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A must do to, ice cream fondu

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A cadence of decadence whist fondly fondling fondu forts, I mean thoughts of chocolatey goo, it’s time to commit, particularly as Valentiners may well need a little ice cream action?

You’ve lovingly observed your ‘treasured one’ (or indeed self) struggle from a hugely calorific December, to mercilessly abstemious January just to be launched back onto gleeful acceptance whence gifted chocolate.

To this end we crack on whilst coining the phrase …a little of what you fancy does you good.


For the awesome chocolatey fondue slosh… half a cup of caster sugar and the same of golden syrup, if you have some, a squeeze of corn syrup, gifts a lovely gloss and stops it setting (as if). In a pan gently heat, melt and swirl to combine before adding 50/80 ml(ish) of cream. Lower the heat and add 200g (I know you’ll nick a bit) of melted, decent…

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Today is Wednesday and it time to share the week’s Reading. What are you reading? Comment to share. Thanks!

The 3 WWWS are


MURDER FROM Scratch is are food cozy.

THE BODY IN THE WETLANDS The second in the series. House flooded find a body nearby in the wetland. The first was very good


MURDER IN GREENWICH VILLAGE is a historical mystery set in the early 1900’s. It was just as good as the second book in the series. It did fill in some questions I had of the second book MURDER IN MIDTOWN.

Dale Myers is new author I found by it cover. She/he writes mostly romance but the Lovely Lethal Gardens series is a mystery and has some gardening information. They are humorous as there are a Bassett Hound, a Maine Coon, an African Grey Parrot that…

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Good morning!

I hope you all have an awesome weekend!  I’m still putting stuff away but we seemed to have settled into a routine and that makes me happy. Anyone need some moving boxes?😂

So, after receiving eleven approvals for the past two weeks, this week I only received two!💜

Anyway I received one from Netgalley and one from Edelweiss.😂

Okay, here we go……..


cover158594-medium.pngA taste for trouble . . .   

As if being in New York City for Easter isn’t exciting enough, Charlotte Weaver has another reason to be thrilled. She’s helping her cousin, Bailey, on the set of her first cable TV show, Bailey’s Amish Sweets. Bailey will even be re-creating the delectable hand-woven chocolate Easter baskets she once crafted for the city’s world-famous JP Chocolates. But once things start rolling, Charlotte starts to notice odd things
happening—things that seem intended to make Bailey…

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Quick & Easy Valentine Candy

Lisa s Everyday Life

I promised quick and Easy recipes that your sweetheart will love : These are all made in the microwave -so get ready to make some candy :

2 minute Fudge

  • 1 box powder sugar
  • 1/2 C coca
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 1/2 C margarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 C nuts

In a 8 Cup microwavable bowl add – powder sugar and coca-add milk and margarine (do not stir) Heat for 2-3 minutes until all is melted. Add vanilla and nuts -stir. Spread into a buttered dish and refrigerate until firm.

Microwave Pralines

  • lb light brown sugar
  • 1 C whipping Cream
  • 2 T margarine
  • 1 to 2 C pecans

in a 2 quart bowl – brown sugar and whipping cream-microwave at 100% for 11 to 14 minutes -stiring about half through. Add margarine and pecans and microwave for another 1 to 2 minutes. When done it will be Hot ! Drop spoonful…

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Valentine Kids party * crafts and treats

Lisa s Everyday Life

Its a rainy Tuesday morning in South Louisiana – Today’s post is Valentines Day party time ! Read on :

Tissue Paper Sun Catcher:

Supplies and Directions:

  • Tissue paper ( mine had sparkle from Christmas )
  • Vinyl
  • Mod Podge /brush

Tear the tissue paper in small pieces. Cut out your heart shape out of plastic . Coat the vinyl with Mod Podge – and cover with tissue paper.

Valentine Mail Box and Cards :

So what’s every kid needs is a Mail Box to collect cards in. I reused a box I had and decorated with Valentine paper,torn dollies and simple cut out shapes.

My Card :

My cute card made from PINK AND Main Clear Stamp & More : Wild and Free –

School Treats :

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
    1 package (10 oz., about 40) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
    4 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
    Food coloring (optional)
    6 cups Kellogg’s® Rice…

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Lisa s Everyday Life

Today in  My Kitchen this Thursday it’s all about sweets for your sweetheart : These are quick and easy to make so lets get started:

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries:

You can find this chocolate all the local Big box store or supermarket in the baking aisle. And pick out the perfect large strawberries you can buy, Clean them but leave the tops on. Makes it easier to dip.

Take the top off of container and microwave according to directions on package, After melted Dip your strawberries in the chocolate and let them firm up. If you need to hurry them up -place in refrigerator to set up.

You can leave them plain or while still wet dip them in nuts or sprinkles. Or melt white chocolate and drizzle on. Enjoy Lisa

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Writing the Cozy mystery by Lynn Cahoon

Writing the Cozy mystery – why I love the genre.

As I write this blog, I’ve written 24 cozy mysteries. There’s something to the genre that makes me feel warm and comfortable. Like going home to grandmas and eating her oatmeal and raisin cookies. I love the endings where good conquers evil and misunderstandings clear up, and even bad relationships turn at least a bit for the good.

Community. Small towns where people say hi at the coffee shop even if they just told their best friend what a witch you are. Gossip flows from the old men having breakfast at the diner. And most of the town attends one church or the other. Which also leads to a bit of a competition on who’s worshiping the ‘correct’ way.

I grew up outside a small town. We lived on a farm but I had a lot of adult siblings that came home on Sunday’s to visit and have dinner. Food was big in my family. We didn’t have much but my mom put up everything she got. She canned, froze, jellied, and pickled all summer so we’d have food in the winter. I didn’t totally recognize the work she put in the preparation and storage of the food until I was out on my own. Pizza, tacos, and Chinese food were a treat and only happened when we went to the larger town twenty minutes to the west of our farm.  Continue reading “Writing the Cozy mystery by Lynn Cahoon”

Agility With Coco by V. M. Burns

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away I used to compete with my dogs in canine performance events. It might not have been a different galaxy, but it feels like it. I had a toy poodle, Coco Chanel who was full of energy. Poodles are considered one of the smartest breeds, which is why they were often featured in circuses. Smart dogs are great, but they need a job. A smart dog without a job can get into a lot of trouble, and Coco was a smart dog who got into trouble. She needed an outlet for her boundless energy. That’s when I found Agility.

Agility is a sport where the handler (me) has to help my dog navigate through a timed obstacle course. To make things more challenging, dogs run off leash and the handler isn’t allowed to touch either the dog or the obstacle. In addition, no toys, treats or other incentives are allowed.

Agility consists of obstacles including things like jumps open and closed tunnels, weave poles and contact obstacles. Each dog/handler team must complete the course in order, within a predetermined time which varies by dog height and experience level. Novice dogs have easier courses which may not include more challenging obstacles like weave poles. Continue reading “Agility With Coco by V. M. Burns”

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