Praline Pecan Cheesecake

Praline Pecan Cheesecake

Mom made this Cheesecake on special occasions. Usually by Request. It combines Louisiana famous Pralines and Cheesecake. Yum! CRUST 2 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 17 full sheet graham crackers)5 tbsp of packed brown sugar1/8 tsp salt10 tbsp unsalted butter, melted  Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Line a 9-inch (23cm) springform pan with parchment paper in the bottom [...]

Blog Tour: Montgomery Ink Bites Cookbook by Carrie Ann Ryan and Suzanne M. Johnson

Blog Tour: Montgomery Ink Bites Cookbook by Carrie Ann Ryan and Suzanne M. Johnson

New Release: Cook Book

Lisa Everyday Reads

Take a seat, laugh, and fall in love with the Montgomerys again, and try out some of their favorite recipes!

Montgomery Ink Bites Cookbook, an all new project with short stories featuring all your favorite Montgomery characters and filled with incredible recipes inspired by your favorite characters from New York Times best selling author Carrie Ann Ryan and USA Today bestselling author Suzanne M. Johnson, is available now!

When the world thinks of the Montgomerys from New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan’s Montgomery Ink series, they usually think of big family dinners, connections that never break, and…cheese.

Along with USA Today bestselling cookbook author Suzanne M. Johnson, Carrie Ann heads back to the original Denver Montgomerys and their favorite meals.

Whether it’s an easy meal of appetizers for a large family on the go, a cheese-filled fest of indulgence, or a day that’s solely about the love of…

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Goodbye Charles Cannatella & Sons

Goodbye Charles Cannatella & Sons

Today post is a little different.  I am saying Goodbye to our local small town grocery store. After 99 years the family has decided to close down here. And move in a different direction.  We are all heart broken they left but Best wishes. So Thanks for the Memories: The store started out as a [...]

Basil and Mixed Berries Sorbet

Basil and Mixed Berries Sorbet

INGREDIENTS 1 c. sugar 1 c. lightly packed fresh basil 6 c. frozen mixed berries 3/4 c. lemon juice (from about 4 lemons) Directions 1. In medium saucepan, combine sugar and 1 cup water. Heat on high until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Add basil. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 15 minutes. Strain syrup [...]

Book Tour: Stories My Grandmother Told Me: A Multicultural Journey from Harlem to Tohono O’dham

Book Tour: Stories My Grandmother Told Me: A Multicultural Journey from Harlem to Tohono O’dham

Book Tour is Here!

Lisa Everyday Reads

Genre:Memoir

Publisher: City Point Press/Simon & Schuster

The illuminating and deeply personal debut from Gabriela Maya Bernadett,Stories My Grandmother Told Meexplores culture, race, and chosen family, set against the backdrop of the twentieth-century American Southwest.

In a hilly Southern California suburb in the late twentieth century, Gabriela Maya Bernadett listens as her grandmother tells her a story.

It’s the true story of Esther Small, the great-granddaughter of slaves, who became one of the few Black students to graduate from NYU in the 1940s. Having grown up in Harlem, Esther couldn’t imagine a better place to live; especially not somewhere in the American Southwest.

But when she learns of a job teaching Native American children on a reservation, Esther decides to take a chance. She soon finds herself on a train to Fort Yuma, Arizona; unaware that each year, the Bureau of Indian Affairs kidnaps the native Tohono O’odham…

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Setting Up June : Bullet Journal

Setting Up June : Bullet Journal

it’s officially summertime and it’s a perfect time to get creative with your bullet journal. What is bullet journaling and how does it work? Think of it as a next-level diary for not only writing but also drawing. Instead of blank, lined pages, a bullet journal (or BuJo, for short) contains sections to log daily to-dos, [...]

GG Kitchen : Southern Peach Cobbler

GG Kitchen : Southern Peach Cobbler

It's the beginning of Peach season in North Louisiana. So I am excited to be making GG Peach cobbler for dessert. Louisiana Peach Festival Come discover the homegrown flavors, art, music, and culture of Ruston, LA at the 72nd Annual Louisiana Peach Festival. This year’s festival features 10+ hours of live music, a juried arts [...]

DIY Beauty : Jasmine flowers

DIY Beauty : Jasmine flowers

Good Morning ! It's Sunshine here and my Jasmine plant is blooming . So it's time to pick some flowers and have some fun: Jasmine is inhaled to improve mood, reduce stress, and reduce food cravings. In foods, jasmine is used to flavor beverages, frozen dairy desserts, candy, baked goods, gelatins, and puddings. In manufacturing, jasmine [...]

Scrapbook Day : Mom

Scrapbook Day : Mom

Today is National Scrapbook Day! I am celebrating with some great pages about Mom and family. Mothers Day scrapbook: This was my Mom engament picture. She was a women of faith and family. And enjoyed teaching kids about books and reading. The quote is from Abrham Lincoln. Family: Mom and Grandma My Mom and Grandma [...]