Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Recipes: Summer Sweetness

From Nine Naughty Novelist Erin Nicholas

My upcoming release, Just For Fun, definitely features some food. No surprise, as food is one of my favorite things. In the book, Morgan, our heroine, is a high-class, gourmet food type of girl. Now. But she grew up just like I did in a middle class home, with a working mom where we had typical family meals of lasagna (which was good), meatloaf (which wasn’t so good) and tuna casserole (which was, surprisingly, awesome). Morgan gets back to her roots when she meets Dooley (Doug) and his friends and family. In fact, the first time she meets his dad and best friend they make her chicken enchiladas. She brings over tuna casserole, the whole gang of friends shows up for lasagna one night… you get the idea.

But rather than give you any of those recipes, I decided to share one that’s a little... more fun! *G* Dooley and Morgan have a good time with a hot fudge sundae one night and while there are some fantastic hot fudge sauces out there (and really, how bad can hot fudge sauce possibly be?) my favorite was the homemade hot fudge sauce my grandma made. Now, I’m not sure how grandma would feel having her recipe linked to a fun, sexy, slightly naughty romance novel, but I’m sure she’d love to know that I was passing it around.
So here is my grandmother’s homemade hot fudge sauce (and thanks to my cousin for digging it out of her recipe box for me… I haven’t made it in a long time but now I’m not going to be able to resist!) Enjoy! :)

Heavenly Hot Fudge Sauce


  • ½ c. butter or margarine
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 cups sugar
  • ½ tsp salt 1 c. evaporated milk


1. Melt butter and chocolate together slowly over medium-low heat or over a double boiler.
2. Once melted, add sugar and salt.
3. Stir well.
4. Add milk Stir and cook over medium-low to medium heat until all the sugar is well dissolved.
5. Serve hot over ice cream Store in a quart jar in the refrigerator.

Just for Fun

The Bradfords, Book 4

There’s having fun… and then there’s falling in love.

It was a chance meeting, a spontaneous, hot moment, a never-to-be-repeated encounter. So when the gorgeous redhead he knows only as Sugar walks into the bar and heads straight for him, Doug "Dooley" Miller knows he’s in trouble. But he’s sure not going to mind.

She needs a date to some swanky something-or-other. He’s a fish-sticks-and-denim guy, but for a woman who's not afraid to get naughty in an elevator, he can stand a couple days of smoked salmon and Armani. 

Morgan James admits she doesn’t really know Doug, but she needs him to keep her mind—and hands—off her ex. A man who, despite the fact he stole her ideas, she's afraid could charm her into repeating her mistakes. Only Doug can make her forget the weasel exists. Besides, it's just this one time.

What started as not even a one-night stand has Dooley feeling things that he’s never felt before.  And that’s outside of the bedroom.  Don’t even get him started on what’s happening between the sheets.  Why does he have a feeling that, as far as flings go, they’re doing something wrong?  Then again, if they’re falling in love, they might just be getting that right.

Warning: Contains a woman who knows what she wants, a man who knows what he doesn’t want, and a proposition that shows them both that they’ve never really wanted anything like this before.

You can pre-order Just For Fun here!

From guest author Jaycee Clark

Easy No Bake, Peanut Butter Pie 


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese 
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar 
  • 1 cup peanut butter 
  • 1 cup milk  
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen whipped topping, thawed  
  • 2 (9 inch) prepared Oreo pie crust. 

*The prepared chocolate pie crusts are best, though graham cracker pie crusts would work as well. 


1. Beat together cream cheese and confectioners' sugar. Mix in peanut butter and milk. Beat until smooth. Fold in whipped topping.
2. Spoon into two 9 inch pie shells; cover, and freeze until firm--this usually is a couple of hours of freezer time.
3. Garnish with chocolate chips, shaved chocolate, crushed butterfinger candies, oreos, or whatever you choose to toss on top. :)

Deadly Shadows

Shadows whisper and the words are deadly . . . 

A small, friendly Colorado town, nestled in the breathtaking Rockies, cloaks a malevolence, an evil that stalks women. Jesslyn Black, a writer, is content living her now-single, childless life. If she keeps to herself, she can’t get hurt. Haunted by the past, Jesslyn never again wants to experience the soul-shredding pain of losing loved ones.

 But a murder changes that.

Aiden Kinncaid is running from his own secret loss. As the CEO of Kinncaid Enterprises, he travels to this remote Colorado resort town to oversee the opening of the new Highland Hotel. Though he’s not interested in any kind of relationship, he finds himself drawn to this temperamental, brown-eyed beauty. And her rough-edged attitude is a challenge to him. But whether or not either sought a relationship—they’ve found one. Aiden wants to protect Jesslyn even if she claims she can take care of herself, and she finds she can’t stop thinking about Aiden, even when he annoys her. Will they get their second chance at love and life before the killer eliminates one problem he doesn’t need?

About the Author 

Jaycee Clark has always loved reading and writing. Even at an early age, she penned stories and poems. Now she taps on a keyboard whenever she gets the chance creating villains with heroes and heroines to beat them. She traded her imaginary playmates for entire families that only exist within her mind until the keyboard brings them to life. You can learn more about Jaycee by visiting her website at where you can join her on twitter, facebook, and other social networks. Jaycee loves to hear from readers and you can email her at

1 comment:

Arianne Cruz said...

look soooo yummy...!!!!