Friday, September 26, 2014

Shh...I've escaped Deadline Hell (and I'm hiding in the kitchen)!

I have to post this quickly, before my Work in Progress realizes I'm away from the keyboard. My best guess...I have until the aroma of this recipe starts to fill the cabin before the characters start complaining:



1 cup flour (divided)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 apples, peeled, cored, cut into wedges
(or 1 large can apple pie filling)
3 pats butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease a 9x9 baking pan
Mix together flour, sugar, butter, and cinnamon
Sprinkle flour mixture into baking pan
Layer with apples
Top with remaining flour mixture
Top mixture with evenly-spaced butter pats

Cover loosely with foil for first 10 minutes of baking time
Remove foil and continue baking an additional 30 minutes
Serve warm with ice cream or whipped topping

Rats! I can hear the soldiers over there on the riverbank, wondering if I'm going leave them on the battlefield, or if I'll send in reinforcements....

Happy baking!

Catching Up (Finally)!

Since it's been so long since I added a new blog post, I thought I'd start with something just for YOU. Seems only fair, since I've asked you to click this link...and you did (thank you for that!).

Tried this oober-easy recipe day before yesterday, and when some of you saw it on Facebook and Twitter, you asked for the recipe. So here goes:



1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
2 cups sugar (divided)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 large can sliced peaches (drained)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Melt butter and pour into 13x9 baking dish; set aside
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 cup of sugar in a mixing bowl; stir to blend dry        ingredients
Add milk; stir just until dry ingredients are moist;
Pour over butter (do NOT stir)
Bring peaches, 1 cup sugar, and lemon juice to boil, stirring until sugar has dissolved
Pour over batter (do NOT stir)
Bake 40-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown
Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

And now a little something extra...a sneak peek at the cover of my latest books, scheduled for release in January. Once a Marine is Book #1 in Harlequin Heartwarming's "Those Marshall Boys," and Currency of the Heart is Book #1 in "The Secrets on Sterling Street" historical series from Whitaker House. You can read back jacket-type blurbs by visiting my Facebook author page.

Again, thanks for stopping by. The next update of The Lough Down will feature another family-favorite recipe...and Chapter One from my contribution to An Old Fashioned Christmas (historical novella collection from Barbour Publishing)!

Until then, I wish you and yours a safe and happy weekend!