Breakfast of Champions

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Which is easy for them to say. Have they tried to make breakfast while not fully awake as children complain about how hungry they are? I seriously doubt it. Cooking a full breakfast early in the morning is not my thing. Which is why…

I am Dauntless

Ha, ha. No I’m not. I’m erudite or amity. Or divergent. Probably divergent. Have you read Divergent by Veronica Roth? It’s a great addition to the young adult, dystopian genre. I like the first installment the best, but the whole trilogy is solid. I know not everyone agrees with me, and that’s ok. Also, the books are…

Water for Hay-Makin’

It’s time for another all ages Thirsty Thursday drink. I’m revisiting my favorite non-fictional, fictional world for this one: the Little House books.  (That’s an affiliate link right there.) In The Long Winter, Pa and the girls need to bring in the hay. It’s hard, hot work and drinking ice cold water from the well would make everyone feel…

Magical Sweets and Treats

Today’s Sweet Saturday is a bit different. Instead of sharing a recipe, I’m reviewing a couple store bought treats that hail from a fictional world. One of my favorite parts about the Harry Potter series is the food. Wizarding food is fun and and, literally, magical. If you visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter…

Luck of the Irish

Ah, Thirsty Thursday is upon us once again. Is there anything more perfect than settling in with a good drink and a means to escape reality? I think not. Now the means may be different for each of us. I love books, TV, or movies. You may enjoy a graphic novel or a podcast or…

The Stone Rose

For the truly geeky among us, just watching a movie or a TV show is never quite enough. We invest too much into our fictional character friends to stop with what happens on the screen. We want them to live on somewhere, in some dimension, where they are as real as we are. This is…

Little Rey of Sunshine

There was a  big bright ball of light in the sky yesterday. I hadn’t seen it in awhile, so it was a little confusing. I’m told there are places in the world that you can see this phenomenon almost every day. Michigan is not one of those places. I love Michigan for many, many reasons, but…

Raspberry Cordial

It’s cold here. I know. I should not be surprised and I’m not. I’m just not happy about it. In the great scheme of things I would rather be cold than hot, because you can always add another layer. However, I miss going outside and being able to put my arms down (A Christmas Story reference,…

French Onion Pasta for Kreacher

Ah, Kreacher. That most unpleasant of house elves. At least when we first meet him. By the end of the Harry Potter series, we see a kinder, gentler Kreacher. A Kreacher that makes the best french onion soup Harry has ever tasted. For most Potterheads, Dobby is the landslide winner of any elf popularity contests, and I’m no…

Mojito Cupcakes

I’ve told you before about my newly discovered love of “cozy mysteries.” These books don’t take a lot of brain power. They’re going to be wrapped up quickly and neatly. There is probably going to be a quirky heroine who will discover love at some point in the series. It also seems that an incredibly…

Bantha Milk for an Adult Crowd

Have you seen Rogue One yet? It is so good, you guys. I mean, I am a huge Star Wars  nut. Huge. It’s a fairy tale where the Princess is also a General. She gets to be in charge and in love. As a young girl, that spoke to me. It still does, but so do all the…

Happy 2017!

Happy New Year dear readers! I know some people are quite cynical about celebrating the changing of the year. I am cynical about a great many things, but I still see a new year as a chance. A chance to reinvent yourself, to try something new, to celebrate leaving the old crap behind. Is it…