I've had comments and e-mails from a lot of new readers. How wonderful to meet new "kindred spirits". What a variety of places we live, various ages, etc...men and women! I just love what Blogland has provided for people. As C. S. Lewis is often quoted as saying, "We read (blogs) to know we are not alone". Okay, I added the blogs part. :)
I don't know if anyone else had their Bloglines do something a little crazy. When I checked this morning, I had something like 550 new posts to read! Yikes...someone was busy overnight. Then when I checked both of my blogs and each showed over twenty new posts, I knew something was in error. I haven't added a new recipe to my recipe blog for a long time. Hopefully, that will be corrected soon.
Becky G. e-mailed me to remind me there is a fourth book in the L'Engle "Time" books that I should read. It is called Many Waters and the storyline revolves around the twins. I do have it but I haven't read it, yet. It will have to go on a future Reading Challenge! I am re-reading the first three.
I had planned to set aside the books until I read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle...which is due back at the library next week. I couldn't help it, though. It has been so rainy and I was quite weary last night, so only L'Engle would help take me away. That's what I love about good fantasy/Sci Fi, it can take me to another world...literally! :)
I'm reading the second in the series right now and it is just as good as I remembered it. I'm thinking a re-read of the C. S. Lewis Space Trilogy is due soon. They are...amazing. I never looked at our "Silent Planet" the same way after reading them.
In response to a couple of comments, I had promised to let you know how the German Chocolate Gooey cake turned out (the recipe is from the latest Paula Deen magazine). Everyone loved it. It's rich so a small piece can be quite filling, as can four or five pieces. :) There are other recipes I want to try soon.
There is a recipe for Mountain Dew cake (which sounds horrible). However, a couple of my local grocery stores sell these cakes for $6.95 each ...including Dr. Pepper cake. I'm curious as to what they would turn out like so I will make one eventually and share it with others.
Oh, and yes...you can use canned pumpkin for the pumpkin cookies on my recipe blog. That's what I use. :)