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I will be doing Questions 1 and 2 and Daisy Mae will be doing questions 3 and 4. My answers will be in the color Purple, in Bold Print and in Italics and Daisy Mae’s answers will be in the color Navy Blue, Bold print and in Italics. All questions are in the color Black.

1.) I got my first cell phone in well never. I don’t own a cell phone. Crazy I know.

2.) I wish the word – word: there is more than one word that could be removed from the English Language.

QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY. (ORIGINAL PICTURE).

3.) I never outgrow sleeping and sleeping my furrever family’s laps.

4.) Not playing as much make(s) me feel old.

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Did Bueberry Muffin Find A Clue??

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A HILLCREST WITCH MYSTERY: ARC REVIEWS

Amorette Anderson is one of my new favorite authors. She writes books in the genres categorized in Cozy Mysteries, Romantic Comedy and Romantic Suspense by Bookbub and on Goodreads they have her genres listed as Mystery, Fiction and Romance. Pretty much the same on both sites. Her books are fun and easy to read. Amorette’s picture is above. She is on BookBub and her BookBub link is Amorette Anderson’s BookBub Profile Link in case you want to check her BookBub Profile and possibly even follow her. She is also on Goodreads and her Goodreads Link is Amorette Anderson’s Goodreads Profile Link in case you want to check her profile out and follow her. The Order of the books Are as follows with the Prequel first.

THE PREQUEL

The Prequel, the CASE OF THE LOVE SPELL is an incredible, fun, mysterious fictional book that Penny has to try solve a murder. Will she be able to solve the murder? Then of course Penny is thinking about her crush. I just loved reading this book. Not only was it fun but there is clean romance, mysteries solve. This book is a “page turner”. For those of you who don’t know what I mean by a “page turner” it just means that the book is so good you don’t want to put the book down. The books could be read however you prefer but in my opinion, the books should be read in order starting with the Prequel. I hope you read it, I hope your kids and grandkids read it. I loved it and know you will too.


BOOK 1

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Book 1, the CASE OF THE POWER SPELL is a book full of clean romance, mysterious, fun and fiction. This book is also a “page turner”. I loved this book and know you will too. I really hope you, your kids and grandkids read this. I loved this book so much.


BOOK 2

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Book 2, the CASE OF THE BANISHING SPELL is a fun, romantic, mysterious, fictional book and the best part is that its clean. When I say clean I mean it. This book was a “page turner” and kept me wanting more. I hope you read it, your kids read it and your grandkids read it. I loved it and know you will too.


BOOK 3

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Book 3, the CASE OF THE DESIRE SPELL was so much fun to read. Maybe it’s because I really liked Penny and her cat Turkey. This book was not only fun but it was romantic in a clean way, mysterious, family oriented. I can’t tell you how much I loved this book. I really hope you read this book, your kids read it and grandkids read it.


BOOK 4

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Book 4, the CASE OF THE TRUST SPELL is a fun, romantic, mysterious , clean and is the last book until Book 5 comes. There will be a Book 5 but it’s coming soon and isn’t published yet. I just loved this book as much as I loved the other books and that’s a lot. I hope you read this, your kids read this and your grandkids read this. I loved it and just know you will too.


BOOK 5

Book 5, the CASE OF THE VISION SPELL which is coming soon I might add and knowing how Amorette Anderson’s books were, I expect Book 5 will be just as good. Since it’s not out there is no cover picture.


SUMMARY

I’m sure by now you’ve noticed I didn’t say much about these books. There’s a reason for that and that is some books don’t need much said about them because they’re that good. Well let me tell that’s exactly the way these books are. Also, In this case too much said might give too much away and I don’t want to do that. In summary let’s review Amorette  Anderson’s books are a lot of fun, family oriented, clean, mysterious, romantic(in a clean sense), easy to read and the books are “page turners”.


RECOMMENDATION & RATINGS

My recommendation for all of Amorette Anderson’s books are that I suggest to all of you is that you need to read her books. I highly recommend them because you won’t be ashamed to read it nor will you be ashamed to have your kids and grandkids read it and before you know it you’ll be recommending to your friends and neighbors. Also, who knows you’ll have yourself another favorite author.

My rating for all of Amorette Anderson’s books are 5+ stars.


FOR PARENTS

If for any reason you’re not sure about these books or any books for that matter, for your own peace of mind read the books first. Now if you look at the cover and judge it from that and say you don’t like the cover because there is a witch on the cover. That’s your opinion and your allowed your opinion. Also you don’t want your kid or grandkid(s) reading about sorcery or wizardry well let me assure you that Penny is a good witch and Penny is more into knitting than sorcery or Wizardry. But staying on this subject of wizardry or sorcery, brings me to ask you the parent or grandparent this question. The question I must ask has your kid(s) or grandkid(s) read the Harry Potter books? If so then let me kindly tell you something and that’s that Harry Potter books are more into wizardry and sorcery than these books are. If you have questions then be a parent or grandparent and please read the book first.

 

 

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Drinking Coffee At the Cafe Of Possibilities

A TABLE AT THE HILLCREST CAFE

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PENNY’S TOP HANGOUT—THE HILLCREST CAFE

PENNY’S HOT CHOCOLATE 

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PENNY’S HOT CHOCOLATE FULL OF POSSIBILITIES.

PENNY’S COFFEE

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PENNY’S COFFEE AFTER BEING IN THE FOREST.

 

 

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Difference In These Cartoons????

Can you see the difference in these cartoons(hint: read the bubbles). 

CARTOON #1

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Happy Tuesday

 

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These images, quotes and a smile make me chuckle and smile. Hope they do the same for you.

 

 

 

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Guest Post Giveaway

I subscribe to a newsletter by author Leigh Anderson. It is usually intriguing and today disappoint either. In fact, there was a giveaway to enter. It’s fun and hope you enter. The giveaway is in the post so you have to click the link to get to the post then the giveaway. From reading an excerpt it sounds like a fun read. Cats involved with the murder story, how can you go wrong?If you do enter well…Good Luck. The link to enter can be found here if you click on it. The link is: Why do I write mysteries with cats in them? – Guest Post by Clea Simon, Author of A Spell of Murder .

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Vegan Chocolate Recipes

Well Vegan’s it’s your turn. I wondered after doing recipes for chocolate is there such a thing as Vegan Chocolate? I’m happy to say there is. Also, if you haven’t read my other cooking posts I did previously, you can read them by going to A Simple Cooking Life HackChristmas Cooking Hacks And Helpful Cooking Hacks……, and 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂Simple Chocolate  Recipes……🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂. I hope you not on go to these posts but read and comment on this one too. Now let’s move on to those delicious-looking Vegan Chocolate Recipes.

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    Prep Time:      Cook Time:        Total Time:

20 minutes                   3 minutes                            23 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cocoa butter (finely chopped, packed)
  • 5 tablespoons agave nectar (or maple syrup)
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder  (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • to taste pinch sea salt (optional/plus more)
  • add cacao nibs (optional/for topping)

Instructions:

  1. Arrange 14 (amount as original recipe is written//adjust if altering batch size)mini cupcake liners on a small baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. Add 2 inches of water to a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Then set a glass or ceramic bowl on top, making sure it’s not touching the water (this creates a “double boiler”).
  3. To the mixing bowl, add finely chopped cocoa butter and let melt-2-3 minutes.
  4. Once melted, add the maple syrup or agave nectar and use a whisk or wooden spoon to mix until fluid and thoroughly combined. Remove bowl and set on a flat surface. Also, turn off stove – top heat and set saucepan aside.
  5. Add cacao or cocoa powder, vanilla (optional), and sea salt (optional), and whisk to combine until there are no clumps.
  6. Taste and adjust flavor as needed. (amounts as original recipe is written//adjust if altering batch size), but it’s completely up to how sweet you prefer your chocolate.
  7. Carefully pour chocolate into 12 – 14 mini cupcake liners* (or 7 large cupcake liners//amount as original recipe is written//adjust if altering batch) and top with more sea salt or cacao nibs (optional).
  8. Transfer chocolate to the freezer or refrigerator to set – about 10 minutes.
  9. Enjoy straight from the freezer, refrigerator, or at room temperature. Store leftovers in a well – sealed container in the refrigerator for 1 week, or in the freezer up to 1 month.

Notes:

*You can sub up to 2 Tbsp (amount as original recipe is written//adjust if altering batch size) of the cocoa butter with coconut oil in the recipe. However, cocoa butter is superior! Coconut oil tends to separate, get a little oily, and melts easily when touched. 

*Between both raw cacao and cocoa powder the raw cacao tastes a bit more bitter, while the cocoa was a little less stark and had a more familiar taste on the palette. Cacao wins in health benefits, but cocoa powder wins in taste.

* To keep this chocolate raw, use cacao powder and (water bath).

*If you don’t have mini cupcake liners, lay parchment paper down on a baking sheet and spread the chocolate into an even layer. Once set, break into bark, or cut into bars.

*If you’re afraid to try cocoa butter, don’t be! It’s so versatile. Definitely worth it if you’re a chocolate fan!

Nutrition Information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 13):

Calories:   Fat:       Saturated Fat:  Sodium:   Carbohydrates:   Fiber:  Sugar:  Protein:

162              16.5 g    9.9 g                     12 mg        5.4 g                         1.8 g    2.5 g      1.1 g 

Recipe Link:

Easy Vegan Chocolate 

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VEGAN CHOCOLATE TURTLES

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. non-dairy chocolate chips, divided in half.
  • 1/2 c. pecans
  • 1 recipe for raw caramel sauce (see below).

For Raw Date Caramel:

  • 4 Medjool dates, soaked in water for 1 hour and drained.
  • 1 Tbsp. water.
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup.
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil, solid.
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract.

Instructions:

  1. In a high-speed blender, whip up all the ingredients for the raw caramel sauce until completely smooth. Allow to chill in the refrigerator to cool down. 
  2. Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
  3. Melt 1/2 c. of the non-dairy chocolate chips. Place in a Ziploc bag with a slit cut out of the corner and drip 1 tsp. of chocolate onto the parchment paper, making circles. You may want to use the back of a spoon to flatten down a little bit.
  4. For each chocolate circle, place 6 pecan slices on top of the chocolate in the position for the head, legs and tail. Fill in the remainder of the chocolate with smaller pecan pieces. Place the baking in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Remove the sheet and pour the raw caramel sauce into a Ziploc baggie to pipe on top, about 1 tsp. worth. Freeze again while you melt the remainder 1/2 c. of chocolate.
  6. Pipe the remaining chocolate on top of the caramel. Smooth out with the back of a spoon to ensure it is evenly spread. PLEASE READ: Do this one at a time because the warm chocolate hitting the items that have been in the freezer will cause the chocolate to quickly harden. If you wait too long, your chocolate will be unworkable.
  7. Allow the turtles to fully set (either back in the freezer or if you keep them on the counter, they will harden as well).

Nutrition:

Serving Size: 1 Turtle

Calories: 133

Sugar: 13.5 g

Sodium: 13 mg

Fat: 7.5 g

Carbohydrates: 15.7 g

Fiber: 1.4 g

Protein: 1.7 g

Recipe Link:

Vegan Chocolate Turtles

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CARAMEL CHOCOLATE VEGAN POPCORN

Ingredients:

For the Popcorn:

  • 75 g | 1/3 cup popcorn kernels.

For the caramel:

  • 100 g | 1/2 cup coconut sugar.
  • 2 tablespoons water.
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil.
  • 2 tablespoons tahini.
  • 1/4 heaping teaspoon salt.

For the chocolate drizzle:

  • 90 g | 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips.

Instructions:

  1. Warm a large heavy bottomed pan with a lid, over medium heat until hot. Pour in the popcorn kernels and put the lid on tightly. Move them around frequently by gently moving the pan. They will start popping after about 30 seconds.
  2. Keep watching/listening until the popping stops then remove from the heat but keep the lid on in case a rogue kernel decides to surprise you!
  3. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. 
  4. Add the coconut sugar and water to a small saucepan and warm  over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and it is just starting the bubble.
  5. Remove from the heat and add the coconut oil, tahini and salt. Stir really well until it is smooth. It is normal to see some pale flecks throughout. If lumps persist or it doesn’t combine well put the pan over a low heat and continue stirring. It will come together.
  6. Remove the lid from the popcorn kernels and pour over the caramel. Be careful as it will be very hot. Stir until evenly coated evenly.
  7. Pour onto a baking tray lined with either Silpat or baking parchment and spread out into a single layer. Put in the oven and bake for around 15 minutes until crunchy and golden.
  8. Melt the chocolate chips over simmering water, or gently in a microwave, then drizzle over the popcorn with a spoon.
  9. Place the tray in the fridge to  allow the chocolate to set. If you are in a hurry you can put it in the freezer for 10 minutes. Once the chocolate is set break into pieces and store in an airtight container where it will keep well for a few days.

Notes:

Feel free to omit the chocolate if you prefer to just have caramel flavor.

Nutrition:

Serving: 1 1/2 cup serving |Calories: 124 k cal | Carbohydrates: 18 g | Protein: 1.4 g| Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 3.4 g |Sodium: 53 mg |Fiber: 1.5 g |Sugar: 2112 g |Calcium: 51% |Iron: 4%

Recipe Link:

Vegan Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

Blessing Train

Daisy Mae and I have joined the Blessing Train on Deziz World  . I hope you hop on over for a visit and get a car to add to the Blessing Train. Angel Tigger when she found out about the Blessing Train she insisted  being on the Blessing Train. So I couldn’t say no. Angel Tigger is on the left and Queen Daisy Mae is on the right. You’ll see some of their blessings in the think cloud.Our car is below.

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A Thanksgiving Fruit Turkey

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QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY. (ORIGINAL PICTURE).

DAISY MAE’S ANSWERS

1.) One can never find out if you’ll lose one of your nine lives if a cat doesn’t explore and get stuck a few times. Thankfully I’ve been rescued every time.

2.) Given the choice of Wet oily food or Dry food, I would pick Dry food paws down.

3.) Curling up in a ball without the lights on makes me feel safe because nobody can see me because of my fur color.

4.) I never go a day without sleeping because I not only guard the whole house but also guard Queen Mom, Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal and King Dad. That’s a tough job.

CRYSTAL’S ANSWERS

1.) One can never reach their dream if they don’t fail a few times trying to reach it.

2.) Given the choice of Cats or Snakes, I would pick Cats hands down without hesitation.

3.) Reading the Bible makes me feel like a weight has just been lifted off my shoulders and it will be taken care of.

4.) I never go a day without praying because praying helps me in so many ways.

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