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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Thought of my Day 01/07/15

 Donna Fletcher News:

Readers have been asking for more about Cree & Dawn, so coming sometime in February is Highlander’s True Love, a Cree & Dawn short story.
It has been over a month since the twins were born and Cree and Dawn are eager to have a night alone. But a problem arises that threatens not only their evening together but much more.

A woman and two year old lad have arrived at the keep with some startling news.

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Kathryn Le Veque News:
LORDS OF THUNDER: The de Shera Brotherhood

Welcome to the first serialized trilogy I've ever done - episodic novellas that comprise one big book.  We will be starting with three brothers - Gaius, Maximus, and Tiberius de Shera, all of them extremely powerful warlords in their own right.  Set during the reign of Henry III in a time when Henry was in contention against his barons and Simon de Montfort was beginning is ascension to power, this will be a adventurous and passionate look into the lives of men who controlled the destiny of England.

Click Here For more books on her Webpage and the Le Veque Store.

Kathryn's next exciting feature will be a chat forum where readers can chat with their favorite male heroes. William de Wolfe is first!  
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This weeks Thought of my Day is all about my momma. Why? Because I love her.

My Momma has Celiac Disease. It is tough finding good tasting food, and so we are always on the hunt for good bread or pastry.

What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine.  It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide.  Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications.
When people with celiac disease eat gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye and barley), their body mounts an immune response that attacks the small intestine. These attacks lead to damage on the villi, small fingerlike projections that line the small intestine, that promote nutrient absorption. When the villi get damaged, nutrients cannot be absorbed properly into the body.
Celiac disease is hereditary, meaning that it runs in families. People with a first-degree relative with celiac disease (parent, child, sibling) have a 1 in 10 risk of developing celiac disease.
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Gluten Free Banana Nut Bread

2/3  cup sugar

1/3  cup butter, softened 

2  eggs

1 1/2  cups mashed very ripe bananas (3 medium)

1/4  cup buttermilk  

    1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla 

2  cups Betty Crocker™ All-Purpose Gluten Free Rice Flour Blend

1  teaspoon baking soda

1/2  teaspoon salt

1/2  cup chopped walnuts, if desired


  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 9x5- or 8x4-inch loaf pan.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light. Add eggs; beat well. Stir in bananas, buttermilk and vanilla; blend well. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt just until moistened. Stir in walnuts. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan on cooling rack.
  • 4 Loosen sides of loaf from pan; remove from pan, and place top side up on cooling rack. Cool completely, 1 to 2 hours, before slicing. Wrap tightly, and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate.

Poem I Wrote "My Mother"

When I look at you, I see what everyone see's on the surface

But to really look at you, to see the real you, I have to look deep

I see a beautiful woman, with so many years of life behind her

I see a strong and caring woman, a loving and tender mother

I see grey hair along with lines around her eyes and mouth

They tell me that she has lived long and hard

You been through much and done much

You raised many children without thought of your own

lived with barely anything and sometimes nothing

But the house, would never know that

I see a woman who has taken six kids and raised them the best she could

Kids would feel love, food, and shelter

kids would see, everyday as it should be fun and full of life

I see she done better than she was given

I see she deserves so much more and asks for nothing

I see a wonderful mother who thinks more for her kids than her own

I want to grow up and be as much you as I can be

If I can be half of that then I made a difference

I want my mother to know she is more than a mother

She is a gift sent to us. Not us to her

She is a special woman with many kids and love beyond life

I see my mother in everything I look at

When I see beauty, to me it is my mother

When I see love it is her I find

When I look for confidence it is her that gives it out

When I want for a shoulder it is hers I run too. 9/2014


  1. What a beautiful poem, Kimi! Your mother is awesome. Six kids is truly amazing! Thank you for sharing your recipe, too. My niece has Celiac, and I'm always on the look-out for new recipes, and cookbooks. :)

    1. The boys (My nephews) and my momma found it on the web and so The Boys and I made it for her. She just loved it and she froze some for later.