8:52 AM Posted by Martha A Cheves
Roasted Sesame and Honey Chex® Mix
3 cups Chex cereal (any variety)
3 cups checkerboard-shaped pretzels
3 cups sesame sticks
1 cup mixed nuts
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons sesame seed, toasted, if desired
In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, pretzels, sesame sticks and nuts.
In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in honey and sesame seed. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, until mixture just begins to brown. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container.
Love is the Bridge - Rview by Martha A. Cheves, Author of: Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
The phone rang redly, sucking all the air out of the room. For a moment, Paige felt paralyzed. Then her hand went determinedly towards the sound. She grabbed the phone off the coffee table and flipped it open. She couldn't live in fear of answering her own phone. Without even checking the caller ID, she brought it to her ear. "Hello?" The metallic voice. But now its edges had softened, and it was more than a mellow yellow butter with an aluminum aftertaste--like a canned soda that'd been in the sun too long. "--the apparition cannot form, not yet. Ectoplasm cannot cross the barrier between the worlds. To show itself takes protoplasmic energy, more than it can gather now. But soon. THA DEITE ENA PHANTASMA."
Paige has been receiving strange phone calls for some time now, both at her work as well as her personal phone. The messages are always strange and sometimes seem to be encrypted. But she isn't the only one receiving strange messages. It seems her friends are receiving them from her even though she hasn't sent messages to any of them.
Alan owns a jingles company. He met Paige when she did as commercial jingle for him. He was attracted to her as when he received a distress text from her he knew he had to check it out. When confronted with the text, Paige insists she didn't send it and since Alan is some sort of a computer nerd she ends up feeling that he is her phone stalker. Even so that won't explain how the sound systems finds a way to take on its own voice and talks to Paige and Alan. Sounds to me like a ghost from the past. But what would make a ghost want torture them.
As I read Love is the Bridge I, like Paige, blamed Alan for everything that was going on in her life. He had written a program that apparently was thinking for itself, which allowed it to connect to any computer source it wants, including bank accounts. Was I right or was I wrong? You'll have to read the book to find out for yourself. I'll only tell you that the story fed my theory almost to the end.