Monday, February 22, 2016

Guilty Pleasures...'s the thing...I wanted to read something that was sorta fluffy, sorta foodie, sorta sweet, sorta beachy and sorta nothing I really have to pressure myself to popped catering Penelope! Penelope is catering for a movie. Filming is on a small island in Florida. The book is filled with sand and shrimp and drinks and beach walks and then two teen aged girls who work for Penelope disappear! It was a totally fun addictive book. Well...other than the missing girls. I loved it.


The author has this one out, too! Thank you NetGalley! And now that I have started this one...I realize I should have read it first!


Saturday night stay at home dinner...baked cheesy rigatoni...this was so good!

Seriously good! The recipe and this photo are from a site called the Stir.

I also read this book over the week end...quite the opposite of the one above.

So...this one was written by a local author. It was fast paced and so down and dirty my head was spinning. Vivid images are stuck in my head from this book. I could not put it down! Vicious nasty people disguised as pillars of the community do some really nasty stuff in this book. One...maybe two...good guys were against all of the bad ones. It also had the added attraction of being formatted in Philadelphia...which is not far from me. So landmarks mentioned...even the fieldstone old farmhouses...were familiar to me and fun to read about! The main character even had a duck me...but a car with a dead guy in it never landed in mine...yet...although one of our "way behind" neighbor's car rolled into our pine tree...a few years ago.


Den was supposed to be away on Sunday through Tuesday but his trip was we had a relaxing and enjoying more normal Sunday.

I made a Dutch Baby Pancake for much fun to watch this baby puff up! You are seeing what's left of it in its flattened stage!


And in its about to be eaten stage! Den bought turkey sausages with raisins in them...all I can say is ick!

That was my week end...

Reading this is seriously good! Based on the life of the real Jean Harlow! It's a bit of a page turner!


Soooo...Monday...I am longing around with coffee...reading...and in between chapters I am getting boring stuff done...

Have a great day!




  1. I've never heard of a Dutch baby pancake and must investigate that. I want to read Platinum Doll - I have a feeling I'll love it.

  2. I've been noticing Platinum Doll, but after that All the Stars in the Heavens book about Old Hollywood, I am a bit leery.

    The pancake looks interesting...Hmm. Hungry now!

  3. Ooh! Your individual pasta bake is so cute. I immediately felt the warm coziness from when one eats comfort food.

  4. Those cozy mysteries would fit my reading mood right about now, too! I'm struggling to read Henry James for a read-along. Sigh...

    1. I started the second one, too, it's good, too!