Welcome back to my blogspot and congratulations on your new release, pull up a chair and tell us about it.
Thanks so much for having me today, Diane. If your readers are willing to stick with me until the end of the post, there are details about a couple of awesome giveaways I’m holding (including one here) to celebrate my new book launch, and links to more posts like this one.
I pondered for while what to write my post about, and it hit me. The holidays are about friends, family, and food. Fortunately for me, Archer, the hero in my new release, Learning New Tricks, is a fantastic cook. I mean, dude makes pancakes from scratch… just because.
Keep in mind though, he’s been a bachelor and living on his own for a while. So when I asked him about his favorite dishes to make, some of his answers were a little… unusual. I’ve tried them all, though, and they’re all tasty.
For instance, this one:
Stuffed French Toast
This makes 2 servings, and Archer likes to turn the left-over egg mixture into scrambled eggs to serve on the side, but that’s completely up to you
- 1 loaf unsliced French bread (the crusty kind you find fresh in the bakery)
- 6 large eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 3 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 tbsp orange marmalade
And grab your favorite fruit topping or syrup to top it all off. Strawberries and whipped cream, are yummy but pick and choose and try different things.
- Beat eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon in a bowl large enough for the bread slices, and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, mix the cream cheese and marmalade until it's well blended
- Slice the bread so every other slice isn't cut all the way through. In other words, you want 4-6 six pieces of 2 slices of bread stuck together at the bottom, so a kind of pocket is formed.
- Stuff the cream cheese mixture into the bread 'pockets'
- Preheat a non-stick skillet on medium heat on the stove
- Dip each bread/cheese pocket in the egg mixture right before you cook it, cook each side until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes each side.
- Serve warm with your favorite French toast topping
If you’d like to meet Archer, and find out what he does besides cook, make sure you check out Learning New Tricks.
Archer should be focusing on how to keep his comic book shop from financially crashing and burning in an epic way. However, when his sexy-as-hell best friend and Sunday-afternoon-movie buddy, Tori, asks him to teach her how to keep emotions out of sex, he welcomes the distraction.
Tori couldn’t ask for a better best friend than Archer. He respects her fandom, and he lets her sell her custom-made costumes in his store. Even better, he’s willing to give her a hands-on demonstration of how to keep love and sex separate. Experience has taught her not to fall for a guy who’s as infatuated with an ex-girlfriend as Archer is, so she’s already got the no-love bit covered.
With each new lesson, the line between the physical and emotional blurs a little more. Can they let go of their pasts—and learn a few new tricks along the way—or will they lose their friendship and budding relationship for good?
I’m giving away a $10 Amazon gift card, and copies of Conflict of Interest (Bits & Bytes, #1), and Toeing the Line (Bits & Bytes, #2) to one person who visits during my blog tour. Each time you comment on another post is another entry, so if the recipes aren’t enough to entice you, make sure you leave a comment below, and visit all my other generous hosts as well.
Dec 17: Silken Sheets & Seduction http://silkensheetsandseduction.wordpress.com/blog/
Dec 18: Diane Saxon http://dianesaxon.blogspot.com/
Dec 19: TF Walsh http://www.tfwalsh.com/
Dec 20: Shiloh Saddler http://shilohsaddler.blogspot.com/
Dec 21: Love, Lust, & Laptops http://lovelustandlaptops.wordpress.com/
Dec 22: Daisy http://daisybanks.wordpress.com/
(I’ll also be offering a second prize on Daisy’s blog, as part of her advent calendar)
Dec 23: Eva Lafoy http://writery.wordpress.com/
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About Allyson Lindt
Allyson Lindt is a full-time geek and a fuller-time contemporary romance author. She prefers that her geeky heroes come with the alpha expansion pack and adores a heroine who can hold her own in a boardroom. She loves a sexy happily-ever-after and helping deserving cubicle dwellers find their futures together.