A Cowboy Under the Mistletoe by Jessica Clare – Review and Excerpt

A Cowboy Under the MistletoeA Cowboy Under the Mistletoe by Jessica Clare – ‘Tis the season for starting over for one military man turned cowboy in this new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Cowboy and His Baby.

Former Navy master-at-arms Jason Clements is down on his luck and calling in one last favor. His cousin has secured him a job opportunity as a cowboy working at Price Ranch in Wyoming. Too bad Jason has never even saddled a horse. If he can keep this job without his PTSD getting in the way, it’ll be a Christmas miracle. Continue reading

Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm by Jaimie Admans – Review

Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree FarmSnowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm by Jaimie Admans – All she wants for Christmas…

Leah Griffiths has woken up after a few too many glasses of Prosecco with a hangover – and discovers she’s accidentally bought a little Christmas tree farm in Scotland!

At first she’s horrified, but perhaps it’s the perfect way to forget all about her cheating ex.

And when she meets grumpy (but ridiculously gorgeous) pumpkin farmer Noel underneath the mistletoe, Leah begins to believe that at Christmas time, anything can happen… Continue reading

Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol: A Book-to-Table Classic by Charles Dickens – Review

Charles Dickens's a Christmas Carol: A Book-To-Table ClassicCharles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol: A Book-to-Table Classic by Charles Dickens  – Published October 16th, 2018 by Puffin Books

Puffin Plated A Book-to-Table Reading Experience.

A deluxe, full-color hardback edition of the perennial Christmas classic featuring a selection of recipes for your holiday table from Giada de Laurentiis, Ina Garten, Martha Stewart, and Trisha Yearwood! Continue reading

The Christmas Star: Christmas Hope #9 by Donna VanLiere – Review

37638159The Christmas Star: Christmas Hope #9 by Donna VanLiere – publication date of October 16th, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

From the New York Times, bestselling author of The Christmas Hope series comes another heartwarming, inspirational story for the holidays.

Thirty-two-year-old Amy Denison volunteers at Glory’s Place, an after school program where she meets seven-year-old Maddie, a precocious young girl who has spent her childhood in foster care. Unbeknownst to Amy, Maddie is a mini-matchmaker, with her eye on just the right man for Amy at Grandon Elementary School, where she is a student. Amy is hesitant – she’s been hurt before, and isn’t sure she’s ready to lose her heart again – but an unexpected surprise makes her reconsider her lonely lifestyle. Continue reading

The Christmas Star: Christmas Hope #9 by Donna VanLiere – Review

37638159The Christmas Star: Christmas Hope #9 by Donna VanLiere – publication date of October 16th, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

From the New York Times, bestselling author of The Christmas Hope series comes another heartwarming, inspirational story for the holidays.

Thirty-two-year-old Amy Denison volunteers at Glory’s Place, an after school program where she meets seven-year-old Maddie, a precocious young girl who has spent her childhood in foster care. Unbeknownst to Amy, Maddie is a mini-matchmaker, with her eye on just the right man for Amy at Grandon Elementary School, where she is a student. Amy is hesitant – she’s been hurt before, and isn’t sure she’s ready to lose her heart again – but an unexpected surprise makes her reconsider her lonely lifestyle. Continue reading

Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes

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  • 5 medium sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup orange juice concentrate
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Bake sweet potatoes on a 400 degree F oven until they can be pierced with a fork. Coo, peel and cut into 1 inch pieces. Place cooked potatoes in a 2 quart covered baking dish. Combine orange juice, butter, brown sugar and spices in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until sugar and butter are melted: pour over potatoes. Bake covered at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake another 10 minutes.