Thursday, September 13, 2018

Neewollah Festival. . .that time of the year + Giveaway!

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Welcome back to the Bean Hive Coffeehouse. I'm delighted you're here. I'm Roxanne Bloom, but you can call me Roxy. All my friends call me Roxy. That's my adopted fur baby, Pepper.


He's been such good company to me, but everyone is driving me nuts about when me and Patrick are going to get married.

There never seems to be a good time to plan. I own the coffeehouse and he's the president of Cane Construction. I've got my hands full with the Neewollah Festival. It's a fun three day festival that takes place along the boardwalk and the beach on Lake Honey Springs in front of the Cocoon Inn. 
My new salted caramel coffee blend is going to be the rave of the festival along with my hand pies that are made to perfection with the help of local ingredients like seasonal fruit I purchase from the Hill's Orchard and the fresh honey from the Bee Farm located on the island across from the boardwalk.



Speaking of the Bee Farm, Patrick informed me that the bees are in trouble. They are dying out, putting the Bee Farm in danger of closing. He didn't tell me about big land developer gossip going around the coffehouse and Honey Springs.
Apparently, this land developer wants to build one of those fancy gold course resorts on the island. I'd also heard Camey Montgomery, the owner of the Cocoon Inn~Honey Springs only hotel, is beside herself and trying to do everything in her power to stop the developers. . .everything shy of killing someone. 

Anyways, it was nice chatting with you. I've got to head on over to see Babette at All About The Details. She's got my bride and groom costume Patrick and I are going to wear to the costume party on the beach for the festival. Or is there something else behind those costumes? 

I can't tell you what's up my sleeve, but I'll definitely keep you posted over coffee. I've got to get my special SOUTHERN COMFORT CASSEROLE in the oven. Scroll down to grab the recipe. It's perfect for fall nights.   

Before you go, tell me about a festival you love to go to in the comments and win the fun prize pictured below of all four books already published in the KILLER COFFEE MYSTERY SERIES. Be sure to leave your email address in the comment so I can give you a ring-ding if you win! Good luck~
Roxy Bloom 





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Southern Comfort Casserole

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef or choice of meat
1 box elbow macaroni (I use gluten free because Eddy is gluten free)
2 Tablespoons tomato sauce
28 ounce can diced tomato
1 can of chili peppers if desired
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
½ chopped onion
3 minced garlic cloves
2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:
1.     Preheat the oven to 350.
2.     Spray Pam in a casserole dish. Dish depends on how much you make. This recipe is for a standard casserole dish.
3.     Bring two cups of water to a boil and make elbow noodles.
4.     While the noodles are boiling, add the olive oil to a skillet and sauté the onions and garlic over medium heat for about three minutes.
5.     Add the ground beef to the skillet with the onion and garlic mix.
6.      Once the beef has browned, add in all the cans and simmer until the mixture thickens up.
7.     Drain the macaroni once it’s soft and dump it into the casserole dish.
8.     Once the beef mixture thickens up, add it to the casserole dish and mix in with the macaroni.
9.     Add the cheese on top and put in the oven for about 15 minutes or cheese melts.

47 comments:

  1. I have only been to this twice, but it was sooo much fun when we went. The Michigan Renaissance Festival, it is a lot of fun to see people dressed up in costumes, and to watch the shows. My sons favorite was the Joust 😊
    Thank you for the chance.
    lilyanngill56(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I enjoy the Fall Harvest Festivals! Love taking the kids to a pumpkin patch, drinking hot apple cider and anything pumpkin! Anxiously awaiting my pre-order! I've missed Roxie! 💕 meg85242 at gmail dot com

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  3. There is a blueberry festival in a town not far from here that is so much fun! It takes place in a huge park, which is nice for the kids. There are so many craft vendors, musicians, and of course every type of blueberry food imaginable!
    Thank you for the recipe and the giveaway.
    debprice60@gmail.com

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  4. I really don’t have a favorite they sticks out, I love all fall festivals. It’s my favorite time of the year. Krystal321@gmail.com

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  6. Most festivals I go to are music (folk, jazz, blues - not that any of those festivals stick to the genre) but this weekend I'm going to Ribfest - yum!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    flash29@teksavvy.com

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  7. We have a local Peach Festival. Maybe I like it because our farm provides the 12,000 pounds of peaches for the peach shortcake! It is delicious. cheers (at) marjimmanor (dot) com

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  8. I try to go the the Renn fair every year. tcpnop@gmail.com

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  9. There is a Strawberry Festival a couple of hours away from us. This year they had some great country stars there. I wish my husband liked country music like I do. pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. I go to the fall festival and craft show in our town. Love the crafts. This recipe sounds good will have to try it.
    lhxp73(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. My favorite festival is the Main Street Arts Festival, held every year in Fort Worth, Texas. I love to see how creative the artists are and maybe buy a few things along the way. cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. My mind is a blank about festivals.
    Oh, well. Guess I'll just read about one!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  13. The festival is called Taste of Polonia it's held over Labor Day weekend. The festival has different polish foods & regular foods too & it has rides & entertainment & this year my 5 year old grandson performed with his dance class. Thanks for this amazingly generous giveaway.

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  14. I love our small town's Azalea Festival, held in the Springtime during peak Azalea bloom! It's located on the town square's courthouse lawn. Art and Craft Vendors, Face Painting, Children's Games, our Old-Fashioned Bandstand is the stage for Live Entertainment, the local Humane Society brings fur babies for adoption, the surrounding streets are closed for multi-state vendors to sell food, one area sports a vintage car show, and it's a fun family setting for all-around pleasure! An Azalea Trail, for driving, also winds through part of our city where visitors & locals can view the blooming azaleas. Permanent street signs provide Azalea Trail directions. (I also love our Christmas in the Park Festival, with the thousands of lights, animated displays, music, Santa, Train Rides around the lake, Vendors & more!)

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  15. We have a fall fest here in our town with chili cookoff and wine tasting

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  16. My favorite festival was the one our church had every year when I was a little girl. My friends and I won lots of goldfish and stuffed animals. Thanks for the contest! ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

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  17. Our big event is called Bacon Bash. Everything bacon. Bacon donuts, bacon candles, pig wings on a stick, bacon pizza. Flying pigs too! Duck races down the Kinnickinnic river. Music, food, vendors selling crafts and goodies. Kiddie parade, people dressing up in pig costumes. Fun for all!
    bearsgal(dot)sweet1964(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. My favorite festival is the Balloon Fiesta which takes place every year in October. What a sight to behold. World renowned and very special. Balloons of all shapes and types in the deep, blue sky. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. We always went to our church festival in June but that isn't held anymore so we are trying some new ones in our area. There are peach, blueberry, strawberry and apple! They are always a great time!
    jstomalis1053@comcast.net

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  20. The Bread and Honey Festival is the most wonderful day of they year. Free bread and honey, entertainment, booths and a parade. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I love going to our church festival they have 3 as there are 3 churches that are combined under one name and it is so fun. One of them my hubby enters his chili and the lucky guy gets an award every year entered . ptclayton2@aol.com

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  22. Peach festival in Queen Creek was always fun! Peach pancakes yum! desertthreadsboutique@gmail.com

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  23. I love the Metro DC Cooking Festival. Lots of food, kitchen and home items and book signings! lkleback at hotmail.com.

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  24. I love living in a small town. We have many little festivals to attend. One that I love to attend is the Beach Glass Festival in the summer, as well as a Craft in the Park festival in September. It is always interesting to see what other's find to do in a creative way. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. I love the fall festivals around town. There are lots of corn mazes, hay rides and fun for the kids!
    mmfort3@gmail.com

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  26. A store in my town has the Southern Sweet Tea & Junkin Festival twice a year. This is by far my favorite festival to attend. acate9(at)utk(dot)edu

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  27. In my hometown of Pontotoc , Ms we have the Bodock Festival. It is named after the Bodock Trees in our town town. We have music,food,dancing,car show,rides,and booths set up with different things for sale. Its been going on for years now. Its very special to our town. Thank you for the opportunity to try and win. Scoobyspenny@gmail.com

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  28. I have enjoyed the Loose Caboose art and stroll in our small town's renovated town square. Relaxing, entertaining and with a variety of foods to sample.

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  29. forgot the email! lindasjohnson54@gmail.com

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  30. I like any festival, especially art festivals. Oh, and food ones, lol. legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  31. I enjoy the Chinese New Year celebration.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  32. A great series. Can’t wait to read .. recipe sounds delicious, I am always looking forward for something new to make. Dbahn@iw.net

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  33. There are a lot of festivals in our area. I really like going to the Renaissance Festival in Bristol WI. There is so much to do and see and a lot of great food.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. We got a shad fest most years. It’s mostly a big street fair but you can get all kinds of dishes made with shad.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  35. I went to a UFO festival for the first time this year. It was such fun & I hope to go every year.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. I enjoy going to the Heritage Day Festival in Edmonton, AB. Held in a lovely park in the river valley. Every year the 3 day event showcases the wonderful diversity of cultures we have here. With close to 100 countries/nationalities represented, you can sample the cuisines, watch traditional folk performances and dances, and even purchase some traditional gifts. The one thing you are guaranteed to come away with is an overstuffed tummy and sore feet!
    gnluciow(at)gmail(dot) com

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  37. I like going to our neighborhood festival. Lots of food, crafts, and music. Before they closed the nearby Ford plant they would show many of the cars built over the yeears, including a Model T.

    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  38. I have been going to the Pumpkin Festival at Half Moon Bay, CA for 25 years now. Love it. And also in July to the Garlic Festival in Gilroy, CA. We even have garlic ice cream. Hey, don't knock it till you tried it. Thanks for a chance to win.
    babemomara@att.net

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  39. I enjoy going to our Corn Carnival Festival here in Gladbrook, Iowa the last weekend of June every year. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. I most enjoy the Christkindlmarket in Chicago (or smaller ones in the suburbs). Each is Christmas themed with merchandise, food, beverages, art and craft offerings from around the world. The one in Chicago offers some of the most flavorful not chocolate I've ever tasted. We haven't been there for several years. Hopefully 2019 will be the year we can resume this type of fun, family outings. servedogmomATyahooDOTcom

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  41. In spring my town has a Carnival of Flowers. The whole town is literally blooming. The town is full of visitors from all over the world for a week or so.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  42. I like any type of festival,especially music festivals :-)

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  43. I love most festivals - they are a lot of fun. We have plenty of yearly festivals- craft , book, heritage & cultural.
    kckendler at gmail dot com

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  44. I love going to Mount Gretna for the arts festival every summer.
    Thanks for the chance.maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. When I was younger, I always looked forward to attending the Ohio State Fair in August. It was such a treat with delicious food, fun rides and we got to pick one item for a souvenir. Looking forward to reading Decaffeinated Scandal. Doodlesink(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  46. There used to be a Spring art festival in the park that I really enjoyed going to but it has been cancelled in recent years. There are other festivals, such as seafood festivals, but I never make it to them. I should. Thank you for the giveaway.
    gda523(at)comcast(dot)net

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