Books and a Recipe!

Books. Reading. Trying to  be more determined in my day/week to read and finish books on my “reading list”.

Three I HIGHLY recommend!

First, I’m just finishing “Tom’s Lists: 50  Commandments to Transform Your Life”…wow is it a great read. Seriously READ this book, it’s life’s funny, it’s serious, it’s soul searching..a great author!

Tom’s List” 50 Commandments see it on Amazon.

Second, I have finished “Like Birds in Black and White” a true story of a young girls survival during the holocaust..very good!

Like Birds in Black and White  see it on Amazon.

Third, “More Tears to Cry” –  A True Story of the lives of females in Saudi Arabia. If you have read the Princess Trilogy (all 3 are great reads), this is  sort of a continuing story. Chilling. Jean Sasson is an awesome author!

More Tears to Cry see it on Amazon


When we were in Colorado my daughter-in-law, Sherry, served a dish during dinner that we loved! I’m sharing her recipe.

Texas Caviar! (or Black Eyed Pea Salad)


photo from Buckeyecass71


  • 3 or 4 cans of black eyed peas
  • green pepper
  • onion (sweet or green onion)
  • jalepeno pepper (remove seeds and skin with a spoon)
  • tomatoes
  • avocado
  • cilantro
  • Italian dressing

Rinse and drain black eye peas. Dice all vegetables and combine with the black eyed peas. Add approx 1 cups of dressing or less if you prefer.

Note: others have replaced 1 of the cans of black eye peas with white corn and/or pinto beans. The recipe above is wonderful as is! Others have also deemed this recipe as “addicting”…we agree. It’s YUMMY!!!

Oh if you check out my links at the top of my blog…my daughter Sarah now has a blog, as does Wayne :).


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