Sherri Stewart


July 2021 Newsletter

July 2021 Newsletter
Hop in the car and let's go to Sarasota!
Sherri Stewart
Five Surprising things about Sarasota, Florida
1. Everyone knows about Ringling Brothers’ circus museum in Sarasota, but did you know that Ringling showcases his art collection at his amazing museum—John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota?
2. Statues line the drive around St. Armand’s circle, the originals donated by Ringling back in 1902.
3.The Sandcastle hotel was the home of Trouble, the ‘queen of mean,’ Leona Helmsley’s dog and recipient of a $12 million dollar inheritance.
4. In 2020, Siesta Beach ranked as the No. 1 beach in the United States, according to TripAdvisor’s rankings, and grabbed the top spot three times since 2015.
5. Where do the Amish go to escape the harsh winters of the north? Pinecraft, a small working neighborhood in Sarasota.
Yoder's Peanut Butter Pie
By Ksteve10

  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teasoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • A few tablespoons water
  • PIE:
  • Baked 9 to 10 inch deep pie shell
  • 2 cups whipped topping, sweetened
Servings 6
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 60mins

Step 1
Mix cornstarch, salt,milk, egg yolk and vanilla with a wire whisk until smooth. Set mixture aside.

Heat 3 cups milk, butter and sugar until scalding, stirring constantly. Add cornstarch mixture to hot mixture while stirring with a whisk.

Cook until mixture has thickened but remove from heat before boiling.

Chill in fridge.

Mix powdered sugar and peanut butter until small crumbs form. Mix in a little water at a time, until the sugar and peanut mixture forms small distinct crumbles
. The little bit of water helps them stick together.

Place 1/2 of the crumbs onto pie shell. Spoon chilled pudding on top of crumbs. Place more crumbs on top of the pudding, keeping a little to sprinkle on whipped topping.

Top with whipped topping and extra crumbs.
Christmas in July!
The Promise Keeper
99 cents for the rest of the month
Meet the amazing Denise Griffon!
Go Green! (from Sherri)
With degrees in Zoology and Dentistry (go Buckeyes!), this is the author’s debut into the publishing world. An avid reader, she always knew there were books hiding away in her soul—she just needed to get to the empty nest locale to find them. Her love of romance and history (with a whisper of inspirational faith) became the framework of The Bahraini Pearls. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America.

Denise, or Dee as she prefers to be called, has two grown sons who spare her no lack of entertainment with their antics. Brian is an ER resident, who is thankfully still residing in Ohio. Anderson, the free-spirited second-born, has migrated to the warm beaches of Hawaii. To this end, Dee acquired a new puppy last year (Petunia) as a replacement. The new puppy has been such a joy in the midst of lockdown, keeping both her owner and her 11 hr. old canine sister (Clementine) entertained. Dee's secret guilty pleasure is Lifetime's tv show: Married At First Sight: who said arranged marriages won't work? Clem, Petunia and Dee enjoy biking, hiking, agility, and most of all, kayaking. Oh, Clem is also very involved in the writing process, particularly the rough draft and snack break stages...
Dee grew up in a suburb of Mansfield, Ohio and has decided to stay there for now, having recently retired from her real profession as a dentist. Carpal tunnel forced her into early retirement, however, with Covid-19, the timing couldn't have been better. She loves the Midwest with its change of seasons and Mansfield, although small in size, offers beauty in abundance. One of the best places to visit is Malabar Farm, the home of Louis Bromfield, the American Pulitzer prize winning author and conservationist. Mr. Bromfield was a bestselling novelist in the 1920's, with over 33 published books. He won the Pulitzer in 1927 for his book, Early Autumn.
Bromfield was a colorful character, with many interesting friends. In fact, one of the most exciting events to occur at the farm was the marriage between the famous movie star, Humphrey Bogart (age 45 at the time) and his beautiful young bride, Lauren Bacall (age 20 at the time).
Dee's mother vividly remembered attending the famous square-dancing parties in the Big Barn, where often Bromfield's large dogs would get in fights. (Who knew she had a life before raising 5 kids?!)
Combine: 2 cups flour,
         2/3 cup sugar
         1/4 tsp. salt
Cut in 1/2 cup chilled butter and 4 TBS. sliced almonds
Reserve 1 cup of this for topping
Add this to the following flour mixture:
        1 tsp. baking powder
        1 tsp. baking soda
        2/3 cup sour cream
        4 TBS milk
        2 tsp. vanilla
        1 tsp. almond extract
        2 large eggs
Pour mixture into sprayed 9" springform pan.
In a separate bowl, mix 8 oz. Philly cream cheese,
     4 TBS sugar, and 2 large egg whites
Pour this over the other batter.
Dot the mixture with 1/2 cup raspberry jam and 2/3rd cup fresh or frozen raspberries. Sprinkle topping over batter. Bake at 350* until cake springs back (approx. 55 min). Cool on wire rack.
Bahraini Pearls: Must Reads!
Katharina shelters her Jewish friend, Elise, with her newborn at Katharina's home the night of Kristallnacht. The Nazi SS burst into Katharina’s home, seizing Elise, mistakenly taking Katharina’s baby.
Left behind, Katharina finds her world completely shattered. She watches as Elise's baby raises his tiny hands to her face, as if to wipe away her tears. And that is when she notices—he is tightly clasping his mother’s pearls.
Katharina and Elise travel individual paths through WWII. Each suffer tremendous losses, including separation from their infants, death of family, and emigration from their homeland. It is their love, friendship, and faith that navigate their life trajectories.
Katharina and Fritz are on a frantic chase across Europe to track down their missing baby, mistakenly seized the night of Kristallnacht, and now on a Kindertransport train bound for England. Katharina’s best friend, Elise, must leave Germany at once or face the wrath of the Nazis, and Elise’s husband, Michel, has come back to Berlin, but finds his wife, child, and friends have left without a trace. Can the blessings of the Bahraini pearl necklace connect the four friends at the end of the war?

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