Friday, March 12, 2010

Free eBook: All the Pretty Girls

For all you e-readers out there, J.T. Ellison is currently offering free downloads of "All the Pretty Girls" at eHarlequin. It looks like a pretty good book. There's a synopsis of the story on the website.

When you download it, you're offered three different versions:
Adobe PDF eBook
Microsoft eBook
Mobipocket eBook

At 1682 KB, the Adobe is the largest file and you have to download Adobe Digital Editions in order to view the book. However... after you've downloaded the software, the Adobe website offers even more free ebooks! Yup, baby. The motherlode. If not that, it's at least a few freebies that you might enjoy, even Sophie Kinsella!

I would totally do this if my laptop was in commission... but it's been on vacation since late last year. Sigh. It looks like mama might just have to buy a new one. :) lol. In the meantime, go out and get this freebie and tell me what you think.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Tater Tot Casserole

A while back I made this for a neighbor. One for her and one for me. I meant to share the recipe here, but never got around to it. Looking in my purse today I figured I better hurry up and share before the recipe wears away to nothing!! Come on, it's been almost a year now. Yes, I procrastinate. What? You want to make something of it?? Go on then. I'll respond to your criticisms... eventually. :)

Anyhow, you probably remember this from back in school. The recipe I clipped forever ago out of who know's what magazine was called "Big Beef Casserole". It's the kind of thing that home ec teachers across the country are probably still showing their students. I just adapted it to use with ground turkey instead of beef. It's a bit less expensive and a bit better for you. :)

Tater Tot Casserole

1 lb. ground turkey (raw)
1 medium onion, diced
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 lb. frozen tater tots

Crumble the ground turkey in the bottom of a baking pan. You can use either a 8"-9" square cake pan or a 9"x12" pan. Spread the diced onion on top. Spread the soup over the mixture and cover with the tater tots.

Bake at 350 degrees for about one hour.

Serves 2-6.

Hard, huh? This is seriously supposed to serve 6, but if you're hungry (and you probably will be, otherwise why are you cooking??) you and a friend can probably finish the pan off easily.
You should see these things cooked. Pure elementary school lunch bliss!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


About a year ago I went through a major bout of housecleaning. I tossed a bunch of things that reminded me of Mexico and of what I had mistakenly thought to be happier times. One thing that I gave away was Jerezita. Jerezita was an adorable Mexican doll. I say "was" because (sigh) she has a new life now and hopefully a new name as well.

Today, I was on Wee Wonderfuls, and noticed a cute little doll that reminded me of an Americanized Jerezita. Isn't she adorable? She makes me want to go out and get another doll. Do you have a good source for handmade dolls? I checked on but couldn't find anything I liked. If you know a place, let me know, please!

What's funny is I never really liked dolls growing up. I was more of a stuffed animal girl. However, I remember my maternal grandmother used to collect dolls. I never saw the attraction. Now I do. :) Weird, huh? Am I turning into my grandmother?? Lol.