PARTY ‘TILL YOUR HEELS FLY OFF: MEGA AUTHOR BLOG HOP (STOP # 28)


Welcome to the mother of all blog tours.

TOUR RULES:
1) HAVE FUN!
2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND SPREAD THE WORD!
3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, June 13, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, June 20, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
Winners will be drawn and posted June 21st! ***
4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS! EXPERIENCE A NEW PARTY DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP. PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN~
5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW EVERY AUTHOR SOME LOVE 🙂

As a participating author, my theme is Summer in the Big House, Old Southern Plantation Recipes~

A gracious welcome to my stately plantation home. Please have a seat in the wicker chairs on the veranda and relax in the shade of the towering live oaks.    Listen to the warbler singing high overhead in the moss-draped boughs and savor the sweetness of jasmine while I serve refreshing mint juleps and peach upside-down cake prepared with old Southern recipes from Charleston Receipts.

This cookbook ‘was first published in 1950 and the oldest Junior League cookbook still in print. It contains 750 recipes, Gullah verses, and sketches by Charleston artists. Inducted into the McIlhenny Hall of Fame, an award given for book sales that exceed 100,000 copies.’

My copy is actually my mother’s book which she purchased in the early 1960’s while our family was on vacation in Charleston South Carolina.  I kind of borrowed it from her and still have it. 🙂

MINT JULEP:

For each cold goblet use:

Several mint leaves, sugar syrup (2-3 teaspoons), Crushed, dry ice, 2 ounces bourbon, 1 sprig mint

Crush leaves and let stand in syrup. Put this into a cold silver julep cup or glass and add ice which has been crushed and rolled in a towel to dry.  Pour in the whiskey.  Stir, not touching the glass, and add a sprig of mint. Serve immediately.~

Peach Upside-Down Cake:

1/3 cup shortening, 2/3 cup sugar, 2/3 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons baking powder,  1  and 2/3 cups flour, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon almond flavoring

Cream shortening and sugar.  Add remaining ingredients and beat well.  Pour over peach mixture. Serves six.

Peach Mixture: 1/3 cup butter, 1 cup light brown sugar, 1 1/2 cups sliced peaches

Place butter and sugar in a sheet cake pan and heat slowly, stirring constantly until well browned.  Add peaches.  Cover with cake batter, bake 3/4 hour at 350.  Turn out peach side up.   Serve hot or cold with whipped cream.  Other fruits may be substituted for peaches.  ~

For my blog hop prize, I’m giving away an ebook of my Revolutionary War romance novel, Enemy of the King, and Native American historical romance novel Through the Fire.

Blurb for ENEMY OF THE KING:

1780, South Carolina: While Loyalist Meriwether Steele recovers from illness in the stately home of her beloved guardian, Jeremiah Jordan, she senses the haunting presence of his late wife. When she learns that Jeremiah is a Patriot spy and shoots Captain Vaughan, the British officer sent to arrest him, she is caught up on a wild ride into Carolina back country, pursued both by the impassioned captain and the vindictive ghost. Will she remain loyal to her king and Tory twin brother or risk a traitor’s death fighting for Jeremiah? If Captain Vaughan snatches her away, he won’t give her a choice.~

Blurb for THROUGH THE FIRE:

At the height of the French and Indian War, a young English widow ventures into the colonial frontier in search of a fresh start. She never expects to find it in the arms of the half-Shawnee, half-French warrior who makes her his prisoner in the raging battle to possess a continent––or to be aided by a mysterious white wolf and a holy man.~

Thanks for visiting me. Leave me a question or a comment here at my blog below. Please also leave your email address so I can notify you in case you are a winner!

THE NEXT STOP ON OUR FUN BLOG HOP IS AUTHOR RACHEL VAN DYKEN SO POP ON OVER TO : http://deliciousromancebyrachel.blogspot.com/2011/06/party-til-your-heels-fly-off-author.html

54 responses to “PARTY ‘TILL YOUR HEELS FLY OFF: MEGA AUTHOR BLOG HOP (STOP # 28)

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  2. If you get lost, the blog hop begins at Kristine Cheney’s blog: http://www.spartanheartbyauthorkristinecheney.blogspot.com/

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  3. Mmm…I love Pineapple Upside Down Cake, but this peach version sounds sublime! Thanks for the recipe! ;0)

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  4. Mmmmm, yum!
    Not just the recipes, but the books as well!

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  5. That peach cake looks delicious. I’ll have to try it. I already read and enjoyed your two books Beth.
    http://www.monarisk.com

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  6. Love the recipes, and the photos, and would love a book!

    Ingredients:

    1 1/2 cups diced apples, I used green and macintosh
    1 1/2 cups diced strawberries
    1 1/2 cups diced watermelon
    1 1/2 cups diced banana
    1 1/2 cups diced papaya
    1 1/2 cups diced orange
    1 1/2 cups diced fresh pineapple
    1 1/2 cups grapes (red and green)
    1 1/2 cups diced kiwi
    6 1/2 cups Sprite Zero or diet champagne kola
    Directions:

    Dice all fruit to equal size 1/2 inch pieces. Refrigerate until ready to serve. When ready to serve combine with sparkling soda and place in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Ladle into cups and serve with a spoon

    It’s been years since I walk the busy cobblestone streets of Colombia filled with street vendors in the center of town. A tropical country with a warm climate and an abundance of fresh fruit year round. How I loved to sample all the wonderful assortment of tropical fruits, delicious street food and beverages unique to that country. Salpicón was one of those treats I never forgot. I actually searched for the recipe I while back but couldn’t find one, then just last week I found out my aunt makes this all the time! So thanks to my aunt, you too can try this delicious fresh homemade fruit punch too.

    This makes a large amount and would fill a large punch bowl; great for back yard parties. Although it’s usually made with champagne kola, I made this with Sprite Zero instead and thought it tasted just as good. You could really use any sparkling soda you desire, we even played around with a fresh watermelon juice/seltzer combo to give you healthier options.

    As for the fruit, watermelon and fresh pineapple is a must as it gives you lots of juice; you could substitute whatever fruit is in season near you. Mango and peaches would be great too and you could certainly make half the amount.

    Salpicón
    Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
    Servings: 20 • Serving Size: 1 cup • Old Points: 1 pt • Points Plus: 2 pts
    Calories: 52 • Fat: 0.4 g • Carb: 13.9 g • Fiber: 2.1 g • Protein: 0.7 g • Sugar: 7 g
    Sodium: 9.9 mg

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  7. thank you for hosting such a great contest.
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

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  8. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. Mmmmmm they souds sooo yummy!!!! Thanks for the recipe!!!

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  10. peach cake sounds delish!

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  11. oh the upside down looks delicious and I have always wanted to try and mint Julep.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. It all sounds delicious lets see if I can convince my roomate to make me some cake, as I have been forbiden to enter the kitchen as she fears I’ll burn it down!!!
    melissasanchezdempsey@hotmail.com

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  13. Thank you!! Love the post!! Always wanted to try Mint julep!!
    shannonjean14(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. yum! awesome blog. the food looks good and the books sound and look awesome! i want it all! lol i love indians. my living room is decorated in native american theme! thanks for the giveaway!
    shadow_kohler@att.net

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  15. Oh my goodness! That Peach cake looks divine! 🙂 Your books sound good too! I will definitely check them out!

    kristinaleigh1@hotmail.com

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  16. fun recipes i’ll have to try them this summer thanks

    terri_dion@hotmail.com

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  17. That peach cake looks so yummy. Thanks for posting it. THanks for doing the blog hop.

    casper131979@hotmail.com

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  18. Hi Beth! I look forward to reading your books even if I don’t win (: I wish you and the authors the best of luck to run this blog hop smoothly (: My email address is: vampyreprincess109@gmail.com

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  19. The peach upside down cake looks yummy. Your books sound good. Love the covers.
    Sue B
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Leticha Brewster

    Glad I found you.

    Kandlekraze@yahoo.com

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  21. What a yummy blog! This was a fun stop on the blog hop! Thank you :o)

    My e-mail is: gabbygirl007 at gmail dot com

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  22. The recipes and books look wonderful ! Happy Summer to you 🙂

    Kym
    krykym(at)fullchannel.net

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  23. What a wonderful blog post, almost felt like I’d walked onto a Paula Dean film set! And my tummy sure is grumbling at me now hehe xx Loved this post!

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  24. Great post, and the recipe for the peach upside down cake sounds delicious and I always say to my husband we have to try a mint julep one day.
    Thanks for the fun blog hop.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  25. I’ve never even heard of peach updown cake but it looks yummy. Takes for the “tasty” treats!

    feliciarogersauthor@yahoo.com

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  26. Thanks for the recipes and what a wonderful post! I would love to see a plantation home IRL !

    leanne_gag[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  27. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. Everything was delicious!

    Andrea

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  28. Hi there,

    That cake sounds gorgeous. TEchnically I am not allowed to bake as I am that terrible at it…practice makes perfect, well apparently not in my case…rolls eyes…so I shall endeavour to make your cake and see if I can’t shut my baking enemies up…lol!!!
    Michelle Auricht
    tintinbrains@bigpond.com
    novelsontherun

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  29. Thoroughly enjoying the discovery of all these blogs in the hop!! Some great things to learn! I love Southern cooking. Even though I’m from Australia I lived in Alabama for almost a year and absolutely loved it 🙂
    Sydneytwimum @gmail.com
    SydneyGen

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  30. wow, how awesome! that sounds wonderful. I am trying some new recipes this week 😉

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  31. katrina whittaker

    Oh my- my mouth is watering at the upside down peach cake !! delighful !! Question :O)
    does your lovley mother know u hvae her book ?? Or have you comprimised ?? You cook she eats lol 😉 thanks for the great post and your books look great btw love the covers !! kat
    kittee_cat@bigpond.com

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