Monday, December 7, 2015

~~Holiday Recipe Hop~~

☃❄✳☃Holiday Hop☃❄✳☃

Thanks for stopping by my page! The holidays are such a magical time, and one of my favorite things to do is share a meal with my family. Below you’ll find one of my favorite recipes and be able to enter to win some great book prizes! Happy Holidays!

☃❄✳☃Sticky Date Cake with Toffee Sauce☃❄✳☃


1. For pudding
· 1 3/4 cups packed pitted dates (about 10 ounces)
· 2 cups water
· 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
· 2 cups all-purpose flour
· 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
· 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
· 1 cup granulated sugar
· 3 large eggs

2. For sauce
· 1 3/4 sticks (3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) unsalted butter
· 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
· 1 cup heavy cream
· 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
· Accompaniment: vanilla ice cream


Make pudding:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. and butter and flour an 8-inch square baking pan (2 inches deep), knocking out excess flour.

2. Coarsely chop dates and in a 1 1/2- to 2-quart saucepan simmer dates in water, uncovered, 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in baking soda. (Mixture will foam.) Let mixture stand 20 minutes.

3. While mixture is standing, into a bowl sift together flour, baking powder, ginger, and salt. In a large bowl with an electric mixer beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture in 3 batches, beating after each addition until just combined. Add date mixture and with a wooden spoon stir batter until just combined well.

4. Pour batter into baking pan and set pan in a larger baking pan. Add enough hot water to larger pan to reach halfway up sides of smaller pan and bake in middle of oven until a tester comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove smaller pan from water bath and cool pudding to warm on a rack.

Make sauce while pudding is cooling:

In a 1 1/2- to 2-quart heavy saucepan melt butter over moderate heat and add brown sugar. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, and stir in cream and vanilla. Simmer sauce, stirring occasionally, until thickened slightly, about 5 minutes. Cool sauce to warm.

Cut warm pudding into squares. Serve pudding with ice cream and warm sauce.

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Dec. 11 – Jerrica Knight-Catania

Monday, November 30, 2015

[New Release] Christmas Ever More, A Lady Forsaken Novella

Title: Christmas Ever More
Series: A Lady Forsaken Novella, Book 3.5
Author: Christina McKnight
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency England
Word Count: 31,000
Cover Artist: Sweet n’ Spicy Designs

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About The Book:

A lady seeking forgiveness for her past…

Lady Viola Haversham is determined to put her past where it belongs—behind her. To do so, she sets out to host the grandest holiday celebration Foldger’s Hall has ever seen; proving to everyone—including herself—that she has more to offer than the hardship and loss she has brought to her family.

A woman forging a new path in life...

Mrs. Ruby Jakeston is tired of others taking care of her. She is ready to show everyone that she can look after more than just herself and her new husband; she also wants to set her overprotective friend at ease, and bring her hellion sister to heel.

A girl lost and in search of a place to belong…

Lady Ellington is on the brink of losing the only home she’s ever known. The last thing she wants is to attend a grand soirĂ©e. However, when her older sister demands her presence at a country Christmas party, she is compelled to attend. With only a stablehand as her companion, she arrives at a house teeming with unfamiliar faces—and nowhere to hide.

A trio of women holding out hope for three different holiday miracles…

Christmas ever more.

About the Author:
Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since. Currently, she focuses on Historical Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

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