Bacon Cookbook: 150 Easy Bacon Recipes
by Bonnie Scott (Author)
How do you like your bacon cooked?
Do you grill bacon or fry it in a pan, use it in sauces or wrap it around chicken?
Whichever way you use bacon, there’s one thing for sure; there is nothing that comes close to the smell of bacon cooking. And if you want to find new ways to cook with one of your favorite meats then Bacon Cookbook: 150 Easy Bacon Recipes is the book that will provide you with dozens of ideas.
Northwoods Wolfman (Monsters in the Midwest Book 2)
by Scott Burtness (Author)
When Dallas, the self-proclaimed Hero of Trappersville, is recruited by an ancient order of monster hunters, he’s more than happy to sign up. The group’s leader, Colton, is solid as an oak. Randall ain’t half bad, despite his tendency to whine. The whip-smart, beautiful, and totally badass Aletia is whip-smart, beautiful, and totally badass. Under their guidance, Dallas learns everything there is to know about hunting monsters (or close enough) and pledges to keep his friends safe.
Now there’s a werewolf in town, and Dallas and Stanley are on the case. As far as Dallas is concerned, monsters are monsters, and they have no place in Wisconsin.
Or do they? When an unexpected discovery and an unlikely reunion turn his world upside down, Dallas realizes he may not get to choose which side he’s on.
Booze, bar fights, boo hags, beer cans, Bigfoot, brujas, and a full moon. Who knew that hunting monsters would make life so exciting?
The Sleuth Sisters (The Sleuth Sisters Mystery Book 1)
by Maggie Pill (Author)
In this cozy mystery, the first of a series, middle-aged sisters Faye and Barb decide to open a detective agency in Allport, their small town in northern Lower Michigan. They agree that Retta, their baby sister, will NOT be included, since she tends to take over any organization she’s part of. Sweetly but firmly, Retta will tell you what you should do, could do, and will do.
The agency does not take off, and Faye reconsiders the decision to leave Retta out, since as the widow of a slain state trooper, she’s got contacts all over Michigan. Retta’s only too willing to “help” and immediately begins second-guessing their decisions, which leads to sparks between her and Barb.
The sisters finally get a decent case: finding a man who apparently murdered his wife years ago and has been on the run ever since. As they try to investigate what happened, they’re opposed at every turn. Local cops doubt the “lady detectives” and most of the town is convinced Neil Brown killed his wife and brother-in-law in a fit of anger. The murder victims’ father has no doubt Brown is guilty, and he’s furious that anyone might take a different view.
On This Day
1397 – The Kalmar Union is formed under the rule of Margaret I of Denmark.
The Kalmar Union or Union of Kalmaris (Danish, Norwegian and Swedish: Kalmarunionen; Latin: Unio Calmariensis) was a personal union that from 1397 to 1523 joined under a single monarch the three kingdoms of Denmark, Sweden (then including most of Finland’s populated areas), and Norway, together with Norway’s overseas dependencies (then including Iceland, Greenland,[N 1] the Faroe Islands and the Northern Isles). The union was not quite continuous; there were several short interruptions. Legally the countries remained separate sovereign states, but with their domestic and foreign policies being directed by a common monarch.
One main impetus for its formation was to block German expansion northward into the Baltic region. The main reason for its failure to survive was the perpetual struggle between the monarch, who wanted a strong unified state, and the Swedish and Danish nobility which did not. Diverging interests (especially the Swedish nobility’s dissatisfaction with the dominant role played by Denmark and Holstein) gave rise to a conflict that would hamper the union in several intervals from the 1430s until its definitive breakup in 1523 when Gustav Vasa became king of Sweden.
Norway continued to remain a part of the realm of Denmark–Norway under the Oldenburg dynasty for nearly three centuries until its dissolution in 1814. Then Union between Sweden and Norway lasted until 1905, when a grandson of the incumbent king of Denmark was elected its king, whose direct descendants still reign in Norway.
Born On This Day
1865 – Susan La Flesche Picotte, Native American physician (d. 1915)
Susan LaFlesche Picotte (June 17, 1865 – September 18, 1915) was an Omaha Native American doctor and reformer in the late 19th century. She is widely acknowledged as the first Native American to earn a medical degree. She campaigned for public health and for the formal, legal allotment of land to members of the Omaha tribe.
Picotte was an active social reformer as well as a physician. She worked to discourage drinking on the reservation where she worked as the physician, as part of the temperance movement of the 19th century. Picotte also campaigned to prevent and treat tuberculosis, which then had no cure, as part of a public health campaign on the reservation. She also worked to help other Omaha navigate the bureaucracy of the Office of Indian Affairs and receive the money owed to them for the sale of their land.
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“The pleasure of the table belongs to all ages, to all conditions, to all countries, and to all areas; it mingles with all other pleasures, and remains at last to console us for their departure.”
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
“A comfortable home is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.”
“To like many people spontaneously and without effort is perhaps the greatest of all sources of personal happiness.”
Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness
“Man’s life is a progress, not a station.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly—that is what each of us is here for.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
There Are Worse Things I Could Do Kindle Edition (originally published in 2006)
by Adrienne Barbeau
There’s only one Adrienne Barbeau, as singular and irreplaceable as Marilyn, Meryl, or Hepburn—and as down-to-earth as any soccer mom (which she is). Only one Swamp Thing girlfriend, only one Ruthie the snake charmer, only one original Rizzo. No other voice in Hollywood can you imagine as Creepshow’s Billie growling, “Get out of the way, Henry, or I swear to God you’ll be wearing your balls for earrings.”
Originally published in 2006, this L.A. Times bestseller by Tony-nominated actress, iconic “scream queen”, and vampyre thriller author Adrienne Barbeau is many things: a touching coming-of-age journal, an inspiring actor’s handbook on how to survive in the biz, and a witty Hollywood memoir—chronicling five decades of stage, screen, and romance.
Spirit Of The Road
by Rick L. Huffman
Spirit of the Road: The Life of an American Trucker embarks on a one-year journey across the United States in an eighteen-wheeler. It runs the gambit from a wide-eyed rookie in Commercial Driving school to the eventual embracing of a new lifestyle at a dusty little truck stop in Crab Orchard, Tennessee.
Having made the transition to trucking after spending 20 years in television broadcasting, the author sets a comical tone from the very first chapter in a “fish-out-of-water” story. However, the dangers and challenges of life in a big truck are very real, and the book takes on a more somber tone to describe this aspect of road life. The reader is also introduced to little-known, funny, or unusual historical facts about some of the places visited while they are along for the ride. The objective of this book is to give the reader an entertaining, yet candid, picture of the life of a long haul trucker with a little slice of Americana on the side.
Rick Huffman began a broadcasting career in 1985 as a part-time disc-jockey. Soon making the transition to television, Rick was involved in every aspect of production over a 20 year span, which eventually led him to New York. Fed up with high-strung bosses, Rick totally changed gears in 2005 and started driving an 18-wheeler across the country for the next five years.
After making a career change to trucking, it did not take long to see that a story of this unique lifestyle waited to be told. He began taking daily notes on the adventures of road life, intent on telling a story of a passionate group of whom little is known by the general public, namely, truckers.
Huffman is a veteran of the United States Navy where he served aboard a nuclear fast-attack submarine during the cold war era. No longer on the road, he currently works in IT support and spends his spare time with his family and pursuing a lifelong passion of writing. “Kitty” is enjoying her retirement from the road, and is doing pretty well for a senior cat. Huffman is a native of Huntsville, Alabama, but currently resides in El Paso, Texas.
Corridor Man Box Set (Volumes 1-5)
By Mike Faricy
It looks like disbarred attorney Bobby Custer has won the lottery. After serving four years of a seven-year sentence, he gets an offer he can’t refuse – from the feds. They just want him to keep an eye out for shady goings-on at one of the most prestigious law firms in the city. And suddenly he’s out – out of jail, but also totally cast out of his…
Winslow (Winslow Doyle Mysteries Book 1)
By David Francis Curran
Still devastated over the loss of his Native American wife Lomahongva (“beautiful clouds arising”), former guide Winslow Doyle becomes deeply involved in the search for 15-year-old Cassie Carew and her father missing since the opening day of hunting season. Experience the wilderness as the story builds to an exciting life and death chase.
By Stan R. Mitchell
Nick Woods, who now lives under the name of Bobby Ferguson, used to be one of our country’s greatest snipers. A Marine who completed a bloody, top-secret mission behind enemy lines years ago, he now just wants to live in peace with his wife.
But Nick is about to get caught in a grand trap between an accomplished investigative reporter and a shadowy, CIA group.
After said reporter, Allen Green, publishes the details of Nick’s prior, top-secret missions — blowing the top off America’s national security in the process — both Nick and Allen find themselves in the sights of a CIA hunter-killer group.
On This Day
1871 – The University Tests Act allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests (except for those intending to study theology).
The Universities Tests Act 1871 in the United Kingdom abolished the communion “Tests” and allowed Roman Catholics, non-conformists and non-Christians to take up fellowships at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, London and Durham.
Passed during the course of William Ewart Gladstone’s first ministry, the act was to obtain support from the non-conformists since these were a major support group for the Liberal Party.
The direct instigation for this legislation was the widely publicised case of Numa Edward Hartog, the first Jewish Senior Wrangler in the history of Cambridge University, who could not accept the fellowship that would otherwise routinely be offered, because he could not subscribe to the required test on account of his religion. His testimony before the House of Lords helped secure passage of the bill, after the Lords had twice blocked similar legislation in 1869 and 1870.
Born On This Day
1738 – Mary Katherine Goddard, American publisher (d. 1816)
Mary Katherine Goddard (June 16, 1738 – August 12, 1816) was an early American publisher, and the postmaster of the Baltimore Post Office from 1775 to 1789. She was the second printer to print the Declaration of Independence. Her copy, the Goddard Broadside, was commissioned by Congress in 1777, and was the first to include the names of the signatories.
In 1998, Goddard was posthumously inducted into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame.
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