Archive | September, 2022

Pinterest Thursday-GF/DF Oatmeal Cookies

29 Sep

It’s been pretty quiet here on the blog lately…….for a reason. My 15-year-old Mac finally bit the dust. It’s very sad.

That has meant no new posts here except for a few I had pre-scheduled.

But I finally have a new computer up and running, so back to blogging!

For today’s Pinterest Thursday, I wanted to find a recipe that used oats. I have several pounds in my pantry, and I want to get better at using them (especially since 25 more pounds are on their way!)

So, I decided to make some cookies. These are gluten-free/dairy-free (I used Nestle Allergy-Free chocolate chips.)

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These turned out pretty good! Everyone liked them (especially The Boy), and they froze really well too.

This is definitely something I will make more of in the future, as it’s really nice to be able to just pull some cookies out of the freezer-and use up some of those oats!

Well, that’s it for today-have a great one!

p.s. It’s amazing how much faster computers are these days! 🙂

Wednesday Words

28 Sep

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Wednesday Words

21 Sep

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Book Review-The Last Way Home

18 Sep

The Last Way Home is a contemporary romance novel written by Liz Johnson. It is book two in the Prince Edward Island Shore series, but it is not necessary to have read book one in order to read this one.

Summary: Eli Ross is coming home in disgrace. He would stay away if he could, but he’s broke and has no where else to go. He’s prepared for his family to hate him for the way he left all those years ago, but knows it will be even worse if they discover the real reason he lost it all…….

Violet Donaghy has adopted the Ross family as her own. They have filled the void she desperately needed after leaving home at only 16. She knows they love her like family, but that could change if they ever knew the secret she was hiding……..

My Thoughts: I liked the story line and the characters in this book. I thought there was a good overall arcing theme of learning you don’t have to do everything on your own, that you need others in your life, and how to accept grace for your past mistakes.

BUT, there were just too many romance cliches in this one. Talk about how broad of shoulders he has, how one touch set off electric sparks that went through their entire bodies, etc., etc.-it’s pretty silly in my opinion. I much prefer a little more realism in the romance department-I mean who cares how broad someone’s shoulders are, and WHY is that in so many romance books? Ahem.

Anyway…….aside from all of the unrealistic romantic phrasing, it wasn’t a bad book. If you like romance novels and don’t mind the “cheese”, and especially if you enjoy hockey, this might be a book you would enjoy.

I would like to thank Revell for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my review. Thank you.

Book Review-Fallout

17 Sep

Fallout is a modern-day suspense novel written by Carrie Stuart Parks.

Summary: Samantha Williams is content with her placid life until an SUV comes barreling into her classroom with a dead woman at the helm.

And that’s just the beginning. As her life unravels piece by piece, Samantha must discover the truth behind not only her own past, but also a dangerous government cover-up that could destroy everything she holds dear.

My Thoughts: I disliked this book. I wanted to like it, but the characters just weren’t that likeable, and I found myself confused as parts of the story didn’t quite make sense.

There is plenty of action and an interesting plot line, but the ending seemed like a rushed conclusion to wrap everything up, and I couldn’t get into it.

This one just didn’t work for me.

I would like to thank Thomas Nelson though, for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my review. Thank you.