Tempting Tuesdays ~ Chocolate Peanut Butter Clusters

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Tonight on Gray Matters, I am playing some clips from some of the funniest comedians around. I didn't have to think very hard about what kind of recipe I wanted to go with the episode. NUTS! I could do soooo many different things, but I found this crazy easy recipe on Babble and knew it would be the perfect.

Ingredients

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 cups cocktail peanuts
Wax Paper

Place wax paper on cookie sheet and set aside.


Pour semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips and peanut butter into a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat for approximately 1 minute on 50% power. Stir and repeat until all chips are melted.


Add peanuts to the melted chocolate and peanut butter and stir until well combined.


Drop chocolate peanut butter mixture by the tablespoonful onto the wax paper. Allow to cool in the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes to an hour until completely firm. Store in an airtight container.



Happy Book Birthday, @JennieMarts Review of Tucked Away

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Sometimes you find what you need in the most unlikely places...

Charlie Ryan's cheating fiancé left her with a broken heart and even broker bank account. She's hit rock bottom, but everything is about to change. Suddenly, she's inherited a Montana farm named Tucked Away from a grandmother she never knew existed. A fresh start is just what she needs - and no men in her future this time, even if the local vet is as hot as a Montana summer.

Zack Cooper is content with his simple life. Running his veterinary practice and raising his daughter are enough to keep him busy, and he doesn't need a high-maintenance city girl like his ex who plans to sell her grandma's ranch and split faster than a setting sun. So why can't he stop thinking about Charlie and her hot-pink cowboy boots...and the way her eyes say she wants to stay while her lips tease him with plans of leaving?


Just when both start to believe love might be worth the risk...one night will change everything.

Add to your Goodreads shelf.


When your entire life has gone up in flames, there isn't much you can do to make it any worse. Charlie Ryan decides to start over and find out who she really is when she moves to Montana to take over the ranch her unknown grandmother bequeathed to her.

First of all, I should've known better from the summary to have a box or two of tissues handy when this story began. I had a good kind of cry going off and on throughout this story. The kind of cry that reveals how connected to the characters you've become. Those emotions are some of the most powerful a writer can evoke. I connected with Charlie because I've been at that place in my life when you feel like all is lost. And like Charlie, I picked myself up, dusted myself off, and looked for a greener pasture. The pasture Charlie found had sexy veterinarian, Zack Cooper, grazing in it. Charlie is one lucky gal.

I loved just about every aspect of this story. The setting of the Montana ranch aptly called Tucked Away was breathtaking. The descriptions of the house and all the land surrounding it put me right there with Charlie. The friendships formed in the story were deep and meaningful yet still fun and exciting. The relationship Charlie forms her first day on the ranch with Sophie held my heart in a warm vice. The two helped each other in ways neither knew the needed and ultimately saved themselves in the process. There is even a dog in the story to round out the cast. An abandoned dog Charlie and Zack name Joy brings another element of love into the story as she bonds and protects Charlie.

The romance between Charlie and Zack is slow, but well worth the build up Marts gives us. Zack is wary since his wife left him and his daughter, but the pull Charlie presents every time they are within spitting distance is too strong to deny. Also, Charlie doesn't catch onto the fact that Zack isn't still married for a few chapters.

Once I reached the last page, I had used up at least a half a box of tissues, but I was happy to shed the tears. Marts gave me a story and characters to relate to and a happily ever after under the warm Montana sun.

Thank you to Entangled Publishing and Jennie Marts for gifting me a copy of Tucked Away in exchange for an honest review.

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Jennie Marts loves to make readers laugh as she weaves stories filled with love, friendship and intrigue. She writes for Entangled Publishing and is the Kindle Bestselling author of the Page Turners series, which includes the romantic comedies: Another Saturday Night & I Ain’t Got No Body, Easy Like Sunday Mourning, and Just Another Maniac Monday. Reviewers call her books “laugh out loud” funny and full of great characters that are “endearing and relatable.”
She writes from the mountains of Colorado where she lives with her husband, two sons, a golden retriever named Cooper and a Sheltie puppy named Maggie. Jennie enjoys being a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Colorado Indie Authors, and Pikes Peak Writers.
Jennie is addicted to Diet Coke and adores Cheetos. She loves playing volleyball and believes you can’t have too many books, shoes or friends.

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