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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The Sunday Post #2

As I grabbed yet another anthology, this one for Halloween, I thought about how many box sets and anthologies I’ve been reading recently. Actually it started back earlier this year when a group of authors got together to create an anthology called “Cowboys for a Cause.” Sold for $0.99 (I think), all the stories were about cowboys and the proceeds were donated to a charity to help folks affected by the pandemic. Sadly this anthology seems to no longer be available. So let me just urge you to take advantage of these bargains while there available.

Weekly Cup of Coco!

We knew immediately after bringing Coco home she had a problem with fleas. Today at the vet’s we discovered just how much a problem she had. She was so anemic that they weren’t able to give her a rabies shot. They did give her one of those tablets that works for 24 hrs to kill fleas. This was basically an emergency measure to start getting the fleas off her. I’d been giving her flea baths, but this would work faster. They also did a heart worm test on her, negative thank God! So the vet recommended a combination of heart worm medicine and flea killer. Hopefully we should be seeing results soon. We also okay the vet doing lab tests to see what else might be wrong with her. We want to do everything we can to get and keep her healthy!

Donations for Nonprofit Organizations

While talking to the vet, they mentioned that they were a nonprofit group. The prices were very reasonable and I definitely wanted to try to help them. Turns out Amazon has a program called “Amazon Smile” that makes donations to charities and nonprofit organizations based on eligible purchases. Amazon donated 0.5% of the price to the group, with no cost to you. A quick search told me that “Operation Snip” is listed and we could start sending some funds their way.

So, if you shop on Amazon frequently, take a look and see if this is something you could do.

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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The Sunday Post #1

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

What’s been going on?

This week started off with a carry-over from last week. On last Thursday, my husband Craig checked in to the hospital for what was intended to be a 4 hour out patient surgery to repair a torn meniscus. It turned into a great deal more than that!

I started this post earlier and wrote down all the many things that we went through before I finally got him home again. Unfortunately, that got lost between the computer and the tablet! So we’ll just take the shortcut this time.

Before all was said and done, Craig was put on oxygen therapy, discovered he had A-fib and dealt with a bit of pneumonia! Talk about a mess!

On the Brighter side of things:

If you’ve been reading this blog for more than a few months, you know that we recently mourned the passing of our beloved pet. We weren’t sure we needed another dog, but it turned out we needed one. See, Odie was Craig’s Emotional Support Animal and did a great deal to keep his blood pressure down. So we needed another dog that could do the same thing for him.

A neighbor of ours had a small Shih Tzu/Pekinese mix dog that was about 5 years old that he had offered us. We contacted him on Thursday and brought Coco home with us!

Coco

She is just the sweetest little girl. We need to take care of a few problems (Fleas and matts) and get her shots for this year. But she is just what we needed!

We discovered that she had been being hand fed, so that is what we are doing. While I’m typing this, she is moving from one chair under the table to another! Expect more cute pictures as we go forward.

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