Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Have you ever read a novel with an older woman and younger man as the main characters?  Was it one of the best stories you ever read, or did it fall short of your expectations?  I have not read any, but I've heard of two really good ones that have been extremely popular: The Summer of Good Intentions by Wendy Francis and On the Island by Tracey G. Graves.


If you're reading these type of romances, would you live it in real life if the opportunity became available?  Would you date or marry a younger man? Would it bug you if your mom dated someone significantly younger?  Inquiring minds want to know.

We're still celebrating frozen treats all this month, so here's a grown up drink that will take just minutes to make, and you'll be surprised how good it is.

1 1/2 Cups of Crushed Ice
1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/8 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
6 Oz. Cold Chilled Milk

Combine all those ingredients in your blender, blending on low until the ice breaks down.  After that, turn up the heat to high speed until everything is nice and creamy.  Top with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, then enjoy!

For extra chocolate flavor, use chocolate milk instead of white milk, and chocolate ice cream.

While watching Chopped on the Food Network, we see a 1 hour program that includes commercials and a lot of sweating in the kitchen.  If it plays ON Demand, it's on for about 44 minutes.  In real time, and I admit this is hard to imagine, it takes 12 hours to film just one day of this show and 75 people are there during the production!

The judges make it look really simple to figure out who gets chopped, but on average, it may take them about 20 minutes, unless they really disagree, according to the host, Ted Allen.


  1. I loved On an Island so much so that I bought it for everyone on my Christmas list. .well females. Yum the cold hot chocolate sounds amazing

    1. Wow! What a cool gift to receive, and it's good that you have friends and fam who could really appreciate something so wonderful. If it has chocolate in it, I'm so there! Hugs...

  2. I've read a few and really enjoyed them, Ro. Monica Burns has an erotic historical called Pleasure Me which is a 42 year old former Courtesan and a 28 (I believe) year old virgin hero who has a title maybe? I can't remember what exactly he was. It was a fantastic read.

    I've read others and enjoyed them as well but off the top of my head that's the only one I can remember the details.

    1. I've enjoyed Monica Burns' work, but didn't know about that one. Unique theme that sounds interesting. I remember a few from Delilah Devlin a long time ago. Hugs...

  3. Ohh I read On the Island. Really like it, too! I wouldn't mind reading about pairings with age difference as long as we're not bordering on child abuse. Coz...that ain't cool.

    1. Yeah, I hear you on that one. If the guy is too young, it would just seem creepy to me. Hugs...


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