“Chuzzlewit Cheese Pie 2 cups half-and-half 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard 8 large eggs ½ pound extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, grated ½ pound Gruyère cheese, grated In a small saucepan, heat the half-and-half over medium-low heat until very hot but not boiling. Remove from the heat. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat, add the flour, and whisk a couple of minutes, until it bubbles. Slowly add the half-and-half, whisking constantly. Cook and stir this cream sauce until it thickens and is very smooth. Remove from the heat and set aside, stirring frequently, until cool enough to touch with your (clean) finger. Preheat the oven to 350 ° F. Butter a 9-by-13-inch glass baking pan. Whisk together the baking powder, sea salt, and cayenne pepper. Stir this mixture into the cream sauce along with the mustard. Whisk until smooth. (Do not reheat.) In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat the eggs well, until they are frothy. Keeping the beater going, slowly add the cooled cream sauce and beat on low speed until completely combined. Toss the cheeses together, then thoroughly stir them into the egg–cream sauce mixture. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the pie is puffed, brown, and set in the middle. Serve immediately, as the pie deflates as quickly as a soufflé. MAKES 8 LARGE SERVINGS”

— Sweet Revenge (Goldy Schulz Book 14) by Diane Mott Davidson

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My love for God, home and hearth, my husband and family fueled my decision to devote the rest of my life only to pursuits which brought love, joy, peace, and purpose. I am a writer, seeker, student, and teacher with experience professional and otherwise from waitressing to teaching the English language in China, Taiwan, and Singapore. I hold a BA in Psychology from Bloomsburg University, which took nearly 30 years to attain while I squeezed courses in between raising my children, journaling, relationships, work, and an assortment of escapades, some of which I would rather forget! An ongoing passion for reading, writing, adventure, food, and fun, eventually led me to the love of my life, James, whom I met in 1996 and married in 1997. Our life together has been an exciting journey of work and travel, spiritual awakening, and domestic bliss ever since. Although we have experienced the tragic loss of family members and friends through death and estrangement, we have managed to turn our special relationship into a holy one by the grace of God and an acute and growing awareness of “there must be a better way!” In 2006, I published my first novel, Luella’s Calling, and am currently working on my second, Grover Good and the Stone Chateau. From 2013 through 2018, I worked as a Prevention Education Specialist for Transitions, a local domestic violence sexual abuse victim’s service agency. My work there, fueled by a lifelong enthusiasm for teaching, led me to obtain an MS in Education from Scranton University. In 2018, I resigned to accompany James on his work travels while focusing on my calling to study and teach A Course in Miracles. To that end, I dedicate the rest of my days to writing, sharing, and teaching the message of salvation found within the Course pages. Thank you for your interest in this blog. As I do not respond to comments on the posts, if you care to contact me, please email me at eckief@yahoo.com.

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