Thursday, January 5, 2023
Paleo-Pecan Pie and Lustau Dry Oloroso Don Nuno
Lustau Dry Oloroso Don Nuno (750ml)
Friday, December 23, 2022
Sources for the Mini-Cast Update on the Faria Case
Sunday, December 18, 2022
Click, Click, Click by Anne Varner and Karen DeVanie!
From heartfelt, altruistic motivation comes this new book, set in that authors’ hometown, Franklin, Virginia, when high school student, Raymond Trent Whitley went missing in 1990.
Moving at a breath-taking pace, packed with personal anecdotes and humor, you get a sense of what it was to be Trent, growing up in Franklin, an enclave of 8,000 people. Authors, Anne Varner and Karen DeVanie, also neatly bring you into the mind of a killer, bend on launching his criminal career, even as he strives for normalcy in the aftermath. The killer’s evolution is meticulously detailed as the blueprint of murder is formulated, and finally enacted. The story moves to the anguish of the Whitley’s, the gaping hole in their family dynamic as they wait years to find out what happened to their precious son, as the investigation unfolds.
Hosts of the Sugar-Coated murder podcast, Anne and Karen, deftly and responsibly navigate the many emotions tethered to any case with a missing child, and they do so brilliantly. These ladies also grant us a rare insight into the psychological ramifications of committing a murder, as the killer devolves into a shadow of his former self, haunted, and paranoid for good reason. These ladies have robustly achieved their goal of remembering Trent as a person, putting him at the center of the story in this tribute to his life, and the struggle for answers to tragically painful questions.
Click, Click, Click is the first in the ‘Say My Name Series’, an auspicious undertaking by the authors, and amazing first! Jill highly recommend it to anyone who believes in justice and has a hankering for all things true crime.
You can listen to Anne and Karen, hosts of the Sugar-Coated Murder Podcast here:
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Glorified Rice Ingredients
1 cup cooked white rice, cooled
½ cup granulated sugar
1 can (13 ½ oz) crushed pineapple, drained
½ tsp vanilla
1/3 cup of miniature marshmallow
1 Tbsp maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
1. Mix together the rice, sugar, pineapple, and vanilla.
2. Stir in the marshmallows and cherries.
3. Fold in the whipped cream.
4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Note: Rumor has it that Cool whip can be used instead of the heavy cream. Just sayin’!
Oh, and I added extra cherries, because I love these cherries.
Thank you Irmgard! This was amazing!
An our wine for book club is--- This dry Chilean wine, it boasts flavors like crisp green apple and juicy citrus in Irene Paiva's zesty and delicately creamy take on this versatile white. The suggested pairing is with shellfish, baked, smoked salmon, and soft cheese like Brie and Camembert. It was simply delicious with sweet dessert, Glorified Rice, which was complimented by the dryness of the Chardonnay. Bon appetite, Murder Bookies!
*** REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT ***
*** 1-800-4.A.CHILD OR 1-800-422-4453 ***
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Friday, September 23, 2022
6 ounces Shrimp (peeled, deveined, frozen or fresh doesn’t matter)
3 Tbsp. of mayonnaise
3 Tbsp. melted butter
1 ½ Tbsp. thinly sliced scallion ( about 2 stalks of scallions)
1 ½ tsp. grated garlic
Generous amount of black pepper
Baguette or ciabatta bread (think crusty bread)
Basil- thinly slices
Parmesan cheese (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Slice bread with a significant crust, cut in half horizontally; so, it’s about 1 inch thick.
3. Chop shrimp into small pieces- you can use those tiny shrimps as well, and even a food processor set to ‘coarse’.
4. Mix all the ingredients together including a generous amount of black pepper. Spread mix on the cut upside sides of the bread.
5. Bake for 15 minutes, until slightly golden brown. Sprinkle with slice fresh basil (the dry stuff works too) and parmesan cheese (optional)
Note: The amount of shrimp here covers a 6” x 8” slide of bread or 10-15 baguettes.