"Monster cookies …
to tame the monster, no doubt."
-- Isle of Hope by Julie Lessman
What a whirlwind couple of days!! God dropped a great big blessing into my lap this week with an impromptu visit with my grandkiddos, and OH, what a blast we had!! Arrived home at 5:00 PM yesterday, and company for the weekend arrived at 6:00 PM, so I've not had much time for a JJ.
BUT ... a wonderful reader friend by the name of Kate wrote me a lovely note about IOH and asked if I had any of the recipes from the book. Soooooo ... I thought instead of not writing a JJ at all this week, I would give you the one recipe from the book that is mine and some pix to gander (not very good pix, mind you, but pix!)
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL weekend, and may you get more rest than me. :)
SOME PIX FROM MY LAST FEW DAYS:
JuJu & Rory playing puzzles ... and not too well, either!
JuJu eating up every moment with my babies!!
RECIPE FOR CHOCOLATE CHIP PIE (FROM ISLE OF HOPE AND SOOOO GOOD!!)
Chocolate Chip Pie (makes one pie)
From: Julie Lessman
Cooking time: 350 degrees for 45 minutes or longer. Can leave out or refrigerate.
¾ 1 cup sugar
¾ ½ cup flour
¾ 2 beaten eggs
¾ 1 tsp. vanilla
¾ 1 stick butter
¾ ¾ cup chopped pecans
¾ ¾ cup chocolate chips
¾ 1 unbaked pie shell
¾ Vanilla ice cream and Magic Shell (optional)
Melt butter, cool in fridge while mixing sugar, eggs, flour and vanilla. Mix in butter, then add nuts and chocolate chips. Mix well.
Serve on individual plates and microwave each piece for about 30 seconds or until warm. Serve with vanilla ice cream (I streusel Magic Shell over ice cream and top pie with whipped cream and strawberry).
All four of the Seeker Christmas novella collections (two historical, two contemporary) are now on sale for only 99 cents, so if you haven't read Charity & Mitch's story, "A Whisper of Hope" in the Hope for the Holidays collection or Lizzie & Brady's "The Best Gift of All" in the Home for Christmas collection, this is a GREAT time to dive in!
Not only do you get to catch up with the O'Connors again (and all that lovely fun, passion, drama, and angst), you get to read novellas by award-winning authors Mary Connealy, Janet Dean, Debby Giusti, Audra Harders, Pam Hillman, Myra Johnson, Sandra Leesmith, Ruth Logan Herne, Tina Radcliffe, and Missy Tippens as well, and all for 99 cents per collection -- that's less than 25 cents per novella!!
Get a sneak peek at a scene from each of my novellas by clicking on last week's Journal Jot link below and scrolling to the end of the page, then take advantage of this "cool" price for Christmas in July!
Heart & Soul 99-Cent Sale Starts July 11th!
Imagine getting five novels from five award-winning authors for only 99 cents! Now you can with Heart & Soul, a book bundle of novels by Ruth Logan Herne, MaryLu Tyndall, Sally Bradley, Naomi Rawlings, and moi. That’s less than 20 cents per novel, and the sale won’t last long, so check it out HERE!
HUGE Favor & Cool Contest!!
I know most of you reading this blog have read my Marcy/Patrick prequel indie novel, A Light in the Window, and if you haven't, hopefully this VIDEO starring my daughter will convince you!
BUT if you have read it and posted a review, I am asking a favor. PLEASE post that same review for Heart & Soul, and I will give you 10 points in my newsletter contest to have a character named after you in my next book and a free copy.
If you read A Light in the Window and have not written a review, all you have to do is post a 1- or 2-line review on Amazon for it (or for any of the other books if you read them) on the Heart & Soul page, and you will also get 10 points in my newsletter contest to have a character named after you in my next book and a free copy.
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