DSCN2486                 Waffled Bacon and Cheddar Grits

2 cups cooked grits

1 cup (4 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese

4 slices, cooked bacon, drained and crumbled

Melted butter

Preheat waffle iron to medium-high heat. Stir together first 3 ingredients. Brush hot waffle iron with melted butter. Place about 3/4 cup grits mixture in prepared waffle iron, close and cook 4 minutes or until grits are golden and crisp. Repeat with remaining grits mixture.

Yields 4 waffles

These are especially good served with your choice of peas. Think New Year’s Day!


Today, I’m featuring an astonishing TRUE story written by Donalie Beltran. If you enjoy true crime, be sure and check this book out! It is a riveting read that will have you asking…What?  Last month, it won the 2015 INTERNATIONAL GOLD MEDAL for True Crime from Reader’s favorite.





Some stories just have to be told and so it is with the Tuxhorn family. Murder Is A Family Affair follows August Tuxhorn to America in the mid 1850s where Charles was born in Illinois. The boy grew up with a beautiful face and a stone heart. Evil set in motion by his grandfather and then his father, Charles carries on the family’s violent temper and disregard for human life.

Did he inherit these traits shared by others? More important, did he pass them on? Follow their lives and watch the carnage they leave behind. Many lives were lost or destroyed in their wake. After particularly gruesome murders, Charles Tuxhorn disappeared into thin air. How? Pinkerton looked for him around the world, but couldn’t find him. Where did he go? Is this the last of the evil?




Donalie Beltran

Donalie Beltran lives in Wichita, Kansas, with her husband. Her father, Ray Tuxhorn, said as a boy he heard rumors there was a killer in the family. The adults would not answer questions about such a shameful family secret. Donalie decided to research the family tree, to find answers. She found more than one murderer. The Tuxhorn name made NATIONAL headlines, more than once, for their evil deeds. The research went on for almost ten years, when she finally decided it was a story that needed to be told. After two years, Murder Is A Family Affair is ready for you to see what evil can exist in a family’s genes. Can evil be inherited? You decide.

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