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 Roxanne Snopek stopped by with a recipe for Mince-meat tarts!
**Q&A with Roxanne Snopek**
Brand new flannelette pajamas! I almost gave that up, thinking my girls had outgrown the tradition but boy, did they let me know they have not. This one, it seems is a keeper. So now I get some for me, too!
Our first daughter’s first Christmas happened when she was recovering from a nasty gastro-intestinal virus. Nasty. Burn-the-nursery nasty. Here’s how the timing went: she was fire-hose sick on Christmas Eve. We celebrated with our wan-looking little girl on Christmas day – I roasted Cornish game hens. It was just the three of us, after all. On Boxing Day, my husband and I learned that the virus was contagious. We spent the day rotating, bedroom, bathroom, cough, your-turn-to-throw-crackers-at-the-now-healthy-and-bored-toddler.
I’ve never eaten a Cornish game hen since.
Each year, when my husband and I look at each other on Christmas Eve and know that a) everything’s done and b) we still love each other.
I do not have sufficient self-esteem to share this information. Also, if I’ve given a sexy gift, it was probably by accident.
Hodge-podge. It’s all about the sentiment behind the ornaments.
A little of both.
Definitely giving. Though I won’t complain if there’s a little something under the tree for me, too.
**About Roxanne Snopek**
Roxanne Snopek is the author of three (soon to be four) contemporary Western-set romance novels, with Entangled Bliss, a digital-first publisher, plus one linked novella. She’s also written other stuff and done a bunch of non-writing things, like raise one husband and three daughters. Well, she’s not done with the husband yet. She’s desperately loved by a ten-year old miniature poodle, who must never, ever die.
We can’t wait to try out Roxanne’s delicious recipe for:
Message from Roxanne:
I use to be the pie-lady of the family. In fact, I baked everything from scratch, including all our bread. My pies were legendary, so naturally, my contribution to Christmas dinner was a dozen mince-meat tarts, an apple pie, a pumpkin pie and a lemon meringue pie. Then one day, I just lost my touch. Plus, I got busy and discovered frozen pie shells.
- One jar mincemeat.
- One package frozen pastry tart shells.
- Preheat oven to HOT.
- Spoon mincemeat into tart shells.
- Bake until done.
**About Saving the Sheriff**
Frankie Sylva was determined to free the reindeer cruelly held for a holiday roadshow, even if it meant risking her own life. Deputy Sheriff Red LeClair set out to save a stranger in a snowstorm, never expecting he’d be the one to be rescued.
- Dec 2 — Karen Erickson, author of Loving Mindy
- Dec 15 — Cindi Madsen, author of An Officer and a Rebel
- Dec 26 — Coleen Kwan, author of White-Hot Holiday
Other Books by Roxanne Snopek:
Don’t forget to enter our month-long Recipes for Romance Grand Prize Giveaway for a box filled with books and more!
The Steam Team