December 2016 Newsletter


Recipe of the Month 


Candy Cane Cupcakes

by Colleen Green

  1. Crush candy canes. (break off straight end about 2” and keep separate)
  2. Make cupcake batter according to white cake box directions.
  3. Fill cupcake liner to about 2/3 full.
  4. Put a peppermint pattie or a chocolate kiss in center of each spot.
  5. Fill cupcake liner to cover candy and bake according to box directions.
  6. Just before serving, ice cupcakes with strawberry icing and stick 2” candy cane piece in center.
  7. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes.

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Book of the Month

A Field of Red (Frank Harper Mysteries Book 1)

by Greg Enslen

greg's book

Ex-cop Frank Harper doesn’t want to get involved. Harper is visiting the small Ohio town of Cooper’s Mill, trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter and a grandson he’s never met. But he finds the town gripped in fear-two young girls have gone missing, taken in broad daylight from a busy street. And the police are coming up blank. But once Harper is drawn reluctantly into the investigation, he’ll stop at nothing to find the girls.

Available on Amazon, link below.


Inspirational Quote of the Month

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.

Bruce Lee



Word of the Month

Serendipity; Serendipitous n. The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident.

“A fortunate stroke of serendipity.”



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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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