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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Karalee Long

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CookingKaren’s Killer Fixin’s **AUTHOR SPECIAL**
with KARALEE LONG!

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, Karalee Long, and her favorite recipe for SIMPLE PANCAKES!

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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Berta’s Coffee Cake

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It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s! Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me. I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers. So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy. It might be a main course recipe. A cookie or baked item. Candy. Salads. Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is BERTA’S COFFEE CAKE!

I mentioned making this coffee cake on Facebook recently and had a request to share the recipe, so here it is. I can usually give coffee cake a miss, but not this one. It’s a moist and flavorful recipe, and been “in the family” four generations now with my grown children. So, who’s Berta, you ask? Berta was the cook at the college where my husband’s grandmother was a sorority housemother. My husband has lots of fond memories of visiting his grandmother at the sorority as a child, and Berta’s coffee cake was a favorite.

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!

Karen

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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Spinach Quiche w/Shredded Potato Crust

Following_RecipeSMALLER   It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s! Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me. I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers. So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy. It might be a main course recipe. A cookie or baked item. Candy. Salads. Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is SPINACH QUICHE W/SHREDDED POTATO CRUST!

I have to admit that I haven’t made this one recently, probably because the kids have left the nest so I don’t cook as much as I used to, I forget I have the recipe, and it’s much easier to buy a pre-made crust when I’m in the mood for quiche. But, this is worth the trouble for the occasional special treat.

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!

Karen

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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Shelley K. Wall

 

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CookingKaren’s Killer Fixin’s **AUTHOR SPECIAL**
with SHELLEY K. WALL!

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, SHELLEY K.WALL, and her favorite recipe for MOM’S HOMEMADE DONUTS!

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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Corn Casserole

Following_RecipeSMALLER   It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s! Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me. I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers. So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy. It might be a main course recipe. A cookie or baked item. Candy. Salads. Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is CORN CASSEROLE!

I grew up with this staple at barbecues and BASD (bring a side dish) social events. It’s easy to fix and satisfying. This is one of the few ways I actually enjoy corn bread because it’s moist. Instead of bringing the standard green beans or baked beans to your next party, try this corn casserole instead.

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!

Karen

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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Jessica Aspen

CookingKaren’s Killer Fixin’s **AUTHOR SPECIAL** with JESSICA ASPEN!

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, JESSICA ASPEN, and her favorite recipe for JESSICA ASPEN’S FLORIDA HOLIDAY MUFFINS!

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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Jennie Marts

Cooking Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **AUTHOR SPECIAL** with JENNIE MARTS!

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, JENNIE MARTS, and her favorite recipe for WAFFLE IRON CINNAMON ROLLS!JennieMarts_ManiacMonday_1400px-2

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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Mary Strand

Following_RecipeSMALLER Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **AUTHOR SPECIAL** with MARY STRAND!!

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, MARY STRAND, and her favorite recipe for MOM’S COFFEE CAKE!

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COOPER’S FOLLY by MARY STRAND

Book Blurb

He took a dare.  She took a chance.

Burned-out lawyer Cooper Meredith decides success isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Trading his ties for T-shirts, he chucks it all and becomes nanny to a wild pair of four-year-olds … and the four-year-olds win every time.  The kids’ mom, Molly Perrell, a stressed-to-the-max retail exec, just wants someone she can count on.  It doesn’t appear to be Cooper, who turns out to be the world’s worst nanny.  Their clashes, and their undeniable attraction, turn Cooper’s summer folly into the chance of a lifetime.

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COOPER’S FOLLY
By Mary Strand

EXCERPT

Molly reviewed her options one last time.  Unfortunately, she had just one.  This man.  This—okay—tall, very attractive, very blond, very tempting man.  The guy had the most beautiful blue eyes, with flecks of gold, reminding her of the sky on a hazy August day at the lake.  Hips slim enough to slide her arms around.  The hint of contoured muscles under his shirt that gave him an indefinable sense of power.  Of strength.  The type of man her next-door neighbor, Brooke, would eat for lunch.  And dinner, and most definitely breakfast.

Molly had neither the time nor the tolerance for casual or even not-so-casual flings, but she appreciated a gorgeous man when she saw one.  She wasn’t dead yet.  Cooper Meredith was clearly not dead yet, either.  What had Emma said?  Oh, yeah—cute.  Very cute.  More Saturday-night-date material than nanny material, but maybe she could make this work until she got home from New York.  With a little help from her sister-in-law and a little luck.

She drew in a long breath and slowly let it out.  Paused. Made her decision.  “If, and I mean if, your references check out, you’ve gotten yourself a temporary job.  I’ll just have to pray nothing goes wrong.”

After she described the hours, salary, and benefits, which she knew were standard, he replied with just a slight tilt of his eyebrows.  Silence.  Molly tried to wait him out but couldn’t stand the suspense.  She needed him.  She steeled herself for the inevitable refusal but asked anyway.

“Well, Mr. Meredith?  What’s your answer?”

“Ms. Perrell, it’s a resounding yes.”

MES author photo    About the author, Mary Strand….

Mary Strand practiced corporate law in a large Minneapolis law firm for 16 years until the day she set aside her pointy-toed shoes (or most of them!) and escaped the land of mergers and acquisitions to write novels.  Her first novel, Cooper’s Folly, won Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart award.  Cooper’s Folly, published by Bell Bridge Books, is her debut novel.  Mary lives on a lake in Minneapolis with her husband, two cute kidlets, and a stuffed monkey named Philip. When not writing, she loves traveling, live music, and playing sports with reckless abandon and a high probability of injury.

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Links to Mary’s website, blog, books, etc.

COOPER’S FOLLY is available now at Amazon:

http://amzn.com/B00I3OAFZ0

Join her mailing list on her website: www.marystrand.com  and keep current with the latest book updates, events, book signings, and other news.

Mary’s Links:

Website:  www.marystrand.com

Facebook Author Page:  https://www.facebook.com/marystrandauthor

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Mary_Strand

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I hope you enjoy the recipe Mary is sharing with us today on Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!

Karen

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Mary shares…When Karen asked me to stop in here and share a favorite recipe, my first thought was: But I don’t cook!! (When I mentioned it to my husband, that was also his first thought, accompanied by hysterical laughter.)  My mom didn’t cook if she could help it, either, but she made a few things that were major winners.  (If you could overlook her hamburgers, which we referred to as hockey pucks.)  Her coffee cake was definitely a winner:  the ultimate in yummy comfort food.

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MOM’S COFFEE CAKE

Coffee cake ingredients:

1/2 c. shortening (Crisco, etc.)

2 c. sugar

4 eggs

1/2 tsp. salt

3 cups flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. vanilla

1 c. milk.

 

Topping ingredients;

1 c. brown sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

2 T. flour

2 T. butter

 

Grease bottom and sides of 9 x 13 pan.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Separately mix coffee cake and topping ingredients in bowls.  Spread half of coffee cake batter in pan, then sprinkle half of topping evenly across that.  Repeat, spreading remaining half of batter followed by remaining half of topping.  Bake for 30-35 minutes.  Check doneness with toothpick.

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 **SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  Mary will give away an ebook copy of COOPER’S FOLLY to one lucky reader who comments on her Karen’s Killer Fixin’s blog!!  Don’t miss this chance to read this fun debut novel!!  Thanks, Mary, for sharing your upcoming release with us!

Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Java Davis

Following_RecipeSMALLER Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **AUTHOR SPECIAL** with JAVA DAVIS!!

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, JAVA DAVIS, and her favorite recipe for VEGETABLE & FETA LATKES (Jewish Pancakes)!

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COMMUNE by JAVA DAVIS
****RELEASE DAY****

Book Blurb

Written by popular self-published author Java Davis, COMMUNE is the story of an apple commune and the disparate group of wanderers who end up there.  The commune becomes a microcosm of conflicts: dedicated vs. slacking, honest vs. traitorous, hopeful vs. cynical, and most importantly, connected vs. disconnected.  Is one woman’s vision enough to carry the apple farm to a comfortable prosperity?
The diverse cast of characters includes Momo, the founder of the commune and legal owner; Maia, a former business school roommate, who has something to hide; Linda, another college roommate, who thinks a commune would be a fun vacation; Bobby and Baz, fraternal twins who have a differing view of farming; Dan, the supplies delivery man, who loves the parade of women who come and go at the commune; Dulcie, a bitter, displaced chef; Kick, a self-styled Buddhist; and many others.
The future of the commune often hangs by a thread.  Who can Momo count on for help when the going gets rough?

COMMUNE by JAVA DAVIS

Excerpt

Just before graduation from business school, Momo bought a lottery ticket.  A winning ticket.  A big winning ticket.  She skipped the graduation ceremony in favor of visiting an apple farm in Michigan, hearing about it from one of her old Kalamazoo College connections.  But Momo didn’t just see an apple farm.  She envisioned, dreamed, an apple commune.  Workers could move in for room and board and they would all make the apple commune a great success.  On a flat plot of land near the barn, her mind’s eye could picture a new processing building, up to code and with the latest and greatest available machinery.

Momo bought the farm.

Momo raced back to Pennsylvania to gather up her things and catch Maia before she left town.

“I bought the apple farm,” she told Maia.  Maia’s mouth dropped open.

“What?!” she asked in surprise.

“I’m going to turn it into an apple commune.  You’re welcome to come.  Free room and board, just work the land with me.”

Maia shook her head.

“You’re crazy.  You’ll be destitute in a month.”

Momo was crushed but pretended to be unconcerned. 

“Fine.  Don’t come.  Let me know when you’ve made your first million.  I’ll be eating an apple.”

“Fine.”

“Fine.”

“FINE!”

 èª­æ›¸    About the author, Java Davis….

BA in English, Masters work in Linguistics and Literary Research.  Over ten years as a freelance typesetter doing type design, editing, marketing and PR.  Currently retired/disabled, carving out a writing career by the seat of my pants, riding my La-Z-Boy recliner.

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Links to Java’s website, blog, books, etc.

Website: http://www.theroadtripwriter.com

Commune ASIN: B00HYNUD12

bitly: http://amzn.to/1f8CJ4M
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Commune-Java-Davis-ebook/dp/B00HYNUD12/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390309114&sr=1-2&keywords=Commune

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I hope you enjoy the recipe Java is sharing with us today on Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!

Karen

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VEGETABLE & FETA LATKES
Jewish PancakesFrom Java’s Kitchen
[Serves 6 as a side dish or 3 generously as a vegetarian dinner]

2-1/2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup peeled and shredded potatoes
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 tsp. salt
3 eggs, lightly beaten
salt to taste
pepper to taste
3/4 cup matzoh meal (or flour)
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
Place the zucchini, potato and carrots in a colander, place paper towels or a cheesecloth or an old dish towel saved for this purpose over the top and squeeze out as much moisture as possible.  Sprinkle salt over the vegetables and let them drain for 15 mins.  Squeeze vegetables again.
In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, vegetables, salt and pepper.  Mix well.  Stir in matzoh meal or flour, parsley and feta.
Spray 3 baking sheets with non-stick spray.  Using a large biscuit scoop, scoop even amounts of mixture until used up.  You can place them close together, but not touching each other.  With the back of the scoop, push down on each latke to flatten slightly for more even baking.  Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 8 mins. on one side; turn and bake 6 mins. on the other side.
Serve hot with a side of sour cream or apple sauce.
NOTE:  Feel free to get creative, or make the proportions of the vegetables different.  This is an easy recipe to adapt. It’s also extremely diabetic-friendly!
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**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Java will give a #FREE copy of COMMUNE to any  reader who sends a photo of having made the recipe (must look like a home photo!) to her email at javadavis@live.com.  Don’t miss this chance to read this story!! Thanks, Java, for sharing your book and recipe with us!

Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Cate Beauman

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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **AUTHOR SPECIAL** with CATE BEAUMAN!!

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, CATE BEAUMAN, and her favorite recipe for EASY APPLE BRAID

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Hi, Karen!  Thanks so much for having me on Karen’s Killer Fixins.  I love connecting with readers of romantic suspense and the idea of blending killer recipes with suspenseful reading is fantastic! I would love to celebrate my first visit to your blog by offering one of my favorite fall recipes to go along with my latest best seller – Waiting For Wren!

It’s great to meet all of you,

~Cate

Cate Beauman’s newest best seller is available now through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  Visit www.catebeauman.com for more information and to read excerpts from her romantic suspense series The Bodyguards of L.A. County.

Cate profile pic    About the author, Cate Beauman….

Cate currently lives in Tennessee with her husband, their two boys, and St. Bernard, Bear. She is the author of the best selling romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County.  Before her career as an author, Cate worked in special education for 12 years.

“I’m a pretty lucky girl; one day I woke up and my entire life changed. I saw the light, so to speak, and decided I was going to be a writer. Now, two years later, I’m working on my sixth novel, Justice for Abby, and I’m an Amazon best selling author.  I’m very grateful for the support and success I have had.  – Cate “

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WAITING FOR WREN by CATE BEAUMAN

Book Blurb

When the past and present collide…

Wren Cooke has everything she’s ever wanted—a thriving career as one of LA’s top interior designers and a home she loves. Business trips, mockups, and her demanding clientele keep her busy, almost too busy to notice Ethan Cooke Security’s gorgeous Close Protection Agent, Tucker Campbell.

Jaded by love and relationships in general, Wren wants nothing to do with the hazel-eyed stunner and his heart-stopping grins, but Tucker is always in her way. When Wren suddenly finds herself bombarded by a mysterious man’s unwanted affections, she’s forced to turn to Tucker for help.

As Wren’s case turns from disturbing to deadly, Tucker whisks her away to his mountain home in Utah. Haunted by memories and long-ago tragedies, Tucker soon realizes his past and Wren’s present are colliding. With a killer on the loose and time running out, Tucker must discover a madman’s motives before Wren becomes his next victim.

WAITING FOR WREN by CATE BEAUMAN

EXCERPT

She pulled in her drive, dropped her phone, and gripped the wheel with trembling hands as heat from the vents rushed over her. She stared at her darkened front steps in the shadows cast about from the neighbors’ tall trees. What if he was here? His texts weren’t threatening, and technically neither were the flowers, but Rex wasn’t healthy. In the two years she’d owned her home, she’d never been terrified to get out of her car and go inside like she was now.

This is what he wants. He wants you to be afraid while he plays his games. Steeling herself, she grabbed her phone and got out with her key fob clutched in her unsteady hand. The cool rush of wind tossed her hair in her face, and she swiped wavy locks behind her ear as she strained to hear over the rustling leaves. She walked quickly, her eyes darting everywhere.

She just had to get to the door and step inside. The panic button was in the entryway if she needed it. The police would come help her, along with whoever was fielding calls at Ethan’s company tonight. “I’m almost there. I’m almost there,” she whispered, flinching, blinking, startled as the sensor lights flashed on to brighten the walkway. The security lights. It was just the security lights. She forgot she reactivated the feature the night of the gala. She took another step forward and saw the blood by the pretty pot of red mums. “Oh my god. Oh my god.” A black cat lay on her step, decapitated and bloated in a pool of dark, congealed crimson. “Oh my…”

Her breath rushed in and out as she stumbled back. The cellphone in her clammy hand rang, and she screamed. Blindly, she pressed “talk.” “Hell—hello?”

“Do you like it?” someone whispered.

She whirled, scanning, searching for Rex. He was here, somewhere. He had to be.

“Why won’t you call me?” The whisper turned into a pathetic whine. “Why won’t you call me, Wren?”

“Stop,” she shuddered out as she hurried to her car, looking over her shoulder from time to time, sure he was waiting to pounce. “Stop doing this. I’m calling the police.”

The whining stopped abruptly and turned into mad, riotous laughter. “They won’t believe you! They won’t believe you!”

“Leave me alone!” She hung up, gasping for air. Tears poured down her cheeks, and her hand shook as she opened her door, took her seat, and locked herself in. She had to get out of here. She had to get away. It took her two tries to shove the key in the ignition as she glanced at the bloodstained step once more and backed out with a squeal of tires. She sped off, heading toward Ethan’s until she remembered he was gone and a quarter of his house had been gutted for the new edition. All of them were gone—Ethan, Hunter, and Austin. She pressed ‘one’ on her speed dial, listening to the repetitive ringing. Ethan’s smooth voice told her to leave a message, but she hung up instead. She turned down another street, taking her farther from her home, and punched in Ethan Cooke Security’s twenty-four hour assistance line.

“Ethan Cooke Security. This is Mia.”

“Mia, it’s Wren.”

“Wren, are you okay?”

“Yes.” Her voice broke, and she shook her head as she clutched the wheel with one hand. “No. No, I’m not. There’s a dead cat on my porch.”

“Oh.”

That didn’t exactly describe the horror she’d just backed away from. “Someone killed a cat and left it on my front step.”

“Oh my god. Where are you?”

“In my car.” She sniffed. “Driving around. I don’t want to go back to my house alone.”

“Of course not. Let me patch you through to Tucker Campbell. He’s on call.”

Tucker? “No, wait—” But it was too late. Soothing music played in her ear.

“Wren?” Tucker’s deep voice hummed with concern.

Her lip wobbled, and tears began to fall again. “Yeah, I’m here.”

“What’s going on? Mia said something about a dead cat?”

“Someone chopped some sweet cat’s head off and put the body on my front step.”

He muttered a swear. “Are you there now?”

“No, I’m in my car, driving around. It freaked me out. I don’t want to be at the house by myself.”

“I don’t want you there either. Come to my place until we get this figured out.”

If choking fingers of terror didn’t have her by the throat, she would’ve refused, but Tucker was offering his help. She needed help. “I don’t—I don’t know where you live.”

“Ocean View Apartments, off Highway One.”

“What if he follows me? He might be following me right now.” She glanced in the rearview mirror and cringed as headlights trailed behind her.

“Who?”

“Rex.”

“Who the hell is Rex?”

“The crazy bastard who left the dead cat on my porch.”

“Son of a bitch, Cooke. Don’t stop. Don’t’ pull over. Drive on a flat tire if you have to. Just get here. I’ll be waiting outside.”

“Okay,” she sniffed, too afraid to be prideful. “I’m about ten minutes away.”

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Did you enjoy the excerpt?  You can read the first three chapters on my website, www.catebeauman.com, or you can finish the whole book here!

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Links to Cate’s website, blog, books, etc.

Amazon Author Page

http://www.amazon.com/Cate-Beauman/e/B00A05KHVM/

Social links:

Twitter: @CateBeauman

www.catebeauman.com

www.facebook.com/CateBeauman

www.goodreads.com/catebeauman

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I hope you enjoy the recipe Cate is sharing with us today on Karen’s Killer Fixin’s.  Happy eating!

Karen

P.S.  We’re at 118 recipes and counting with this posting.  Hope you find some recipes you like. If this is your first visit, please check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right hand column menu, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, Author Specials, etc.

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EASY APPLE BRAID

 

Ingredients for apple mixture

3 medium granny smith apples

3/8 cups of brown sugar (1/4+1/8 cups)

1/8 cups flour

1/8 t cinnamon

2 Crescent roll tubes

Ingredients for glaze (mix together)

1/3 cups confectioner’s sugar

5 t milk

½ t vanilla

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel apples and cut into small chunks.
  3. Mix apples with brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon and bake covered in a pie plate for 15-20 minutes until apples are tender.
  4. While mixture is baking, roll crescent rolls out flat (length-to-length), using a rolling pin to smooth junction between the two rolls so that you have one long piece to work with. Cut two-inch slits evenly along the length of the dough (to create flaps to braid).
  5. Pour hot mixture over center of crescent rolls, then braid the flaps over the mixture.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Top with glaze while still warm and enjoy.

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 **SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  Cate will give away an ebook (Kindle or Nook) copy of her novel, WAITING FOR WREN, to three of her lucky readers who comment on her Monday Interview or Wednesday Book Bench blogs!!  Don’t miss this chance to read this bestselling new release!!  Thanks, Cate, for sharing your stories with us!