Author Luanna Stewart is sharing an article, a yummy sounding recipe, and her latest release…
Thank you, Alicia, for inviting me to visit with your readers.
Brrr… give me something warm to eat!
Here in the far northeast of the US, Maine to be exact, we’re ready for winter to be done. These last few mild days, with temperature hovering in the upper 40’s, may be a harbinger of spring, or, given the vagaries of the climate, they may be a mean and spiteful tease before another Nor’easter dumps a pile of snow and ice on us poor souls. I’d like to believe the former but I’ve lived here long enough to expect the latter. I’ll leave my cotton cardigans packed away for a few more weeks at least. And my meal planning will include hot comfort foods to warm my belly and my kitchen as I cook.
I use any excuse to turn on the oven, roasting rather than steaming the veggies. Baking rather than mashing the potatoes. Baking a loaf of bread not only warms the house it also perfumes the air with the most delectable smell. So when the freezing rain clatters against the windows, or the snow piles high enough to block the door, my kitchen is a warm room in which to dream of the coming spring.
Here is my go-to recipe for plain white bread. It is super easy, so even if you’ve never tried making yeast bread before, you should have success with this one.
What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods? Are you longing for spring, or are you already enjoying balmy days? Do you plan your meals based on the season?
One commenter will receive a hand-knitted (by me) washcloth and a bar of handcrafted soap. (USA and Canada only.)
UPDATE 03-22-17 *** Congratulations to Sandy Tilley – Winner of the awesome hand-knitted washcloth and handcrafted soap. Congratulations, Sandy!
A mysterious letter and an enchanted keepsake promise to lead Miranda to her heart’s desire. Or does her heart secretly yearn for more than a sexy earl?
When a mysterious note directs Miss Miranda Large to a tiny village in Cornwall to find her heart’s desire, she has no choice but to go. An enchanted keepsake heightens her curiosity. A snowstorm forces her to accept the hospitality of a sullen, albeit sexy and handsome, earl and Miranda’s wish doesn’t seem so out of reach.
Edward Penhallion, the 12th Earl of Claverlock, is not in the mood to start his search for a new wife. He wants to be left alone with his books and his dreams of revenge. But the arrival of a headstrong, sharp-tongued spinster forces him to play the charming host. Not a difficult task, given her intelligence and beauty. Suddenly, he’s not terribly eager for her to leave.
But as the snow falls and the winds blow, Edward discovers there’s more to Miranda than a lively wit and a lovely face. And Miranda wonders if the trappings of wealth are enough for true happiness.
Buy links for: If Wishes Were Earls
All other retailers: https://www.draft2digital.com/book/209375
Luanna Stewart has been creating adventures for her imaginary friends since childhood. As soon as she discovered her grandmother’s stash of romance novels, all plots had to lead to a happily-ever-after.
Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Luanna now lives in Maine with her dear husband, two college boys, and two cats. When she’s not torturing her heroes and heroines, she’s in her kitchen baking something delicious.
Writing under the pen name Grace Hood, she has two novellas published with The Wild Rose Press.
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10 responses to “Brrr… give me something warm to eat! ~ Luanna Stewart’s New Release ~ #Giveaway”
Good morning, Alicia, and all your readers. We’re hunkering down for a Nor’easter so I’m planning on comfort food for the next few days.
Brrr is right! The cold weather up north has filtered down to the Gulf Coast leaving us with rain and temps in the 50’s. Love your bread recipe. Will go great with potato soup. My comfort food on cold, rainy days.
I think warm, yummy smells help my writing productivity. Thanks for sharing and best of luck!
Hi Sandy, thank you for stopping by. Yum…potato soup. That’ll be perfect for warming up during a cold, blustery day.
I’ve made similar bread, but sprinkled the greased pan with some cornmeal before plopping the dough in. Yummmy! Enjoying your book. Can’t wait to see where it is going. But like the holidays, I am letting my anticipation build, as I put off reading the rest until tonight (after I do all the things on my TO DO list)! My reward!
Hi Deb, thanks for dropping in. Yes, that step with the cornmeal came with the original recipe but I found it didn’t add much to the finished product so I just leave it out. Saves a step, hehe. So glad you’re enjoying my book – thank you!!
Yes, it is chilly and that muffin bread recipe looks perfect for this weather. It would go great with a cup of chai.
Hi Dee, thanks for visiting! The bread makes excellent toast, hard to stop at just one slice, hehe.
What a great recipe.Love that cover
Good luck and God’s blessings
Hi Pamela, thanks for stopping by. I’ll be making that bread later this afternoon. Snowstorm outside = baking inside, hehe.
Thank you to everyone who hung out with me on Alicia’s blog. I put all the names in a hat and picked one. And the winner is…Sandy Tilley!! Congratulations! I’ll contact you, Sandy, to arrange delivery of your washcloth and soap.