Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Giveaways



Don't forget to stop by on Fri Aug 31. Along with over 100 romance authors, I'll be commenting on romance. 

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. You can enter over 100 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize:  Swag Pack!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Cocoa Ripple Ring - Hurricane Food

The outer bands of Isaac are blowing outside- mostly wind and lots of rain. Not a very good time to be outdoors. Since I'm stuck inside, I've already cooked up the chicken, ravoili, and crabmeat in my freeze.  
The worst part any storm is the possibility of a blackout which can last for days. Better safe than sorry.  If everything is fine, I've got delicious food for the week. What kind of food do you eat when you're stuck inside waiting for a snowstorm or hurricane to pass?





After cleaning out the frig I moved on to the kitchen closets where I found an abundance of hot cocoa packets. I remembered an old Better Homes and Gardens bundt cake recipe that used powdered cocoa. I don't bake from scratch, it's too precise. I prefer to bake semi-homemade and used a box of yellow cake mix.
Here's the recipe. 
Cocoa Ripple Ring



1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
4 eggs
3 cups flour 
1 1/2 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
1 1/3 cups milk
1/3 cup cocoa, or more, 
(mix with a tbs of sugar if you like)
Cream the sugar and butter. Add the eggs 
and beat well. Sift together the flour, baking 
powder and salt. Add flour mixture and milk,
mixing alternately, until smooth. Layer batter
in thirds, alternating with cocoa mixture, into 
a well greased 12 cup bundt pan. Bake at 350 
35-45 minutes, till toothpick comes out clean. 
Cool for 5 minutes in pan then turn out onto a plate,
Enjoy





Friday, August 24, 2012

ROMANCING THE HOP

COMING SOON

 ALONG WITH 200 AUTHORS I WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN A BLOG HOP.

EACH AUTHOR WILL BE DOING A GIVEAWAY. THERE WILL ALSO BE 3 GRAND PRIZES. 
ALL YOU'LL HAVE TO DO TO ENTER IS LEAVE A COMMENT ON ONE OR ALL 2OO BLOGS. 
I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED SO YOU WON'T FORGET THE DATE.