Today I would like to give a warm welcome to contemporary romance author, Candis Terry!
WHAT PUTS THE SWEET IN SWEET?
Thanks so much for letting me stop in today to chat! Until I turned 30 everyone called me Candi. Someone once I met that magical age they turned to my given name and I always feel like I’m in trouble. You know, like when your mom yells your full name out the front door and you know that means at least a week on restriction? Yeah. That.
When I came up with my first series (The Sugar Shack novels) the books were centered around a family bakery called The Sugar Shack. When I came up with the idea for my new Sweet, Texas series, I realized I must have a really big sweet tooth because everything seemed to revolve around sugary delights. Not good for a chick on a diet like me!
In Sweet, Texas there are a couple of restaurants that make mouthwatering food for our hero and heroine in my newest book release, Anything But Sweet.
Bud’s Nothing Finer Diner is the hub of activity for Sweet and the place to go for everything from political talk to local gossip. They make fluffy pancakes and thick milkshakes. But most of all they make a killer apple pie.
Further down the road is Sweet Pickens BBQ restaurant which is Reno Wilder’s all-time favorite place to take Charli to dinner. And it’s not because he can lick the sweet, tangy barbecue sauce off her. Nooooo.
And then there’s Jana Wilder’s cobbler. She makes a variety of flavors, but Reno’s favorite is peach. Just ask Charli.
Seven Devils Saloon doesn’t make BBQ or burgers, but occasionally they offer a little creativity in a glass for those who are tired of your average Jell-O shot.
So today I thought I’d toss out a few Sweet recipes for your enjoyment!
BUD’S NOTHING FINER DINER’S QUICK AND EASY CARAMEL APPLE PIE BITES
Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 35 min
1 refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
1/3 cup canned apple pie filling, apples chopped into small pieces
1/3 cup caramel topping
Heat oven to 450°F.
Unroll pie crust on work surface. Using rolling pin, roll out slightly. Using 2 1/2- to 3-inch round cookie cutter, cut 16 rounds from pie crust. Press rounds into 16 ungreased mini muffin cups, folding edges if needed. Generously prick each crust with fork.
Bake 4 to 6 minutes or until light brown. Cool 2 minutes in pan before removing to cooling rack to cool completely.
Fill each cooled cup with 1 teaspoon pie filling. Drizzle 1 teaspoon caramel sauce over top of each. Serve immediately.
Or for the more daring . . .
SEVEN DEVILS SALOON APPLE PIE SHOOTER
1 fluid ounce vodka
1 fluid ounce apple cider
1 tablespoon whipped cream
Pinch of ground cinnamon
In a 2 ounce shot glass, combine vodka and apple cider. Top with a dollop and a pinch of cinnamon.
And please Don’t Drink and Drive!
So now I ask, what’s your favorite summertime sweet or cooling drink?