Friday, May 21, 2010

'Dead in the Family' Sookie Book #10 Recipes: Southern Style Country Steak

4 cube steaks
Lawry's Seasoned Salt
3/4 cup AP flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Canola oil
1/2 of a medium onion, sliced
1 envelope Lipton Golden Onion
1 cup of water

Sprinkle both sides of cube steaks with seasoned salt. Combine flour with salt and pepper and dredge cube steaks in the flour mixture, pressing the flour into the steaks; set aside. Heat to medium high enough canola oil to evenly cover the bottom of a cast iron skillet. Dredge the cube steaks in the flour once more, pressing the flour in well. Place into the skillet and brown on both sides. Remove and set aside. Add onions and cook until nicely browned. Sprinkle onion soup mix and stir, scraping bottom well. Stir in water, bring to a boil, return steaks to pan, reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for approximately 30 to 40 minutes, depending on thickness of steaks. When done, remove steaks again, set aside, stir in enough milk to desired consistency, return steaks to pan, and turn to coat well.

I know the' country steak' from the part of Mississippi Charlaine is from is not like Texas Chicken fried steak- so maybe something like this ? Anyone have a better recipe?
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HBO will premiere an exclusive clip from the first episode of True Blood, during 'Lost 'Sunday night on ABC

Dallas has seen it and Wow! - you guys will really want to see this clip.

HBO will premiere an exclusive clip from the first episode of True Blood, Season 3 during Sunday night's Lost finale on ABC.

To see the clip, viewers need to DVR Lost and look out for the True Blood promo. Embedded in the True Blood promo is a special QR code. To access the clip, simply take a picture of the QR code on your smartphone. This will require a QR code reader, here are our preferred apps:

o Inigma -
o NeoReader -

Here's a preview of the exclusive clip linked to the code.

An interview with Kristin Bauer

After Ellen by Trish Bendix

On the first two seasons of HBO's True Blood, Kristin Bauer showed up sparingly as Pam, the side kick to vampire mayor Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and co-owner of Fangtasia. Her devil-may-care attitude, witty quips and killer fashion sense had fans hoping they'd get to see more of her amongst the Sookie and Bill, Sam and Tara and other intense storylines.

Last year, it was announced that Kristin would become a series regular on the show, and Truebies rejoiced, as Pam is a huge part of the books the show is based on, and it also happens Pam becomes omnisexual, if not fully lesbian, around age 200.

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Hear the TRUE BLOOD Vol 2 Soundtrack in it's entirety!

A very good thing for those who love Bad Things: True Blood‘s third season doesn’t begin until June 13, but the HBO vamp camp’s second soundtrack volume is now streaming exclusively on EW, five days before it hits digital and physical shelves (click here for iTunes pre-order).

What’s on it? New songs from Beck, Lucinda Williams and Elvis Costello, and the Band’s Robbie Robertson; covers by M. Ward and “Bad Things” theme song singer Jace Everett; plus classic tracks from Bob Dylan, 13th Floor Elevators, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Eels, Chuck Prophet, and more.

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“True Blood” Hitting Theaters midnight June 1st

Loyal fans of “True Blood” can get a bite before the Season 3 premiere.

HBO will host special midnight events for the vampire series at movie theaters across the country on June 1.

The night includes a screening of the Season 2 finale, an extended sneak preview of Season 3, and a live Q&A session with cast members and creator Alan Ball.

Tickets to the screenings are free, with VIP passes available through a variety of promotions and contests. The show’s official Facebook page gives fans a chance to win passes by “coming out” as a vampire, shapeshifter, werewolf or (ahem) “fangbanger.”

HBO explained the event as a reward to a passionate fan base that turned “True Blood” into a hit last year.

Anna Paquin’s Sookie Stackhouse, Stephen Moyer’s Bill Compton, and the rest of the Bon Temps gang return to television on June 13.

Charlaine Harris and Muse: Stars Come Out for New Literary E-Zine

Mega-sellers Lee Child, Bernard Cornwell, RJ Ellory, MG Harris and Charlaine Harris contribute to a new e-zine launched by Litopia Writers' Colony
A free e-zine by writers... for writers

(PRWEB) May 21, 2010 -- MUSE, a new quarterly literary e-zine from the pioneering Litopia Writers’ Colony, will launch on Monday, May 24.

Cornwell, RJ Ellory international YA success MG Harris and Charlaine Harris, the first issue makes gripping reading.

Written and produced by members of Litopia, Muse contains author interviews, articles, reviews and short fiction – not to mention a writers’ agony column with the irate (and somewhat batty) Granny Bates, an anonymous Stig-like publishing guru.

Litopia founder, London-based literary agent Peter Cox, said: ‘We’ve always been a pioneering community, from being one of the earliest online writing forums through to the development of our podcasts and our use of social media to engage new members and listeners.


True Blood Music Video of the Day: Against all odds

Against All Odds
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