A Different Kind of Yum!

Okay, I’ll be completely honest here — when I first heard of this recipe my first reaction was “EWWWW!” But after reading what’s in it, it sounds absolutely delish and perfect for a holiday picnic or outing.

If you make this, let me know how it turns out!

Layered Cornbread Salad (courtesy of The Food Network)

FNM_050113-Layered-Cornbread-Salad-Recipe_s4x3.jpg.rend.sni12col.landscapeTotal Time: 20 min
Prep: 20 min
Yield:6 servings
Level:Easy

Ingredients
4 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Kosher salt
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 scallions, minced
Juice of 1/2 lime
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
2 cups crumbled cornbread
2 15 -ounce cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican-blend cheese

Directions
Toss the tomatoes, bell pepper, cilantro and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Whisk the sour cream, mayonnaise, scallions, lime juice, chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl.
Assemble the salad: Sprinkle half of the cornbread in a glass bowl or trifle dish. Top with half each of the black-eyed peas, corn and the tomato-pepper mixture, then half each of the sour cream mixture and cheese. Repeat the layers with the remaining ingredients, ending with cheese. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
Photograph by Con Poulos

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/cornbread-salad-recipe.html?oc=linkback

Totally me!

I posted this on my Facebook page the other day and it resonated so much, I just had to post it here, too!

This is what happens when the book is really good…
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Thirsty Thursday – Peach Iced Tea

Just PeachyIn celebration of the upcoming release of Just Peachy, we’re spending out Thirsty Thursday exploring delicious peach drinks and nom-noms.

Due to some technical difficulty (basically my computer doesn’t want to convert the .flv video file of my peachy video with Ms. Lisa B) we are posting a recipe for homemade iced peach tea instead of the peach crush we planned to share with you. But we’ll get this worked out, and soon.

In the meantime, enjoy!

Coming June 7th — #AmWriting

Knowing what you know now of writing, publishing, and putting your art out into the world, if you could go back to the day you sat down to start typing in your very first manuscript, what words would you offer to yourself? Words of encouragement? Words of advice? Caution against certain pitfalls? Would you change anything about how you got to where you are today?
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In Honor of Prince Rogers Nelson

I just learned that an amazing musician that I grew up listening to, has died at the age of 57. Prince. The one and only. Is gone. So, instead of today’s Thirsty Thursday, I want to honor his legacy. I saw Prince live back in 1986 at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco. It was an AMAZING concert that, and right now I just have no words. None. Strength and peace to his family, especially his children.

Prince on the George Lopez show:

Prince and the Revolution – Purple Rain

Prince and Lenny Kravitz singing ‘American Woman’

Music Monday – Tina Turner

Tina Turner is a living legend, plain and simple. Today, one of the hardest working women in show business is Beyonce, whether you like her music or not. So what do you get when you put these two ladies on one stage?

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COVER REVEAL!!!!

Hi, I’m Desreé Shaw. I’m a self-made woman and the new owner of Shaw Mile High Ranch and Orchards. I’m a bona-fide shoe whore, lover of cowboys, kink and karma. Come for a visit. I’ll supply the rope.

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