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**
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pumpkin Spiced, please.
I wouldn’t turn down either, but I’ll take the Egg Nog.
A total hodgepodge. I’m no Martha Stewart.
I’m so no-fuss, I picked a tree with the lights attached. They’re your average, everyday bulbs.
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**
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.
We can’t wait to try out Roxy’s delicious recipe for:
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.
- 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.
**About Home for Christmas**
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.
- Dec 22 — Brenda Collins, author of The Holly & The Ivy
- Dec 23 — CJ Carmichael, author of What Child Is This
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The Steam Team