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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, Rionna Morgan, and her recipe for Kate’s Chocolate Chip Cookies along with an introduction to her romantic suspense, The Wanting Heart. Please join me in welcoming Rionna and savor her recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies as you read about her new book!

As a special treat, Rionna is giving away A Copy of The Wanting Heart in ebook format to one lucky commenter! So be sure to leave your EMAIL address with your comment for a chance to win!! 


Kate’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

In The Wanting Heart Kate’s mom makes these chocolate chip cookies. This is the recipe I grew up with. My mom made these. I make these for my four children. They are famous in my house! I hope they bring your house joy as well.  All the Best, Rionna


1 cup of unsalted butter (softened at room temperature)

1 cup of white sugar

1 cup of brown sugar

2 eggs

½ tsp of HOT water

1 tsp of Vanilla

1 tsp of salt

1 tsp of soda

3-4 cups of flour (1/4 cup separated out)

1 cup of pecans (optional)

1 cup of toffee chips (optional)

1 pkg of chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375°.

Cream together the butter and the sugars. Keep mixing adding one egg at a time until thoroughly combined. Add the hot water, mix thoroughly. Add the vanilla, mix thoroughly. Stir in the flour. Keep adding flour until the mixture/dough gets stiff and no longer sticky. (Test with finger—if the dough sticks to your finger, add more flour).  Take the ¼ cup of flour and push two wells in the flour. In one well put the salt. In the other well, put the soda. Don’t let the salt and soda touch. Add that mixture to the dough and stir, just until the flour, soda and salt is absorbed.  Then add the chips and pecans if you’d like. (I like to use all manner of chips: dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, chocolate chunk—for the same cookie).

I like to use an ice cream scoop to divide the dough onto the cookie sheet.  Bake that size of cookies for 12 – 15 minutes – plus, depending upon the oven.




The Wanting Heart is a sexy, intriguing, modern-day western romance.  A fun summer read.”  — Kat Martin, New York Times Best Selling Author

Katherine White, a barrel racer from Colorado, lives in a fast-paced world where rhinestones shine, hooves pound, and dreams come true.  She plans on winning World Champion Barrel Racer and being with her friends until she graduates from college.

She doesn’t plan on the man who broke her heart strolling back into her life.  She doesn’t plan on finding solace in a charming stranger’s smile or falling victim to his knife.

Blake Spencer, the man who broke her heart, is all cowboy—from the hat on his head to the dust on his boots. He thought it’d be easy, coming back to town, bowing his head a little, saying he was sorry, and all would be forgiven.  But what he didn’t know, what he didn’t plan on, was that the girl he thought he loved had become the woman he couldn’t have. If he doesn’t succeed in changing her mind, it won’t only cost him Kate’s love—it will cost Kate her life.

Will Kate survive the stalking of a serial killer and find what her heart truly wants?



“It’s late, Blake.  I’m tired.” Kate said.

“Not too tired to be kissing that city feller.”  Blake could’ve kicked himself.  He wanted to talk to her not fight.

“That’s none of your business.  You have no right to be spying on me.”

“I wasn’t spying.  I was watching Cathy.”

Kate stepped into the full light.  “Well, you should have taken her home and been on your way!”

Seeing dark circles beneath Kate’s eyes, Blake studied her.  He saw sadness and fatigue.  “Jesus, Kate.  Did you drive home last night?  Have you even been home?”

“What do you care?”

Blake grabbed her arms.  “Are you trying to kill yourself?”

“No.  I’m living my life.”

“I’ll tell you what you’re doing.  You’re going home and going to bed.”

“Don’t use that range boss voice on me.  You have no right.”

Blake couldn’t listen to another word.  Holding her body, even in anger, was too much for him.  Her words were crushed against her mouth as his lips covered hers.  He lifted her off her feet, molding her body to his.  She’d been nineteen the last time he kissed her.  Her body had grown and filled out since then.  But, he wasn’t thinking of that.  He wasn’t thinking of anything, but how damn good it felt to just hold her, kiss her.  Begging for her surrender, he stroked his hands over her hips, up her back and fisted them in her hair.


Meet Rionna:

Growing up out West, Rionna Morgan followed her love of horses to the rodeo arena and her love of English to the classroom and to writing.  She has been looking forward to sharing her stories with you her whole life.  Rionna is a founding member of Montana Romance Writers; she reads as much as she can possibly hold, and she loves most of all combining the chilling edge of a knife with the sweet surrender of romance. Rionna shares her home in Missoula, Montana with her husband, her four children and the mountains outside her window. Please be invited to stop by rionnamorgan.com—she loves the company.


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