> Persuasion is the next movie I have come to like.  The version I have stars Rupert Penry-Jones, Sally Hawkins, Alice Krige, Julia Davis and Anthony Head along with a few more it was made in 2007.   Anne Elliot fell deeply in love with the handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen. […]

>Sense & Sensibility

> Sense and Sensibility 1995 This is another one of my favorites I enjoy watching.  The DVD I have and enjoy the most has  James Fleet, Emma Thompson,  Alan Rickman and Hugh Grant.  These are just a few of the actors and actresses that are in the movie.     The Dashwood sisters sensible Elinor (Thompson) and […]


> Emma 1996.  I have watched this movie at least 25 times if not more.   It is such a lovely movie.  Again, I do have this DVD as well and hope it last a while.  The DVD I have has Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam.   One of my favorite quotes from this movie :Mr. Knightley: I […]

>The Importance of Being Earnest

> The Importance of Being Earnest  I saw this movie a few days ago it is the 2002 release with Colin Firth.  I have to admit I never have read the book, but this movie is so funny and cute.  I might just have to read the book now. Here is the hilarious adventure of two […]

>Fudgey Fruit Pizza

> 1/2 cup (1 stick) 60% vegetable oil spread 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon HERSHEY’S Cocoa, divided 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup HERSHEY’S Syrup, divided 1 package (8 oz.) nonfat cream cheese 1 cup powdered sugar 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries 1/4 cup HERSHEY’S Strawberry […]

>Bavarian Cube Steak Recipe

> Ingredients:1 tablespoon cooking oil1 pound beef cube steaks1/3 cup chopped onions2 1/2 cups water2 envelopes dry mushroom soup mix2 tablespoons brown sugar2 tablespoons white vinegar1 teaspoon caraway seeds   Directions: In large skillet, quickly brown steaks on both sides in hot oil. Add onion, cook until onion is almost tender, about 5 minutes. Combine water, […]

>Baked Pizza Sandwich Recipe

> Ingredients:1 pound Lean Ground Beef15 ounces Tomato SauceOR15 ounces Pizza Sauce1 teaspoon Oregano Leaves2 cups Biscuit Baking Mix1 Egg; Lg.2/3 cup Milk8 ounces Cheese; *2 ounces Mushrooms;Sliced,Drained1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese; Grated   Directions: * Use 1 8-oz package of sliced process American Or mozzarella cheese. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cook and stir the meat […]

>Interview with Denise Swanson

> Denise Swanson Hi Babs, Thank you so much for thinking of me. Here’s a short blog and a recipe, as well as a jpeg of my latest book. Mysteries and food seem to go together, and I admit I love to write scenes in settings that include a good meal. In my most recent book, […]

>Interview with Riley Adams July 2010

>Interview with Riley Adams July 2010

> Riley Adams The heroine of A Killer Plot, Olivia Limoges, is an independently wealthy business owner in the seaside paradise of Oyster Bay, North Carolina.  One of her businesses is a five-star restaurant named The Boot Top Bistro. In honor of this fine establishment, I thought I’d share a killer summer cocktail and to-die-for appetizer […]

>Interview with Elizabeth Craig 7-31-10

>Interview with Elizabeth Craig 7-31-10

> Small Town Settings I’m originally from a fairly small town. I have to say ‘fairly’ because the town I grew up in, Anderson, South Carolina, has grown so much that I hardly recognize it anymore.  In fact, I can go visit my parents, who still live there, and get totally lost because the familiar landmarks […]