...because there's no place like love.

Hello, and welcome to my blog. I'm so glad you decided to stop by. My name's Angela R Sargenti, AKA The Queen of Short Attention Span Erotica. Got a minute? Then you have time for a quickie.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Crock Pot Love

Here's a recipe for seven different dinners using the same basic technique:
It's no secret.
I love my crockpot, and I'm here to make you fall in love with yours, too. 
I'll show you seven easy dinners you can make in yours whether you're home, at work, or even fast asleep!
First, get a cheap roast (on sale, if you're on a budget like we are.) I usually use cross-rib roast (like the one pictured here) or some kind of cheap boneless pork roast (shoulder, I think.) 
Stick it in a crockpot and put enough water in it to come about halfway up the side of the roast. More or less won't really matter, unless you plan on making gravy. Then you might want it a little more concentrated, so use a bit less. Add six to eight beef bouillion cubes, a bay leaf or two and some salt and pepper (to taste.) If you want to and have them on hand, you can also add some carrot, celery, fresh garlic, sliced onion, etc. 
The point here is, it's very versatile. 
Cook on low 8-10 hours (you can go over a little, not a big deal.) 

Now here's where it sort of branches off.
Generally, we just shred the meat and used it for BBQ Beef Sandwiches or Pulled Pork Sandwiches.
Just take the meat out, let it cool so you can handle it, shred it and dump a bunch of BBQ sauce in it and heat it up. 
A lot of times I cook the meat overnight, put it in a big bowl in the refrigerator with some of the juice on it, and shred it when I get home. Then I just put the barbeque sauce in it and heat it up on the stove.
You can do the same thing with chicken, but this time, you'll use chicken bouillion cubes, of course. For all of these, you can add or subtract any spices you want, add herbs if you feel like it, etc.
Also, if you want Italian Beef sandwiches , add two of those little Italian salad dressing mix packets to the water when you start to cook it. I personally add eight of those tiny little Trappey's peppers to it, too. I would definitely save some of the juice to put on the sandwich, in that case.
You can also just use any of this shredded meat for nachos, burritos, or tacos. 
If I do that, I usually add a tablespoon or two of dried oregano, maybe some cumin, and sometimes after I shred it, use some green sauce in the same way I used the BBQ sauce, but feel free to do whatever you want. 
This is one recipe you can't screw up. 
I have fun loading the crock pot because I'm just running around the kitchen throwing things in and I know I'll have a delicious meal and even enough for some leftovers.
Of course, you can always just leave the roast whole and eat it for pot roast.  All you'd do is strain the juice and thicken it up on the stovetop. 
And don't be afraid to cram the potatoes right in there with it.  Red potatoes work really well for this. 
So there you are.  Seven--no, eight--different ways to make dinner using one simple technique!
Until next time, stay sassy and well-fed.
XOXO, Angie

Friday, September 21, 2012

Blown Away

I've been looking at the "Hey girl" pins from Ryan Gosling on Pinterest, and I thought they were so cute I decided to borrow the idea.

Menu Plans

Hey, everyone.
Remember the ninety-day menu plan I told you about a while ago?  Well, I'm up to seventy-seven, and I decided when I get to ninety, I'll post them (one at a time, though.)  You know what that means, don't you?  You'll never be able to say "What am I going to make tonight?"
As a bonus, I might even include the recipe and/or grocery list that goes along with it.
You're welcome.
Until next time, keep the love simmering.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Edgar Allan Poe Wreath

Hey, everyone. 

I finished my Edgar Allan Poe wreath.  How do you like it?

Here's how I made it:  Bought a foam wreath form, a large punch, some ribbon, and a crow at Michael's.

Use the punch to cut out circles.  I used an old romance book I picked up at Goodwill for fifty cents.

I used a pencil to make the circles into little "flowers."  Remember
 how you did it with tissue paper in elementary school?
 Next, heat up your hot glue gun and start attaching the flowers to the foam wreath.  This will take some time. 
And after a while, you have a pretty cool wreath all ready to decorate. 
You don't have to do the same theme I used.  This wreath can be decorated many different ways.
I hope this helped!
Now get out there and start crafting.
Until next time, XOXO

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Check in on the zombie survivors...

You have to do a lot of really horrible things to survive the zombie plague: Grinder on After Old Joe.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Food Love

Well, readers, they're finally done with the construction on my place.  Yay!  If you've ever been through even a slight remodel, you know what a pain it is.  It's been hard to write, but I think I can settle in now and get something done. 

Right now I'm working on a story about vampires and virgins.  It should be fun.

Also, I've started this big project where I plan out what to cook for ninety (yes, that's 90) days straight without a repeat.  So far I have 65 of them, and now I'm really scraping the barrel to find the last 25.   I'm talking complete meals, too, with starch (rice, pasta, bread) and vegetable.  It's hard to choose which ones to use, because I have to consider cooking times, what goes with what, do I have enough burners, etc. 

I'll keep you guys posted on my progress.  I just wanted to let you know that, yes, I do think of other things besides sex.  Although that's paramount, of course.

Until next time, I wish you sweet kisses.


Thursday, September 6, 2012


Hi, Everyone!
I'm busy making myself a Steampunk outfit for Halloween and looking forward to my very favorite month of all, October.

Why October?
Well, first of all, it has a cool birthstone, the opal. 
It's got post-season baseball (go, A's!)
There are spooky movies galore.
And the October Antique Fair is awesome. 
Last year I saw not one, but two real coffins for sale and a couple of homemade prop ones. 
Here's the schedule, in case you want to check it out.
Soon there'll be fresh apples right out of the orchard for making yummy apple pies and applesauce.  The leaves will turn pretty colors so you can wax them and use them for things.  I plan to use mine to make a garlad to hang around the back door.  You don't mind stealing a little extra time in bed with a good book or a loved one to cuddle.
And best of all are those exciting plans for Halloween.  I have a theme I've been thinking of for my (possible) party, but I need to sit down and plan it out further.  And don't forget how very deliciously naughty cosplay can be.
Until next time, keep those kisses coming!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


The issue of Leo DeGraunce I guest-edited is up, and you can read it here.  The theme of the month is shyness.

Monday, September 3, 2012


Hi, everyone! 
Sorry so long since a blog post, but I've been trying to get my life organized.  As you probably know, I moved in March, so it's still a mess, and then they came in August and did a bunch of construction, so it's worse than ever. 
I am getting a handle on it, though.  I'm getting a lot of ideas off of Pinterest, if anyone wants to check out my account there.  Tons of recipes and household tips, plus teasers for some stories I'm working on. 
Hope you like it! 
Now back to work. 
Until next time, hugs and kisses,