All month long, we’re featuring some of our favorite authors, along with a quick Q&A and some of their favorite recipes. We’ve got daily giveaways with chances to win some amazing (and steamy!) reads plus a month-long Recipes for Romance Grand Prize Giveaway for a box filled with books and more!
Today Rhian Cahill stopped by with a recipe for Risotto!
**Q&A with Rhian Cahill**
We also put our family tree up on December 1. I load a Christmas CD in the player and everyone gathers around to hang the decorations on the tree. Of course this year will be a little different as Son#1 moved out of home recently and Princess One is 21 two days before our usual tree trimming. It’s going to be the beginning of new traditions I think.
I’m not sure I have any. Oh, maybe it was the year Princess One had the Chicken Pox. 🙂
We’ve never done the whole mistletoe thing but I have kissed Santa in front of our Christmas tree.
After four kids I’m outta love for holiday movies and all those nights of carols by candlelight have done me in for the ‘traditional’ Christmas song but there’s an Aussie song called Six White Boomers that I totally loved when the kids were little. They’d sing that one at the top of their lungs. Always made me smile.
**About Rhian Cahill**
Rhian Cahill is the alter ego of a stay-at-home mother of four. With motherly duties rapidly dwindling Rhian is able to make use of the fertile imagination she used to keep herself sane for all those years of slavery. Having spent some years living overseas and visiting tropical climates has helped inspire some steamy stories. Multi-published in erotic romance and contemporary romance, Rhian, with the help of Mr. Muse, spends her days and nights writing.
When not glued to the keyboard you’ll find her book in hand avoiding any and all housework.
We can’t wait to try out Rhian’s delicious recipe for:
Message from Rhian:
This is great for those of us that don’t like to cook. 🙂
|Side Dishes||Prep Time: However long it takes you to chop up the ingredients of choice||Cook Time: Not sure because I just let the rice cooker do all the work but I think it’s about 20 minutes. But if you don’t have a rice cooker you can still do this in a saucepan, you just put it on low simmer and make sure you stir it regularly.
How many will this
2 cups Arborio rice, crushed garlic, any vegetables you have in the fridge, 1 litre chicken stock, oil (you can pretty much add whatever you want)
You need a rice cooker. Turn on the cooker and add some oil, once heated add the garlic vegetables and stir for a minute. Add rice, stir until everything is coated in the oil and sizzling nicely. Give that a minute or so then put in the stock. Make sure the liquid covers everything by about a centimetre. Make sure the cooker in on cook, put the lid on and walk away. 🙂
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**About Secret Santa**
Secret Santa by Rhian Cahill
Published by Escape Publishing on December 1, 2013
From bestselling author Rhian Cahill. Sometimes Santa doesn’t give you what you want — he gives you what you need.
The last thing Jenn wants this Christmas to be is merry. Hibernating in her apartment is the perfect plan for someone who has lost way more than just her Christmas cheer. She’ll re-emerge on December 26th and move on with her life.
Morgan has had just about enough of dancing around the sexual chemistry between himself and his manager, Jenn. If he has his way, she won’t spend this Christmas — or any other — alone. With the help of a bogus set of secret Santa envelopes, he’s going to deliver a Christmas present to the woman he loves, one she’ll never forget!
Other Books by Rhian Cahill:
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The Steam Team
Shaker Hearth Shortbread
1 cup butter
2/3 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2-2 1/4 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl CREAM butter, sugar and vanilla. ADD two cups flour and salt and MIX until dough is smooth. If dough feels sticky ADD additional 1/4 cup flour as needed. Dough should be soft but not sticky. ROLL into 1″ balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. BRUSH cookie press lightly with vegetable oil. PRESS dough with desired cookie presses. BAKE 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. COOL 5 minutes on sheet, COOL completely on rack.
Makes 2-3 dozen…and I ALWAYS make a double batch!
TIPS: Cookies will keep their shape better if refrigerated for 20 minutes on baking sheet after pressing and before baking (I never do this).
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love Rhian’s books
double oatmeal cookies with dried fruit and nuts
I’m lucky, my hubby bakes the best brownies. Secret recipe ( I don’t know it)
I have a special recipe for egg nog cupcakes, they’re amazing. * sorry can’t share*