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Sea-Devil: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 1
Sea-Devil: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 1

You never get over your first love...how about your first murder? When a man is murdered in her bookstore the night before her grand opening, island newcomer, Delilah Duffy, makes a name for herself as prime suspect. If Delilah Duffy hopes to create a life on the island, she must navigate through a vicious family feud, shoddy police work and the mistakes of her past. Will Delilah uncover the truth before her past and her present destroy her?

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Luna-Sea: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 2
Luna-Sea: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 2

We're all just one pain away from lunacy. A seaside inn. An elegant party. A black dress. What could go wrong? For Delilah Duffy, just about anything. With her bookstore failing, the last thing she needs is a party or another mystery to solve. With nightmares, anxiety, and panic intensifying, Delilah doesn’t know what’s real and what’s in her head. With everything at risk, Delilah discovers what’s worse… becoming a lunatic or facing one.

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Sea-Crossed: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 3
Sea-Crossed: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 3

Some secrets are kept to be kind. Torture, pain, misery - that’s all someone else wants for her. When a dinner party turns deadly, Sam goes missing, and Delilah realizes she's being watched, the “book queen with a thing for crime scenes” must battle to get her life and love back. Can love and determination save them or will dark secrets ruin her chances for a normal life? With mysterious messages taunting her and a killer eluding her, what lines will she cross to get to the truth?

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Pyra-Sea: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 4
Pyra-Sea: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 4

Everything can change in seconds. Bookstore manager and crime-solver, Delilah Duffy knows that better than anyone. When her Happily Ever After Valentine’s Day Bash ends in fiery destruction, everything she’s worked for burns with it. Pregnant and brokenhearted, Delilah fans the flames of her anger toward what she’s good at: solving crimes. Hot on the trail of an arsonist while her nemesis is on hers, Delilah fights to get her life back. Will she turn ash to treasure before the pyromaniac strikes

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My Vella Story

Water World
Water World

After a tough move with his Mom and sister from his beloved country home, Ethan isn't adjusting well to city life. In trying to escape his problems in this world, he opens another, dropping him and his sister, Abby, into Water World. This trip is no vacation, not with legendary monsters and deadly sea creatures to battle. But teaming up to help the merpeople through their home-related crisis might help Ethan and Abby navigate theirs, if they survive long enough to make it home.

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  • Jessica Sherry

Quick & Easy Pita Pizzas

Quick. Easy. Two of my favorite words, especially when it comes to dinner. The fam loves this meal because, hello, it’s pizza, and they get to make it their way. I love this meal because it’s seriously easy like Sunday morning, and, hello again, the kids make their own… that is, they help. I’m not the only one hanging out in the kitchen, toiling over the cutting board and the sink and the… well, you get the idea. It’s THE PERFECT weeknight, I-don’t-want-to-cook, give-me-my-Chardonnay-and-mindless-reality-TV, meal.


Pita Pizzas Heart

What you need:

  • 2 Pitas (Wholewheat or regular) for every adult or child with a hearty appetite. From age ten on, my kids ate two each. Pitas come in packages of six. I freeze leftover pitas to use for future pita pizzas when I have more than I need. ** You can split your pitas in half, but I’ve never been successful at this. Besides, we like to pile on the toppings, so a split pita wouldn’t be very structurally sound. You could also use French Bread from the deli if you’re not down with pitas.

  • 1 jar of pizza sauce or your favorite spaghetti sauce. You won’t use all of this, but you can either freeze the rest for future pitas or store in the fridge for another meal this week. You can add it to chili, soups, stews, or anything Italian.

  • 1 bag of shredded mozzarella

  • Assorted toppings—whatever your family likes. You can get creative and efficient here by using that half-chopped onion and any other leftovers in the fridge. Themes are fun, like Hawaiian pita pizzas with ham, pepperoni, and pineapple. A simple cheese and pepperoni works, too. Or it can be every man for himself. I go heavy on peppers while my daughter does the same with black olives. I like to add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, fresh basil, and some arugula after baking. You can even get, gulp, healthy, and go for broccoli or cauliflower florets. I don’t like my veggies too crunchy, so I cut them small. You could also sauté them ahead of time if you want them super soft. Quick & Easy Pita Pizzas = Perfectly Versatile.

Uncooked Pita Pizzas

What you do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400.

  2. Place pitas in a single layer on a baking sheet. I fit six on one sheet. If it hangs over a little, that’s okay. If you want a crunchy crust, then toast them in the oven for a few minutes before adding toppings. This will make your pita pizza less soggy in the middle. But, if you’re short on time (or patience), don’t bother toasting and go for the toppings.

  3. Spread a desired amount of sauce on each pita, about two tablespoons.

  4. Top sauce with cheese and other desired toppings. Make them as lovely or as messy as you want.

  5. Bake for twelve to fifteen minutes until your cheese melts, and it looks delicious. This may take longer if you’re doing multiple trays. Keep an eye on it.

  6. Cut into manageable pieces. Eat, enjoy, and pat yourself on the back for giving the fam a homemade meal in less than twenty minutes.


Cooked Pita Pizzas

Now, get your Chardonnay on. Hard. And watch Dancing With the Stars.


For barbecue pizzas, try our homemade sauce.


What're your family's easy, go-to meals? Share below!

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