{Recipes for Romance} featuring Roxy Boroughs, author of Home for Christmas (with Giveaway)

Recipes for Romance with Steamy Guys After Dark featuring author Roxy Boroughs

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 Roxy Boroughs stopped by with a recipe for Cranberry Sauce!

**Q&A with Roxy Boroughs**

What is your favorite holiday tradition?

My husband and I never bother wrapping our gifts to each other. I hide my presents to him under my side of the bed, and he hides his presents to me under his side. We never peek because that would spoil the surprise. On Christmas day, we take turns running into the bedroom and reveal a gift at a time to the other person—who keeps their eyes closed until the unwrapped present is placed in their outstretched hands. I’ve got to tell you, watching my pajama-clad husband run into the bedroom, to retrieve yet another present, is priceless. He gets so excited. It’s really adorable.

What is your most unusual holiday memory?

Our first Christmas together, we were on one coast and my parents were on another. And I was really surprised they didn’t phone, because I’m very close to them. They called the following day to wish me a Merry Christmas and I couldn’t help rubbing it in that they were a day late. Ah…but not so. I was a day early! Being newlyweds, we’d lost track of time and we had our turkey dinner on Christmas Eve by mistake. So we’ve pretty much carried on with that tradition. All because I was a day early. Probably the first time in my life I’ve been early for anything.

What was your favorite moment under the mistletoe?

I don’t think I’ve ever had a moment under the mistletoe. Mmmmm. I must rectify that this year. I’m going to start working on my pucker now.

What’s your favorite Christmas carol or holiday movie?

Interesting that you ask because we used carols as the titles for our books. (I’ll Be) Home for Christmas, my title, is one of my favorites Christmas songs. Also, O, Holy Night.

For movies, I love the 1951 flick A Christmas Carol with Alastair Sim. It just doesn’t feel like Christmas without it. The same goes for It’s a Wonderful Life. Two classics.

What’s the sexiest gift you ever got/gave?

Some years ago, before becoming a full time writer, I had a retail job. The Christmas season was, of course, our busiest time, and I always seemed to get stuck working Christmas Eve. When I got home after work, my husband was waiting for me at the door. He put a glass of wine in my hand and proceeded to undress me. Then he steered me to the bathroom. There, he’d poured a bubble bath and had lit a bunch of candles around the tub. I won’t go into what happened next, but it was the best gift I ever received.

This or That?

Peppermint Mocha or Pumpkin Spiced Latte?

Pumpkin Spiced, please.

Egg Nog or Apple Cider?

I wouldn’t turn down either, but I’ll take the Egg Nog.

Themed Christmas Tree or HodgePodge?

A total hodgepodge. I’m no Martha Stewart.

Old School Bulbs or Icicle Lights?

I’m so no-fuss, I picked a tree with the lights attached. They’re your average, everyday bulbs.

During this Holiday Season, is it better to Give or Receive?

I love to spoil my guy during the holidays. But, I’ve gotta say, I get spoiled right back. Let’s split it 50/50.

**About Roxy Boroughs**

Author Roxy Boroughs

Before turning her attention to fiction, Roxy appeared in numerous TV commercials and movies, and ‘tread the boards’ in theaters from New York to Newfoundland.

In addition to HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, and the free short story LETTING GO, she’s also published two romantic suspense titles, the award-winning A STRANGER’S TOUCH and its sequel, a romantic comedy called CRAZY FOR COWBOY and the sweet romance anthology STORIES OF CHANCE ROMANCE with Brenda M. Collins.

Find Roxy Here: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

We can’t wait to try out Roxy’s delicious recipe for:

**Cranberry Sauce**

Message from Roxy:

I was never very interested in cooking until about ten years ago. Now, I have so many cookbooks I’m running out of room. I always bought canned cranberry sauce…until I discovered how easy it was to make from scratch.

I love to hear the cranberries make their little popping noise. And the sauce is delicious. Way better than the canned stuff. You can also use it as a topping on ice cream! And freeze it. So make a big batch for Thanksgiving and you’ll have it all ready to go for Christmas.

This recipe makes way more Cranberry Sauce than this little dollop. I just wanted to use the cute Santa plate.

Side Dishes Prep Time: Virtually none. Cook Time: About 20 minutes. Serves: More than enough for the whole family.

  • 4 cups of cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • A pinch each of allspice and cinnamon to taste.

In a saucepan, dissolve the sugar in the orange juice. Add the cranberries and stir occasionally, cooking with medium heat, until the cranberries pop. Add a pinch of allspice and cinnamon to taste. Let cool.

Want more Side Dishes? Get recipes for Side Dishes and lots of other delectable holiday dishes from your favorite authors all month long right here on Steamy Guys After Dark!

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**About Home for Christmas**

Home for Christmas by Roxy Boroughs
Series: A Frost Family Christmas
Published by Self-Published on November 7, 2013
Pages: 166

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This holiday season, April Rochester must decide if her first love is merely “Home for Christmas”– or home for good.

James Frost, the black sheep of the family, is back in Carol Falls, Vermont, to build a big box store and prove he’s a success. His plans derail when he learns his high school sweetheart has moved back to town also, along with her autistic son, Marcus.

Ten years ago Jimmy and April eloped, only to be torn apart when April’s parents insisted on an annulment. Their love for each other never died, however, and this could be their second chance. But James has been hiding behind a mountain of secrets, one of them involving baby Holly, the abandoned child recently found at the family farm.

And all of James’ well-kept secrets are about to come tumbling down.

Don’t miss out on our posts featuring the other stories in this collection:

  • Dec 22 — Brenda Collins, author of The Holly & The Ivy
  • Dec 23 — CJ Carmichael, author of What Child Is This

The Holly & The Ivy Brenda CollinsWhat Child Is This CJ Carmichael

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Happy Holidays!
The Steam Team

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  1. Hi Steam Team,

    Thanks so much for inviting me here today, and letting me share my favorite things about Christmas.


  2. Anyone who knows me will tell you I don’t cook, but there is one thing I can ‘make’ – it’s Roxy’s cranberry sauce! The only change I have to make is to switch artificial sweetener for the sugar because my brother joins us for the feast (that my hubby cooks LOL) and he’s diabetic. It is still delish….


  3. Cranberry relish is so easy, I never understand why anyone would have that canned stuff!

  4. apple pie recipe

  5. double oatmeal cookies with dried fruit and nuts

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