Elizabeth Maddrey's Buckeye Recipe


Elizabeth Maddrey began writing stories as soon as she could form the letters properly and has never looked back. Though her practical nature and love of math and organization steered her into computer science for college and graduate school, she has always had one or more stories in progress to occupy her free time. When she isn’t writing, Elizabeth is a voracious consumer of books and has mastered the art of reading while undertaking just about any other activity.

Her debut novel, Wisdom to Know, will be released in January 2013. She is the co-author of A is for Airstrip: A Missionary’s Jungle Adventure, a non-fiction children’s book based on the work of a Wycliffe missionary. Elizabeth lives in the suburbs of Washington D.C. with her husband and their two incredibly active little boys. Learn more about Elizabeth and her books HERE. 

Elizabeth's Newest Book:  Wisdom to Know -- Grant Us Grace Book 1

Is there sin that love can’t cover?

Lydia Brown has taken just about every wrong turn she could find. When an abortion leaves her overwhelmed by guilt, she turns to drugs to escape her pain. After a single car accident lands her in the hospital facing DUI charges, Lydia is forced to reevaluate her choices.

Kevin McGregor has been biding his time since high school when he heard God tell him that Lydia Brown was the woman he would marry. In the aftermath of Lydia’s accident, Kevin must come to grips with the truth about her secret life.
While Kevin works to convince himself and God that loving Lydia is a mistake, Lydia struggles to accept the feelings she has for Kevin, though she fears her sin may be too much for anyone to forgive.

Elizabeth's Recipe for Buckeyes (because my main character has a weakness for them)

1 1/2 C peanut butter
1 C butter, softened
6 C powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
4 C semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix first 4 ingredients together in a large bowl (be sure it's really large to handle all the powered sugar - split it into 2 if you need to). It'll be crumbly. Roll into balls about the size of a quarter and place them on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet. Put a toothpick into each one (this'll be the handle for dipping later) and freeze for about 30 minutes (you want them to be pretty firm so they don't melt when you dip them.)

Melt the chocolate chips, stirring until smooth. Holding the toothpick, dip each peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate, leaving a small portion of the top bare so it's the "eye". Place back on the waxed paper. When all are dipped, refrigerate until the chocolate is set and you're ready to serve.

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Here's an easy recipe to use when you do not have any Teriyaki sauce in your pantry.

1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoon red wine
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Combine ingredients in small saucepan and heat until sugar is dissolved. Use in recipes. Makes 3/4 cups.
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Tanya Eavenson's Chocolate Mousse


 Tanya Eavenson works for a non-profit organization coordinating events for seniors 55 and older, working with state and surrounding counties. She and her husband have served in church ministry for the last 14 years. She writes for Christ to the World Ministries sharing the Gospel through Bible studies.

A semi-finalist in the 2011 Genesis Contest for her soon to be released novel UnconditionalTanya is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee and reading a good book. Learn more about Tanya and her writing HERE. 

Tanya's debut release: Unconditional

He will fight for her at any cost...

Elizabeth Roberts can't remember her past, and the present is too painful. She turns to nightclubs and drinking to forget her infant daughter's death, her husband's affair.

When his wife's coma wiped out the memory of their marriage, Chris Roberts found comfort elsewhere. He can't erase his betrayal, but with God's help he’s determined to fight for Elizabeth at any cost.

She wants to forget. He wants to save his marriage. Can they trust God with their future and find a love that’s unconditional?

Tanya's recipe for Chocolate Mousse 

1 12 ounce package of chocolate chips
2 1/2 cups whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon rum extract

Microwave chocolate chips and ½ cup whipping cream in small bowl on high for 1 ½ minutes or until melted. Stir twice. Stir in vanilla and rum. Blending well and cool 5 minutes. Blend 2 cups cream on medium speed until soft with soft peaks
Fold cream into chocolate mixture. Spoon into any bowl. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Serves 6-8.