Sunday, March 27, 2011


WOW, what a fun dinner we had tonight. Bob and I made homemade tortillas. It was fun and quick and they really were better than store-bought shells. They were actually flaky. We filled them with cooked ground beef, refried beans, Monterey Jack cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and jalapenos. After we rolled them, we baked them for 10 min (I don't know why, exactly. Bob said to do it, so I did it). When they were finished, we topped them with sour cream and my homemade salsa. If you want to make some, here's the video with recipe. Give them a try. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49BaECtjPkc


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Isabelle's Locket

Isabelle's Locket is officially released and available for purchase through our website www.thistlewoodpublishing.com. Amazon has it available also, and other online bookstores will have it available as soon as they pick it up off the internet super highway. The release has caused a bit of a stir, as many folks were waiting for it. (Even Bob has put down his action thrillers to read Colleen Mitchell's book!)

Colleen and I are busy on the next one already. I promised you all that she had many novels in the wings so expect to see a lot more of her in the future!

I am very excited to have this wonderful author join our family at Thistlewood Publihing and wish her all the success in the world.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011


(A wonderful light muffin to enjoy on spring mornings)

1 cup ripe mashed bananas
1 cup chopped strawberries
1 stick melted butter
¾ cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 ¼ cups flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp cinnamon

Large mixer bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar, bananas, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, cinnamon and butter. Add flour and mix only til blended. Add strawberries and mix only til blended. 14 muffins
350* 20-22 min.