Shine by Amber Garza

♡ The Only Chance by Magan Vernon

♡ Awakened: A Leila Marx World Novella by Amber Garr

♡ Do You Mind? by Freya Barker

♡ Cock-Blocked by W. Ferraro

♡ What Happens on Spring Break by R.C. Stephens

♡ Always There by Elizabeth Hayes

♡ Falling for Lindy by Ashlee Taylor

♡ Burning the Midnight Oil by Elison Grace

♡ Babysitting for the Biker by Sammi Starlight

♡ Chasing Love by Misha Elliott

♡ Spellbound by Ashlee Sinn

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Recipe: Breaded Fried Haddock



We are in Lent season right now, so some of you may be looking for a meatless dish to prepare this Friday.  This Haddock has been a family favorite for years.  It goes great with a tuna noodle macaroni salad or coleslaw.

Breaded Fried Haddock

1 bag of Haddock, I purchase mine at Aldi’s, it contains 4 pieces of fish

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup corn meal

1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper and garlic powder

oil for frying


When fish is defrosted, mix all ingredients for the breading, except oil and fish.  I like to mix mine in a pie dish.

Place enough oil in a sauce pan to coat the bottom of the pan and put it on medium low to get to about 350 degrees.

The fish will be a bit wet, so I don’t add a wet ingredient first.

Once the breading is mixed, place a fillet in the dish and coat completely, tap off excess.

when oil is at temp. and you breaded the fillets, place them carefully in your sauce pan to fry.

It took my fish 7-8 minutes per side to fully cook, they were thick pieces.  I only flipped once.  The less you handle it the less chance it flakes off and breaks on you.

Serve with your favorite sides.


Calling All Charlaine Harris Fans


Charlaine Harris Fans, did you know Midnight Texas will be on NBS this summer?  I miss True Blood and I hope NBC brings the books to life just like HBO did for Sookie Stackhouse.  I read that the show will air July 25, 2017, a great Christmas in July gift for fans!  Are you a fan of her books?  Are you looking for ward to watching the new show?

About the Show*

Welcome to a place where being normal is really quite strange. From the visionary director of “Mr. Robot” and based on the hit book series from the author behind HBO’s “True Blood” comes a journey into a remote Texas town where no one is who they seem. From vampires and witches to psychics and hit men, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different. As the town members fight off outside pressures from rowdy biker gangs, ever-suspicious cops and their own dangerous pasts, they band together and form a strong and unlikely family.

One-hour drama



My favorite things- SmartHomes Knife Sharpener Tool


If you are visiting me from a link party, this favorite thing will be a big help in your kitchen.  I recently bought the SmartHomes Knife Sharpener Tool and tried it as soon as it arrived in the mail.  I was shocked at the way my knives worked.  The newly sharpened knife cut through my tomatoes like butter.  I had knives that I bought that were never sharp and this tool got them working great.  I brought this to a family members house and they wanted to keep it.  I took it home, but bought two more to give as gifts.  Yes, it’s that good.  If your blades are dull, you can’t get the best results in the kitchen.  If you spend time food blogging or just family cooking you should always use the best tools to get your food to look and taste its best.  I suggest you try this.  You wont be disappointed.  Just to share a bit about my experience, this was Amazon Prime, both orders were on time no damage.  If you buy it, please stop back to let me know what you think.

  • I received this product at a discounted rate to try and share my honest opinion.  Like I said I bought two more at full price, so I am pleased with this product!!


Yankee Candle Fans


If your like a lot of us in the North East, you may be under a few inches or even feet of snow.  I know we cant get rid of the snow, but we can pretend its spring by putting yummy scents in our homes.  If you are a fan of Yankee Candle you can join the Yankee Candle Fan club.  By joining this club you earn points when you purchase candles.  This is free to join and takes minutes to sign up.  Stay warm!!

If you have not joined yet, visit YANKEE FAN CLUB to check it out.

**I am not affiliated with YC company.  The opinions are honest and my own.**