Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

At the Library Book Club I am serving these chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars: Yummy! 1 cup butter , room temperature1 cup light brown sugar , packed1/2 cup granulated sugar2 large eggs2 teaspoons  vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking soda1  teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cups all-purpose flour2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats2 cups chocolate chips  Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 in. pan with cooking spray.In a large mixing … Continue reading Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

A Catered Fourth of July

It’s murder by musket at a Revolutionary War re-enactment: “This satisfying cozy will appeal to fans of Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen mysteries.”—BooklistHigh noon on July Fourth in the quiet town of Longley, New York, and it’s got to be a hundred degrees. Thankfully, sisters Bernie and Libby are setting up their yummy catering in a … Continue reading A Catered Fourth of July

Connect Five Friday

Welcome to my Connect Five Friday. Today Iam sharing the top 5 books that are being checkout at my Library. At this moment the Library has checked out over 12,000 books for this month. Here's Friday books: Check them out - Monster in the Dark .. Book 1 of a new series. “My life was … Continue reading Connect Five Friday

The Wedding Circle : Check it Out

In the charming small town of Cherico, Mississippi, the Cherry Cola Book Club meets to discuss classic Southern literature, sample favorite dishes--and share their unique stories. . . Two wonderful new chapters are unfolding for Maura Beth Mayhew, Cherico's librarian. Thanks to her persistence, a new, cutting-edge library is being built on the shores of … Continue reading The Wedding Circle : Check it Out

Thursday’s : Book Treat

Happy Thursday ! It's time for a tasty treat based on a book from yesterdays book. Perfect for any mint and chocolate lovers these will be a big hit at your next book club meeting. 1pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix1/2cup butter or margarine, softened1/4to 1/2 teaspoon mint extract6to 8 drops … Continue reading Thursday’s : Book Treat

Bookshop by the Sea

Sophie Lawson should be enjoying her sister’s wedding day. But nothing could have prepared her to see the best man again. After her mother became bedridden and her father bailed on the family, Sophie found herself serving as a second mother to her twin brother, Seth, and younger sister, Jenna. Sophie supported her siblings through … Continue reading Bookshop by the Sea

Connect Five Friday : Library

This Friday is National Library Day ! Some my Five Books will have Library in the title or mystery taken place at the Library. I work part time as the Liberian in our small town . It's a labor of love and a way to help the kids and adults in my community. From the … Continue reading Connect Five Friday : Library

Book Treats : Maple Walnut Cookies

Our Book Mobile in our featured Cozy Mystery takes place in Michigan. And one of our favorite times while living in Michigan was Maple time . So enjoy these book inspired treats...... Lisa Cookie Recipe : 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, room temperature1 cup of dark brown sugar1 teaspoon of vanilla extract1 large … Continue reading Book Treats : Maple Walnut Cookies

At the Library : Bookmobile

Today at the Library I am celebrating the Book Mobile! Does your town have one? Ever visited One? With the help of her rescue cat, Eddie, librarian Minnie Hamilton is driving a bookmobile based in the resort town of Chilson, Michigan. But she’d better keep both hands on the wheel, because it’s going to be … Continue reading At the Library : Bookmobile

Books Review : Container Gardening

Container Gardening For Beginners: A Guide to Growing Your Own Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, and Edible Flowers Everything you need to grow a thriving garden in containers Whether you’re on a budget, live in a small space, or simply want to raise a new plant or two, container gardening is a practical method for urban and … Continue reading Books Review : Container Gardening