Hello and welcome to Romance Recipes! Every Thursday and Friday I will introduce you to a new author and a new recipe! Two of my favorite things! This week I am bringing you author, Lynn Cahoon, and her recipe for Lizzie’s Blueberry Buckle along with an introduction to her book, the Bull Rider’s Brother. Please join me in welcoming Lynn and savor her recipe for Blueberry Buckle as you read about her new book!
Today I’m taking you all to Shawnee, Idaho, to Hudson’s Hot Springs and we’re joining Lizzie Hudson, the heroine for The Bull Rider’s Brother, for a morning break with coffee and a snack, warm blueberry buckle.
Lizzie’s parents ran the hot springs and cabin rentals ever before Lizzie was born. They lived in the main cabin and her mom used to bake for the guests who rented their five cabins set nearby the river. Then guests would leave to hike, bike, or fish for Idaho’s brown trout.
The Blueberry Buckle recipe below is one of her mom’s favorites. And since Lizzie’s re-opened the cabins, she’s digging back into the recipe box to test out a new batch for her guests.
Lizzie’s Blueberry Buckle
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together
1 stick of butter softened (1/4 cup)
¾ cup of sugar
Then stir in
½ cup of vanilla yogurt.
In a different bowl, mix
2 cups flour
2 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
In batches, mix the dry ingredients to the sugar mixture, alternating with
½ cup milk
After all mixed together, spread into a greased 11x7x1 ½ inch pan.
Over the top of the batter, spread
2 cups fresh (or frozen) blueberries
In a separate bowl, mix into a crumble – cutting the butter into the dry ingredients
½ cup sugar
½ cup flour
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ cup butter
Sprinkle the crumble mix over the blueberries.
Bake for 45 minutes. Cut into squares, serve warm.
Shawnee, Idaho is known for two things. Amazing salmon fishing and the first local rodeo of the summer. For four friends, growing up in Shawnee, meant one thing, making plans to get out. Five years later, that wish has been granted for all but one. What happens when they all get together again changes five lives.
When James Sullivan visits his hometown’s rodeo weekend and learns that his high school sweetheart had his child – six years ago – Lizzie’s world is thrown into turmoil. In THE BULL RIDER’S BROTHER, James struggles with family and Lizzie questions the risk of love.
Available at Amazon, Nook, Google, and iTunes.
Growing up in the middle of cowboy country, Lynn Cahoon was destined to fall in love with a tall, cool glass of water. Now, she enjoys writing about small town America, the cowboys who ride the range, and the women who love them.
Contact her at her website: www.lynncahoon.wordpress.com
Or FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LynnCahoonAuthor
Or Twitter: https://twitter.com/LynnCahoon
Here’s a taste of The Bull Rider’s Brother
“I‘ll be there in a minute.” James knelt next to the kid. He had a new straw hat. Staring at the sheep, James picked up a piece of straw and put it in his mouth like a toothpick.
The kid watched James and mirrored his actions. He, too, picked up a piece of straw and started chewing.
James grinned. “You riding tonight?”
“Yep. Gramps bought me a new hat. He says I‘m big enough.”
“I rode at your age.” James laid his arms on the rails of the pen.
“You did?” The boy cast a glance downward and away, kicking the dirt with his toe before he asked, “Were you scared?”
“Heck, yeah. I worried I‘d fall. Then I was scared I‘d make a fool of myself and bawl my eyes out.” James peered at the barn toward where his brother stood talking to group of men. “I didn‘t want my brother to tease me.”
“My mom doesn‘t know. Gramps said it was our secret.” The kid bent his head towards one of the men talking to Jesse. “Do you think it‘s okay to have a secret from your mom?”
“As long as it‘s a good secret. Is she coming to the rodeo? Will she be here to watch you?”
“Yep. Gramps says she‘ll shit a brick when she sees me.” The boy grinned.
“She probably will.” James laughed and held out his hand. “I‘m James.”
“I‘m JR.” The boy shook his hand, stood up from his crouch and headed toward the men near Jesse. Turning around, he called, “Are you going to the parade?”
“Wouldn‘t miss it.”
“I‘ll see you then. They throw lots of candy and you even get an ice cream cone at the end.” He waved and took off at a run. When he reached the crowd around Jesse, he grabbed an older man by the knees.
Now that’s love.
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