Wednesday, December 24, 2014

#HolidayRecipe for Easy Chocolate Pie and spotlight on To Save a Lady by @pat_preston

Looking for a last-minute dessert idea? 
Look no farther than
Easy Chocolate Pie
contributed by To Save a Lady author 
Patricia Preston!

#Holiday Recipe: Easy Chocolate Pie

You need a baked pie crust. (For me, that definitely means store-bought.)

You mix together:  3 tablespoons self-rising flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1 cup sugar

Separate 3 eggs.  Mix the egg yolks with 1 ½ cups of milk and tsp of vanilla.

Add to the dry ingredients, add a dash of salt. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in saucepan, add mixture and cook until thick, stirring constantly.

Pour into baked pie crust. Then make meringue using the three egg whites and 2 tablespoons sugar. Use mixer on high to beat egg whites until fluffy, add sugar, and continue mixing until peaks are formed.

Spread meringue on top of pie and bake at 350 until lightly browned.

To Save a Lady by Patricia Preston

A move from Paris to New Orleans brings disaster to Elise Plaisance’s predictable life as a lady’s maid. The son of her grief-stricken mistress disappears, and Elise becomes involved in a web of deceit when she turns to a cunning gentleman for help finding the missing boy.

Captain Jesse Cross has journeyed to New Orleans with General Jackson’s army, but his biggest battle is one of the heart when he falls for a French girl cloaked in mystery.
With the city on the brink of war, their romance is born in the darkness of a moonlit courtyard and never meant to last forever.

Deceived by an adversary and haunted by her tragic past, Elise must risk everything to rescue her mistress’s son before all is lost, and Jesse knows he has to stop her even if it means sacrificing his life to save a lady.

Read Chapter 1French Quarter Brides

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Patricia Preston is a Southern author who writes historical and contemporary romance as well as humorous Southern fiction. Her publishers include New Love Stories, True Romance, Affaire de Coeur, Cloverdale Press, The Blue and Gray Magazine, Sea Oats Review, and Carina Press. She won a William Faulkner Award for Short Fiction, the Lone Star Writing Competition for Historical Romance, and the Harlequin’s World’s Best Romances Short Story Competition.

Her current titles include a historical romance, To Save a Lady, two humorous short stories, “The Yard Sale” and “Laid to Rest” available on Amazon, and a historical novella, Almost an Outlaw.

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