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No One But You

No One But You

No One But You No One But You: New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak welcomes you to Silver Springs. A picturesque small town in Southern California where even the hardest hearts can learn...

Forsythia plants look like rays of sunshine

Forsythia plants look like rays of sunshine

Forsythia plants look like rays of sunshine Forsythia plants look like rays of sunshine: These plants yield canary yellow flowers which are like the first rays of sunshine after the dark days of winter....

Cheese scones for breakfast

Cheese scones for breakfast

Cheese scones for breakfast Ingredients: 225g/8oz self raising flour pinch of salt 55g/2oz butter 25g/1oz mature cheddar cheese, grated 150ml/5fl oz milk Method: Cheese scones for breakfast:  Heat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7.  Lightly...

The Servant Leader

The Servant Leader

The Servant Leader The Servant Leader: This book is a practical guide to using the principles of servant leadership Leadership is a calling.  Servant leadership, the idea that managing with respect, honesty, love, and...

Burning hearts

Burning hearts

Burning hearts Burning hearts:The burning heart plant’s blooms appear in early spring. These blooms create a lot of attention with the heart shaped flowers flowing from arched stems. The foliage is bluish green, which...

Chocolate waffles with cherry sauce

Chocolate waffles with cherry sauce

Chocolate waffles with cherry sauce Ingredients: For the cherry sauce: 12 ounces frozen sweet cherries 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon For the waffles: 2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup...

To Tame A Lady

To Tame A Lady

To Tame A Lady To Tame A Lady: Come back to a time when manners are everything and rules are made to never be broken. Also, to a time when men are in charge...

Oregan grape holly grows well under trees

Oregan grape holly grows well under trees

Oregan grape holly grows well under trees Oregan grape holly grows well under trees: First of all, the oregon grape holly is a tough, drought resistant plant that can grow in almost any environment....

Asian vegetable noodle salad

Asian vegetable noodle salad

Asian vegetable noodle salad 10 ounces Chinese noodles for making chow mein 1/3 cup soy sauce 2 – 3 cups raw bite-sized broccoli florets 1 – 2 cups bean sprouts 3 green onions, thinly...

Truly Madly Guilty

Truly Madly Guilty

Truly Madly Guilty Truly Madly Guilty:  Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It is just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong? Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy...

Blue chiffon rose of sharon

Blue chiffon rose of sharon

Blue chiffon rose of sharon Blue chiffon rose of sharon: First of all, this blue rose of sharon is also known as the hardy hibiscus that are known as the dinner plate hibiscus. Another...

Spanish baked eggs

Spanish baked eggs

Spanish baked eggs Ingredients: 4 eggs 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely sliced 120 g pack diced chorizo sausages 1 yellow pepper, finely sliced 1 orange pepper, finely sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed...

No Shortcuts to the Top

No Shortcuts to the Top

No Shortcuts to the Top No Shortcuts to the Top: This gripping and triumphant memoir from the author of The Mountain,  follows a living legend of extreme mountaineering,  as he makes his assault on history,...

Brighten your garden with coral bells

Brighten your garden with coral bells

Brighten your garden with coral bells Brighten your garden with coral bells:  First of all, lots and lots of stunning color is what this plant will bring to your garden.  Not only will you...

Cheese and potato casserole

Cheese and potato casserole

Cheese and potato casserole Ingredients: 30 ml cake flour 2 onions 250 ml water 45 ml fat free milk 250 ml plain low fat yoghurt 10 ml mixed herbs 5 ml barbecue spice 10...

Before Ever After

Before Ever After

Before Ever After Before Ever After:  “A smartly written romance, mystery and historical adventure all wrapped up in a page-turner that will have you guessing until the very end.” –  Adena Halpern, author of  The...

Lily turf silver deacon ground covers

Lily turf silver deacon ground covers

Lily turf silver deacon ground covers Lily turf silver deacon ground covers:  First of all,  these ground covers can be grown in almost any amount of light and can tolerate full sun to deep...

Tuna fishcakes with tomato salad

Tuna fishcakes with tomato salad

Tuna fishcakes with tomato salad Ingredients: 425 g tuna in water, drained 500 g sweet potato peeled and cut into small pieces 1 lemon rind finely grated, juiced 1 onion small. finely chopped 3...

Listful Thinking

Listful Thinking

Listful Thinking Listful Thinking:  What do Madonna,  Martha Stewart,  John Lennon,  Ellen DeGeneres,  Ben Franklin,  Ronald Reagan,  Leonardo da Vinci,  Thomas Edison and Johnny Cash have in common? Each is (or was) a list...

Canary creeper vines are easy to grow

Canary creeper vines are easy to grow

Canary creeper vines are easy to grow Canary creeper vines are easy to grow:  An easy way to add both height and texture to your garden is by growing flowering vines like canary creeper....

Breakfast casserole

Breakfast casserole

Breakfast casserole Ingredients: 1/2 Kg mild ground pork sausage 1/2 Kg hot ground pork sausage 1 (30-ounce) package frozen hash browns 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese...

Leadership Lessons

Leadership Lessons

Leadership Lessons Leadership Lessons: Warren Buffett, Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Katharine Graham, Steve Jobs, and Ray Kroc. First of all,  great leaders have a great deal to teach those of us who aspire to...

Poppy seed muffins

Poppy seed muffins

Poppy seed muffins Ingredients: 3 eggs 2 1/2 cups white sugar 1 1/8 cups vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups milk 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract 3 cups all-purpose flour...

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules:  Perfect for fans of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. First of all,  meet 79-year-old Martha and...

Kerria japonica

Kerria japonica

Kerria japonica Kerria japonica is a Japanese yellow rose that has been around for a long time. First of all,  this plant can change your landscape dramatically.  This is a deciduous shrub that can...

Lemon cheesecake pudding

Lemon cheesecake pudding

Lemon cheesecake pudding Ingredients: 2 cups crushed tennis biscuits, plus more for garnish 1/2 cup butter 2 tablespoons sugar 1 package cream cheese, softened 2 boxes instant lemon pudding mix 3 cups milk 1/2...

Crazy for the Storm

Crazy for the Storm

Crazy for the Storm “Breathtaking” : The Washington Post: First of all,  join Norman Ollestad as he looks back on an adrenaline-filled childhood. And the mountaintop plane crash that led to an icy fight...

Azaleas are shade loving plants

Azaleas are shade loving plants

Azaleas are shade loving plants Azaleas are shade loving plants:  Shade tolerant azaleas, which are among the most popular flowering plants for shade, are commonly thought to be flexible to low-light conditions. Bear in...

Flapjacks without eggs

Flapjacks without eggs

Flapjacks without eggs Ingredients: 375 ml cake flour 20 ml baking powder 15 ml sugar 335 ml milk 5 ml white vinegar 60 ml melted butter Sunflower oil for frying Honey and cinnamon, strawberries...