Tuesday, September 20, 2022

It's My Birthday!

 



It's my birthday!

Those of you who have been around here for a while know what that means. It's time for presents! No, not presents for me. Presents for you! 

I'm still trying to decide what to choose for my special birthday treat. Nothing like waiting until the 11th hours, right? LOL! Should I canvass the area in search of a gluten-free birthday cake that actually takes like real cake? Should I make a batch of apple pie squares? (I bought apples today) Or should I think outside the box and go for something new and different?

Tell me about your favorite birthday treat(s) and help me decide!


Four randomly chosen people who post a comment before 11:00 PM, September 23 will each receive a package of books.

One person who posts a comment before 11:00 PM, September 23 will receive a print copy of The Road to Christmas by Sheila Roberts.

One person who posts a comment before 11:00 PM, September 23 will receive a signed copy of Come Home to Me by Liz Talley.

One person who posts a comment before 11:00 PM, September 23 will receive a hardcover copy of Lizzie & Dante by Mary Bly.

One person who posts a comment before 11:00 PM, September 23 will receive a signed, hardcover copy of Love is a Rogue by Lenora Bell. 

One person who posts a comment before 11:00 PM, September 23 will receive a $15 Amazon gift card. *International winner will receive their choice of book(s) not to exceed $15 from Book Depository. 

*U.S. only

*Must be 18

*Void where prohibited

77 comments:

  1. happy birthday PJ, i love everything chocolates. so anything chocolate is perfect to me! Enjoy you day
    KimH

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    1. Happy birthday! I enjoy reading’

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    2. Happy birthday to you and best wishes I love reading your books they are so amazing

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  2. Hope you have fun celebrating your birthday? Definitely eat all of your favorite foods and treats!
    We have chocolate angel food cake with chocolate whipped cream frosting, a family tradition. Some family members add ice cream on the side.
    Have a little of both treats to celebrate!
    Thank you for sharing your special day with all of us.

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  3. Happy Birthday to you. I hope you have a great day with some yummy desserts. I love to celebrate with a nice dinner out and also a yummy dessert. TY for all the wonderful chances to win one of these gifts.

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  4. Happy birthday PJ!!!! Favorite birthday treat is a vacation!!!! Nothing beats that

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  5. Happy Birthday!
    Since you have apples/ why not make an apple crisp?

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  6. Happy birthday. Do all of the above. I used to like to buy jewelry on my birthday, but since the advent of COVID, I don't go anywhere so I don't wear jewelry. Maybe I'd buy a book I've been wanting to read.

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  7. Happiest of Happy Birthdays πŸ₯³
    I love to take the day off work and spend the day doing something I’ve never done before like trying a new restaurant or going someplace, even if it’s just a shop, I’ve never been

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  8. Happy birthday!! It’s your birthday the sky is the limit!! Have them all ❤️

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  9. Happy Birthday PJ! Hope it's grand!

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  10. Woohoo! It’s your birthday! May your day be AMAZING!!πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚

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  11. I would make an apple pie! There is something so yummy about cooked apples with cinnamon, sugar in a crisp crust! Happy birthday!

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  12. I had the best birthdays when all my lives were around me to celebrate. Happy Birthday to you. Wishes from Donna Logsdon Reed

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  13. Happy happy Birthday! Enjoy your special day

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  14. Nancy Hastings wishing everyone a amazing day and wishing you a awesome birthday!

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  15. Patricia Bennett BarberSeptember 20, 2022 at 9:53 AM

    Happy Birthday!!!!
    Any cake or cup cakes are good from Publix!!!! Or go to the Cheese cake factory!!!

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  16. Happy Birthday 🎁 I actually like to cook my favorite dish fettuccine Alfredo and Make a Cheesecake.. My favorite treats .

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  17. Happy Birthday PJ! I'm a September baby too! These years are certainly flying by!

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  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PJ!! I would either make a flourless chocolate cake or the apple squares...YUM! Enjoy your day!

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  19. Happy Birthday! I can't go wrong with a chocolate/peanut butter combo, and one year during my birthday week the local bakery happened to be open as I went home. They had the most delicious individual size chocolate/pb pie. Sadly that bakery has closed, so I will have to find another one!

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  20. Have a great birthday, lovely lady ❤️❤️πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽ‚

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  21. Happy Birthday P J!! For my birthday (28th) I just like a whipped cream cake. Its the only time each year I get to really enjoy some. Have your best birthday ever!!

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  22. I say go for something totally new to celebrate. Every year my brother makes me a carrot cake from scratch. It is so delicious and I look forward to it every year. As a mom, rarely does anyone make something just for me. I hope you have a fantastic birthday!

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  23. Happy birthday, and what a wonderful way to celebrate your day! Books? I LOVE BOOKS ❤️

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  24. Happy Birthday, PJ! Hope you have a great day!

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  25. Happy Birthday!! I love a good piece of dutch apple pie on my birthday! Hope you have something yummy today!

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  26. Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful celebration. Enjoy your special treats.

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  27. Happiest of Birthdays!🎈 I love romance novels! Cake with buttercream frosting is always my go-to for my birthday.

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  28. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PJ!!!!!

    My 2 favorite birthday treats are having most of the day to read and dinner with my family.

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  29. Happy Birthday PJ!
    Treats are special and indulge with a delectable mille feuille.

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  30. Happy birthday! My fav treat is chocolate cake ❤️

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  31. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR P J! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! If you listen carefully you will hear me not singing, cause if I sang, your ears would bleed. Hope your day is filled with joy and wonderfulness.
    I personally like Boston Creme Pie or chocolate eclairs. Or carrot cake. Or just about anything anyone wants to provide. I am not cheap, but I am easy. P J, I think the best gift you give to us are the wonderful reviews you provide. Have a great day.

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  32. Happy Birthday! Thank you for spoiling us on your special day! I don't have a special treat, I like just about anything!! I usually let my daughters decide what we are having for my birthday. LOL

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  33. A very Happy Birthday to you! I hope it's a wonderful year with lots of happy surprises!

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  34. Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a great day and many more!! πŸŽŠπŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸ“šπŸ“–

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  35. Happiest of birthdays to you! I hope it's a year filled with magic and joy!

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  36. Happy Birthday! I love escape rooms. Maybe you could try it 😁

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  37. PJ, I think the right answer is all of the above. And feel free to sprinkle the festivities over a couple weeks or even the month, because I don’t think you can overcelebrate! You are worth all the special effort, every bit of it! I personally love special food treats, whether they are sweet or savory (we always try to have some kind of noodle dish, as the tradition is that the long noodles represent longevity ;) )…. And you can’t go wrong with new books or jewelry or an outfit or whatever reminds you that you are amazing YOU! Happy birthday, PJ!!

    —flchen1

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  38. Happy Birthday, PJ!

    Chocolate is always a great treat.

    Denise

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  39. Happy Birthday! My choice will always be cheesecake! Although the apple pie squares sound interesting!

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  40. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hopefully you can enjoy some time to sit & enjoy the apple pie but topped with ice cream ;)

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  41. Happy birthday PJ! Have a wonderful day! I have read The Road to Christmas by Sheila Roberts. It is very good. Penney

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  42. Happy Birthday PJ!!!!!! I love Carvel ice cream cakes. That crumble center is to die for. Actually after eating most of a cake myself I usually feel like I'm dying lol

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  43. Cupcakes or a cake

    Rose Ward

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  44. Happy Birthday, PJ! I hope you have a wonderful day and lovely year of adventures with friends, lots of laughter, and love. Favorite birthday treat? Cake. But I am a "wedding cake" flavored cake person. Seriously. The plain white almond with buttercream icing? I can eat it all day everyday. It's ridiculous.

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  45. I hope you have a wonderful birthday. Do something to pamper yourself. My favorite birthday treat is cake and ice cream with my family.

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  46. Happy Birthday, PJ! If there's a Nothing Bundt store near you, they have delicious GF chocolate chip bundlets. I get them for my daughter and never had a cross-contamination issue. Apple pie squares sound good to. Saw this recipe and bookmarked it but haven't tried it!
    https://recipes.ketodietyum.us/2020/11/11/keto-blueberry-donuts-2/?fbclid=IwAR0PMVpocpe73c8mFsE4itKsmWr37Ix4KAuS_6mMK_iFHg5iES2mTyy56XM

    Would you like an ARC of Faking it with the Green Beret as a belated Birthday gift? Working on edits and cover now.

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  47. Happy, Happy Birthday, PJ!! Dinner out is always a treat. But a trip to the bookstore first would be even better lol. Enjoy whatever you end of doing (or not doing lol).

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  48. Happy birthday πŸŽ‚ I love anything chocolate or anything Flamingo

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  49. Happy birthday; I love cupcakes with lots of icing put together like a flower

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  50. Happy birthday!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
    Haven't had apple squares in years! So delicious... I add a touch of almond and nutmeg to mine for richer flavor. Have a wonderful celebration regardless of what you choose.🌷

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  51. Happy and merry to you, today!

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  52. Hi and Happy Birthday! The best is a quiet day full of reading!

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  53. Wow! Thank you for all the birthday greetings and treat suggestions! I stopped by a local cafe this morning that several people in a local Facebook group recommended. They had freshly baked gluten-free cherry shortcakes and Boston Cream shortcakes. I got some of both and oh, my gosh. So delicious! I'll definitely be going back! :)

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  54. This is my birthday month as well! Mine is this weekend and I thank you for the opportunity to try to win a wonderful book! Hope your day as been awesome!

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  55. My favorite birthday cake is German chocolate cake. Mostly just icing though. Happy birthday PJ. This is my birthday month too!

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  56. A very Happy Birthday and a Wonderful New Year! I hope you get to celebrate the way you wish.
    I don't have any particular birthday treat. It all depends on what we are doing and where we are at the time. This year, we got a take out dessert from a funky local restaurant. They have a key lime "pie" with a graham cracker crust that is 5 to 6 inches tall and delicious. It is a special treat that we rarely have. I noticed when we were there for a luncheon last week that they have a similar raspberry "pie." I can't wait to try that one. I'll have to think up another special event to celebrate. Our birthdays are next year and that is too long to wait.
    Thank you so much for your generosity to your followers. I hope you had a wonderful birthday.

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  57. Happy, Happy Birthday!! No special treat. I'm still not getting your blog in my email :(

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  58. Happy birthday!! My dessert of choice is a fruit tart — I love the one from a local bakery near me, so that’s generally my birthday treat!

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  59. Happy Birthday PJ, hope your day was an fantastic one! I love getting an ice cream cake for my special treat, it's the best of both worlds having ice cream and cake!!!

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  60. Zina K Ojanpera-LynchSeptember 21, 2022 at 8:35 AM

    Happy birthday PJ. Personally look for the gluten free cake, ask for a sample. Is still make the apple dish and then go to your favorite restaurant for your favorite meal or if you don't want to go out stay and make your favorite meal. Mine is chicken and dumplings.

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  61. Happy birthday to you. Love this blog and your book recommendations. Thanks for letting us know about great books and authors.
    Christinebails at yahoo dot com

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  62. Happy Birthday. It's wonderful when you look at each year is another year you're alive and not as, dang I'm getting old. Enjoy...

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  63. I guess I didn't leave my name to the above comment.. LoL

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  64. Happy birthday!! I love chocolate cake and some ice cream!

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  65. Happy birthday ❤️❤️ chocolate cake with whipped chocolate frosting

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  66. Happy Birthday! All the best to you in the year ahead.

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  67. Happiest of Birthdays PJ! I love everything chocolate! I also love seeing your smiling face when we do our book chats. Have a beautiful day, week, month and year!

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  68. Wishing you a very happy birthday! πŸ₯³ I did read your rules but still wanted to share my greeting. ♥️ Have a fabulous year!

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