Monday 5 November 2018

Get Ahead of Holiday Baking and Shopping with this Sweet Treat and YA Read...

This wonderful peanut brittle has a WOW factor that adds to any celebration or holiday. Give as gifts (tie a bag of brittle to a bottle of wine, or fill a decorated mason jar for party favors) or just enjoy with family and friends. This recipe is a sure-fire crowd-pleaser! Make sure you have all the ingredients measured and ready to go, as it requires you to react quickly between steps.


1 cup white sugar
½ cup light corn syrup
¼ tsp. salt
¼ cup water
1 cup peanuts
2 tbsp butter, softened
1 tsp. baking soda
Candy thermometer

GREASE a large cookie sheet. Set aside.

BRING sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water to a boil in a heavy 2 quart saucepan set over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved.

STIR in peanuts.

SET candy thermometer in place, and continue cooking. Stir frequently until temperature reaches 300° F (150° C).

REMOVE heat. Immediately stir in butter and baking soda. Pour at once onto cookie sheet. With two forks, lift and pull peanut mixture into rectangle about 14x12 inches. Allow to cool.

SNAP candy into pieces and enjoy while you take a glimpse at my latest novel that will whisk your avid reader away to a supernatural adventure in the mysterious town of Fairy Falls.

Fairy Falls was bores-ville from the get-go. Then the animals started talking... 

The Fairy Falls Animal Shelter is in trouble. Money trouble. It’s up to an old calico cat named Whiskey—a shelter cat who has mastered the skill of observation—to find a new human pack leader so that their home will be saved. With the help of Nobel, the leader of the shelter dogs, the animals set out to use the ancient skill of telepathy to contact any human who bothers to listen to them. Unfortunately for fifteen-year-old Meagan Walsh, she hears them, loud and clear.

Forced to live with her Aunt Izzy in the safe and quiet town of Fairy Falls, Meagan is caught stealing and is sentenced to do community hours at the animal shelter where her aunt works. Realizing Meagan can hear her, Whiskey realizes that Meagan just might have the pack leader qualities necessary to save the animals. Avoiding Whiskey and the rest of shelter animals becomes impossible for Meagan, so she finally gives in and promises to help them. Meagan, along with her newfound friends, Reid Robertson and Natalie Knight, discover that someone in Fairy Falls is not only out to destroy the shelter, but the animals as well. Can Meagan convince her aunt and co-workers that the animals are in danger? If she fails, then all the animals’ voices will be silenced forever.



  1. Wow, this recipe sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing it.

    1. And it tastes even better, Lydia! You're very welcome, and thanks for stopping by! Cheers!

  2. Perfect snack to eat while reading a wonderful book like Lost & Found!

    1. Thanks so much, Leigh! Grab an extra piece of brittle for your kind words. Wink.

  3. Replies
    1. Perfect for the sweet tooth in your family, Helen and Lorri! Hugs and cheers for joining me today!

  4. Peanut Brittle! Yum! Thanks for the recipe! :)

    1. You're welcome, Lisa! Take a big piece! Cheers!