Friday, October 30, 2020

The Thief of Blackfriars Lane


Michelle Griep's latest novel, The Thief of Blackfriars Lane, is an adventure you won't want to miss. 

From the first pages I was hooked and enthralled. The bumbling constable and the feisty street skirt had me rooting for them the whole way. I found myself on the streets of London, following them on their ever fast paced journey. 

Street wise Kit Turner finds herself helping newbie officer Jackson Forge in finding a missing cabbie. And the mishaps they encounter were real page turners. I could not wait to see what happened next. 

Michelle Griep spun a great story, I think her best so far. Her research into the lives of Victorian London were well done. The story is well written and developed, clean romance, a mystery that really keeps you guessing. Highly recommended.

I received a complimentary ebook copy from the publisher, through Net Galley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020

A happy Fall Quilt

 A pretty little wall hanging one of my quilting buddies made.

Just thought it would make you smile :-)

Have a happy weekend!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Friday, October 16, 2020

Pumpkin Pie Cake


 With the holidays approaching, I thought I would share a recipe that we enjoy during the season.
My daughter makes this yummy dessert recipe. This is almost like a pumpkin pie cobbler. Try it warm from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Pumpkin Pie Cake

2 (15 oz) can canned pumpkin puree
1 (12 fluid oz) can evaporated milk
3 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 (18.25 oz) package yellow cake mix
3/4 cup butter
1 cup chopped nuts

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease one 9 x 13 pan
2 In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt and pumpkin pie spice. Mix well. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
3. Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over the pumpkin mixture. Melt butter and drizzle over the cake mix. Sprinkle nuts over the top.
4. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until done.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Sunday Morning

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth fruit in his season, 
his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he does shall prosper.

Psalm 1:3  

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Monday, October 5, 2020

Ravioli Bake

Do you ever eat at Olive Garden? One of my favorite meals is Portabella Ravioli. In the past I've posted a copy cat recipe for Pasta Fagioli that I created. This Ravioli Bake is very similar to the Ravioli dish from Olive Garden.

Using pre-made ravioli is a snap. I used the Fire Roasted Mushroom variety, which gave it the same rich flavors of my favorite OG meal.

Ravioli Bake

Baby Spinach, chopped
Portabella mushrooms (lightly sauteed in olive oil)
Italian-blend shredded cheese
Alfredo sauce
Pre-made ravioli (your flavor choice) found in the cheese section of your grocery store (I use two packages for my family)
optional - cooked chicken breast, chopped
Combine spinach, mushrooms and chicken in medium bowl.
Spread about 1/2 cup Alfredo sauce in the bottom of a 2 quart baking dish. Layer ravioli, then spinach mixture, sprinkle with shredded cheese. Repeat with another layer, topping with Alfredo sauce and shredded cheese.

Bake 30 minutes in 350 degree oven.

This was so good! My family raved about it. I'd love to hear if you try it.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Fire Survivors need


This came from Lura Frazey via Sarah

I am a volunteer with Quilts for Riverside Fire Survivors from Clackamas County, Oregon. You may have seen on the news recently that our state has had terrible wildfires this month after a once-in-a-hundred years wind event. Our group is collecting quilts so we can give a quilt to every person whose home burned in Riverside Fire. 

You can learn more about us here:

Anything you could do to help us spread the word about our need for quilts would be deeply appreciated. These families have lost everything and we are committed to wrapping them in a quilt. 

We need quilts of all sizes. Quilts can be sent to:
Attn: LLF
Easy E-Office, LLC
24361 S Upper Highland Rd
Colton, OR  97017

We appreciate it if people include their name and a way to contact them so we know who to thank for their generous, loving donation.