Winter Prep.

 

If you live in an area that gets snow, snow storms or blizzards you know that you need to prepare for the weather.  There are a few tips that I have learned over the years and I would like to share them with you.

Car Preperation:

* get your tires checked, make sure the tires are safe for driving in the snow.  There is nothing worse then slipping on bad tires.

* make sure you pack plenty of blankets, one for each person that may be in the car, this can easily be done with emergency blankets.  The silver ones that you can buy in the camping section, they can be kept in  your glove compartment.

* keep food and water in your car.  This can be granola bars, fruit roll ups or other snacks such as peanuts.  Be sure to swap food out to be sure it doesn’t expire.

* Toilet paper, we had a storm where people were stuck in cars and needed to use their Tupperware as a bathroom. Be sure you have something for a real emergency.  The toilet paper is for many reasons, clean up for many things, also we had a friend stuck on the street, people took in about ten people into their home, but the toilet paper was getting low.  Be sure you have some for the car or to bring to a safe house.

* first aid kit and hand sanitizer.

* candle and matches or a lighter.  The candle can heat the car a few degrees to help you stay warm.  But be careful.

* change of clothes and extra socks and gloves.

* emergency car shovel and ice scraper with brush.  You may even want to get cat litter, to help you get out of a jam.  Add under tires for traction.

You can add things like diapers for small kids and toys to keep kids busy.  Remember to be safe, listen to the reports and if it says stay off the road, then listen.

 

Advertisements

Apple Cake

Looking for a fall theme dessert?  This apple cake is really fast and easy to make and made with simple ingredients.  It tastes delicious on its own even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

 

APPLE CAKE

• 1/2 cup unsalted butter
• 3 medium apples
• 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
• 1 cup granulated sugar (will be separated)
• 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (will be separated)
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 egg, lightly beaten
• 1 teaspoon baking powder

Directions:

* Preheat oven to 350 degrees * melt butter, set aside to cool.
* peel core & cut apples, like you would for an apple pie.
* Combine apples, 1 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in a bowl, coat apples.
* place apples in a greased, 8 or 9 inch baking dish, or a pie dish. spread out to make an even layer
* In a new bowl, add remaining sugar, flour, and baking powder. mix to combine.
* add in slightly beaten egg and butter to flour mix.
* mix just until combined. Do Not over mix.
* batter will be stiff, carefully spread batter over apples.
* Bake in preheated oven 40-45 minute
* cool pan on wire rack 15 minute.
* Serve warm or room temperature.

New Release: Trusting Him

 

Title: Trusting Him
Series: Bromley Brothers, Book 1
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: October 28, 2017
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
 Add to TBR
 Buy now for half price! 
 
Event coordinator Trey Bromley is the youngest of three brothers and is out and proud. The last thing he’s looking for is a man who doesn’t know what he wants.
After a chance meeting with David Rossi, a security guard who has recently discovered his bisexuality, Trey begins to question exactly what he wants and how much he’s prepared to bend his own rules.
 Buy now for half price! 
Canadian born Laura N. Andrews moved to Australia when she was three years old. When she finished high school, she successfully completed her studies in law enforcement. Since then, she’s been working for over five years as a pharmacy assistant. When she’s not working or spending time with family and friends, you can find her either curled up with a book or writing one of her own.

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway
https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/ea80a6ed274/

 Game On Submissions

 

Countdown To Christmas

For all of you out there that enjoy an early Christmas, Hallmark started the movies today. You can catch the Christmas movies on regular Hallmark  channel now and at 8 pm eastern time on Hallmark movies and mysteries. Happy Holiday!!!

Available Now: Something That Simple + GIVEAWAY!

Author: Kari Nelson
Title: Something That Simple
Series: Duet Book 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 27th, 2017
Avery’s parents’ divorce was bad enough, but when her mother seeks the ultimate revenge against her father for his lies, deceptions, and marrying another woman, it sets Avery’s life on a path of destruction. Avery’s mother’s failed attempt at ruining her father’s honeymoon ends up leaving Avery all on her own to suffer through the aftermath that spans a lifetime.
It should never have been Matt who had to come to Avery’s rescue. But somehow, he always finds a way to aid Avery when she needs it most.
He isn’t exactly the knight in shining armor type, but when it comes to Avery, he gives her no less than the absolute best.
Her contempt for him breeds his love and devotion for her that won’t be denied.
Though he has loved no other woman and had no intentions of falling for Avery, Matt finds himself trapped in a battle of right and wrong as he fights to make Avery believe in true love, and that they have always been meant to be together.
This is a duet series told from the POV of Matt and Avery as they struggle in their love for each other; fighting scandal, family ties, and against each other every step of the way.
Nothing can ever be Something That Simple… as love.

 

WARNING: TRIGGERS, SEX, VIOLENCE & MURDER -This is not for the faint at heart. It can be disturbing. It is a bad, bad world we live in. 
***Good does triumph over evil***

Kari Nelson is not a conventional writer. She’s extremely daring and willing and able to take plenty of risks with her writing. Pretty much writing things that go into her head, and probably shouldn’t come out, as she attempts to lead readers on a journey they wouldn’t expect and perhaps, never knew they wanted to go on.

She is very unpredictable; because what fun is there in being predictable and reading about it?

Her stuff can be raw, raunchy and downright dirty at times. Her stories can also be a roller coaster of emotions that can leave one breathless with literary prose or throwing a fit out of sheer frustration of it not going in their desired direction.

She loves the possibilities in insanity and the deeply deranged. She will take you to the brink of crazy and slowly bring you back to normal.

As a genre jumper, due to her fascination with sexuality, religion, and politics, she often finds herself in hot water because her thoughts on these heated-debate topics are unconventional, and cannot be placed in a box. But as a freethinker, she refuses to conform.

a Rafflecopter giveaway https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

I love having holiday theme desserts.  I especially love when I can whip something up really fast and make it look like you spend more time on it than you actually did.  This is easy because its a box cake with a cooked frosting that is easily poured onto the cake.  Add sprinkles to match any holiday or occasion.

Chocolate Fudge frosting

Bundt cake, made with a box mix per directions.  you can use any recipe also if you like for your favorite cake.

In a medium sauce pan bring to boil

4 Tablespoons butter, I use unsalted

3 tablespoons milk

Once butter is melted, remove from heat.

Add 2 tablespoons cocoa, whisk to incorporate

Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 pound of confectioner sugar, add a few tablespoons at a time until you get the right consistency.  May need more or less than the 1/2 pound.

Whisk until smooth. The frosting will be runny, but it should not be to runny, add more sugar if you feel it should be thicker.

But it should be thin enough that when you pour it on the cake it will spread out evenly almost by itself.

Pour warm frosting over the cake. Work fast to smooth it, it dries fast.

Before the cake frosting dries, now is the time to add sprinkles.

Let cool and slice to eat.