Thursday, December 17, 2015


Thank you for stopping by Blogging by Liza for today’s Mistletoe Madness spot. This year’s event is hosted by Blogging by Liza, Books Make Me Happy, and That’s What I’m Talking About. It’s a two week event where authors with 2015 winter releases (November 2015 – January 2016) will take over our blogs with guest post written from their character’s POV with a holiday theme (Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, New Years, etc.). For a line up of all the authors featured at all three blogs, please click on the image above or go to the kickoff post from December 1, 2015.

Today’s Mistletoe Madness author is…

Marquita Valentine

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be here for the 3rd Annual Mistletoe Madness!

The holidays are a time for eating here in the south, so I thought I would share some of my favorite holiday recipes. Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Casserole
3 eggs
½ cup milk
½ tsp. cinnamon
¾ tsp. salt
¼ cup softened butter
¾ cups dates
5 small cans sweet potatoes/yams
pecan halves

Blend eggs, milk, cinnamon, salt, and butter for 30 seconds or until liquid. Add dates and sweet potatoes one at a time until the middle of the blender. Once blended, put into a buttered baking dish, cover top with nuts (you can crush the nuts), and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Sausage Stuffing
16oz bag stuffing
6 tbsp. butter
1lb sausage
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
2 apples (peeled, cored, chopped)
1 to 2 ribs of celery chopped
½ tsp. Kosher salt
3 cups chicken broth
¼ cup parsley
½ cup walnuts (toasted)
2 eggs beaten

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Put stuffing in a bowl and set aside. Butter 3 qt. casserole dish, melt 2 tbsp. of butter in skillet, add sausage. Add sausage to cubes (stuffing). Melt the rest of the butter and add onion, apple, celery, and salt. Add broth and parsley and bring to a bowl. Mix into stuffing mix and toss (add in walnuts). Add in eggs. Cook for 40 minutes. Drizzle 2 tbsp. of pan drippings or butter on top and cook for 20 minutes more.

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Title: When We Fall (Take the Fall #2)
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Decemeber 8, 2015
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Book Description:
The last time Piper Ross saw her best friend’s sexy older brother, Jase Simmons, he was being taken away in handcuffs. Seven years later, two things haven’t changed: Piper is still head-over-heels in love with him . . . and Forrestville’s chief of police—Piper’s dad—still hates his guts. So when Piper sees a chance to get close to Jase, she makes her move—literally. As his new roommate, and as the office manager of his tattoo shop, Piper won’t be satisfied until Jase knows that she wants to be his.

The quintessential good girl, Piper is pure temptation for Jase. The only reason he’s always kept his distance is because she’s the last person he’d ever want to hurt. But once he realizes that Piper is ready to take the leap, everything just makes sense. Suddenly Jase feels like a new man—until nasty rumors start swirling and Piper’s heartless father stirs up even more trouble. Now Jase must convince Piper that she wasn’t wrong about him . . . because falling in love never felt so right.

About the author:
Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.

Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has sold over a quarter of a million books around the world. She's appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She's been called "one of the best new voices in romance" (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being "a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read" (The Book Queen).

When she's not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.

Now, head over to BOOKS MAKE ME HAPPY to see today’s feature with Mandie Stevens and THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT to see today’s feature with Stephanie Julian

1 comment:

Jbst said...

Thanks for the delicious recipes. I love sausage and apple together. Happy Holidays!