Monday, December 16, 2013

Twelve Days of Christmas Blog - Day 5

What's going on here??

This is my 12 Days of Christmas Blog Giveaway:
In addition to posting a recipe, I'll be asking a trivia question each day.  At the end of the 12 Days, if you answered one of my trivia questions or if you left a comment here, you will be entered to win a $25.00 gift card to your choice of either Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

That's 2 ways to enter to win the gift card:
1.  Send a trivia question answer to me at:
2.  Make a comment on my blog.
(It is also okay to go back to previous blog entries and answer those questions or leave a comment.)

Trivia Question #5
Visit my website and read the exerpt of CHRISTMAS IN SAVAGE BAY.  Tell me the name of the black labrador.  My website:

Scroll past the little snippet from CHRISTMAS IN SAVAGE BAY for today's recipe.

The characters in this scene:
Kara Sinclair and Reed Savage.
Also mentioned are Julie, Kara's sister, and Reed's brother, Cam Savage.
What's happening:
Kara and Reed are staying at a lovely hotel in the White Mountains (NH).

Reed took Kara cross-country skiing that afternoon. He said nothing more about deadlines so Kara decided to just enjoy what time was left. They followed up the skiing with a romantic dinner in the hotel’s restaurant. When their cappuccinos arrived, she leaned on her elbows and studied him. He looked great in a dress shirt and gray pants.
He had admitted to shopping in the inn’s boutique. She decided he didn’t need to know she had also paid a visit there at Julie’s urging and picked up the silver top [which she'd worn to entice Reed the night before]. Despite what Julie had said, her attempt at sexy hadn’t really made much difference between them. Reed hadn’t seemed dazzled in any particular way. If anything, he’d teased her more today than he had at any other time during his visit. And when she’d fallen down while skiing, instead of helping her up, he’d bombarded her with snowballs. So she had gone back to one of her favorite holiday tops pairing it with a black skirt Julie had left behind.
“I have a solution to your troubles with Cam,” she said.
        Reed lifted his brows in question.
        He looked good enough to eat with the perfect amount of stubble on his face.  She knew how it felt on her skin, and that thought sent a flush through her . . .

What is Kara's solution for healing the rift between Reed and his brother, Cam?
Will Kara finally succeed in dazzling Reed?
Find out the answers to these questions!

Recipe #5
Reed's Snowballs
(Kara just loves Reed's snowballs!!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
3 cups grated coconut
2 egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla

Mix the milk, vanilla, and coconut.  Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks, and then fold gently into the coconut mixture.  Shape into balls and bake on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown (Watch carefully so coconut doesn't burn!).  Immediately remove to a wire cooling rack.  Length of time depends on the size of the snowballs.  Makes approximately 3 dozen.

Come back tomorrow for another recipe and trivia question!

CHRISTMAS IN SAVAGE BAY is a fun and hot holiday read . . . think men in kilts, sledding, mistletoe, and a touch of arson!
Start reading NOW!  Click here.
Book 1 in my new Savage Bay Series
Savage Bay  . . . Where all the men need taming and the women are up to the task!


  1. Thank you for the chance to win. I love the cover for your book. It sounds like a great story. The snowballs remind me of a recipe my ex-mil used to make. :)

    daringzoey at

    1. I will pass your complement on to the cover art people!

  2. The snowballs look delicious...and even better yet--easy.
    Will have to make them soon.

  3. How could I have missed the snowball cookies all these years?!?!?!?!?!? I'll be trying them soon!

  4. The snowballs looks delicious! I don't cook too much, I will have to ask my husband, my personal chef, to do this recipe. thank you Ann

  5. Now that I've started to like coconut-based baked goods, I may need to try these!


  6. These are really easy and fun to make. I was telling my mom I put the recipe up here and she says she stole it from Eleanor Roosevelt but updated it to be better...take that with a grain of salt :)

  7. I bet Kara does love Reed's snowballs.