Pumpkin Pie with Kroger

Monday, December 17, 2018

Kroger sent me coupons and tools to make a fall/winter recipe. I decided to make a pumpkin pie and to bring it to book club. I used the recipe from off of the Kroger canned pumpkin. I like using Kroger branded items. They are inexpensive and you can often additional savings by using their digital coupons. The store branded digital coupons often make the store branded items cheaper than Walmart or Winco. I also like the quality and variety of their store branded items. My favorites are the Kroger curry sauces (which can very quickly sell out) and the oatmeal. To learn more about Kroger or to find a store near you, click here.

Pie Crust Recipe by Kroger

1 15 oz Canned Pumpkin
1 can of Evaporated Milk
1/2 c of Sugar
2 Eggs
1 t. Cinnamon
1/2 t. Ginger
1/2 t. Nutmeg
1/2 t. salt
Pie Crust

Combine filling ingredients and place it in the pie crust. Bake 15 min at 425 and 30-40 min at 350.

Please note that Kroger sent me free samples to facilitate this review, however, my opinion remains my own. You can also participate in free samples and more by joining My Magazine Sharing Network which is run by Kroger.

From Ash and Stone Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

After living in London for six years, Lady Margaret Grey of Hartfell returns home with her heart hardened and filled with bitterness. She wants revenge on the raiders who attacked her home, murdered her family and ruined her happiness. Her plans go awry when she meets the handsome Angus Robson. Will her heart change or will she continue with her original plan?

I enjoyed reading this story. Julie Daines is a pretty consistent writer as far as writing interesting romances with a moral lesson. The main characters were likeable and it was interesting to see England during this time period through the author's creativity, descriptions and research. The story wasn't just a romance, but a story about seeking revenge versus letting go. To learn more about From Ash and Stone, click here.

Amazon is having a promotion that if you spend $20 or more you can get $5 off with the promo code, "GIFTBOOK18."  This book would be a great idea for Christmas and you could pair it with another book by the same author such as Havencross, Willowkeep or With Wandering Awe.

Dec. 14: Why Not Because I Said So, Heidi Reads, Literary Timeout, I Am A Reader 

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Wager For A Wife Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

William Barlow's father unexpectedly passes away and he's left with the new title of Viscount, a neglected estate, an enormous gambling debt and one unexpected acquisition...

Lady Louisa Hargreaves is in the midst of her first London season and she's attracted the attention of the Earl of Kerridge. They begin working on their marriage settlement when unexpected news changes everything and she learns that she is the prize of an old family debt that William Barlow has come to collect. As her wedding day approaches, she learns that Barlow is keeping many secrets that she must uncover before risking ruining the rest of her life.

I debated for a little bit on whether to sign-up for this blog tour. I had read Karen Tuft's The Earl's Betrothal and really disliked it. I found the main male protagonist obnoxiously arrogant, selfish and condescending and it just rubbed me the wrong way. I wasn't sure if I would like Wager for a Wife. The description of Wager for A Wife sounded really interesting and I thought that I would give Karen Tuft another try. I am glad I decided to read this book. I really liked Wager for a Wife. I sympathized with the main character, William Barlow, who was really stuck between a rock and a hard place. He was trying to do the best he could under the circumstances and I felt like he didn't have enough friends or role models to ask for advice. I kept hoping he would ask Lady Louisa's father for advice since he briefly mentioned that he had repaired his own family's reputation, which was the same thing that Barlow was trying to accomplish. Lady Louisa seemed a little naive to me at first...she allowed the Earl of Kerridge to kiss her and place her in situations that if she was discovered could possibly ruin her reputation. As the novel progressed, she developed as a character and found out more about herself, what she wanted in life and how to help others. There were a few unexpected twists and turns in the novel. It's fun, enjoyable and easy-to-read. It's unique and different. The characters show their flaws, but are still likeable and relatable. I would highly recommend reading this. To find out more about Wager for a Wife, click here

Tour Schedule:
Dec. 7: Brightly Street, Wishful Endings, Kindle and MeLiterary Timeout, Getting Your Read On, Fire and Ice Reads

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