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:
**DO NOT ANSWER IN THE COMMENT SECTION!**
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 #8.
Visit my website and check out the excerpt for my new historical romance, LORD OF SWORDS. Tell me in which year the book takes place.
LORD OF SWORDS EXCERPT: http://www.annlawrence.com/LOSexcerpt.html
If you read LORD OF SWORDS you will understand why I've included this recipe!
4 firm pears
2 Tablespoons butter
1-1/2 cups good red wine
3/4 cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice (can also add the zest)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Peel the 4 pears. Cut in half and core. Melt butter in a deep frying pan. Place pear halves face down and brown in the butter. Remove pears and set aside. Add the red wine, sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice (can also add the lemon zest as well). Heat on low, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Add a cinnamon stick and the pears to wine mixture and cover. Poach pears until they are fork tender and heated through. Discard the cinnamon stick, set pears aside. Raise heat and cook wine sauce until syrupy. Drizzle over the pears. Can also sprinkle with almonds.
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!
Book 1 in my new Savage Bay Series
Savage Bay . . . Where all the men need taming and the women are up to the task!