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Happy Valentine's Day

 February 2016 Newsletter

                        New Releases
Feb 2nd
 
Breakdown
by Jonathan Kellerman
 
Brotherhood in Death
by J.D. Robb
 
Robert B. Parker's Blackjack
by Robert Knott
 
The High Mountains of Portugal
by Yann Martel
 
Remembrance
by Meg Cabot
 
Pax
by Sara Pennypacker
 
Salt to the Sea
by Ruta Sepetys
 
Feb 9th
 
Violent Crimes
by Phillip Margolin
 
Find Her
by Lisa Gardner
 
The Wolves
by Alex Berenson
 
When Spring Comes
by Kevin Henkes
                     
Feb 16th

Midnight Son
by Jo Nesbo

No Shred of Evidence
by Charles Todd

Pretty Happy
by Kate Hudson

Earnhardt Nation
by Jay Busbee

Feb 23rd

A Girl's Guide to Moving On
by Debbie Macomber

The Friends We Keep by
Susan Mallery

Eat Fat Get Thin
by Mark Hyman


Greetings!
February is the month to let your loved ones know just how much you care. We carry a great selection of Valentine cards. Some are sweet, some are funny, and some are a little risqué. If you're a book lover, share that love with others. Choose a book for your Valentine, they make wonderful gifts. You don't have to worry about size or fit, they are not fattening, and they provide hours of entertainment. As always, we offer free gift wrapping so you get a pretty package to share with your Valentine.
New Joe Pickett Novel Due Out March 8th
 
 
Get ready for the next Joe Pickett novel. The newest book in the series will be on-sale March 8th. We have a singing scheduled for Saturday, March 26th at 3:00 pm.
 
"New York Times" bestselling author C. J. Box returns with a suspenseful new Joe Pickett novel.
Nate Romanowski is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and trying to deal with past crimes, when he is suddenly surrounded by a small team of elite professional special operators. They're not there to threaten him, but to make a deal. They need help destroying a domestic terror cell in Wyoming's Red Desert, and in return they'll make Nate's criminal record disappear.
But they are not what they seem, as Nate's friend Joe Pickett discovers. They have a much different plan in mind, and it just may be something that takes them all down including Nate and Joe.
                            Recipe Corner

  Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes
(Recipe from "The Prairie Girl Cupcake Cookbook" by Jean Blacklock)

1 batch Golden Buttermilk Cupcakes (below)
1 batch Cherry Icing (below)
1 batch Classic Cream Cheese Icing (below)
1/2 c. cherry jelly beans

1.) Frost or pipe one ring of Cherry Icing onto the outer edge of the Golden Buttermilk Cupcakes, then pipe the center of each cupcake with Classic Cream Cheese Icing.
2.) Garnish each cupcake with 3 or 4 cherry jelly beans.

Golden Buttermilk Cupcakes
Yield: 36 minis, 18 regular, or 12 Prairie Girl-sized cupcakes.

2 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/8 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/4 c. white sugar

1/2 c. salted butter, at room temperature

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 eggs

4 egg yolks

1 1/2 c. 3.5% buttermilk

 

1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2.) Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium-sized bowl and whisk together. Set aside.

3.) Using a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and set on medium-high speed, cream the sugar, butter, and vanilla until fluffy, about 8 minutes. Stop the mixer twice to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

4.) One at a time and with the stand mixer on medium speed, add the 2 whole eggs and 4 egg yolks. Beat for an additional minute or until fully blended.

5.) Remove the bowl from the mixer and, using a wooden spoon, alternately mix in the flour mixture and buttermilk. Begin and end with the flour mixture, and make sure not to overbeat the batter.

6.) Place cupcake liners into the cupcake pan(s). Using a large spoon, divide the batter equally among the liners. If making mini or regular cupcakes, fill each liner to three-quarters full. If making Prairie Girl-size cupcakes, you can fill each liner to the top (the "crown" in the pan allows the cupcakes to rise and not overflow).

7.) Bake in the preheated oven for 11 to 12 minutes for mini cupcakes and 15 to 17 minutes for the regular and Prairie Girl-size cupcakes. When done, the cupcakes will be pale yellow and the tops will spring back when lightly touched. If there is a raw circle in the center, the cupcakes need a minute or two of additional baking time.

8.) Let the cupcakes cool in the pan(s) for 10 minutes until they can be easily removed to a rack. Cool the cupcakes completely on the rack before icing them.

 

Classic Cream Cheese Icing

 

8 oz. brick-style cream cheese, at room temperature

1/2 c. salted butter, at room temperature

1 tsp. vanilla extract

4 c. icing sugar

 

1.) Place the cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and 3 cups of the icing sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer and, using the whisk attachment, beat on low speed until all of the ingredients are combined, about three minutes. Stop the mixer twice to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber scraper.

2.) With the mixer on a medium speed, add the remaining cup of icing sugar. Stop the mixer twice to scrape down the sides of the bowl, folding from the bottom until everything is blended together. This should take about 5 minutes total.

3.) Increase the speed to medium-high and beat the icing for an additional 4 minutes.

 

Cherry Icing

 

1 1/2 c. salted butter, at room temperature

6 oz. brick-style cream cheese, at room temperature

2 Tbsp. whipping cream (35% fat)

1/4 c. powdered freeze-dried cherries

2 1/2 tsp. natural cherry extract

2 tsp. vanilla extract

6 c. icing sugar

 

1.) Place the butter, cream cheese, cream, freeze-dried-cherries, cherry extract, vanilla, and 3 cups of the icing sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer and, using the whisk attachment, beat on low speed until all of the ingredients are combined, about 3 minutes. Stop the mixer twice to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber scraper.

2.) With the mixer on medium speed, add the rest of the icing sugar 1 cup at a time. Stop the mixer twice to scrape down the sides of the bowl, folding from the bottom until everything is blended together. This should take about 5 minutes total.

3.) Increase the speed to medium-high and beat the icing for an additional 4 minutes.  

Head on down to Historic Downtown Sheridan. It's a great place to shop, dine, and play.
  
Sincerely,
  

Robby Smith
Sheridan Stationery Books & Gallery

Without Valentine's Day, February would be... well, January.
 
 ~Jim Gaffigan  
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