My guest today is Kate Patrick. Writing took a backseat as Kate Patrick became involved with a teaching career, marriage, and motherhood, though books were constant companions. Love stories became a favorite, and began to take the place of mysteries more and more. About three years ago, the idea of writing was rekindled. Now, you can find her late at night typing away by the blue glow of her laptop screen. She is a member of RWA and currently serves as secretary for GCCRWA.
Kate writes contemporary romance for Siren BookStrand Publishing. She will share a favorite family recipe for pecan pie which is a true southern miracle. Check out the blurb for her most recent book, Love Beyond the Curve, now available from BookStrand Publishing, and coming soon to Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Within the first week of its release Love Beyond the Curve rocketed to #1 on the Siren BookStrand Mainstream Bestseller list.
Kate’s Pecan Pie
Rita, thank you so much for having me here today to share a favorite holiday recipe with you and your readers, as well as a little bit about my new book, Love Beyond the Curve. Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. The music, decorations, and family gatherings all make for a magical time of year. I especially enjoy baking for the holidays. All of the women in my family have a dessert they are required to bring to the celebration, and mine has always been a pecan pie. I also like to give these pies as gifts for coworkers, neighbors, and special people in the community (like the librarians!). It is easy and I make it using a bowl and a whisk, so it requires minimal clean-up time. Here it is:
Kate Patrick’s Pecan Pie
*Preheat oven to 300 degrees
3 whole eggs ¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup white Karo syrup 1 tsp. vanilla
1 TB melted butter
1 cup pecans ( **can substitute cup of grated coconut if you prefer)
1 deep dish unbaked pie shell
In a medium mixing bowl, beat eggs with a whisk (can use a mixer if you prefer). Add vanilla and sugar and blend with eggs. Add the Karo syrup and blend together. Finally, add the melted butter and pecans. Mix well. Pour into an unbaked pie shell and place in a preheated oven. Bake for an hour, but it may take as long as an hour and a half to bake, depending on your oven. Make sure it only “jiggles” and doesn’t “slosh” before you take it out! Let it cool or serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Enjoy!
LOVE BEYOND THE CURVE
Now, I’d like to share another treat with you. My new book, Love Beyond the Curve, was released December 4th at www.bookstrand.com . Here’s a blurb about Charlotte and Reed. Happy Holidays!
Charlotte Hamilton has just moved to Memphis to begin a new job at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. She is attracted to her gorgeous landlord, Reed Jackson, but thinks her plus-size body puts her out of the running as anything more than a friend. Her bubbly personality and fun-loving spirit appeal to Reed, who is used to high-maintenance women. The two quickly become good friends, and Charlotte is happy being “one of the guys.” When Reed is injured on the job, Charlotte stays by his side during the initial days of recovery. As the two spend hours together during his convalescence, a spark ignites an underlying passion they are helpless to ignore. Reed wants to pursue a relationship with the vivacious beauty, but she shies away because of past hurts related to her less-than-perfect figure. Can Reed find a way to convince her that he sees Love Beyond the Curve?
Click cover to read excerpt or buy from Siren BookStrand. Check out Kate’s webpage at http://katepatrick.wordpress.com/
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