Sunday : New Things

Sunday : New Things

Isaiah 43:19King James Version 19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. What does it mean when God says he is doing a new thing? When God is doing something new, it sometimes requires us to step [...]

Friday Baking : Upside Down Cake

Friday Baking : Upside Down Cake

So today's baking is from Grandma recipe box : Her Pineapple Upside down cake but fell free to use other fruit that is in season. 1 stick butter1 ½ cups packed brown sugar1 (20 ounce) can sliced pineapple1 (4 ounce) jar cherries1 ½ cups all-purpose flour 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder½ teaspoon salt1 ½ cups white sugar½ cup butter2 eggs 1 [...]

Connect Five Friday : Library

Connect  Five Friday : Library

National Library Day

Lisa Everyday Reads

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 Library collection:

With her twins, Fitzgerald and Hemingway, back in school, Jane Steward can finally focus on her work again—managing Storyton Hall, and breaking ground on the resort’s latest attraction: a luxurious, relaxing spa named in honor of Walt Whitman. But when the earth is dug up to start laying the spa’s foundation, something else comes to the surface—a collection of unusual bones and the ragged remnants of a very old book. The attendees of the Rare Book Conference are eager to assist Jane with this unexpected historical mystery—until a visitor meets an untimely end…

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Book Treats : Maple Walnut Cookies

Book Treats : Maple Walnut Cookies

Today’s Book Treats : Michigan Maple Cookies

Lisa Everyday Reads

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 temperature
  • 1 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (Michigan syrup) https://curreyfarms.com/
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 cup of chopped walnuts (pecans)

  1. Beat the butter and sugar together at medium speed with an electric mixer for three minutes or until light and fluffy
  2. Add the vanilla extract and egg and mix until well incorporated. Add the maple syrup and mix .
  3. In a separate bowl vigorously whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter…

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At the Library : Bookmobile

At the Library : Bookmobile

National Bookmobile Day !

Lisa Everyday Reads

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 a bumpy ride…

Eddie followed Minnie home one day, and now she can’t seem to shake the furry little shadow. But in spite of her efforts to contain her new pal, the tabby sneaks out and trails her all the way to the bookmobile on its maiden voyage. Before she knows it, her slinky stowaway becomes her cat co-pilot!

Minnie and Eddie’s first day visiting readers around the county seems to pass without trouble—until Eddie darts outside at the last stop and leads her to the body of a local man who’s reached his final…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Great Vegetables

The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Great Vegetables

Check out these great Garden Books

Lisa Everyday Reads

“For new and novice gardeners who want a straightforward, unfussy guide to growing their own food.” —Library Journal

You can grow beautiful, healthy, delicious veggies and herbs right from the start—just follow the trustworthy advice found in The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Great Vegetables. Expert gardener Lorene Edwards Forkner shares all the information you need to create a thriving garden, from facts about soil and sun to tips on fertilizing, mulching, and watering. Regional planting charts show what to plant when, and a month-by-month planner takes you from January through December. Profiles of popular edibles explain exactly how to plant, care for, and harvest your bounty. Whether your garden grows in the ground, on a balcony, or in containers on a sunny patio, this is your guide to grow-your-own success. Your backyard bounty awaits!

Net Galley Book:

 Informative book that will help me do more than just grow…

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French Cooking for Beginners

French Cooking for Beginners

Cook Book Review :

Lisa Everyday Reads

Warm Goat cheese salad

Recipe from the book

  • 4 cups plus 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 T red wine vinegar
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced
  • 1 teasp sea salt
  • 1/4 teasp black pepper
  • 1 8oz of goat cheese
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 8 oz of baby greens

4 cups olive oil, vinger,shallots,salt and pepper mixed together for vinaigrette.

Cut goat cheese, into 8 rounds , cover with bread crumbs and brown lightly. About 3 minutes.

Toss Salad with shallot vinaigrette and place on a plate with 2 goat cheese disc.

A great beginner book for classic French cooking. Starting with explanation of French cooking,pantry ingredients ,shopping like a Parisienne and basic recipes to try.

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Book Treats : English Shortbread cookies

Book Treats : English Shortbread cookies

Check out my English Garden cozy mystery and a 3 ingredients shortbread cookies. Perfect for Afternoon Tea.

Lisa Everyday Reads

Today’s recipe is inspired by our feature cozy mystery. It’s the Perfect recipe for afternoon tea with friends and a good book discussion. https://lisaevrydayread.wordpress.com/2021/04/07/deadhead-and-buried/

Why do they call it shortbread?

Shortbreadis so named because of its crumbly texture (from an old meaning of the word “short”, as opposed to “long”, or stretchy). The cause of this texture is its high fat content, provided by the butter. … The related word “shortening” refers to any fat that may be added to produce a “short” (crumbly) texture.

  • cup 8 oz. butter(room temperature)
  • 1/2cup(2oz/60g)) powdered sugar(sifted)
  • 2cups(10oz/300g)) all purpose flour

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl cream together the soft butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light inf fluffy.
  • Add in the flour and mix until the dough just comes together.
  • Turn the dough out onto a counter…

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Easter Sunday

Easter  Sunday

He has Risen The very purpose of this  Easter  weekend reminds us, no matter what we face today, what we’ve been through, or what uncertainties tomorrow may hold, Christ is risen and is our Hope. He conquered death, He makes all things new. He has risen! He has risen indeed! He breathes new life, so that we [...]