Alexis Goring's Cherry Pecan Bread

 Alexis A. Goring is a college graduate with a degree in print journalism from Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland. Writing is her passion. She hopes that her stories will touch hearts, bring smiles to faces, and inspire minds to seek God whose love for humanity is unfailing. Learn more about Alexis on her Website HERE. 

Alexis' newest book release: Hope in My Heart
In “Love Unexpected,” a car crash brings commitment-wary Sebastian and career woman Chandra together. Neither is looking for romance, but those around them see the potential, and Sebastian and Chandra discover that sometimes love shows up unexpectedly.

Christmastime is the setting for the middle story, “The Best Gift.” Christina desires to lose ten pounds so she can fit into her dress for her sister’s wedding. Jordan wishes her mom would stop trying to marry her off. And Joshua hopes to be reunited with his ex-girlfriend but eventually learns that the best gift this Christmas will be the restoration of his relationship with God.

In “Peace and Love,” three characters living in a metropolitan area are desperately searching. Elle, a starving artist, aspires to become a paid professional. Eric, a divorce attorney, wants to resolve his issues concerning his parents’ divorce. Kristine anticipates finding her birth mom before she marries Derek. All characters pray their searches will conclude this holiday season and fill their hearts with peace and love. Purchase the book HERE. 

Alexis' recipe for Cherry-Pecan Bread
(Better Homes and Gardens Complete Step-by-Step Cookbook (c)1978 by Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, Iowa)

2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
½ teaspoon of salt
¾ cup of sugar
½ cup butter or margarine
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup chopped pecans
One 10-ounce jar of maraschino cherries, drained and chopped (1 cup)

Lightly grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan; set aside. In a mixing bowl, thoroughly stir together flour, soda and salt; set aside. In a large mixer bowl cream together sugar, butter or margarine, eggs, and vanilla till light and fluffy. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to creamed mixture. Beat just till blended after each addition. Fold in nuts and cherries. Turn batter into prepared pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes. Remove from pan and cool. If desired, glaze with Confectioner’s icing.

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