Carrie Ann Ryan's Blog Hop dec 14th-17th

Welcome to Julie's Book Review. My questions for all of you is, What are some of your favorite holiday traditions? or I am always looking for recipes??  HINT HINT!! My husband and son spend the morning together with my mother in law. Then we go to my moms, where her and my dad spoil my son ( and us). We have a great afternoon and evening. We talk about dinner, starting at Thanksgiving. It is not usually the traditional turkey or ham. One year we had homemade pizza subs, pizza, lasagna, basically whatever sounds good. I believe this year we are having steak minon and twice baked potatoes....yum can't wait! I look forward to this time together with my family all year. The joy and fun we have is almost as good as the food we eat that day! lol


Barrilla no bake noodles
1 lb of turkey
2 jars of sauce (your choice)
16 slices of hot pepper cheese
1 bag of mozzarella
1 bag of Mexican blend cheese
1 lg container of cottage cheese
onion, green pepper, Garlic (optional)

in a 9 by 13 pan layer in this order....uncooked noodles, 2-3 tablespoons of cottage cheese, parm, sauce and meat (cooked with onion, green pepper, garlic) about 1-2 ladles full, hot pepper cheese (4 slices), Mexican blend cheese, repeat top with Mozzarella cheese (top only). It will do 3 layers. Bake at 350 uncovered for about 45 min the top will be browning. This is very easy. and yummy. The hot pepper cheese doesn't make it hot just gives it a little kick!

The blog hop has lots of prizes, including $200 amazon or B&N gift card and a huge swag pack plus over 200 sites and other raffles to do. My site is offering some ebooks and some other giveaway items from 2 really great authors. You can post below this post and/or the rafflecopter to the right.

If you are interested in getting a book to me for me or one of my reviewers https://www.facebook.com/groups/JBRauthorpage/ this will give you the instructions to submit.

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Julie Ramsey


  1. Sounds like a good recipe. I love to fix broccoli and bows every year.

  2. I love Steamy Sexy Books but I do read some YA. It according to what the book is about.


  3. I love both kinds of books.

  4. Thank you for the recipe and the introduction to a whole new gaggle of books. (Is that proper? Gaggle?)

    Thank you for participating in the BlogHop.


  5. Yummy, I love hearing about others having different meals other than traditional. My favorite tradition is decorating the tree, playing Christmas music while wrapping gifts and watching Christmas movies together.

    Dawna N.

  6. The food and the company are the two best things about the holidays. I don't have any interesting recipes to post though. :(

  7. Your lasagna sounds delicious. :) I have gotten away from the "traditional" meals in the last dozen years since my honey doesn't care for turkey. I try to make something special though.

    solerawinters at hot mail DOT Com

  8. My favorite tradition is the Advent calendar we've had since my children were little. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Thank you for participating in the blog and for the new recipe.


  10. That sure sounds yummy ^.^

    eripike at gmail dot com

  11. One of my favorite Christmas Romance Books is The Untamable Rogue by Annette Blair! The story is about Ashford Blackburne Fifth Earl and he has to get married and get his willing bride pregnant before Christmas or his grandfather won’t let him inherit his money. Ash truly needs to inherit the money because his late father squandered it all away and he is taking care of his mother. After getting stood up at the alter, again, Ash and his friends go to the local pub where the owner plays a drunken Ash in a card game…his consolation prize is the pubs daughter Larkin, who he wants to get ride of. Ash has to learn to forgive…Larkin has to learn how to trust…can two completely different people find love together. This is a cute, extremely funny, romantic story with a surprise Christmas ending!


  12. Steamy sexy :)
    My favorite traditions are decorating, baking, & spending time with the family :)
    One of my favorite things to bake is my homemade pound cake made in many different flavors
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  13. I read YA, but I really love a steamy sexy book. :)

    Happy Holidays and Peace!


  14. WOO! HOO! Who is ready to go blog hoppin? :) lol.... I have done so many blogs, I have lost track of which ones I have already done, so if you get a couple from me then (sorry) lol.... :)
    I hope everyone is ready for Christmas!!! I am about as ready as I am able to be lol.... :) Merry Christmas and Happy and Safe New Year to all!!!
    Happy reading and writing*

  15. I really enjoy the holiday season. I enjoy the smells, the food and lights. Oh and the music too. Not much into baking anymore. But I do enjoy tasting, ask my scales. Tee Hee. Great blog.

  16. Replies
    1. Whoops.. almost forgot.

      Merry Christmas and thanks for the blog stop.

      Bookworm (dot) judy (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. Adventurous! My family is all far away (and half of the vegetarian so holidays would be interesting) so we spend it with my inlaws and have the SAME food every year. It's actually killing me. lol But I got volunteered to host this year and have to make all of those SAME boring foods again... so I'm throwing in a green bean casserole to save my sanity. ;) Sometimes you have to force the nitpicks to try something new. (I did turn them on to candied sweet potatoes finally so who knows...)

    Happy holidays Julie!

    always.and.never AT gmail DOT com

  18. I love sexy books the best.


  19. Paranormal/Erotica

    My requested dishes are Sweet Potato Pie and Stuffing


  20. the lasagna sounds so delious. i've never heard of no-bake lasagna. i'll check for it today.

    1. I use the Barrilla brand ones. It is very easy to use and they turn out great!! Just have to make sure you use 1 1/2-2 ladles of sauce per layer. The noodles use it up and the cheeses all keep it together. 1 box is enough for a 9 by 13 pan. When I make it I have to do about 7 pans, for all the family....it was my favorite growing up and because a specialty now. It is on the expensive side to make (when you make 7 pans of the stuff) but it is really good and freezes really well!

    2. couldn't find no-cook pasta by barilla. so do you mean the pasta cooks itself with the ingredients? i checked barilla's page and didn't find a no-cook product.

    3. it is called Barilla Oven ready Lasagna you don't cook it at all. you layer it just as it is right out of the box. It cooks in the oven...just make sure you use enough sauce. Comes out great every time and you don't have to worry about sticking noodles.

  21. Definitely decorating the Christmas tree, watching Christmas movies and it's got to be turkey for dinner. Thanks for taking part (I'm also taking part so don't count me for the grand prizes)

  22. Hello, thanks for the giveaway!


  23. Christmas is my favorite holiday! Here we have snow every year during the holidays, so it's really beautiful! And of course I love spending time with my family!
    Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for the giveaway!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  24. Having a meal after Christmas eve mass is a tradition in my family.
    I prefer steamy sexy books.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  25. thanks for the recipe will have to try it. this year i just look forward to being with the whole family. thanks for joining the hop!

  26. In my house we do santa jammies for christmas eve... Everyone gets a new set of jps on christmas eve wrapped up they don't know what the jp's look like as they are bought by someone else... This is so #1 well you get new jammies #2 santa can find you #3 you get to open a gift.


  27. I am totally a recipe junkie! A year or two back, I finally got organized and put all my 'keeper' recipes into folders, organized by holiday or event. Purging the unsuccessful recipes made room for new finds!

  28. My favorite holiday recipe is when my husband makes Emeril's banana cream pie - I do not have the exact recipe handy he uses, but there are many on the internet. it takes lots of cream, butter, and bananas, but it is really good!


  29. Happy Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Thanks for the yummy recipe...maybe I can con somebody into cooking it for me! LOL

    As to the question of YA or Sexy books...I can not choose I love them both! For totally different reasons.

  30. I love a good lasagne. My tradition involves more baking. I read more YA, but I love it when a book brings the sexy and believable characters.

  31. the lasagna sounds delicious !

    Merry Christmas ~

  32. Thanks for participating in the hop! Happy holidays!


  33. Thanks for the great recipe! Happy Holidays!

  34. Thanks for participating!


  35. Definitely Steamy Sexy Books ;)


  36. Happy Holidays! Great giveaway!


  37. Recipe:
    (I substitute Health toffee for the Peppermint)

    I like both YA and Sexy books - different books for different time ;)


  38. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Happy holidays!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  39. I love both types of books! If you are on pinterest look at my page( Allyson Brann), I have found lots of great recipes and pinned:) Merry Christmas

  40. My husband's favorite Holiday recipe is Buckeyes, super easy, mic 2 sticks butter, with 2 cups peanut butter and a pound of confectioners suger. Chill, roll into balls and dip in melted choclate, use a toothpick to dip balls and leave an "eye" of peanut butter on top, set on wax paper to cool

  41. Ooohhhh yummy recipe! We love Scotch cookies here. They are these really thin, really crispy cookies and SO delicious with hot cider!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    mollydawn81 at yahoo dot com

  42. What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?

    On Christmas I make Braciole (& since you asked for some recipes, here's one)
    2/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
    1/3 cup provolone cheese, grated
    1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
    2 Pinches of parsley
    2 Pinches of Organo
    1 (or two depending on your taste) Garlic
    1 1/2 lbs flank steaks
    1 cup dry white wine
    3 1/4 cups marinara sauce (can use a jar of sauce)
    1/4 pound of thinly slice Land o'Lakes 3 Italian Cheese (can be found at the deli)
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    Stir the cheeses (except for the sliced cheese), bread crumbs, parsley,organo & garlic
    Lay the flank steak out flat on work surface and
    Pat the bread crumb mixture over the steak.
    Starting at one short end, roll up the steak (like a jelly roll) and tie with butcher's twine or spearing them with tooth picks to hold them in place.
    Add the wine to a pan and bring to a boil, and stir in the tomato sauce.
    Pour mixture in a 9 by 13 pan add the meat rolls, put a slice of cheese on each roll
    and bake until the meat is almost tender about 30 to 45 minutes..
    After pulling it out of the oven let it set before serving (about 15 min)

    Happy Holidays

  43. We bake a lot:)
    Happy Holidays!

  44. Christmas Sugar Cookies...yum yum
    happy Holidays

  45. What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! We make potato bake. So yummy! Its cheesy potatoes. Yum! Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!

  46. I love ham at Christmas with Pineapples and I mix some brown mustard with honey and brown sugar and baste it often.
    Seawitch Reviews at yahoo .com

  47. Looks good! I'm spending this holiday season with my family and hoping to win so I can read more romances. I don't have an ereader. Happy Holidays! lisarayns at gmail dot com


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