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Healthy Strawberry Ice Cream
1 cup raw Cashews
1 cup pitted dates (Costco now carries these by their dried fruit & granola bars)
2 cups water + more water if needed
1/2 cup white or pinto beans
1 tsp vanilla
12+ Large Frozen Strawberries

Soak nuts and dates in 2 cups of water for 4 hours or more to ease blending. Blend nuts, dates, beans, water & vanilla in high powered blender until smooth. Add more water if needed to thin and dilute to desired richness. Add frozen strawberries and more water if needed, blend until smooth. Freeze in an ice cream freezer.

MY GIVEAWAY – 1 Kindle ?ebook of?A Timeless Romance Anthology: Spring Vacation Collection

7721705?Title:?A Timeless Romance Anthology: Spring Vacation Collection


Series:?A Timeless Romance Anthology

Publisher:?Mirror Press

Release Date:?Feb 1,2013


Book Summary:
Six Award-Winning Authors have contributed new stories to A Timeless Romance Anthology: Spring Vacation Collection. Readers will love this collection of six sweet contemporary romance novellas, centered on a Spring Vacation, all with one thing in common: Romance.

In Moonlight Kiss, a delightful story by Josi S. Kilpack, Sarah is looking forward to the company retreat, namely because she’ll finally meet Clint—the man she’s been Instant Messaging for a few months. As a single mom, Sarah gets out . . . well, never. So adding vacation days onto the retreat so she can spend time with Clint is daring, yet exciting. She just hopes that the suave on-line Clint will live up to the man she hopes to share her heart with.

In Annette Lyon’s charming novella, Chasing Tess, Tess had been patiently waiting through three years of law school for James to pop the question. The night has finally arrived—at his graduation party. But his big announcement turns out to be completely unexpected . . . and devastating. Tess flees the party, promising herself she’ll never let herself waste time on James again. But as she makes a desperate cross-country drive, James makes his own plans on how to win her back.

Dancing at the Flea Market is a sweet romance by Heather Justesen. Mara, fresh out of the cold North Dakota tundra, spends her spring break in Texas with close friend, Anna. When the two women run into Carter, an impatient man with a painful past, it takes hearing Mara’s stunning voice at the local Karaoke club to thaw his heart. But as Mara gets to know Carter, she has to decide if the distance between their lives and homes is worth trying to bridge.

In Sarah M. Eden’s captivating novella, The Best Laid Plans, Madison gives up a vacation to Cancún with her office friends to return home and babysit her mother, who is in another sketchy relationship. The only problem with returning home is running into Derek, her ex-boyfriend who she decided to break up with before he could break up with her—Madison believes in always being one step ahead. When Derek teams up with Madison to investigate whether her mother is dating the right guy, Madison has a hard time ignoring what her heart is telling her about giving Derek another chance.

Picture Perfect, an exciting story by Heather B. Moore, follows Gemma who has never done anything out of the ordinary, until her boyfriend Randy starts to ignore her. But even cutting and dyeing her hair doesn’t get his attention. She decides to join her old high school friends for spring vacation, only to be faced with Drew, her best friend who suddenly seems interested in her as more than a friend. Gemma must determine if her heart is on the rebound or if it’s finally met its true match.

In Aubrey Mace’s enchanting romance, The Science of Sentiment, Rosie will do anything to forget Kevin, his completely perfect kisses, and the fact that he dumped her. When she arrives at her grandfather’s mountain cabin for a spring getaway, she discovers her worst nightmare—Kevin has been invited to stay the weekend too. Since there is only room for one in such a small space, Rosie is determined to kick Kevin out. But Kevin has other plans . . . which might include a reminder of why he’s the perfect kisser.

Ends 4/18/14
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Kindle or Nook Giveaway

GRAND PRIZE: Kindle Fire or Nook (winner’s choice) along with a $25 gift card for the same.

2nd prize: $25 gift card.
To Enter
Readers who LEAVE COMMENTS on EACH and EVERY stop are eligible for the grand prize ereader and gift card. Eligibility will be verified by hop’s end. Be sure to leave an email in the comment section otherwise Dianne will not have a way to contact you if you win. Winners will be posted on Dianne Venetta and last A Cozy Reader’s Corner websites.


  1. Hi Kathy!
    I don’t see a list of blogs where we would go and post comments on one of every single blog page of the participating blogs???
    Any help would be appreciated!!
    Laurie Carlson

  2. Here is my comment for your blog! THANK YOU for YOUR giveaway!! I LOVE this cover! It looks so fresh and Springy!!! Ahhhh, Spring!! I hope it gets here! Michigan is taking it’s time! At least we are in the low 40’s now!! NO MORE Polar Vortex!! LOL!!! Seriously, this year was the FIRST year I have EVER heard of the words ‘polar vortex’! This was one AMAZING winter! SOOOO COLD and SNOWY!!! Next year I’m sending the snow YOUR way! LOL!!!
    Thanks again!!

  3. Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. DJ Sakata says

    looks cute ??

  5. lkish77123 says

    That is an interesting ice cream recipe.

  6. I love the ice cream receipe… thanks!!

  7. Rita Wray says

    I like the premise of the book.

  8. Thank you for this great giveaway

  9. Oooh, what a juicy giveaway! I’ll be clicking and hopping till my fingers bleed. ??

  10. Laura Kathleen says

    Thank you for this great giveaway

  11. Awesome giveaway thanks

  12. I don’t like to be negative, but I do need to be honest. This giveaway is too complicated, at least for me. I’ve only made it through four authors in about an hour, so I can’t imagine sticking around to finish the rest. The most frustrating part is that two of the author’s pages didn’t have any place to leave comments as far as I could tell. I’m giving you this feedback so you can either tweak the format or keep it in mind for future sweepstakes. Thanks anyway for the chance to participate. Whoever wins is going to really deserve it! ??

  13. nice recipe and thanks for the chance to win ??

  14. Laura McLendon says

    Just now, it seems impossible but will definitely try my best to get to each and every one!!

  15. Leslie Rodriguez says

    When I am “gardening” I like to run my fingernails over a bar of soap so I will not get dirt under them. esseboo@yahoo.com

  16. I love participating in these blog hops~ I always come away with a longer TBR as well as new bloggers added to my Bloglovin’ feed ??

    ilookfamous at yahoo dot com

  17. Heather B says

    I don’t think I have ever heard of a ice crea recipes that uses beans…. I wonder how that would taste! Thank you for the giveaway and for sharing the hop! (I found it through your email!)

  18. Hi Kathy!
    I haven’t left an ‘official’ comment on your blog ‘for’ the giveaway, so here it is!!
    I think I will ‘try’ to do this giveaway! First one I’ve participated in AGES! When there are over 100, I never make it through them all. Thanks for this giveaway for this book! It looks SO springy!! Beautiful and fresh! Ah, Spring! This photo makes you WANT to walk barefoot through the grass!
    I want some warm air SOOOOO BAD!!! Although, in another thought, this cold winter here in Michigan sure helped reduce my hot flashes to almost zilch! LOL!!! We’ll see what the Spring and Summer bring! Supposedly it is NOT supposed to be so hot and get up into the 90’s much because the lakes froze over ‘over 94% now’! Normally they only freeze over by 9%! We got the Polar Vortex here this winter! This was the FIRST TIME I EVER heard that word! I didn’t know it existed!! Kind of scary, in a way, how our weather has changed SO much!
    I think if I win that book, I will frame the cover! LOL!!!! Seriously, if we have another bad winter like this one, ‘this book’ looks SO springy! I can play games with myself and trick my head into thinking it’s spring outside, until someone opens the door, or I have to let the dog out! LOL!!!
    Thanks again!

  19. Alexandru Rusu says

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway.Looks so great!

  20. I’ve never done a giveaway like this I think it’s awesome

  21. Sounds interesting
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  22. Ice cream without a milk product – interesting.


  23. The cover is very whimsical. I look forward to the read, thanks for participating in the giveaway!

  24. Great giveaway, thanks.

  25. Savannah Miller says

    My 3 year old ADORES strawberries I have a feeling this would be one of his favorite treats ??

  26. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  27. the ice cream recipe sounds perfect for spring! I hope I get to make it soon.
    greeniejoey at gmail dot com

  28. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us! =)

    And thank you for the awesome giveaway! I hope you have a great day! =)

    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

  29. Thank you.

  30. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Sounds yummy!

    cchant86 @ yahoo.com

  31. thanks

  32. BookAttict says

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  33. Jeanette (jeannie) platt says

    Thank you for being part of the hop.


  34. Hi! Great post! Thank you for sharing! ??
    ?And ?thank you for being apart of this awesome hop!

  35. Lee Mckoen says

    Thank you for a great book review I am a avid reader and would love to win a Kindle, thank you for the chance!

  36. cyndi flores says

    wow what a giveaway i hope i don’t mess it up lol thank you