The Enigma Man Mystery: Cases Unfold

Hi Everyone, 

Sundown Pointe Publishing is very excited to announce the release of Devan Roberts’ debut book, The Enigma Man Mystery: Cases UnfoldThe book is a mystery novel that portrays the story of a master sleuth known only as the Enigma Man. In the story, the Enigma Man partakes in a series of multiples cases and starts unfolding every story one after another. With every case solved, the story becomes more complex, even more difficult to solve. The Enigma Man gets called to help his long old friend, Detective Richards after cases result in dead ends, such as “The Sinking Limo,” “The Mine Shaft,” and many others. After solving every case, the duo ends up at the bar, having a drink to celebrate their success. The real test for the duo comes at the end, when they are given the case of “Birds Falling Out of the Sky.” Read more to know how the duo tackles some of the biggest challenges of their careers.

 If interested in purchasing a copy online, click here:

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No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

Cheesecake has always been a favorite in my family. If you love cheesecake as much as I do, then this recipe is definitely for you! The texture is creamy and fluffy which is how you want it. I highly recommend trying this recipe. It’s the type of dessert that will be very popular at parties or gatherings. I look forward to reading all your comments! 

Things you need:

2 Mixing bowls

Hand mixer or a Kitchen Aid

Food chopper

10 inch Springform pan

2 cups of crushed Graham Crackers

½ cup butter (melted)

¼ cup of sugar

2- 8 oz packages of Cream Cheese

2 cups of Heavy Cream

2 cups of Powdered Sugar

2- 21 oz cans of blueberry filling.

2 handfuls of fresh Blueberries

Instructions:

  1. Using your food chopper, crush 2 cups of graham crackers, and pour into one of your bowls.
  2. Add the melted butter and ¼ cup of sugar to the crushed graham crackers and mix until fully incorporated.
  3. Pour into springform pan, and using a fork press down until it covers the bottom. Then, using a pint glass, press down on the crust to make sure your crust sticks together.

4. Place crust in oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Then, place crust in fridge to cool.

5. Using your bowl from your graham crackers, pour in 2 cups of heavy cream, and beat on high until it forms whipped cream. (Roughly 5 minutes.) Then, set aside.

6. Using your other bowl, add the cream cheese and powdered sugar and mix until fully incorporated.

7. Next, fold in whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture, before adding in fresh blueberries.

8.Once fully incorporated, pour into crust and spread evenly.

9. Finally, spread the 2 cans of blueberry filling over cheesecake mixture, and set in fridge for eight hours or overnight.

10. Enjoy!!

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Eggless Mint Chocolate Mousse

If you love chocolate as much as I do, then this recipe is definitely for you! Chocolate mousse is somewhat of a quick dessert, it’s the firming up that takes the longest. In fact, this is one of my favorite desserts to make, especially when you add in fresh mint leaves. The texture is very fluffy which is how you want it. I highly recommend trying this recipe. It’s the type of dessert that will be very popular at parties or gatherings. I look forward to reading all your comments!

Things you need:

Mixing bowl

Hand mixer or a Kitchen Aid

Saucepan

Air tight container

3 cups of Heavy Cream

2 ¼ cups of Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips

 3 tsp Vanilla Extract         

Mint leaves (chopped)                                                                                                                                                    

Instructions:

  1. Using your mixer, mix your heavy cream until it looks like whip cream. This should take roughly 5 minutes.
  2. Next, set the whip cream in the fridge while you melt your chocolate.
  3. Once the chocolate is melted, remove from heat and add in the vanilla extract.
  4. Fold into whip cream until fully combined. Then, sir in some of the mint leaves, and save the rest for garnishing on top.
  5. Finally, place into airtight container and set in fridge for about 5 hours, or until firm.
  6. Enjoy!!

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Ice Castles (North Woodstock, NH)

A couple of weeks ago, I took a trip up to North Woodstock and visited the Ice Castles. Visiting the Ice Castles has always been something I wanted to do during the Winter, and it is definitely a place worth visiting. I was absolutely blown away when I arrived, especially seeing how tall and how much work goes into creating these ice sculptures. It’s even prettier seeing it all lit up.  Ice Castles is located on 24 Clark Farm Road North Woodstock, NH. There are numerous Ice Castle locations around the state which include: Colorado, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Utah, Wisconsin, and Alberta Canada. As customers walk around and through the tunnels, they will notice an ice throne, water fountains, and finally an ice slide. They even have smaller tunnels for the smaller children to crawl through.

When visiting, I would recommend going down the ice slide. However, the line was too long, and I didn’t want to wait. It is one of the ice castles popular attractions. They open in late December to early January and remain open through late February to early March. Tickets are fairly inexpensive, about $20 per person. I would recommend buying tickets online early in the season. Although later in the season, the ice castles are larger, and all built up.  I would also recommend going at night because it is beautiful when it is all lit up. Also, when buying tickets online, you also have the option of adding a sleigh ride. Finally, at the end they have a little shop where you can buy hot chocolate and souvenirs. After experiencing it, I am looking forward to visiting again next winter.

Fun Fact: It takes 25,000 tons to create the ice castles.

If you are interested in checking out Ice Castles New Hampshire, click here:  https://icecastles.com/new-hampshire

© 2020 Sundown Pointe

Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Dutch Apple pie has always been a favorite in my family. Since Thanksgiving is a few weeks away, I wanted to try making a homemade Dutch Apple Pie before the holiday. I have included the recipe down below, so you can try making it for this upcoming Thanksgiving. I look forward to reading all your comments!

Ingredients: 

9 X 9 baking dish

Filling:

1 frozen Pillsbury pie crust

6 cups, about 8 apples (peeled and diced, you can use any type of apples such as Granny Smith or Macintosh, but I used Gala’s, Golden Delicious, and Snow Sweets.)

½ cup white sugar

½ cup brown sugar

3 tbsp of flour (I used a blend of almond and bread flour)

¾ tsp of ground cinnamon

¼ tsp of nutmeg

Topping: 

¾ cup of flour (I used a blend of almond and bread flour)

1/3 cup softened butter

¼ cup white sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

½ tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Peel and dice your apples.
  3. Put small slices in bottom crust and bake for about 10 minutes, (so it doesn’t get soggy on the bottom)
  4. Mix all of the dry filling ingredients & mix in the apples. (Make sure to coat the apples really well.
  5. Pour into prepared crust.

6. In another bowl, mix flour, sugars, and cinnamon for the topping of the pie. 

7. Cut the butter into small pieces and add to the dry ingredients for the topping until it becomes a crumbly texture using a fork. 

8. Pour on top of the pie making sure to cover all of the apples.

9. Place on a foil lined baking sheet, before placing into oven for 50 minutes or until topping is golden brown.

10. When finished, remove from oven. Let cool before serving.

11. Enjoy!!

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