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Bake, Love, Write

Moonday Mania

bake, love, write

I’m in a cookbook! Author Lois Winston put together a dessert cookbook with over 105 authors (mostly romance authors) and it includes not just recipes, but their advice on writing and love. So look for author Jessica Aspen and my recipe for, Dark Forest Fruitcake. It’s gluten and grain free, and full of chocolate love!

bake, love, write: 105 aurhots share dessert recipes

What do most authors have in common, no matter what genre they write? They love desserts. Sweets sustain them through pending deadlines and take the sting out of crushing rejection letters and nasty reviews. They also often celebrate their successes—selling a book, winning a writing award, making a bestseller list, or receiving a fabulous review—with decadent indulgences. And when authors chat with each other, they often talk about their writing and their lives. Recipes. Writing. Relationships. In this cookbook 105 authors not only share their favorite recipes for fabulous cakes, pies, cookies, candy, and more, they also share the best advice they’ve ever received on love and writing.

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Authors include: Brenda Novak, Lois Winston, Debra Holland, Dale Mayer, Shelley Noble, Caridad Pineiro, Diana Orgain, Lisa Verge Higgins, Lynn Cahoon, Jasmine Haynes, Jan Carol, Meg Bellamy, Bobbi Chukran, Melissa Keir, Amy Gamet, Kristy Tate, Terry Shames, Barbara Phinney, Kitsy Clare, Raine English, Cathryn Cade, Haley Whitehall, Shilpa Mudiganti, Melinda Curtis, Jessa Slade, Jill Blake, Daryl Devore, Molly MacRae, Elizabeth Rose, Helena Fairfax, Lourdes Venard, Jessica Aspen, Maegan Beaumont, Kay Kendall, Elizabeth John, Victoria Adams, Cyndi Pauwels, Alice Loweecey, June Shaw, Donnell Ann Bell, T. Michelle Nelson, Nina Milton, Pam DeVoe, Skye Taylor, Conda V. Douglas, Pepper Phillips, Judy Alter, Cadence Denton, Lesley Diehl, Erin Farwell, Regan Walker, Kaye Spencer, Barbara Monajem, Kathleen Kaska, Catherine Kean, Rose Anderson, Suzie Tullett, Deborah Hughes, Cynthia Luhrs, Judy Baker, Alicia Dean, Leslie Langtry, Janis Susan May, Mitzi Flyte, Ruby Merritt, Renee D. Field, Kathryn Quick, Susan Cory, Judy Penz Sheluk, Kay Manis, Kathryn Jane, Debra Goldstein, E. Ayers, Chantilly White, Sloan McBride, Triss Stein, Ana Morgan, Adele Downs, L.C. Giroux, Pamela Aares, Nancy Warren, Barbara Lohr, J.J. Cook, Lynn Reynolds, Cori Arnold, B.V. Lawson, Lynn Franklin, M.L. Guida, Irene Peterson, Sue Viders, Liese Sherwood-Fabre, Susan Santangelo, Sheila Seabrook, Elaine Charton, Sharleen Scott, Kathy Bennett, Jody Payne, Reggi Allder, Ashlyn Chase, Beverley Bateman, Susan Lohrer, Donis Casey, Barbara Leavy, Stacy Juba, Karen Rose Smith.

Author Bio:

Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances athttp://JessicaAspen.com

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Gluten Free Microwave Brownies

Moonday Mania

a blog for the days it’s too hot to cook

It’s been hot! But I still want to bake brownies for those romantic summer picnics. So if you need a treat for July Fourth, but you don’t want to heat up your oven, here is the wheat-free, heat-free, recipe for you.

Jessica Aspen’s Gluten Free Microwave  Dark Chocolate Brownies

  • 7 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup maple syrup (the real stuff)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Combine dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients. Stir fast, I like to use a whipping motion to add height to the brownies. Pour into a microwave safe (glass works well) 9×9 dish or equivalent. Microwave for five minutes at normal setting, then two more at 80%. Let sit for at least five minutes. Dish up plain or with your favorite gluten free ice cream. Yummm!

(Your microwave may be different, so feel free to make multiple batches to experiment with. Also I have a glass turning plate in mine, if you don’t have one, stop and turn the brownies every two minutes.)

Oven directions: bake 350° for twenty minutes, check for done with a toothpick.

Warning: these are a bit crumbly, so serve on a plate, but they are oh so delicious! In fact I was going to take pictures, but they’ve been eaten already. I’m now forced to make more so you can see how delicious they are. Poor me!

What’s your favorite beat the heat desert? Have you used the microwave to bake before? What about the crock-pot? It does a wonderful dense cake and keeps your kitchen much cooler. Maybe I’ll share that next!

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