Thursday, January 13, 2022

Upcoming novel by John David Bethel - Wretched! Due out in 2022!


A review of WRETCHED by John David Bethel

When the monster is murdered, who will work to bring the killer to justice when faced with a wall of silent approval? 

Wretched delivers the disturbing high paced realism that John David Bethel is known for, pitting law enforcement and the FBI on the side of justice, even for a dangerous chronic bully like Ken Plough.  What unfolds is a story of investigation in an Iowan town, fraught with obstacles that gradually reveals a daringly complex tale that rivals true crime stories on serial killers, leaving you completely obsessed as you try to figure out who is kidnapping the missing women.  Cuddle up as you read this one, so engrossed in reading, my cat jumped up on me and I nearly DIED of fright right there! 

I highly recommend Wretched to anyone who enjoys true crime. Based on true events! 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Episodes 30, 31, 32, & 33 GOAT AND FIG Ball Recipe and Wine!




 8 oz. plain cream cheese

 5 oz. goat cheese

 1/3 cup fig preserves

 approx. 1 cup chopped walnuts

 Crackers and/or sliced apples


1.      Add the goat cheese, cream cheese and fig preserves to the bowl of a food processor. Blend until JUST smooth and just combined (be careful not to blend for too long or the mixture will get too liquid-y).

2.      Place a sheet of plastic wrap on the counter. Use a spatula to transfer the mixture in a pile in the middle of the plastic wrap. Wrap up the sides, forming the mixture into a ball shape. Place onto a plate and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, if not overnight.

3.      Add the walnuts to a shallow bowl. Remove the plastic wrap and gently place the ball into the walnuts, gently rotating it to coat with the walnuts. Place onto a serving dish or cheese board. Fill in any gaps with additional walnuts by hand. Serve with crackers.