Tuesday, March 12, 2013

And The Just Desserts Winner Is...

Kenzie Michaels!!

Kenzie has won a copy of the novella Love and the Economy! Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by and commented. And thanks to all the SCP authors who participated in the hop, I've got plenty of fantastic desserts to try out. Then I'll have to hit the gym again :)

Now its back to work and back to the writing cave where I'm torturing my characters in my latest work-in-progress.

Happy writing everyone!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Just Desserts

My Grandmother's birthday is March 12, she left us years ago, and I thought I'd pay tribute to one of the many desserts she made that I loved. One of my fondest memories growing up was visiting my Grandmother, she would always whip up my favorite dessert back then, tapioca pudding. When she didn't have time to soak the tapioca she made the Minute Tapioca, topped with her homemade whipped cream. She knew I loved tapioca and made sure to make it whenever my mother and I visited her.

photo and recipe by WildFlour

Tapioca Pudding

Servings:  4
1/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons Minute Tapioca
2 ¾ cups milk
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.       Mix sugar, tapioca, milk and egg in a saucepan, let set for 5 minutes.
2.       Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly, till mixture comes to a full boil.
3.       Remove from heat, then stir in vanilla.
4.       Cool 20 minutes, then stir.
5.       Serve warm or cold,
Top it off with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry, just like Grandma’s.

Leave a comment and tell me what your favorite dessert was growing up, and the great memories that come with it. A winner will be drawn from the commenters and one will receive an PDF copy of my novella Love and the Economy.

Just when Andrea Elliot thought life was getting back to normal after the divorce, her ex, Daren is moving back home. While the ink on their divorce papers dried up, so did the U.S. economy, and Daren’s architecture firm. Since Daren can’t afford to support two households and a floundering business, his accountant advises the couple live together in the family home – just till the economy improves. This couldn’t have happened at a worse time for Andrea. She's just started to date again.
Daren still loves Andrea, and sees their new living arrangement as his opportunity to make things right. Once home he takes off his suit and puts on his work clothes, and gets busy re-building his reputation and his ex-wife’s home office. Can Daren see what Andrea desires, and be the present take-charge man she’s always needed, and can Andrea put her pride away and let him?