Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday Goodies from Charlain Harris forum recipes: Pumpkin Pie Dip

Pumpkin Pie Dip

3 cups
• 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
• 2 cups powdered sugar
• 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin pie filling
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
• Garnishes: ground cinnamon, cinnamon sticks
Beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add pie filling, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and ginger, beating well. Cover and chill 8 hours. Serve with gingersnaps and apple or pear slices. Garnish, if desired.

True Blood Christmas Carols - Away in a Graveyard

Away in a Graveyard (sung to the tune of "Away in a Manger")

Away in a graveyard,
Just dirt for his bed,
Vampire Bill Compton
lay down his sweet head.
The stars in the sky
looked down where he lay
The Vampire Bill Compton,
asleep in the day.

The maenad is roaming,
The vampire wakes,
But Vampire Bill Compton,
no victim he takes;
I love you Bill Compton,
I see how you try
To only drink True Blood
so no one will die.

Be near me, Bill Compton
And let us not fight
Just love me forever,
and love me tonight
I know you're a vampire
You can drink from me
Just don't bite my neck, dear
Where others can see.

Dead and Gone :Penguin Group Achieves Success in 2009

For the last edition of Spotlight of the year, we wanted to take a look back at some of the highlights from among Penguin Group (USA)’s extraordinary 2009 successes.

Great 2009 Publishing Stories Led by Bestsellers from Charlaine Harris, Kathryn Stockett, Nora Roberts, and Greg Mortenson

Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris and the other eight books in her Sookie Stackhouse mystery series have sold more than 10 million copies. Harris made publishing history in 2009 when all nine of the books in the series were on the New York Times bestseller lists simultaneously in the same week twice in August. Her books spent a combined 169 weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists in 2009, and she had at least one New York Times bestseller 76% of the year. She became a full-fledged pop phenomenon with the arrival of the second season of the hit HBO television show, “True Blood,” which is based on Harris’s novels and continues to help drive her ongoing success.


True Blood: EWs Best on 2009

True Blood Music Video of the Day :Come with Me by Puff Daddy

Come with Me by Puff Daddy