Some people claim breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I believe that’s true, but it doesn’t mean you have to stuff yourself with mountains of borderline healthy food. This menu is satisfying, delicious and won’t cause a coronary. For a more festive morning or brunch add Mimosas. The recipes are gauged for two people so you need to adjust the amounts if you are serving more.
Serve with Fresh Fruit Salad, Croissants or Fresh Rolls, Jam or Jelly, Orange Juice, and Coffee, Tea, or Milk
Scrambled Eggs with Feta and Chives
4 large eggs 2 tbsp. feta cheese, crumbled Freshly ground pepper to taste 1 tbsp. butter, you may need a little more 2 tbsp. fresh chives or 1 tbsp. dried
Crack eggs into a medium-sized bowl. Scramble well with a fork.
Stir in the feta and pepper.
Add butter to a medium-sized frying pan. Melt over medium heat. Pour in egg mixture and then carefully scramble. Be sure to flip the eggs so the cheese melts.
Sprinkle on the chives. Heat through and then serve.
Fresh Fruit Salad 1 apple, cored and sliced 1 pear, sliced 1 banana, peeled and sliced Lemon juice 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced 10 seedless red grapes, cut in half Small handful blueberries Small handful raspberries
In a glass serving bowl, combine the apple, pear, and banana. Sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent the fruit from turning brown. Gently stir. Add in the remaining fruit.
Cover with plastic wrap then set in the refrigerator to chill until time to serve.
COMING SOON to a kitchen near you!
Book 2 in theMeals to Make Together series
Starry summer nights are ripe for romance and dining al fresco. Enhance the mood with Romantic Meals to dine al Fresco, candles, wine, and your favorite music. Fire up your grill and share a romantic dinner with your someone special. Then let the night take you away.
Create 45 delicious and complete meals for two that can be cooked on your grill or stove. No exotic or expensive ingredients needed. These 103 recipes use everyday products already in your kitchen cabinets. Increasing the dinners is a snap for those fun nights when friends or family join you.
Romantic Meals to dine al Fresco, Book 2 in the Meals to Make Together series, is an ideal gift for a hostess, bridal shower, anniversary, or the couple who crave a fresh flavor in their lives.
Sloane Taylor is an Award-Winning author with a second passion in her life. She is an avid cook and posts new recipes on her blog every Wednesday. The recipes are user friendly, meaning easy.
Taylor currently has seven romance novellas released by Toque & Dagger Publishing. Her first solo venture into non-fiction is a Couples Cookbook with eighty of her favorite recipes, DATE NIGHT DINNERS, Meals to Make Together for a Romantic Evening.
Here it is, the long-awaited second installment in Sharon Ledwith’s teen psychic mystery series, Mysterious Tales from Fairy Falls. Lost and Found featured a protagonist with the ability to talk to animals and the local animal shelter in peril, now trouble has found its way to Fairy Falls once more, this time in the form of Hart Stewart – an illiterate young man with the ability to touch and object and know its past!
About Blackflies and Blueberries:
The only witness left to testify against an unsolved crime in Fairy Falls isn’t a person…
City born and bred, Hart Stewart possesses the gift of psychometry—the psychic ability to discover facts about an event or person by touching inanimate objects associated with them. Since his mother’s death, seventeen-year-old Hart has endured homelessness, and has learned ways to keep his illiteracy under wraps. He eventually learns of a great-aunt living in Fairy Falls, and decides to leave the only life he’s ever known for an uncertain future.
Diana MacGregor lives in Fairy Falls. Her mother was a victim of a senseless murder. Only Diana’s unanswered questions and her grief keeps her going, until Hart finds her mother’s lost ring and becomes a witness to her murder.
Through Hart’s psychic power, Diana gains hope for justice. Their investigation leads them into the corrupt world threatening Fairy Falls. To secure the town’s future, Hart and Diana must join forces to uncover the shocking truth, or they risk losing the true essence of Fairy Falls forever.
Sharon Ledwith is the author of the middle-grade/young adult time travel adventure series, THE LAST TIMEKEEPERS, and the teen psychic mystery series, MYSTERIOUS TALES FROM FAIRY FALLS. When not writing, researching, or revising, she enjoys reading, exercising, anything arcane, and an occasional dram of scotch. Sharon lives a serene, yet busy life in a southern tourist region of Ontario, Canada, with her hubby, one spoiled yellow Labrador and a moody calico cat.
Learn more about Sharon Ledwith at the following online places:
A witch lost in time. A man with magic in his blood and a chip on his shoulder. Dark secrets and shadowy magic. Steamy romance meets contemporary fantasy with a time slip in the first book of this new series.
Cassie Gearhart casts a spell in the forest in the summer of
1974. The next thing she knows, she wakes up to find the world irrevocably
It’s 2019, for one thing. For another, all of her coven members
have vanished, leaving behind only one man who holds the key to their secrets,
Nick Felson, the grandson of her high priestess and a rough-around-the-edges
farm boy who wants nothing to do with twenty-year-old Cassie.
For twenty-three-year-old Nick Felson, there are two worlds:
one, Willow Creek, Virginia, before everything went to hell. And the other,
He’s sworn off magic, until a confused Cassie knocks on his door
in the middle of the night, somehow missing decades’ worth of time. But Nick
knows falling for Cassie means letting magic back into his life—and that’s one
line he swore he’d never cross.
Can Cassie unravel the mystery that transported her into the
future? And can Nick resist the powerful magic and heart-pounding passion that
swirl in the air whenever he and Cassie are together?
The Tangled Magic Series is intended for readers 18-plus who
enjoy short but steamy reads, wild and witchy magic, swoon-worthy kisses,
small-town charm, and interconnected books. The series is best read in order.
Her name slipped off my tongue, tasting of summer—of dandelion salad, mint iced
tea, a tiny drop of sweet honeysuckle.
sleeping magic threatened to surface. The scent of a field freshly ploughed rose
up, along with a hint of mushrooms, a wild forest of fir and pine.
tilted her head. “You inherited your grandmother’s gifts.”
not a gift,” I snapped.
raised an eyebrow. “I know some people think that, but you can’t—”
not discussing this with a stranger.” Her fingers were worrying the wood of the
farmhouse table, tracing the pattern of the grains. “Who sent you here? I told
them months ago to stay away.”
brow furrowed. “Told who?”
other covens. I know they want answers. I’m not their man. You understand?”
shook her head. The quilt fell away from her shoulders, revealing a stained,
previously white sundress that skimmed sun-bronzed thighs. The dress had a
vintage vibe, as though she’d plucked it off the rack at a secondhand clothing
reached out, tentative, and touched my arm. “Nick, no one sent me, okay? I’m
just…lost. I’m so lost, and really far from home.”
thought Ginny was your mentor. Were you emailing or something?”
like you’re speaking another language half the time. Look, the truth is, when I
say I’m not from around here, I don’t mean Willow Creek. I mean, now.”
Are you playing freaking mind games? Is that your style? Gaslight the last
witch in Willow Creek?”
she could respond, the kettle whistled. I jumped back, grunting as I slammed my
hip into the corner of the island. With a growl I turned to the tea kettle. I
pulled down two blue pottery mugs emblazoned with pale moons over emerald green
mountains. I plucked two tea bags out of the metal canister, not even bothering
to check what blend, and set her mug in front of her.
and sugar on the island.” I inclined my head in that direction.
confused.” She wrapped one hand around the mug and, without asking, opened a
drawer and withdrew a spoon. Again, like she’d been here before. Not once. Many
times. “Am I staying for tea, or do you want to run me off the property?” She
jutted out her chin, and I caught a glimpse of stubborn pride underneath a veil
of polite acquiescence.
scratched the stubble on my chin. “Tell me the truth. Who you are. Why you’re
here. No games.”
games.” The words, a mere whisper, tingled in the air with a magical sort of
promise. Somehow, without knowing how I knew, whatever she said next would be
Denise D. Young may or may not be a woodland sprite who loves tea,
crystals, and thunderstorms. As much as she loves a wild forest, she also loves
a good story, which is why she is also an indie author who pens fantasy and
If you’ve ever hoped to find a book of spells in a dusty attic, if you suspect every misty forest contains a hidden portal to another realm, or if you don’t mind a little darkness before your happily-ever-after, her books might be just the thing you’ve been waiting for.
Her Tangled Magic Series features witches, romance, and small-town charm.
A graduate of the
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and Hollins University, Denise took first
place in the Pages from the Heart Contest for her novella Good Old-Fashioned Magic in 2015. Her novel A Prince in Patience Point received second place in the 2016 Cleveland
Rocks Romance Contest.
Denise lives with her
husband and their animals in the mountains of Virginia, where small towns and
tall trees inspire her stories. She reads tarot cards, gazes at stars, and
believes magic is the answer (no matter what the question was).
In the book, there’s this moment where Cassie, fresh from awakening in
2019 (after having cast a spell in 1974) is feeling really disoriented. Things
are the same, yet different. And she takes a whiff of patchouli soap and feels
more grounded, more connected to her present surroundings. She realizes that,
though many things have changed, some things have stayed the same—and that’s a
very comforting thought for her.
Lavender also makes frequent appearances in Tangled Roots, so I’ve whipped up this ridiculously easy
melt-and-pour soap recipe. You can use any melt-and-pour base you want. I use
Dr. Adorable’s goat’s milk soap base because it works well for my sensitive
skin and I like the quality.
I know it seems like a lot of essential oils, but the recipe makes
about 12 bars of soap, so you’re only going to end up with a few drops of EO in
each bar. You’ll end up with a light scent that won’t be too heavy—though it
might seem overwhelming when you first add it into the soap mixture!
2 lbs. melt-and-pour soap base (I like Dr. Adorable’s goat’s milk soap
16 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops patchouli essential oil
Your choice of mica soap coloring (I used olive green to represent the
earth magic in the book)
In a medium saucepan, melt chunks of soap base over low
heat, stirring frequently.
Once soap base is completely melted, remove from heat and add
mica powder in your choice of color, a pinch at a time, stirring until you’ve
achieved desired color. Add 16 drops of lavender EO and 10 drops of patchouli
EO and stir.
Pour immediately into waiting soap molds.
Allow to cool and harden completely before removing from
molds. Soap made with melt-and-pour base doesn’t require a curing period and
can be used as soon as it’s cooled. It is best stored in an airtight container,
since the soap bars will shrink with prolonged air exposure.
“Saving It All” is a second-chance-at-love dystopian sci-fi romance video short story series.
It’s not looking good for Ariel and Hagrid’s marriage and that’s bad news for everyone because the all mentioned in the title is humanity.
It’s getting freaky!
Why did I turn a short story into a video series? I did it for love. The love of writing and making videos.
I bet it won’t surprise you to know that I grew up watching Twilight Zone and Outer Limits. There were episodes that touched on romance, but they weren’t the focus of the story. I want more romance with my sci-fi, and that’s part of how this story came about. The rest of it came from my muse who asked, “What would happen if…?” The answers included alternate timelines, testing the strained bond between the couple, and a life lesson we can all identify with.
Are you reading an interesting sci-fi romance? Tell me about your favorites so I can check them out. I’m always up for an enthralling tale.
Victorian Historical Romance at its finest is what you get with every Suzanne G. Rogers book. My Fair Guardian, Rogers newest release, is perfect for everyone from teens to seasoned readers. Her writing carries you back to a gentler era, but make no mistake, Ms. Rogers’ heroines are strong women who know exactly what they want in life and how to achieve it.
Can she polish him up enough to fit into society…without falling in love?
When Bethany is saddled with an unwanted, unrefined, and decidedly common guardian, she must polish him up before he’s fit for good society. As for Willoughby Winter, all that stands between him and his inheritance is to marry Bethany off. Can he succeed in his efforts before his past becomes known or will she manage to distract him from his goal—by hook or by crook?
Suzanne G. Rogers lives with her husband and son in romantic Savannah, Georgia, on an island populated by deer, exotic birds, and the occasional gator. She’s owned by two Sphynx cats, Houdini and Nikita. Movies, books, and writing are her passions.
Learn more about Suzanne G. Rogers on her historical romance blog and her fantasy blog. Stay connected on Facebook and Twitter. Also, be sure to check out the website for the Sweet Romance written by Suzanne G. Rogers.