Recipe: My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie

One of my friends got this cookbook and made me these cookies. They are worth fighting over. Get the recipe here.

Ghost Mine S01, Ep05 – Secret Passage

Show: Ghost Mine
Season: 1
Episode: 5
Title: Secret Passage
Original Air Date: February 13, 2013

Patrick Doyle: Paranormal Investigator
Kristen Luman: Paranormal Investigator
Jamol Eli: Himself – Greenhorn
Jay Verburg: Himself – Greenhorn
Larry Overman: Himself – Mine Owner
Stacie Sisk-Overman: Herself – Mine Owner
Jared Anderson: Himself – Heavy Machinery Operator (Buckett)
Edward Griffith: Himself – Job Supervisor (Fast Eddie)
Stan Griffith: Himself – Mine Foreman (Papa Smurf)
Keith Leingang: Himself – Drill Operator (Dingus)
Alexys Overman: Herself – Mine Owners Daughter
Dick Secord Jr.: Himself – Sample Specialist (Greybeard)
Richard Secord Sr.: Himself – Explosives Expert (Duck)

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Amazon Ghost Mine Season One

iTunes Ghost Mine, Season 1 – Ghost Mine

Favorite Quotes:

* Dingus: Greybeard found my daughter, I’ll be forever in his debt.

* Patrick: There has to be something up in those woods.
Kristen: I hope it’s not a bear.

* Kristen: We feel like we are so close to finding the answers to the haunting of this town.

* Kristen: Something is telling us to leave and we need to listen.

* Patrick: Is this a wild goose chase?

* Eddie: Now what do we do with it?
Stan: We dig it out.

* Stan: We’re looking at millions of dollars of gold right now.

* Patrick: Were they trying to keep something in this mine that they didn’t want to get out?

Synopsis: The crew has been working for two months now. They’re pulling about $30,000 in gold per day now. The mine owner gives the guys the day off and brings their family in for a cookout. Larry announces that they have hit the break-even point, so they are now in profit. Later that night Marissa, Dingus’s 9-year-old daughter, is missing. An all-out search begins. Jamol hears a noise where he is searching and takes a closer look. Greybeard headed about 40 to 50 yards down the road and heard her scream. He found her. She is reunited with her parents. Marissa tells them she saw a shadow peeking out from where she was found. Kristen asks her several questions about the shadow. Marisa was afraid it was going to hurt her. Jamol tells Patrick that he also saw what Marisa saw, only it was up on the hill. Kristen and Patrick investigate the area where both sightings happened. They investigate Jamol’s sighting first. They head down the hill and wind up where Marissa had her experience. You can hear something moving. Patrick sees something pass by Kristen very quickly. They now investigate the concrete structure Marissa hid in. They hear something fall. The shadow detector they set up on the concrete structure goes off several times. Patrick does an EVP session. Patrick sees something move on the thermal camera. He heads up to check it out. He does not find any evidence to support anything was up there. Back at the mine Kristen and Patrick share the results of their investigation with the guys. They all discuss the findings and their thoughts. Two days later, Kristen and Patrick are contacted by someone related to a miner on the previous crew. He tells them that the previous crew was hearing voices and seeing shadows. He also informs them that the Crescent Mine was owned by the Freemasons for a time. There are three granite boulders around the mine and should form a triangle. The two try to find the stones and enlist Stan to help them find it. He points out the granite rock immediately. Three drill holes are on the rock and they form a triangle. Stan confirms that it is very likely a second mine shaft. Eddie uses the excavator to try and find the second mine shaft. After a little digging they find the new portal. Patrick and Kristen send RIPA2 into the newly found mine shaft. What they see looks to be in pretty good shape. They come to a stop at a bulkhead with the Freemason symbol. They bring out RIPA2. Stan, Eddie, Kristen and Patrick all enter to investigate. In the mine they have been working suddenly the water stops flowing. Bucket exits the mine to investigate and finds the valve has become dislodged. Fixing it halts mining for an hour. Back at the new shaft they reach the bulkhead. Patrick scans the bulkhead with the K2 meter and he gets a reading. There is only stone and wood in that shaft. Eddie suggests that they break the bulkhead and then let RIPA2 go back and check it out first. Eddie gets to work taking down the bulkhead. RIPA2 is sent in past the bulkhead. Patrick loses control of RIPA2 halfway down the tunnel. They all trek in to check on RIPA2, it’s taken a lot of damage. Patrick and Kirsten try to get RIPA2 working while Stan and Eddie continue into the mine. They find some good veins of high grade. Patrick’s head lamp goes out. The K2 meter is completely lit up. Kristen and Patrick start to hear creaking.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles S01, Ep12 – It Came from The Depths

Show: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Season: 1
Episode: 12
Title: It Came from The Depths
Original Air Date: December 15, 2012

Links for all seasons/volumes below:

Amazon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012
iTunes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 1 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
iTunes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 2 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
iTunes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 3 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
iTunes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 4 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
iTunes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 5 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
iTunes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 6 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Favorite Quotes:

* Donnie: I never thought I’d feel sorry for the Kraang.

* Mikey: That gator-dude needs help. I can’t wait around for you cowards.

* Splinter: Raphael, there is no monster more dangerous than a lack of compassion.

* Splinter: I am compassionate, not insane.

* Mikey: Maybe you just think you’re a monster because everyone treats you that way.
Leatherhead: You are wise beyond your years.

* Leatherhead: My friend you have trusted me, now I will trust you.

Synopsis: Kraang robots look afraid on their own ship. It’s a very large alligator-like creature with a vial of mutagen. The turtles watch one of their cartoons. Raph switches to a news broadcast. They are talking about a mutant incident that took place in the sewers. Donnie looks closer at the footage and notices a tunnel number. They head off to greet this new mutant. When they get close the Kraang robots are attacking it. Mikey wants to help him. The four jump in to help and bring him back to the lair. He wakes up and he’s not happy. He starts attacking and they have to knock him out. Splinter is worried about him. When he hears that the gator was fighting against the Kraang he says Mikey made the right decision. Gator wakes up and Mikey talks to him. At the mention of Kraang he gets upset. Mikey makes him soup and he loves it. After he eats they talk. He doesn’t have a name so Mikey calls him Leatherhead. He explains that sometimes he loses control and is ashamed of what he does when that happens. The other guys find his lair but it is extremely booby trapped. They do find the power cell though. The three return and meet Leatherhead, but Donnie mentions the Kraang and he starts to lose it. He is clearly traumatized by the Kraang.He goes on the attack again and Splinter steps in to stop him. After defeating him he asks him to leave. Mikey goes after Leatherhead. They talk again. His brothers show up. He explains the Kraang did this to him, the mutation. They also subjected him to horrific experiments but could not break his spirit. He tells them the power cell powers the portal. By stealing it he has prevented them from entering or exiting earth. The Kraang attack. Donnie needs to use the power cell to get the subway trains running and Leatherhead volunteers to distract the Kraang so he has enough time to do so. Donnie gets the train powered and it winds up at the sewage plant.

Family Matters S01, Ep12 – Laura’s First Date

Show: Family Matters
Season: 1
Episode: 12
Title: Laura’s First Date
Original Air Date: December 18, 1989

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Amazon Click here to get a copy of Family Matters: Season 1

iTunes Family Matters, Season 1 – Family Matters

Favorite Quotes:

* Eddie: The dress is bad enough but this push up bra is killing me.

* Laura: You know Mom in some countries girls get married at 13.
Harriet: Sure and they die at 30.

* Laura: Was that a yes?
Carl: No but I think it was a threat on your life.

* Laura: Not Urkel. Not now. Not ever.

* Judy: Brussels sprouts make me puke.

* Laura: That’s how I know a dance is coming up, the phone goes dead.

* Eddie: No guts, no glory.

* Eddie: Laura, any guy that wouldn’t go out with you isn’t good enough for you anyway.

* Rachel: Why did you do that?
Harriet: I didn’t know it was a tear-away dress.

* Carl: I already set her up with Steve Urkel.
Eddie: The mouse eater?
Carl: He eats mice?

* Laura: You hired Tyrone to take me to the dance?

* Harriet: Dear Lord, please let this boy like her.

* Laura: Next time you think about fixing me up, think of Steve Urkel.

Synopsis: Rachel has Eddie in a dress while she alters it. Carl, Laura and Judy walk in and are concerned. Laura tries to talk with Harriet about a dance and she won’t have it. She asks her Carl, who says yes. Harriet is not happy. Laura keeps trying. Carl talks to Harriet about the dance. But Harriet is worried that Laura will get serious about a boy too soon. Harriet gives in, but she is not happy. Later at Leroy’s Laura and her friend are talking about dates. Urkel comes over and asks Laura to the dance. Back at the house the family is eating dinner. Rachel tells Laura she wants to make her a dress for the dance. Carl hits the phones trying to get a date for Laura. He calls Mr. Urkel, Steve’s dad and sets her up with him. Laura is moping on the back porch and Eddie tries to cheer her up. He suggests she calls Mark and asks him to the dance herself. Eddie heads off to shoot hoops and Laura heads back in the house. She calls Mark and asks him to the dance. It’s dance night and Laura is wearing the dress Rachel made. Harriet pulls a loose string and a sleeve falls off. Laura freaks out. Carl homes home and Carl mentions Steve. The doorbell rings and its Steve. Carl learns from Steve that Laura is not his biggest fan and he starts to have regrets. Eddie comes in with Tryrone, he’s taking Laura to the dance. So now there are two dates at the house. Laura comes down stairs in a different dress. She becomes outraged. The doorbell rings and its Mark, Laura’s date. He tries to rush them out, but Steve appears. Steve tells them that Carl set up the date. Laura rushes off upset. The two non-dates are dealt with. Harriet tries to calm her down. Laura tells her that she asked him. Harriet tells her it took Carl 6 weeks to work up the courage to ask her out. Back in the living room Mark tells Laura he’s liked her for a long time. They leave for the dance. Rachel rushes back in with the dress repaired. Later that evening Harriet and Carl are watching a movie when Laura comes home. She had a good time.

Book: Rum and Razors (Murder, She Wrote #3) by Jessica Fletcher

Jessica goes on vacation to St. Thomas to visit some old friends who moved there and opened up a hotel. The fun, site seeing and island exploring take a twist when Jessica stumbles across a dead body.

Turns out that the dead man is the competition of her friends, which makes them suspects. When the case stalls for the police, Jessica jumps into action.

Who will solve it first, Jessica or the police? Who killed Walter Marschalk and why?

Click either link to grab a copy and find out what happens.
Amazon Rum and Razors
iTunes Murder, She Wrote: Rum and Razors – Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain

Criminal Minds S01, Ep12 – What Fresh Hell

Show: Criminal Minds
Season: 1
Episode: 12
Title: What Fresh Hell
Original Air Date: January 11, 2006

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Amazon Criminal Minds: Season 1

iTunes Criminal Minds, Season 1 – Criminal Minds

Favorite Quotes:

* Gideon: “Evil is always unspectacular and always human. And shares our bed…and eats at our table.” – W.H. Auden

* Gideon: “Measure not the work until the day’s out and the labor done.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Synopsis: We open at a child’s soccer game. A mother and daughter argue. The daughter runs laps as punishment, but calls her dad. A man comes up to her about his lost dog and then drives away with her in his car. Garcia goes to Gideon’s office to thank him for the flowers and sees all the photos. The team meets and starts working on a 20-hour old kidnapping case. They have about 4 hours left to find the little girl before she is killed. The team arrives on the scene; they learn of the lost dog ruse. Gideon checks out the girl’s bedroom. Elle interviews the mom. Gideon asks about the dog and learns about father daughter time. Mr. Copeland arrives. JJ arranges a press conference. Gideon speaks to the father. The father’s cancer is back. Hotch and Gideon talk to the other girl that used the lost dog ruse. They learn she saw him twice that day. Back at the station they deliver the profile. Morgan calls Garcia regarding the sex offenders. Elle asks the parents to do a press conference as the doorbell rings. A neighbor brought Mr. Copeland a list of sex offenders and he takes off. He drives straight to Dennis Jones and tries to kill him. Hotch and Morgan arrive in time to stop him. While sitting in stake out a call comes in about a body in the water. They head to the body. Gideon confirms it’s not the missing girl they are looking for. The parents finally agree to a press conference. Reid posits that the abductor would not have answered the door during the canvas to narrow the search. They get a call about a neighbor with a green suv who’s acting outside of his normal pattern. Reid and Hotch speak with the neighbor. He tells them that Don Curtis had a dog named Candy that died 6 months ago. Gideon jumps the gun and breaks into the house. They search the house and don’t find the girl. The unsub lawyers up. Gideon notices insulation on a broom. He finds the attic, he climbs up and finds the girl. On the plane Gideon asks Hotch why he sent Garcia flowers when he sent her an MP3 player.

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Elementary S01, Ep23-24 -The Woman & Heroine

Show: Elementary
Season: 1
Episode: 23 & 24
Title: The Woman & Heroine
Original Air Date: May 16, 2013

Click either link to get a copy.

Amazon Elementary: Season 1

iTunes Elementary, Season 1 – Elementary

Favorite Quotes:

* Sherlock: I see. And some of these other paintings are “preserved” as well.

* Irene: You’re not boring at all are you?
Sherlock: I make every effort not to be.

* Sherlock: A game with proper stakes then.

* Sherlock: It’s odd to hear that man wonder why this happened to Irene. It was because of me.

* Sherlock: I won’t be consulting on Irene’s case.
Joan: Do you really want to sit this one out?

* Bell (about Joan): Feels just like having Holmes here, doesn’t it?

* Irene: People don’t treasure things anymore, you should try it.

* Irene: You were broken, you fixed yourself. If the great Sherlock Holmes can do it. You give me hope.

* Sherlock (to Moriarty): I have as much in common with you as a dung beetle.

* Irene: Please for your own good. Let me win.

* Sherlock: I actually found the truth quite liberating. I’ve wanted the answers to Irene’s murder for a long time. Now I have them.

* Bell: A good thing? Must be some interesting math you’re doing.
Sherlock: Well, I’ve never had a nemesis before. I mean not a proper one. Quite looking forward to it.

* Joan: So you’re running an underground railroad for endangered species.

* Irene: You’re not afraid of me.
Joan: Too angry to be afraid.

* Joan: Let’s say we go stop this bitch.

* Irene: You surprised me. You’re the only person on the planet who can.
Sherlock: That’s why you love me isn’t it?

* Sherlock: We both made the same mistake. We fell in love. It made us stupid.

* Sherlock: You said there was only one person in the world who could surprise you. Turns out there’s two.

* Sherlock: Allow me to introduce you to Euglassia Watsonia.
Joan: You named a bee after me?

Synopsis: Sherlock embraces Irene. Flashback, London 2 years ago. Sherlock meets Irene at her studio regarding authenticating paintings. She confirms they are forgeries. Sherlock takes in her work. He asks her about an original painting she still has. He asks her out. Back in New York, present day, Irene is in the hospital. Joan tries to comfort Sherlock. The doctor tells them she is suffering from PTSD. Sherlock feels guilty and believes he is why Irene is in the state she’s in. Joan and Sherlock decide they will help her and also find out who did this to her. Irene is released and they bring her to the brownstone. Joan meets the Captain at the location where they found Irene to investigate. They go through the studio. Joan finds a rare paint pigment. It could lead to Irene’s captor. Flashback, London 2 years ago. Sherlock goes to see Irene again. They have philosophical conversation regarding their one day together. He refuses to be put off. He convinces her and takes her to the underground tunnels. He shows her a tunnel he discovered. It’s a canal, the walls are adorned with prayer tablets. Back to New York. Irene screamed and Sherlock comes running. Joan comes home. Joan gets a call from the Captain. The paint was a winner. It was bought by a Mr. Proctor. Captain and Det. Bell go to speak with him. His brother is protective. He admits to buying paints and brushes, but for his brother, not Irene. Gunshots ring out in the house. It’s the brother, Isaac Proctor. They bring Irene in to see and hear the brother who bought the paint. She says it’s not him. Isaac is at a hotel. At the brownstone Irene watches tv and Sherlock watches her. Flashback London 22 months ago. Sherlock and Irene are in bed. He is looking at a crime scene photo, but them puts it down. He notices her birth mark, it resembles a constellation. He talks about her work and her new project. Back at the brownstone, Sherlock is still watching over her. Irene asks what his life has been life since. He admits that after he thought he lost her he was broken and his drug use spiraled out of control. Irene heads to her room. She screams. There are flowers on her pillow. Flashback, London 22 months ago. Sherlock is invited by Irene to come and see her new original work. When Sherlock arrives he finds a pool of blood and a note. Back in New York Sherlock takes Irene to a safe house. Sherlock tells Irene that he will have to send her someplace where she can be safe until he has dealt with Moriarty and then he shall find her. At the station Joan, Gregson and Bell look at the video footage from the brownstone. Isaac Proctor delivered the flowers. Holmes calls in. Joan gets a text and meets Sherlock in one of the interview rooms. Joan brings Sherlock up to date on what she has found out on her side. Sherlock informs Joan that he will be leaving with Irene and that he has come to say goodbye. Joan is quite upset. Isaac goes to meet with Moriarty and he prevents himself getting killed. Sherlock returns to the safe house. He tells her his plan. When she changes clothes he notices that her birth mark is not there anymore. He freaks out and she tries reassure him. They fight and she storms out. Sherlock returns to the brownstone where Isaac shoots him. He gets away and gets upstairs and barricades himself in his tv room. Isaac reveals Moriarty is a she. Two shots ring out and Isaac is killed. Irene walks in…she is Moriarty. Sherlock asks why? He thinks he must have interrupted a plan of hers. Turns out it was several plans. She compares them, they are alike to her. Their relationship was an experiment. He deduces she returned to him because he was interfering in at least one of her plots again. She levels quite a threat at him. She leaves and he passes out. Joan arrives at the brownstone and he has Joan remove the bullet. Joan and he get to work. At the morgue Sherlock and Joan explain to Captain Gregson Moriarty. They are zeroing in on the SpeakEasy. Sherlock notices some modified cell phones. They came from two men found shot in the morgue. Sherlock finds the encrypted text message on the phone proving its Moriarty’s men and decodes it. Gregson wants to pull Sherlock but Joan asks him to let him keep working. She’ll step in if need be. Sherlock has cracked the message, it’s a cargo ship that is due in port this evening. Bell, Sherlock and Joan stake out the boat. Joan goes to get food. While gone Bell expresses his concern. Night falls and the ship is now unloaded. As they prepare to leave two suspicious vehicles pull up. They surround the van with a smuggled crate. However, the crate contains two smuggled Lemurs. They interrogate the boat owner. He says he got them for his daughter. He rescued them from poachers. Sherlock wants to head out to the daughters immediately but Joan demands to check his wound. While tending his wound Joan gets a call from her brother that her mother fell. As Joan heads to check on her mother she is intercepted by Moriarty. They lunch at an expensive restaurant. The ship is mentioned. Bell and Sherlock arrive at the daughter’s house to confirm what they were told. In the kitchen Sherlock goes through the cabinets in the kitchen. He discovers a medication that belongs to the wife. It hasn’t been taken in a week. The husband admits his wife was kidnapped. The kidnappers might be the two men in the morgue. Sherlock sees a vial of vicodine bottle in the cabinet and puts it down when Joan calls. Back at the prescient Sherlock is upset that Moriarty had a meeting with Joan. The cargo ship owner is also on the run, and he’s also Moriarty’ s victim. Bell also lets them know that Theopolis was in contact with Moriarty. Now they meet face to face. She gives him a gun and wants him to kill someone with it. The next day Joan comes down to hear Sherlock sceaming. He’s hitting himself in the bullet wound to stay away. However, he has deduced Moriarty’s plan. It comes down to money. The soon to be murder victim gets a call from Captain Gregson warning him. His security man lets Theoplis in to kill him. Both are shot twice. He gets a call that his daughter is safe back at the farm. Then he is killed. At the precinct the security guy acts like he tried to save them. However, Sherlock enters and tells them all what really happened. The man takes a swing at Sherlock and all hell breaks loose. Sherlock and Joan get heated. He admits to her that he almost stole drugs yesterday but he did not because of her. Joan suggests that Sherlock lets Moriarty win. Sherlock returns to the brownstone. Captain Gregson calls Bell. Sherlock may have beat up a drug dealer and stole drugs. Bell breaks into the bathroom and finds Holmes has overdosed. In his room at the hospital Moriarty shows up. They discuss all of the days criminal activities that she masterminded. She offers to help him. She tells him that his sensitivities also cause him great pain. She invites him to come with her that night out of the country, so she can put him back together. Sherlock informs Moriarty that Joan solved her. Then Sherlock lets her in on a little secret, he faked the overdose. She sits there shocked and Joan and the Captain come in and arrest her. Back at the brownstone Sherlock is on the roof looking at his bees. Joan comes up and lets her know that the confession was good per Gregson. Sherlock reminds Joan of the bee in the box. However, it has happened. It will be an entirely new species and it’s about to hatch. It’s his job to name it. He tells her it is called “Euglassia Watsonia.” Joan is shocked that he named a bee after her. They sit together and watch them all hatch.

Recipe: Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

This looks delicious and I’m excited to try it. Get the recipe here.

Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole has all the familiar flavors of a cheeseburger, in casserole form. And there are tots involved!

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