Lisa Carter's Hula Pie

Lisa Carter's debut contemporary romance novel, Aloha Rose, releases November, 2013 and is part of Abingdon's Quilts of Love series. Three more romantic suspense novels involving sassy Southern heroines will release in 2014 and 2015. Lisa was always the child who made up epic tales involving prairie schooners or interplanetary voyages for the neighborhood kids to re-enact during summer vacation. Now, she and her husband, David, have two daughters and make their home in North Carolina. When she isn't writing, Lisa enjoys traveling to romantic locales such as the Big Island, Hawaii, quilting and researching her next exotic adventure.

Lisa's Debut Novel: Aloha Rose

Seeking out her birth family, Laney Carrigan's only clue is the Lokelani quilt in which she was found wrapped as an infant. Hawaiian cowboy/helicopter pilot Kai Barnes finds himself drawn to Laney despite his reservations. Laney's painstaking journey toward a place to belong among the breathtaking allure of the Big Island will lead her closer to her past and maybe something more.Hula Pie: How about a shaka cool, Hawaiian way to usher out the summer over the Labor Day weekend and welcome autumn's return?

•9-inch chocolate pie crust
•Half-gallon of macadamia ice cream
(substitute with vanilla and chopped macadamia nuts if necessary)
•4 ounces chocolate fudge topping
•1 shot of espresso or Kona coffee
•6 ounces of macadamia nuts
•Whipped cream

1. Allow fudge topping to warm to room temperature.
2. Scoop ice cream into prepared shell. Smooth mound into a high bombe dome.
3. If substituting vanilla ice cream—soften slightly and mix in by hand chopped nuts according to taste.
4. Warm espresso or coffee and mix into fudge topping.
5. Warm knife or metal spatula to spread topping evenly over bombe.
6. Freeze until ready to serve.
7. Cover hula pie with a layer of whipped cream and sprinkle chopped macadamia nuts before serving.

Enjoy this favorite dessert from the tropical paradise of the 50th state.

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