Twitterature Tuesday

October 14, 2014

in Book Reviews

I saw this link on facebook and had to check it out…and had to share with you

I’ve read six of the books on her list…and they all were SO good.

 10 Books to Read Before You See the Movie

I have to say I am a book gal more so than movies. I would much rather read a good book. I like movies, don’t get me wrong but I think the last movie I went to was 21 Jump Street (which was hilarious)… anyway point being I do much more reading.

And doesn’t it seem like the movie never does the book justice? To me, the book is always better.

So it will be interesting to hear how these books are on the big screen.

As much as I would like to see the movie Gone Girl…I think I would be too scared. The book was Crazy!

The one I would like to see the most is Defending Jacob…ahhhhhhhhhh…my goodness that book I could not stop reading…I just think the story would translate really well into a movie…and not scare me like Gone Girl. LOL

Kristan blogs at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen and she does monthly book lists

update: I’ve had a few people ask which six books I have read…which are
Still Alice
Defending Jacob
Gone Girl
If I Stay
and I have to say I would recommend all of them. Defending Jacob and Still Alice being my favorites.


I love a good cobb salad…

and anything with fall I pretty much want to try.

the combination of apples & pears…bacon & eggs..leggings & brown boots…me & this salad…

I saw the recipe at Damn Delicious … check out her beautiful photos of this salad. YUM.

I loved how she layered the salad toppings across the lettuce. so that was why I used my baking dish to serve the salad in.

my nice salad bowl is filled with fruit right now so I improvised.


plus it was nice to serve this way so the boys could pick out which toppings they wanted…they left the nuts and craisins for me.


harvest cobb salad


  • 4 slices bacon broken into pieces
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 pear, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • poppyseed dressing


  1. Place romaine lettuce in a large serving bowl. Top with bacon, eggs, apple, pear, pecans, cranberries and goat cheese. Serve immediately with poppy seed dressing.
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recipe from Damn Delicious


friday favorites

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what have I been loving on lately? I’ve always liked The Amazing Race but I love it even more now since the boys can’t wait to watch it with me. And added bonus this season is one of the teams is from Madison, WI. I am cheering for the local girls to win but I […]

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French Onion Beef Stroganoff

October 9, 2014
French Onion Beef Stroganoff.  All of the greatest parts of your favorite cheesy soup, made into a delicious pasta dish with hearty beef and fluffy egg noodles.  This is the definition of comfort food.  |

photo credit Host the Toast   I came across this recipe on pinterest and knew I wanted to make for the family.  The photo makes it look delicious…all that cheese! I knew hubby was going to love this dish since he loves french onion soup…and the boys had to love with the combination of meat, […]

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Twitterature Tuesday

October 7, 2014
Miss Peregrine

I may have not been cooking but I sure was reading. During my pregnancy I could not wait to crawl into bed…relax…and read. So many times I would fall asleep after just reading a couple pages…but other days when we’d get the boys to bed early…I was putting myself to bed right after them grabbing […]

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more in words

October 6, 2014

so my past two recent posts showed in photos where I have been. now my story in words. I can not say how excited we were to find out we were expecting baby #3…and then to find out baby was going to be another boy. All boys! Our boys were thrilled to have another brother […]

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our baby boy

October 5, 2014
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and here he is….     thank you andrea larson for the beautiful pictures!

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Where have I been?

October 4, 2014

Yep! Baby Boy #3!!!!!!!! Texting out the news to friends with this photo… and the ultrasound picture…our baby boy. Family Photo Easter Sunday The Baby Belly                I took so many of these types of photos…Baby Boy kept rearing up on my right side. So crazy.     old wives tales put […]

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chocolate chip cookie dough brownies

April 16, 2014
chocolate chip cookie dough brownies

I mean really? cookie dough and brownies….yes…this is my kind of dessert. I was looking for a sweet treat to make…purused my pinterest board and found these beauties. recipe from Recipe Girl now starting making these now!

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green chile chicken enchilada stack

April 14, 2014
Chicken Enchilada Stack

I made this recipe from one of my favorite blogs Mel’s Kitchen Cafe and the family LOVED. Hubby totally loved this meal. like crazy loved. we ate it all up. image source from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe the only thing I did differently was I did not have green enchilada sauce so I just used a […]

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