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Besides shopping and cleaning, the holidays equal cooking. I am not a big baker, but I trot out the cake pans for the holidays. The first time, I made this cake the recipe made two cakes. I went to bed that night and one entire cake vanished. I will warn you it does dirty up plenty of pans and isn't on your diet. Unless you're on a chocolate diet. It is amazing! I got the original recipe out of the Sunday newspaper.
Chocolate Harvest Cake:
1 c buttermilk
1 c water
2/3 c cooking oil
2 c sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 c flour (I used 2 c plus 4 T cake flour)
3/4 c cocoa
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour two 9 inch round pans. Whisk together ingredients (I used the whisk attachment on my kitchen aid mixer and I did whip the eggs for a couple of minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients) and pour into pans. Bake 30-35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes, then remove from pans.
8 oz. cream cheese
1/3 c canned pureed pumpkin
1/4 c sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Whip all ingredients and spread between cake layers.
1/2 c whipping cream
4 oz semi-sweet chips, chopped ( dark chocolate is nice to cut down on the sweetness)
Melt and mix over medium heat. After mostly smooth, remove from heat and let cool for fifteen minutes. Pour over cake. Decorate cake with seedless red grapes, black berries, toasted hazelnuts or almonds, and/or shredded orange peel
What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Need a good romance to go along with your delicious dessert? Check out Escaping West, a historical romance with a gutsy hero or a contemporary short Incognito where things are not as they seem.
Why did she do such an impulsive, stupid thing? She knew why even if she didn't want to admit it was something in his kisses. Then there was his voice, low, intimate calling her name.
“Kit, where are you?”
She could even hear it as if he was nearby. Amazing, Kitty shook her head bemused until she heard the voice again.
Her imagination must be working overtime. Duke whickered loud and hard. She started to tell him to hush when she heard boot steps on the gravel. Freezing in place, Kitty strained to hear the approaching footsteps.
"Kitty, it's me, Nick. Where are you?"
Letting go of the breath she'd been holding, Kitty took another breath before calling out. "I'm over here in the hole. Be careful."
"I'm coming, sweetheart." He called back, his boot heels scrambling for purchase over the rocks.
He'd called her sweetheart. She sighed then she accidentally put her weight on the wrong foot. "Ouch!"
"What, honey?” Nick called out in a voice that sounded a little closer.
"Hurry," Kitty managed through clenched teeth. He was there before she knew it. Deftly jumping into the hole and wrapping her in his arms, accidentally battering her already savaged ankle.
"Ouch, watch it," she complained.
"I didn't expect undying gratitude, but something like my hero might not be out of line," Nick commented laughingly.
"Thank you, Nick. I am grateful. I hurt my ankle when I fell into the hole." Kitty snuggled into Nick's shoulder appreciative of his warmth and inhaled deeply, enjoying the smell of worn leather and clean male.
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At the age of twenty, she had another chance at superhero greatness as being one of the few female soldiers trained for combat. The fact that women will be able to serve in combat soon indicates that all the witnesses to the grenade incident have retired. The grenade incident didn’t prevent her two sons or daughter-in-law from enlisting in the service. Having different last names probably helped.
Morgan recently retired from teaching special needs students to write fulltime, instead of in the wee hours of the night. With the help of her helpful husband and loyal hound, she creates characters who often grab plot lines and run with them. As for flying, she prefers the airlines now.