One of the funnest people to talk to on twitter is Teresa Medeiros which is where I got to know this really funny lady. I also happen to love her books. She’s writes this awesome Vampire books and Historical books. She’s here today to tell us one of her favorite holiday recipes and holiday stories.
From Teresa Medeiros (http://www.teresamedeiros.com)
Upcoming Historical Romance: THE PLEASURE OF YOUR KISS (December 27th)
For a cool twist on a yummy holiday favorite, try this:
FROZEN PUMPKIN CREAM PIE
1 cup canned pumpkin
2/3 cup Karo Light or Dark Corn Syrup
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup coarsely chopped Walnuts or Pecans (I prefer pecans myself)
1 container (8 oz.) Cool Whip or Cool Whip Free
1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
Stir together first 6 ingredients. Fold in whipped topping and spoon in pie crust.
Freeze 3-4 hours or until firm.
Before serving, let stand 15 minutes at room temperature.
Favorite Holiday Read
One of my favorite holiday reads is Lisa Kleypas’s A WALLFLOWER CHRISTMAS. I first fell in love with the book when I saw the gorgeous cover with all of the colorful Regency dresses that made it look so festive. What I found between the covers was equally charming. In the book cynical Rafe Bowman comes to England during the Christmas season to find a proper English lady to wed. Naturally, he ends up falling in love with no-nonsense “commoner” Hannah Applegate instead. Hannah is the companion of the lady he’s supposed to be wooing, which makes the story even more delightful. Spending Christmas in Victorian London has always been one of my romantic fantasies and Lisa made me feel as if I was strolling through Mayfair with my hands tucked in my ermine muff and the smell of fresh snow and gingerbread spicing the air. I also love the “guest appearances” from other characters in her popular “Wallflowers” series. The book is just perfect to read (or re-read) while curled up in a comfy chair in front of the fire on a blustery winter afternoon.