November 2016 Newsletter



Recipe of the Month

by Colleen Green 

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Cranberry Granola Stuffing

  • 1  1/2 cups apple juice
  • 3/4 cup granola raisin cereal
  • 4 tbsp. stick butter
  • 1/2 tbsp. orange peel
  • 3/4 cup cranberries
  • Stove Top Turkey Stuffing 6 oz. box
  1. Boil apple juice and butter in pot.
  2. Add stuffing, cranberries, granola cereal, and orange peel into boiling water.
  3. Keep on medium high until the cranberries start to pop while stirring occasionally.
  4. Once the cranberries are all popped take off heat, keep the lid on and let sit for five minutes.
  5. Fluff with fork and serve.



Book of the Month

Poverty, Puberty, & Patriotism: A Dayton Girl Grows up During WWII

by Ruth Kibler Peck

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WWII book

The true story of her life as a young teenager living in Dayton, Ohio, during World War II. As the Great Depression ends and WWII begins, the Kibler family finds their lives drastically challenged by her father’s meager white-collar salary, by life in a miserable trailer camp, by devastating fire, and by her mother’s near-death illness. Yet the family, like all Americans of that era, willingly sacrifices in every way possible to help the war effort. Father and daughter follow news of every battle and locate places on their world map. Ruth Ann finds joy in new friends, in the beauty of Island Park, and in being a teenager.



Inspirational Quote of the Month

“Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.” ― Amy Grant



Word of the Month

Thanks (noun): a grateful feeling or acknowledgment of a benefit, favor, or the like, expressed by words or otherwise: to return a borrowed book with thanks.  



Poem of the Month 


By Vickie L. Weaver

The ink

in my blue Paper Mate pen

ran out today.

I watched as its impression

faded, disappeared.

I looked down at my dress:

crimson on the left-breast

flesh-colored on the right

met dead-center at the heart

by the black that dominated

the rest of the dress

cinched at the waist

by a wide elastic black belt.

I looked from my dress

to my black Naturalizer shoes

then picked up a black ink pen

and continued to write.

My husband died today

and the ink

in my blue pen

ran out.

Author: Author Colleen Green

I’m an author, and I'm passionate about cooking and baking. The Amber Milestone Series Book One, Last Words and Book Two, City in the Middle are available on Amazon. For more info go to my website www.colleen Contact: Twitter:

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