March Newsletter from Sheridan Stationery

Books & Gallery


Recipe Corner

Recipe taken from Against the Grain: Extraordinary Gluten-free Recipes

by Nancy Cain

Hot Cross Buns

2 1/3 cups tapioca starch
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 cup plus 2 teaspoons milk
1/2 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup chopped dried pineapple
1/4 cup chopped fruit-sweetened dried cranberries
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Makes 8 buns

1. In a food processor, combine the tapioca starch, salt, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg and pulse to combine.
2. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup of the milk, the oil, and granulated sugar to a boil, stirring constantly. Immediately pour the hot mixture into the flour and process until it is moist with a sand-like texture. Allow the dough to cool for 20 minutes.
3. Add the eggs to the dough and process until smooth. The dough will be both sticky and runny, with the consistency of pancake batter. Scrape the dough into a bowl and fold in the dried fruits. Allow the dough to rest for 15 minutes. It will absorb more of the moisture and become thicker.
4. meanwhile, position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
5. Using a spoon dipped in water, drop 8 spoonfuls of the dough onto the baking sheet. Wet your hands and smooth the top and sides of the buns as you round them.
6. Bake the buns for 55 minutes, or until the tops are lightly browned. Remove the buns from the oven and immediately brush the tops with the honey. Allow to cool completely on a cooling rack.
7. In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, vanilla, and remaining 2 teaspoons milk and stir until all the lumps are dissolved. Spoon the icing into a pastry bag or sealable plastic bag with a corner cut off. Pipe crosses on the tops.

Gingery orange hot cross buns
Substitute 1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger for the pineapple and add 2 tablespoons of orange zest. Substitute 1/2 teaspoon orange extract for the vanilla extract.


March is that time of year when the weather is rather fickle. One minute it's snowing, and the next the sun is shining. When the weather is bad, why not catch up on the latest thriller or do a little research for your summer vacation. We stock a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles.

We also have some fun St. Patrick's Day titles in stock. Here are a few listed below.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover
by Lucile Colandro

That's What Leprechauns Do by Eve bunting

Happy St. Patrick's Day Curious George by Cynthia Platt

Happy St. Patrick's Day Hello Kitty by Sanrio

Luck of the Mad Libs by Roger price & Leonard Stern

Leprechauns stickers by Diana Zourelias

Leprechaun in Late Winter by Mary Pope Osborne

Leprechauns and Irish Folklore by Mary Pope Osborne

Book Signing for

"Everyone Dies Alone"

by Ryan Mitchel Collins

Saturday March 7th 12:00-2:00 pm                               

Join us for the book signing and visit with Ryan and get an autographed copy of his book. 

Everyone Dies Alone is an anthology of nine short stories. All of these short stories differ in subject and length, but revolve around the transcendental nature of the human spirit to survive and succeed. From walking with guardian angels in a casino in Theophany, to a strange son of a strip club owner in the Shotgun Willies, and back again to a struggle for survival in Shiva's Kiss-Everyone Dies Alone has the ability to catch your interest and not let go. "Collins makes his mark in the center of his target-the gut of the reader. Ryan Mitchel Collins is a writer to watch." -Grady Harp, February 13,

Release date for "Endangered"

 by C.J. Box

March 10th                               

The newest title in Box's Joe Pickett series will go on sale on March 10th. Let us know if you would like us to hold a copy for you. He won't be here to sign until April 1st, but you can come in and get a copy and read it before he arrives for the signing.


New Releases March  


Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule
by Jennifer Chiaverini
The Assassin by Clive Cussler
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy
by Rachel Joyce

World Gone By by Dennis Lehane
Endangered by C.J. Box
Cold Betrayal by J.A. Jance
Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Host by Robin Cook
Blink of the Screen by Terry Pratchett

The Stranger by Harlan Coben
Isis by Jessica Stern

The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry
The Shadows by J.R. Ward
The Outlandish Companion (Revised Edition)
by Diana Gabaldon

 Gardening Titles                        
Although it seems early, it's time to start thinking about your garden. Before we know it, those beautiful spring days will be here and summer won't be far behind. We have a nice selection of gardening books on hand, and if we don't have the title you want, we can order it for you. Here is a list of some of the books we have in the store.

Epic Tomatoes by Craig Lehoullier

Month-By-Month Gardening in Wyoming by John Cretti

Sunset Western Garden Book of Landscaping
by Sunset Magazine

Wildlife Friendly Vegetable Gardening by Tammi Hartung

Edible Spots & Pots by Stacey Hirvela

Attracting Native Pollinators by the Xerces Society

Deerproofing Your Yard & Garden
by Rhonda Massingham Hart

Complete Compost Gardening Guide
by Barbara Pleasant & Deborah L. Martin  
We so appreciate you shopping with us and letting us serve you. Sheridan is a wonderful community and we love being part of the historic downtown. We look forward to helping you discover new books that will become old favorites.

Robby Smith
Sheridan Stationery Books & Gallery

I'll leave you with a couple of Irish blessings.

May your troubles be less and your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness come through your door.

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
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Save 25% on St. Patrick's themed books from March 1, 2015 through March 10, 2015.
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