Sunday, December 2, 2012

Blood Feud- JD Nixon- REVIEW

If you like suspense, a little romance, an ambiguous slightly there and slightly not love triangle, mysterious people and families, humor, and a book that tugs at all emotions..you will LOVE this book!

Blood Feud is the 3rd book in the "Little Town" series by JD Nixon and it is fantastic.  You will need to have read the other two books to really appreciate and follow all the characters, but it also can stand on its own if it is the first time you read a JD Nixon book.

When you finish this book you will have laughed out loud (seriously), cried, screamed at some of the situations and scenarios and been upset with not knowing what will happen in the new book!  I consider that a success of the book.

I realize this is somewhat of a vague review, but I do not want to give any spoilers away for those that are just getting started in the Little Town series!!  If you want to know check out the Goodreads group or the Facebook Fan Page for little spoilers.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Pork Roast-Salsa style

New dish for dinner tonight and some oldie but goodie sides with a twist!

I wanted to try cooking with my mom's crockpot...sooo I found this recipe HERE or below and made a few changes..but very few..and yummy it was GOOD!!


Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours

Yield: Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients:

  • boneless pork loin roast or trimmed boneless pork shoulder
  • fresh salsa
  • salt and pepper

Preparation:

Place the roast in slow cooker. Cover with fresh salsa. Add any additional seasonings as desired.
Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or until the roast is fork tender.
Eileen's Note:
When I cooked this for the first time, I didn't cover the whole roast so the top crisped up a bit. To decrease the amount of fat, you might consider precooking it.
**The beginner cook AKA ME notes:  I also added spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, onion powder, garlic power, and basil.  I then cooked it on high for an hour, lowered to low heat for 7 hours and then took out and sliced it!!**
Sides~
Mashed potatoes- peeled, cut, cooked with cold water & butter.  Then mashed with more butter, salt and almond milk.  First time with almond milk, not lactaid milk and it was a bit sweeter but oh so good.
Green beans- from a can, but I rinsed three times, covered with water and then cooked with 3 tbsps of splenda, butter and marjoram.  Once I had it to a boil I let it cook down until the water was almost gone.