Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of her favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors. Introducing author, CHARITY PARKERSON, and her favorite recipe: SLOW-COOKER REESE’S™ PEANUT BUTTER CUP SWIRL CAKE.
No Rival Book 1
By CHARITY PARKERSON
For months, Aubree has been obsessed with two men—best friends, Max and Ryan. She’s resigned herself to having her desires be nothing more than a late night fantasy. When the pair invites her to a weekend party hosted by a famous MMA champion, Drew Alexander, she accepts without a qualm. She never expects the two men plan to make her secret longings into reality. Unfortunately, that’s only half their agenda. When Aubree learns the men’s true intentions, she turns to Drew for help.
Drew is unlike anyone she’s ever met. He’s fun and playful. Dark and brooding. He’s everything she’s been searching for rolled up in a delicious package. Unfortunately, Max and Ryan aren’t finished with her yet. Aubree has to choose—does she cling to the friendship she’s had with Max and Ryan, or risk everything on one man who could make all her dreams come true?
No Rival Book 1
By CHARITY PARKERSON
The blue of Aubree’s eyes twinkled as she made her confession. For a single moment out of time, Drew forgot where he was. “I commend your bravery for showing up. I’m sure it wasn’t an easy decision considering the theme.”
Aubree’s smile turned into a sad one, making Drew regret the words. Aubree’s father had been well known and respected in the fighting world. News of the car accident on Christmas day that claimed the lives of both Aubree’s parents had moved quickly through the MMA gossip mill. Drew didn’t want to dampen the mood, but he’d been moved to say something. Unfortunately, now he was almost desperate to bring the happiness back into her eyes.
“Just think,” he said, allowing a bit of devilry to show. “If you hadn’t shown up this weekend, you wouldn’t have met me. That would’ve been a real shame for you.”
Aubree narrowed her eyes, but her grin gave her away. She was ready to play along. “How do you figure?”
“You would’ve missed your chance to seduce me, and although I’m not easy, I’m totally worth every moment.”
Her teeth sank into her bottom lip. Drew could see her fighting back her laughter even as her eyes danced with it. He wasn’t content to let it stand there. “You’d better get started.” He made a show of looking at his watch. “I don’t know what time you usually go to bed, but I’ve only got a few hours left in me. Wine me, dine me,” he paused and smiled roguishly. “Well, you know the rest.”
Aubree threw back her head laughing loudly, snagging the attention of everyone nearby. She covered her mouth when several people turned in their direction. Her eyes swam with tears as she stared at him accusingly. With a chuckle, he held his hand out to her, pouring on the charm. “I would be honored if you would spend some time with me this evening. I can’t promise to behave, but as I said, I am worth it. Not to mention, I’m so good when I’m being bad.”
Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with several companies. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.
*2015 Readers’ Favorite Award Winner
*Winner of 2, 2014 Readers’ Favorite Awards
*2015 Passionate Plume Award Finalist
*2013 Readers’ Favorite Award Winner
*2013 Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner
*2012 ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance
*Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath
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Note from Charity: I’m not much of a cook, but I love making desserts. One of my favorites is Crock Pot cake. I can’t claim it as my own. It’s a Betty Crocker recipe which can be found online here.
SLOW-COOKER REESE’S™ PEANUT BUTTER CUP SWIRL CAKE
[Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker here]
1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
1 cup water
½ cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup butter, softened
½ cup chocolate-flavored syrup
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons chocolate-flavored syrup
20 Reese’s™ peanut butter cups miniatures, unwrapped and cut in half
- 1 Spray a 5- to 6-quart oval slow cooker with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, eggs, 1/2 cup peanut butter and the butter with electric mixer on low 30 speed seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl.
- 2 Remove 2/3 cup of the batter to medium bowl; stir in 1/2 cup chocolate syrup to make chocolate fudge batter.
- 3 Spoon 1/2 of the peanut butter batter into the slow cooker, followed by all of the chocolate fudge batter. Top with remaining peanut butter batter. Swirl with a knife in a circular motion.
- 4 Cover; cook on High heat setting 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Turn off slow cooker; uncover, and remove ceramic base from cooker to cooling rack. Let cool 15 minutes.
- 5 In medium bowl, beat 3 tablespoons peanut butter and 2 tablespoons milk with whisk until smooth. Add powdered sugar; mix until smooth. If necessary, gradually add additional 1 tablespoon milk until glaze is desired consistency. Spread peanut butter glaze over cake; drizzle with the chocolate syrup. Sprinkle peanut butter cups over top of cake.
Thanks, Charity, for sharing your book and favorite recipe with us!
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