6:13 AM Posted by Martha A Cheves
Angel Food Cake in honor of Daniel, the beloved fallen angel--
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups egg whites
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks, and then add cream of tartar, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
Sift together flour, sugar, and salt. Repeat five times.
Gently combine the egg whites with the dry ingredients, and then pour into an ungreased 10 inch tube pan.
Place cake pan in a cold oven.
Turn the oven on; set it to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Cook for about one hour, or until cake is golden brown.
Invert cake, and allow it to cool in the pan. When thoroughly cooled, remove from pan.
Curse the Day - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of: Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; and A Book and A Dish
Daniel carried me in his arms like I'd watched Superman carry Lois Lane countless times, except Daniel didn't wear a unitard. This time I forced my eyes to stay open so I could watch the town pass beneath our feet. No easy feat for someone with my anxiety issues. It was, for lack of a better word, magical. I saw the church spire on a distant hill and the clock tower in the town square. The town was bustling with people, or creatures that looked remarkably like people, and the buildings seemed to stretch beyond the horizon.
I still felt the need to pinch myself. Today I'd met an angel, two fairies, and what I was fairly certain was an elf. And now I was bout to meet a coven of witches. It was an amazingly lucid dream and I was sure I'd awaken at any moment. Never again would I eat the entire bag of Doritos before bed.
Emma Hart, Attorney, was on her way to meet with a new client. Apparently somewhere along the way she has taken a wrong turn, or was it a turn that was really meant to be? Whatever the case may be she, being the kind person she is, spotted a man standing on a cliff preparing to jump to his death. She stopped her car and proceeded to prevent his demise from happening. In the process she apparently didn't turn her car off before exiting. She turned around to see it coming straight for her. Her only means of escape was to jump into the lake. Not good for a non-swimmer! But before her own fatal death could occur, the man on the cliff swooped down and headed straight for her. He flew! He had wings.
Welcome to Spellbound. Emma has found herself trapped in a community that housed everything from Witches to Vampires. She also found that being an attorney put her in the perfect position of becoming the next Public Defender for Spellbound. It appears that the original defender was murdered. He was a vampire and someone had 'staked' him. She now has the duty of taking over his case load as well as finding his murderer.
This book is so funny! It's book one in the Spellbound Paranormal Cozy Mystery Books and I enjoyed every page. Someone needs to pick this series up for a TV movie series. I have no doubts it would be loved by the young generation as well as those of us in the older generation.