Little Red Hot Sauce- Book Review

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I got this as an ARC for my honest opinion and review. I have read all the other books in this foodie series. It is love and food. What a great combination. Plus there are bear shifters….sexy. This is the fifth and final book in this series. It is mostly about Sav and Mace. They are not sure how to go about their feelings for each other. The other couples are getting ready for a group wedding and are going to have a friendly competition. So will they get their HEA or will the pranks and pressure go to far? You are going to have to read and find out.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Matchstick Grill- Book Review

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I got this book as an ARC for my honest opinion and review. This is no where close to my first book by Sable. This is the fourth book in the series and we have the fourth pair of siblings.  Kai knows that her education is only being paid for if she comes back and works for the family business. Kai and Basil are assigned to work together to open the company’s first restaurant. She is working hard to do what is asked of her, but Basil wants her to see that she has to live too. The two of them don’t really agree on anything but maybe that there might be something between them.  So will Basil make her see there is more to life or will he flame out?

 

 

 

 

 

Married This Year 2- Book Review

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I got this book as an ARC for my honest opinion and review. I read the one that came before this one. I like it and some of it made my laugh and gasp, but that is just the signs of a good book. Rachel and her friend Lori have decided to take on some new adventures. Those adventures include Skydiving. That is where Rachel meets Henry. Henry is a chef. Rachel is a terrible cook just ask her friends and family. Henry wants her to cook for him and he has no clue what a bad idea that is. Will Henry find out it was Take out? What will he do when or if he find out?

 

 

 

 

 

PIZZA……

Slices.jpgI love pizza and I was so tired yesterday and my sister brought me pizza. My favorite is Canadian bacon and pineapple. I have not decided if I like bed on hand tossed or thin crust. It all depends on the mood that I am in. I love pizza with sides. In our hours it wings, bread sticks and sometime even a night green garden salad. It seems like family and friends around having pizza is amazing. We play games or watch a movie or just visit and catch up.

That first bite just seems to do something. It reminds me of all the memories that I share with my family. I know that everyone has their own favorites. Whether it is homemade or take out. It is something special with all of our favorite toppings. Or with all the new spins people are making. I can still remind the first time I ate flat bread pizza. It was wonderful. Or even hot wing pizza. It was so spicy. I could only eat one piece. IT was made as a surprise for my birthday at work a couple of years ago. My department forgot or did not care, but the kitchen staff made pizza, wings and cake for me. It was so amazing that it made me cry. Did not get to enjoy it to log had to hurry back to the floor.

I love the memories we get from having food. I am actually eating a piece of left over pizza. Mmmm….yummm…..

 

Fayte

Writers’ Fuel

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When it comes to me needing a little pick me up when I am writing I have a few things that are my go to. I know that each writer have there own. They bring us comfort and help us relax and let go of some of the stress that comes with creative process that we must under go to make sure that our craft is the best that we can put forward. Some of these items that I am going to talk about make me think of days gone by and the emotions that they bring memories to the surface.

I think I will start with the drinks that I like to have when I am writing. My main got to drink is my Pepsi. I need my caffeine. The only time I really like it cold is if I am making a black cow out of it. If it is the warmer months then I would like a nice glass of ice tea or homemade lemonade or even limeade. Sitting on the porch taking in the mountains as I scribble way. I don’t just write out right. I have to doodle or draw. It helps me remember the images in my brain better. So I think that is why some of these tastes or smells hold just joy for me. If it is the colder months than I like hot tea or hot cocoa. I have gotten really in to drinking Chai. That mix of spices and smells just make my mind float way to dreams. When I made hot cocoa I add a little caramel sauce. It is the kind that some put on ice cream. Then add a little sea salt. It is perfect since it has a mix of dark and milk chocolate. I am wishing even now even with over 70 degree weather. I know they make an iced hot cocoa now. But it is just not the same as the warm melty sip of paradise.

Moving on from the drinks to my go to munchies. The number one has got to be licorice. Not black of course. But it comes in so many flavors now. Strawberry have to be my favorite. I also love the pull-n-peels. I like to tie them in knots when I am trying to think or work something out in my head when writing. Gives me something to do with my hands. Another thing I love is popcorn. We get it from the movie theatre all the time. That is the popcorn I love the most. Then this white cheddar popcorn too. Mmmm…. yummy. If want something that I don’t have to keep grabbing from I like hard candy. The favorite is either cinnamon or butterscotch. Makes me want to get back to my little writing notebook and get back to be creative.

I hope this gave you a little insight to me. Tell me what you like to munch on when you are getting your creative flow on. Us, writers, have to stick together.

 

Fayte

Tea or Coffee?

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I am a tea drinker all the way. IT just seems to speak to me. There are so many varieties out there. They come from places all over the world. I like it hot, cold or even iced.  I think the best time for me to drink it is when I am writing. It allows the creative energy to just flow out of me. I know that might sound straight for something tea can do. It is part of the reason I love tea.

 

Fayte

Eating One’s Own Cooking?

I am not sure if I am the only one. But after awhile I get sick of eating my own cooking. It could be something I completely love but if I cooking it lose it appeal. I cook most of the meals for my family. So going around the kitchen and picking what cook each day is a challenge. There are six of us. Everyone has something they won’t eat and there are things people can’t eat. So it makes dinners a challenge each day. So coming up with something everyone eats happens but not always. Than by the time I am done I am not even hungry anymore. So I leave my family eating at the table. Sometimes later I get hungry, but most times I don’t.

Which is a bad thing for me in the first place. I have chronic low blood sugar. I have to eat four small meals a day. But some times I don’t eat when I am not hungry and I get dizzy. But I try to make it work. Don’t get me wrong I love to cook and even bake sometimes. Just I feel sick of eating what I make. My family has been noticing it more lately. My Grams said she would cook today, but I had already taken out the roast that I was going to put in the slow cooker. She said she would make the sides. She did not feel well and went to lay down and did not come back to the kitchen. So I made a cheesy pasta side dish. Plus the carrots and celery I cooked with the roast. Family liked it so I guess it all went well.

Does anyone else out there feel like this? I just would like to know. I am curious. IF you understand what I am talking about comment and tell me about it. I want to hear it from someone else.

Fayte