Friday, July 24, 2015

5 Ingredient Mexican Pasta Bake

This has to be one of the best 5 ingredient recipes that I've ever made

The 5 ingredients

1 lb ground meat
2 - 2.5 cups of Mexican/Taco cheese
1/2 lb of rotini
32 oz of your favorite salsa. (I used more, because I buy those huge jars of salsa at Aldi)
1 can of black beans rinsed and drained.


Preheat your oven to 350
Prepare pasta according to the package directions
set aside.
Brown ground meat, drain fat.
Combine meat salsa and beans in a large bowl.
In a 9 x 13 pan layer pasta, meat mixture, cheese and repeat.
Cover and bake 30 - 40 minutes.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Book Blast: Hungry As A Wolf

by Elizabeth Einspanier



Wolf Cowrie is back in his second adventure! In the Black Hills of the Dakota Territory in 1865, tensions run high between white settlers looking for gold and the Sioux people who consider this region their holy ground. When Wolf is hired to find out what happened to the workers of a mining outpost in the area, the general theory in Goldwater is that they were slaughtered by the Sioux. Wolf discovers something far more sinister lurking in the Black Hills, an ancient evil whose unending hunger drives sane men to ghoulish extremes.


Excerpt :

An emaciated figure lay curled in the corner of a cell to Wolf’s left, facing away from them. It was all skin and bones, and deathly pale, half-naked but for the rags of what might have been trousers at one time. Its bone-thin arms were bound behind it so tightly that its elbows almost touched, and a leather strap bit into the back of its scalp.

“That him?” Wolf whispered. The thing stirred sluggishly.

Stark nodded, running a nervous tongue across his lips.

“That…” Ferris croaked. “That looks a lot like Peters did when he…” He trailed off.

Wolf nodded slowly. “Watch yarself,” he whispered. “We don’t know what it can do yet.”

He edged forward, one cautious step at a time, his nerves wound tighter than fiddlestrings while his instincts screamed at him to run run run get away from that thing—but he had to know. He was a step away from the cell door when the thing within exploded into savage life, catapulting onto its feet and leaping at Wolf, slamming face-first into the bars with its teeth gnashing around the wooden dowel that had been bound between them. Wolf leapt back from the thing with an exclamation, his back hitting the opposite wall. He stayed there for a few seconds, his heart in his throat and his lips peeled back from his teeth. His fangs and nails had lengthened in sheer instinct, getting ready to defend himself, and he forced them to retreat as he studied the thing that still strained to bite him.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Elizabeth Einspanier is the self-published author of the Weird Western novella Sheep’s Clothing and the upcoming sci-fi romance novel Heart of Steel. Her short stories have been published in Down in the Dirt and Dark Fire Fiction. She is a member of the St. Louis Writer’s Guild and an associate member of the Horror Writers of America. She lives in St. Louis, but frequently spends extended periods in worlds of her own creation.



Elizabeth will award a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn commenter.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Don't Judge Me By My Skin Color, Judge My Music Collection

I saw this on Facebook the other day, and I have to say I totally agree with it.

I'd rather judge you on what you listen to rather than who you sleep with or what color you are.

Why do I think that way? Because I think what we listen to reflects our personality.

Now, I'm not going to hate you for what is in your CD collection or mp3 player, but if your collection only consists of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, I may have to reconsider our friendship.

I'm not saying that you shouldn't listen to either of these two artists, because there music is fun and lighthearted. Everything has its place.

I have more trust for people that have diverse tastes in music. If you are open minded with your listening habits, most likely you'll be open minded in other areas of your life, which is always a good thing in my book.

Here's a sampling of the artists in my collection

ABBA, Crowded House, Duran Duran, Erasure, Glass Tiger, Gordon Lightfoot, Elvis Costello, The Moody Blues, The Beatles, The Monkess, Herman's Hermits, Matchbox Twenty, Imagine Dragons, Owl City, Celtic Thunder, Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum.....

So what's in your collection?

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Recipe: 5 Ingredient Meatloaf

Are you looking for a quick meal to assemble? One that will likely have ingredients you already have and is delicious?

Well this meatloaf is wonderful.

2 lbs ground beef
1 package chicken stuffing mix
1/2 cup bbq sauce (divided)
1 cup water
2 eggs


Preheat oven 375

Combine all ingredients with 1/4 of the bbq sauce and shape in a greased 9 x 13 pan. Pour remaining bbq over the loaf and bake for 50 minutes

The result is yummy and the leftovers make great sandwiches!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Recipe: Chicken Enchilada Bake

If you are looking for a great tasting recipe with minimal ingredients but maximum taste, look no further than this Enchilada Bake

1 rotisserie chicken
28 oz green enchilada sauce
10 oz sour cream
corn tortillas
4 cups of shredded cheese. I used Mexican cheese and colby.


Preheat oven to 375
Grease a 9 x 13 pan
Layer ingredients chicken, sauce, sour cream, tortillas and cheese. I did 2 layers.
Cover bake 40 minutes and uncovered 10 minutes.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Goddess Fish Virtual Book Tours Book Blast: Everywhere It's You

by C.B. Salem



Legal investigator Kristina Andersen has been drugged.

It started when she came into work and was tasked with finding the firm's biggest client: the intense, enigmatic pharmaceuticals billionaire Landon Tatum.

She'd just had a sexy encounter with him while working a birthday party undercover at a seedy strip club the previous night. Now he's missing, and she needs to find him.

Problem: the drug coursing through her veins makes it so every man she sees looks like the man she's looking for.

And that's just the start of it.


Excerpt :

Her last-night’s-self walked to the front of the room, balancing gracefully on very high heels as the first guest arrived. Then another bout of nausea washed over her, fogging her mind. Her eyes had to be lying.

Landon Tatum had just entered the room.

This was wrong. He’d come in later, she knew it. Fifteen minutes before the birthday boy, maybe twenty. There had been more than a dozen people there. Even Fordelli, the man she had come to watch, had arrived first. She’d been watching very carefully and this wasn’t the kind of thing she’d forget.

He wore a black suit, black shirt and a silver tie. That wasn’t right either. But the clean-cut, brown hair, the thin-lipped mouth, the dark eyes, they were as she’d remembered. The perfect, sharp cheek bones with a slightly crooked nose that looked like it had been broken in a fight once and never fixed. It was the kind of “blemish” she couldn’t take her eyes off of.

She breathed shallowly. This was wrong. When had she become this attracted to him? Until recently, she’d thought of him as an attractive guy. Not mouth-watering can’t-take-my-eyes-off. That hadn’t happened to her since high school.

She watched herself approach to offer him a drink. Then the next guest came in, to the right of where her eyes had been focused.

Tatum again. Sharp cheeks. Slightly crooked nose. Dark, perceptive eyes.

Another black suit, black shirt, but this time a blue tie. She flicked her eyes between the two of them. They were both there. She was seeing two of him.


Author Bio:

C.B. Salem lives, writes, and dreams in Chicago. When she isn’t reading or plotting the next scene in her book, she enjoys cooking new dishes and having quality cuddles with her two dogs: Murphy and Oliver.

Twitter: @cbsalem

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Butter Maid Bakery = Yum

I discovered Butter Maid Bakery on Facebook last week, and I quickly went to the website to see the goodies they made.


My mom used to make these every year at Christmas, but as she got older and our house got colder, they were hard to do. (Its that whole yeast rising thing)

This bakery has more flavors of nutroll than I have ever seen.

One of there limited edition is a raspberry walnut roll.

I had to order it.

I didn't really care that with shipping the tasty treat cost $22.00

And you know what?

When I took my first bite, it was pure heaven. It was better than any other nut roll I ever had.

The roll came wrapped tightly for freshness sake and there was even a thank you card enclosed.

So if you are ever looking for a great nut roll, or if you are in Boardman,OH, you have to grab some goodies at Butter Maid Bakery.