Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Wednesday January 8th 2020 – #Recipes Amy Reade, #Tarot Jan Sikes #Interview The Naked Reviewers with Jane Risdon

As the wind howls around the house today and it is allegedly going to be below freezing in the next few days, this first post from author Amy Reade is very appealing… Some warming recipes from around the world…looks like a place to drop into on Tuesdays.

Happy New Year! Welcome to another installment of my monthly First Tuesday Recipes series. This month we’re going international. I’ve got an Eastern European comfort food, a French-inspired entrée, and a German side dish.

Let’s get cooking!


Chicken Babka

For the dough:

  • 1 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 c. solid Crisco (do NOT use butter)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 T. milk

For the filling:

  • 2 c. cooked chicken breast, chopped
  • 1/2 c. chopped celery
  • 1 T. chopped parsley
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup, undiluted and divided (do not substitute another cream soup) chicken broth

Head over for the directions to make this dish and also Chicken Monte Cristo and German Potato Salad: First Tuesday Recipes of 2020

Amy Reade, Buy:Amazon US  – And: Amazon UK – Blog: Amy Reade WordPress  Goodreads: Amy Reade Goodreads

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Another place to drop in to on Tuesdays is author Jan Sikes when she reveals this week’s Tarot Card.. #TarotTuesday – Nine of Pentacles

Welcome to another Tarot Tuesday!

If you are just joining me, let me explain the inspiration to begin these posts. In Texas, and all across the country, Taco Tuesday is a popular day when Tacos are usually 99 cents. So, I had the inspiration, or Angel nudge as I like to think of it, to create a Tarot Tuesday. Each Tuesday I will post a different Tarot card and give its meaning. I pray and ask for the right card that will bring a universal message.

I created a short video to demonstrate how I pull the card for the posts. If you’re interested, here’s a LINK.

Today’s card and message for us comes in the form of the Nine of Pentacles!

Head over to find what is in store for us this week with this card: Tarot Tuesday – Nine of Pentacles

Jan Sikes buy : Amazon US And : Amazon UK –  Follow Jan: Goodreads Website: Jan Sikes

The next post is from the Naked Reviewers and is their interview of author Jane Risdon.

With a bio like Jane’s, we are excited we found her, and that she agreed to do an interview with us. We would like to introduce you to another new author for us, Ms. Jane Risdon.

Author Bio:

Jane Risdon has spent most of her life working in the International Music Business rubbing shoulders with the powerful and famous, especially in Hollywood. Married to a musician and later working alongside him managing singers, musicians, songwriters, and record producers, she’s also facilitated the placement of music on successful television series and move theme. ie soundtracks. Her experiences have provided her with a unique insight into the business and her writing often has music which is set in the UK music scene of 1968/69. Recently Jane completed a collection of her first short crime stories – Undercover: Crime Shorts – published in both eBook and Paperback 2019 (Plaisted Publishing House Ltd). Jane is working on the sequel to Only One Woman as well as a series of crime novels – Ms. Birdsong Investigates – featuring former MI5 Officer Lavinia Birdsong – which she plans to complete in 2019. Her experience of working at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in her pre-music days has given her plenty of material for her crime/thrillers. Jane writes for online and print magazines and has contributed to 16 anthologies. She also has a blog and often hosts guest authors. Her books are available in Waterstones and all good book stores as well as via various digital platforms.

You can stalk Jane on her social media by friending her on Facebook, follower her on Twitter, and see all of her books on Goodreads. Also, check her out on The Author Show and her blog.

Interview conducted by Sherry Terry

TNR: Is there anything you find particularly challenging as a writer as far as content?

To read the answer to that question and all the others in this very interesting interview head over : The Naked Reviewers interview Jane Risdon.

You can find out more information about the team at this book review site and find out how to submit your own book: The Naked Reviewers

Jane Risdon, Buy:Amazon UK – AndAmazon US–   Blog:Jane Risdon WordPressGoodreads:Jane Risdon Goodreads

Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will explore these posts in full thanks Sally.

47 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Wednesday January 8th 2020 – #Recipes Amy Reade, #Tarot Jan Sikes #Interview The Naked Reviewers with Jane Risdon

  1. Reblogged this on Jane Risdon and commented:
    Really excited and chuffed to see the interview I gave to Sherry Terry and The Naked Reviewers on Sally’s Blog today. It was fun giving the interview and I hope if you drop in you will enjoy it and the other delights available on this fab blog. Thanks, Sally. xx

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