Part 2 on “More Than a Soldier”, by Irene Onorato

Susan Karsten here! Following is my Amazon review of the novel, More Than a Soldier: Hank and Cindy! What a darling couple they make…too bad the road to true love holds so many obstacles. The past rears its head for both hero and heroine in this rollicking, delightful, scary, action-packed, and realistic romance. The romance […]

Grape Juice Recipe – for canning

To make the juice: In clean, sterile hot jars, place 1 Cup cleaned, de-stemmed grapes 1/2 – 1 Cup sugar Hot-boiling water to within 1/2 inch of top Put on lids and rings, and process for 10 minutes.   To use, strain, into a pitcher. It’s been a while since I made this, but I […]

pumpkin coconut caramel sauce ~ RECIPE

pumpkin coconut caramel sauce YIELD: about 3 cups (700 ml) dairy, egg, soy, oil and gluten free, vegan INGREDIENTS: 1 can (13.5 ounces, or 400 ml) full-fat coconut milk 1 cup (225 g) packed brown sugar 1 cup (245 g) pumpkin puree 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice pinch […]

Chocolate Sauce for Ice Cream – Home Made Gift #4 in a series

Recipe: This was a recipe originally from a TV chef called “The Mystery Chef”, and it is soooo ggggoooooddd. Coffee-Hot Fudge Sauce 3/4 C mini semi-sweet choc. chips 1/4 C butter 2/3 C sugar 4 t instant coffee crystals 1 5-oz. can of evaporated milk Place chocolate and butter in small pan over low heat, […]

Home Made Caramel Sauce – A Great Gift #3 in a series

Another super-easy, yet gourmet-delicious ice cream sauce recipe. Great for a small gift. 1 C packed brown sugar 1/4 C evap. milk 2T Butter 2T corn syrup In a saucepan, combine all ingredients. Mix well. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until heated through. Do not Boil! That’s it!! Everything you probably already have in […]

Butterscotch Sauce – Home Made Gift #2 in a series

The Recipe is super-simple. Makes a nice hostess gift, or Christmas gift for a favorite friend or relative. 8 T (1 stick) Butter 1 C brown sugar 1/2 C cream or evap. milk 1/4 t salt Cook the ingredients together in a double boiler or small pan over low heat until smooth and well-blended. How […]

Cranberry Caramel Sauce – Perfect for Gifting #1 in a series

Melt 1.5 Cups sugar with a pinch of salt in a skillet over medium heat without stirring for 4 minutes, then swirl until dark amber, 4 more minutes. Add a 14 oz. can of jellied cranberry sauce and 1/2 Cup of water, whisk until syrupy, 4 minutes. Add 2 t vanilla extract and 4 T […]