Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | October 14, 2021

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #47

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #47

“A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.”

– Erma Bombeck

My two cents (or another favorite quote), but please share yours:

“On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me.”

– Rodney Dangerfield

Today’s theme = Halloween

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | October 14, 2021

Picoblog Question – 2021 – Post #36

Picoblog Question – 2021 – Post #36

What will you do to celebrate October?

My two cents, but please share yours:

My thoughts are turning to apple cider and pumpkin pie and apple crisp.

How about you?

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | October 14, 2021

Movie Corner – 2021 – Post #8 – Perfect for October

Movie Corner – 2021 – Post #8 – Perfect for October

What movie would be perfect to watch in October?

My two cents, but please share yours:

This month, I’m going with a romance classic, one of my all-time favorites, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947). The film stars Rex HarrisonGeorge Sanders, and Gene Tierney. Even the sea music is haunting. Enjoy.

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | October 6, 2021

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #46

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #46

“Well done is better than well said.”

– Benjamin Franklin

My two cents (or another favorite quote), but please share yours:

“Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Today’s theme = Benjamin Franklin

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | October 6, 2021

Picoblog Question – 2021 – Post #35

Picoblog Question – 2021 – Post #35

Do you have a favorite croquette recipe?

My two cents, but please share yours:

I’m beginning the process of developing an easy mix-n-match croquette recipe. Here’s the starting recipe I’ll play with this fall and winter.

Step 1: In a skillet on the stovetop, make a roux by stirring together 5T butter, 1T olive oil, 6T flour, and 1-2t herbs/spices. Stir over medium heat until lightly brown.

Step 2: Slowly whisk in 1c liquid, either milk, broth, or a combination of these two. Stir over medium heat until the sauce thickens and coats the back of a spoon.

Step 3: Remove the sauce from the heat, and thoroughly stir in 4oz of finely chopped precooked meat or cheese or precooked potato or any combination of these three. Return to the heat, and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 4: Chill the croquette mixture for 4 hours to firm. Scoop out 1″ balls onto a nonstick sheet pan, and chill them for another hour.

Step 5: Coat the croquette balls in a whisked egg wash, cover the balls in breadcrumbs (which may be seasoned), and fry in olive oil and butter until golden brown. Serve warm, and enjoy.

Be sure to play with this recipe, and make it your own.

How about you?

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | October 6, 2021

Book Corner – 2021 – Post #9

Book Corner – 2021 – Post #9

What are you currently reading, and are you enjoying your books?

My two cents, but please share yours:

For fiction, I’m partway into The Giver Of Stars by Jojo Moyes, this month’s selection for my neighborhood book club. The story started off a bit slowly, but seems to be picking up the pace.

For nonfiction, I’m starting What really happened in Wuhan by Sharri Markson. So far, this book has introduced me to some very interesting people.

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | September 29, 2021

New Book Release! – STAR BRIGHT (Evening Star Series Novel #2)

New Book Release!  –  STAR BRIGHT

(Evening Star Series Novel #2)

The Morningstar Ladies Return:  Nana, Paige,

Blair, & Josey!

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Star Bright Cover

September 2021

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | September 29, 2021

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #45

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #45

“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.”

– Stephen Hawking

My two cents (or another favorite quote), but please share yours:

“Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.”

– Stephen Hawking

Today’s theme = Stephen Hawking

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | September 29, 2021

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #44

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #44

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

– Albert Einstein

My two cents (or another favorite quote), but please share yours:

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

– Albert Einstein

Today’s theme = Albert Einstein

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | September 22, 2021

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #43

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #43

“Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”

– Mark Twain

My two cents (or another favorite quote), but please share yours:

“Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.”

– Mark Twain

Today’s theme = Mark Twain

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