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Superbowl Beer DIp with Bacon

January 31, 2015
 I have to admit, I'm not a big football fan/watcher. In fact, I've only watched one game from start to finish a few years back, and I still don't know why. Hmm, nice butts maybe? lol I AM a fan of food, the easier to make the better. Here's a mouth-watering recipe I found on Pinterest today. If you ever need a good recipe for anything, it's the place to find one.  Happy Super Bowl weekend!

 Prep time

10 mins

 Total time

10 mins

 This is by far the most popular dip recipe for any get together that we attend. Leftover dip makes a great sandwich spread, if you can hide enough to save for the next day!

Recipe type: Appetizer, Dip

 Ingredients

  • (2) 8 ounce packages of cream cheese at room temperature
  • (1) 4.3 ounce glass jar of real bacon bits
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese- recipe calls for cheddar and parmesan but I just use cheddar
  • ½ chopped onion
  • 1 small packet of ranch salad dressing mix
  • ¾ cup of beer at room temperature

 Instructions

  1. Combine cream cheese, bacon, cheese, onion and ranch mix in a bowl and roughly mix together. A stand mixer or potato masher is ideal for combining these ingredients.
  2. Next, add beer and combine everything well. If you would like your dip even easier to spread, you can add more beer in small amounts and mixing until you have reached your ideal consistency.
  3. Let sit for about 30 minutes (if you can!) and then serve!

This recipe originally came from TryAnythingOnceCulinary

http://www.tryanythingonceculinary.com/

I think Katy Perry will put on an amazing, over-the-top Halftime show. I might have to tune in for that one.

Win! Win! Win!

January 28, 2015

Are you looking forward to the release of Tattoo Rain? I think it might be my best work, but I'll let you be the judge. Coming April 2015

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Addiction

January 25, 2015

If you've dealt with addiction, or watched someone go down that deadly road, you'll be able to relate to this poem I wrote. The rise of people addicted to prescription meds is huge! Some think because they are prescribed, how can they be a health risk. It is no different than being addicted to cocaine, alcohol, heroine etc 

I take prescribed narcotics on a daily basis, but I take them for very real chronic pain. I am not addicted, I'm dependent on them to function at a somewhat normal level. Without them I'd be bedridden, or in a wheelchair. Of this I am sure. 

I've watched a couple of people very close to me, start to take an occasional percocet or oxycontin to dull a bothersome back ache. It quickly escalates to two, then three... Eventually they were buying them in quantity on the street. Not able to function with them, and not able to function without them. Someone who was once so honest, now steals to feed his/her addiction, even from people they love. 

They are dancing a deadly dance with the devil himself. Here is my poem, Addict's Dance.

 

 

 

Headphones 4 Hearing

January 17, 2015

360 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss. Many of whom cannot reach or afford help. For his new music video, Matt Nathanson decided to join Starkey Hearing Foundation in Peru to help raise awareness and funds for people struggling with hearing loss. Over a span of 48 hours, they gave away 1000+ hearing aids and after-care to those in need.  For more information on how you can help, go to http://headphones.starkeyhearingfound...

 

This video/endeavor really struck a chord with me as I am deaf. I remember the day I got my first pair of hearing aids. I was blown away by all the sounds I didn't realize I wasn't hearing. Being able to interact with the hearing is life changing for these people. Hearing aids are VERY expensive. I think I'm on my 5th or 6th set so far. Since I have a progressive hearing loss, one day there will be no need for them. I pray that day is a long time away in the future.

I applaud Matt  Nathanson for being involved in this labor of love. So many artists profess to help a cause, when in fact they are simply doing it for the publicity. In Matt's case, 100% of profits from his video will go to Starkey Hearing Foundation. I think you'll agree, his heartfelt expressions and tears  cannot be faked. 

4 Stars

January 14, 2015

InDtale Magazine

Lauren Taylor Says:

"Overall, a suspenseful, entertaining read."

Full Review HERE
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Cover Brag

January 13, 2015

Today is all about updating my various sites and clearing my slate yet again to work on Tattoo Rain. I wanted to share the cover I created for the next release in my Women of Strength Series - Karli

REMINDER: P&E Reader's Poll closes on January 14th. Hurry if you want to vote in it. I am nominated in two categories, Best Author & Best Romance - Angels in Red for 1014

Make your votes count HERE

blog post

January 7, 2015

In light of the tragedy in Paris, France today, I need to hear a song that touches my heart. My heart goes out to all those whose lives this has touched. 

 

Hippity Hop!

January 5, 2015

 Well, we made it through another Christmas and now we begin a New Year. I thought I'd show you one of the bunnies I made using my Mom's faux fur coat that's been hanging in the closet for years. I used every little bit of the coat and got 3 bunnies out of it. The inside of the ears are the lining, and the face and body are the lining's other side. I'm pretty sure my Mom would approve. This one is for my Grand daughter. I even made a few different changes of clothes for her. LOL

The bunny itself was sewn entirely by hand. It took me 4 days of pretty much constant stitching and my hands were pretty much toast by Day Four. 

Now to clean up the house and put away the decorations for another year. I can clear my mind and start writing again once it's all behind me. 

I hope you all had great holidays. Let's hope 2015 goes more smoothly than 2014. 

Happy New Year 2015

December 31, 2014

Happy New Year to you ALL!  Remember to Play Nice and Be Safe!

It is my prayer,  this year brings with it Peace around the world. I say, let's make a concerted effort to end all of the hate and concentrate on healing and moving forward in a positive light.

Yes, I know.... in a perfect world...

P & E Readers Poll is OPEN!

December 29, 2014

 

It's time for the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll! 

This year I am nominated for

Best Author Page

Best Romance Novel for Angels in Red.

 You can vote for me, or vote for your favorite author under numerous categories. If you don't see an author there and they had a book published in 2014 consider nominating them. You can do so easily. 

Here is the list of All Categories

 

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