100 Cookies: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen, with Classic Cookies, Novel Treats, Brownies, Bars, and More

100 Cookies is a go-to baking resource featuring 100 recipes for cookies and bars, organized into seven chapters.

Chocolatey, fruity, crispy, chewy, classic, inventive—there’s a foolproof recipe for the perfect treat for everyone in this book.

• Introduces innovative baking techniques
• Includes an entire chapter dedicated to Kieffer’s “pan banging” technique that ensures crisp edges and soft centers for the most delicious cookies
• Nearly every recipe is accompanied by a photograph.

Recipes range from the Classic Chocolate Chip made three different ways, to bars, brownies, and blondies that reflect a wide range of flavors and global inspiration. 

This is the comprehensive-yet-charming cookbook every cookie lover (or those who love to bake cookies) needs.

• Highly giftable with a textured case and a ribbon marker
• Recipes include Marshmallow Peanut Butter Brownies, Olive Oil Sugar Cookies with Blood Orange Glaze, Red Wine Cherry Cheesecake Swirl Bars, and Pan-Banging Ginger Molasses, S’mores Cookies, Snickerdoodles, and more
• A great pick for the home baker who loves cookies, as well as fans of Sarah Kieffer’s blog and Instagram
• Add it to the shelf with cookbooks like Sally’s Cookie Addiction by Sally McKenney; Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan; and The Perfect Cookie: Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Cookies, Brownies & Bars by America’s Test Kitchen,

Absolutely love the organization of this book!

There are some very interesting recipes in this book! The organization looks really good. I love the large, color photo of each different type of cookie. It makes browsing in search of something new much easier. What really stuck out to me was the approximation of how many cookies each batch would make. I’m an “empty nester” and I don’t need to make huge batches of cookies until we get closer to Christmas. So that is a Godsend to me.

Dragon’s Lore: Paladin Warriors (Dragon Guard Book 39)

Cold as the tomb…


Back from the dead, the Secret is safe, but the Dragon is lost and broken.

Hot as the flame…


Driven to preserve life, it’s not only her future but theirs that hangs in the balance.

Legend as old as time…


One woman created for one man. His perfect complement. Can they defeat his demons of the past, or will all be lost? Their Destiny lies within the Dragon’s Lore.

Nicely done! Wonderful way to retrieve a tortured dragon. Sable is the kind of man we all want on our side. Lore is one lucky lady!

Savage Protector: Federal Paranormal Unit (Dragon Guard Book 44)

The Dragon Protection Agency and Federal Paranormal Units are back together, and things are hotter than ever!
Big, Bald, and bad to the bone, he leaves ’em all in the dust!

Tattooed, dark-eyed, and 7’2″ this Dragon makes Hell’s Angels look like soccer moms at the spa and turns the bad guys to ash!!!

Back the hell off or pay the price. At least that was the plan…

Then a severed head was delivered to a certain fiery blonde, now, all bets are off.

Fate’s working overtime to keep this couple safe, but it’s gonna take one helluva SAVAGE to save the day!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is Abe Silverblade & Shauna Blackthorne’s story. Dragon Guard #44

Abe is a Dragon Shifter who works for the DPA. Shauna, a Honey Badger, is with the FPU and assigned to partner with Abe. Imagine their surprise when they realize they are mates. Shauna is scared and runs, then she’s kidnapped. There are shifters being murdered and Abe becomes savage when he learns his Shauna has been kidnapped. The race is on, woe to whoever is responsible.

There’s action, twists and turns, murder, humor and sexy romance. Loved it and highly recommend and this series just keeps getting better and better.

Betty Olsen

No one rights dragon shifters like Julia Mills! Her additions to the FPU World is delightful. The descriptives form pictures in the reader’s mind and her character development is top notch. It’s always a pleasure when I read her work!

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Getting By on Less Money!

As this pandemic drags on, more people are struggling just to get by from day to day. My heart truly goes out to all those folks who worked at a small business that either was dependent on tourism or even the Sports teams. I include those folks who owned or worked at the small bars and cafes that are shutdown right now. These folks are out of work through no fault of their own. They might not have been getting rich, but they made enough to pay their bills.

All that has changed now. People who would have never thought about cooking at home, or even preserving food for later use, now have the time to do that. It was funny, right after the pandemic became real to everyone, there wasn’t a bag of All Purpose Flour on the shelves to be found. Families were now learning to bake. At this point in time, it’s canning supplies that are short supply! My daughter called me a few month ago looking for a pressure canner. They aren’t hard to use, just hard to find! Take a look at this page on Amazon, Pressure Canners. After Hurricane Irma in 2017, I bought both a water bath canner and a pressure canner from Walmart’s, neither one cost more than $100. Take a look at those prices today. And for those of us who already had the jars, the new problem is canning lids!

So when I saw this article on MSN the other day, I just had to copy the URL. We could all use a few money-savings tips from Grandma’s time! Enjoy Folks!

Hot Piece of Ash (Paranormal Dating Agency Book 28)

Alpha and beta need to find their mate before she’s sacrificed for a pirate’s treasure.

When Valentina Lombardi jokingly asks Gerri Wilder to hook her up with a sexy man or two, she doesn’t expect for Gerri to make it happen. Boy, does she deliver. In the warm beaches of Costa Bonita, Valentina is romanced by two gorgeous men. She can’t possibly date them both at the same time, can she? It’s wrong. It’s dirty. It’s what’s gonna happen.

Ash Jonz and Smoke Price need a mate to complete their triad and renew their island’s magic or their clan could be wiped out. When curvy, shy Valentina shows up, they know she’s the one. They want to keep her, mate her, and cement their marks on her. But how will she react to knowing they’re planning on sharing her. At the same time.

Fire Mountain’s in trouble. The volcano’s spewing steam that scares the islanders, and if Ash and Smoke don’t finalize their triad, the whole island could blow. That’s the least of their worries when one of their own decides they don’t want Valentina getting in their way.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Remember the old saying, “Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it?” Valentina should have remember that! Another great pairing! Triads are always fun to watch. Not always fond of “insta-love” but the characters were great to meet. Gerri is wonderful as always. I’d love to find out more about her sometime.

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Southern Smothered Pork Chops in Brown Gravy

This is a recipe that came from Allrecipes.com Now, I have made them and they are delicious. They are easy to make without a ton of calories!

Southern comfort food at its easiest. Pork chops smothered in onion, garlic, baby bella mushrooms, and a brown gravy sauce. Tastes great as gravy on mashed potatoes too!

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The recipe makes 4 servings but you should be able to easily adjust it to serve your family! Enjoy!

Southern Smothered Pork Chops in Brown Gravy

Stone Cold Protector: Federal Paranormal Unit (Dragon Guard Series Book 38)

Take cover! The fuse is lit! Prepare to have everything you ever thought you knew blown to bits!

Blowing things up since before he could walk, Oz, Oscar Tomas to his momma and only his momma, could make bombs out of anything and everything ~ lady’s knickers, a torn shoestring, even dried-out, old cow patties. There was nothing he couldn’t make go boom, nothing he couldn’t bend to his will. 

Then came London.

Intelligent, quick-witted, and strong-willed with more curves than a country back road, Oz was defenseless in the face of the fiery attraction he felt for this redheaded bombshell. Busting through his iron-clad defenses like a landmine, for the first time, the Guardsman known as ‘Stone Cold’ struggled to find his balance. 

So, he opened his mouth and stuck both feet along with half his ass in as far as they would go.

Now, the tables are turned, and her father’s been abducted. The choice is clear. Swallow his pride and help the one woman in all the world created just for him. But will she forgive his arrogance? Can she ever understand his need to protect? Overlook his less than politically correct way of getting his point across? Be his partner when he turned her away without so much as a backward glance?

The Universe doesn’t make mistakes and Fate Will Not Be Denied, but then again, neither has ever dealt with a couple as unpredictable as Oz and his Bobcat

O.M.G! This was so enjoyable! I definitely want to track down the FPU stories now. This meshed so well with the Dragon Guard. I can’t wait to read the next book.

Dragon Guard by Julia Mills
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