Easy Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Found this recipe that I had to share.  Once again my pumpkin obsession coming through.  This is like a semi homemade recipe.  The kind you might see on the Food Network show Semi Homemade with Sandra Lee.  I would like to send a shout out to her as she continues to fight cancer.  I hope you are on the mend!

I found it on pinterest.  The recipe uses a can of crescent rolls and a mixture of pumpkin butter, brown and granulated sugar and cinnamon.  I cheat even more and use a can of Pillsbury cream cheese frosting instead of the topping in the recipe..

Check out the recipe.


What is on Your Toothbrush? Do you Really Want to Know

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I wouldn’t call myself a germaphob.  Well not exactly but I do work in the health care industry and I do come in contact with a lot of germs.  I do try to take precautions but every now and then I let my guard down.

For example, one of our clinicians brought her tablet in for maintenance.  It was a galaxy note 3.  The tablet looked like it had been dropped in a dung heap.  It was that gross.  It was handed to me and I made the mistake of taking it without putting gloves on first.  Big mistake.  Hugh.  Then I neglected to wipe the surface I was working on with alcohol wipes after I finished de-germing it.  Again Big Mistake, Hugh.

After twenty-four hours I was so sick.  It was pathetic. In fact I went through three rounds of antibiotics that was how sick I was. But we learn from our mistakes.  So now I wear gloves and wipe down all devices before I work on them.

Then I cam across this video What’s on your toothbrush which I found to be incredibly informative.  Germs are everywhere I get it. So what is my take away from this toothbrush thing:

a) change toothbrushes often – no brainer there. b) I pour listerine on my toothbrush.  I figure if it fights germs in your mouth maybe it will fight them on my toothbrush. c) no on is allowed to use my toothbrush EVER!

If anyone has other tips or suggestions I am all ears.

Enjoy the video.

Trips for Foodies

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Found this Article The 21 Best Trips for Foodies and I thought I would share it with all of my foodie friends.  I don’t know about you but half the fun of going somewhere new is sampling the local cuisine.

My husband was stationed in Germany and I could not believe how many military folks would not go off the base to eat in a restaurant.  To some a night out was a Burger King on the commissary grounds.  That place was packed.  Luckily I am married to a man who likes to live life so we would take the u-bahn and check out new restaurants.  We found German, Greek and even Chinese restaurants that were great. You didn’t have to go into a restaurant. There were plenty of opportunities to try curry wurst and beer from a vendor on the Zeil.  That was just Germany. We literally ate our way through Europe.  I have nothing against Burger King but it was not the place for us.

Her is the thin, you don’t even need to be in Europe to sample great food. Get in your car and go.  We recently spent some time in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia and had some great food.

So I hope you enjoy this article.


Ever After

I must be more stressed than I thought.  It seems I have turned to Romance novels as a way to wind down.  It works especially if it is a weekend. Recently it was my on call weekend meaning I pretty much needed to stay in the area.  Between the calls I finished two books. I read into the night and slept really well.  Ever After is the first one.

I have read Jude Deveraux before so I knew what to expect.  This one caught my interest because the protagonist is a physical therapist.  Physical Therapists are my friends.  After my back surgery my guru of health got me up and at it.  But more importantly some of my dearest friends are physical therapists.

So Hallie is the PT.  She is living in Boston and has just accepted a job there when she comes home and finds her step sister Shelly up to no good.  In fact Hallie finds out that she has just inherited a house in Nantucket and Shelly was making decisions about it on her behalf.  In addition, she has taken over Hallie’s identity and has entered into a contract to provide physical therapy to a patient in Nantucket.  Thankfully Hallie walks in as Shelly is about to sign contracts.

She informs the clinic where she is to work that she is not accepting the job and off she goes to Nantucket to take care of a patient.  Jamie is ex-military who was badly injured both physically and mentally in Afghanistan when his Humvee was blown up.  He survived but the soldiers on his mission were not that fortunate.  He has PTSD and is badly wounded.

The house Hallie has inherited is a beautiful old house with two beautiful spirits living there making life in the house a little spooky. Sparks fly in Nantucket.

.I will talk about the second book   I read written by Beth Harbison in a separate post. This book is not really a romance it is more of a what if book.  I will just leave it as that.


What’s Good To Read?

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So many great books to read so little time.  So Sad.

The stack of books on my side table is huge this week. I have ten books which is a record for me.  But I am a Gemini I can handle it.  Gemini is the sign of the twins and sometimes I definitely think that there are two of me in my head.  No I don’t really hear voices but I have learned to multi-task pretty well.  I am juggling three books at once this week.  I haven’t done this since I was in High School but I am up for the task! It helps me sleep and lord knows I need my sleep.

I am in the middle of The Girl on the Train which has been on the bestseller list for awhile. The second of the three is The Bookseller which caught my eye as I was browsing on line. And lastly I am listening to a book by Cokie Roberts. I like having at least one non-fiction book going. It’s a good way to learn new things. This week I have two books I plan to blog about, Everybody’s Got Something by Robin Roberts and  Memories of Violets by Hazel Gaynor. Incidentally, if  you are interested  in downloading a book,  Memories of Violets is very well priced this week at Amazon.com.

Have a nice week and check out my posts this week.