For the month of August I'm featuring several of the recipes from the book Bake, Love, Write: 105 Authors Share Dessert Recipes and Advice on Love and Writing.
Brenda Novak: Caramel Apples
The best caramel I’ve ever tasted! I make these every Halloween. My family LOVES them! Serves 6.
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup white corn syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 medium-sized apples
Cook sugar, white corn syrup, sweetened condensed milk, and salt over medium heat to soft-ball stage. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Stir in butter and vanilla extract. Quickly dip 6 med-sized apples and place on waxed paper.
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak is the author of fifty books. A four-time Rita nominee, she has won many awards, including the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Daphne, and the Holt Medallion. She also runs Brenda Novak for the Cure, a charity to raise money for diabetes research (her youngest son has this disease). To date, she’s raised $2.5 million. For more about Brenda, please visit www.brendanovak.com
Debra Holland: Strawberry Pretzel Dessert
1-1/2 cups salted pretzels, crushed
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
9 ounces Cool Whip, thawed
8 ounces cream cheese
2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry Jell-O
2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen strawberries, partially thawed
2 cups boiling water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix pretzels with butter and 1/2 cup sugar. Pat into a 9”x13” pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
Blend cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar. Fold in Cool Whip. Spread over pretzel crust. Place in refrigerator to cool.
Dissolve Jell-O with the 2 cups boiling water. Add partially thawed strawberries. Place in refrigerator to thicken slightly. Once slightly thickened, spread over cream cheese mixture.
Let set overnight. Cut into squares to serve.
Psychotherapist Debra Holland, Ph.D is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of the Montana Sky Series, sweet, historical Western romance. She’s a three-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist and one-time winner. In 2013, Amazon selected Starry Montana Sky as one of the Top 50 Greatest Love Stories.
Debra is also the author of The Gods’ Dream Trilogy (fantasy romance) and the nonfiction book, The Essential Guide to Grief and Grieving. She’s a contributing author to The Naked Truth About Self-Publishing. Sign up for her newsletter at http://drdebraholland.com
Includes contributions by NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors
What do most authors have in common, no matter what genre they write? They love desserts. Sweets sustain them through pending deadlines and take the sting out of crushing rejection letters and nasty reviews. They also often celebrate their successes--selling a book, winning a writing award, making a bestseller list, or receiving a fabulous review--with decadent indulgences. And when authors chat with each other, they often talk about their writing and their lives. Recipes. Writing. Relationships. In this cookbook 105 authors not only share their favorite recipes for fabulous cakes, pies, cookies, candy, and more, they also share the best advice they've ever received on love and writing.
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bake-love-write-lois-winston/1120365873?ean=9781940795133
Have a great week, Everyone!