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, Heather Thurmeier, and her recipe for Paige’s Triple Chocolate Hot Cocoa along with an introduction to her newest release, Stuck On You. Please join me in welcoming Heather and savor her recipe for Hot Cocoa as you read about her new book!
In my newest release, STUCK ON YOU, there isn’t a whole lot of food mentioned; so coming up with a recipe for the book was tricky. Then I remembered that Paige drinks hot chocolate every night! I figured hot cocoa was the perfect recipe to share while there is still a chill in the air.
Be warned: this recipe is deliciously rich, creamy and delectable. It’s sure to make any chocolate lover very, very happy…
2 Cups whipping cream (or half and half)
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 Cup Milk Chocolate chips
1/2 Cup Semi-sweet Chocolate chips
1/2 Cup White Chocolate chips
Put all ingredients into a crockpot. Cook on low 2.5 hours or until warm. Stir occasionally with a wire whisk to incorporate chocolate as it melts. Serve warm with whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles or marshmallows. Makes 8 servings.
**Due to deliciousness and a blizzard, my daughter requested I make this again. This time I cut the recipe in half and made it in a pot on the stovetop instead. I cooked it for about 20 minutes on low-med heat and stirred every couple of minutes. It served myself, my husband and my two girls. It was the perfect treat after playing in the snow!
STUCK ON YOU Blurb:
Paige Anderson agrees to be on a new reality show called Treasure Trekkers, a show where contestants use handheld GPS units to find hidden caches filled with prizes, with her good friend Cassidy. But when Cassidy is unable to compete, Chip Cormack, the show’s producer, steps in with a last-minute replacement to be Paige’s partner – Zoe Oliver, reality TV’s favorite bad girl.
Jack Miles (aka Miles) is a mountain climber with the body to prove it. Miles convinced his climbing partner Ben to come on the show with him for one reason – to prove to Ben that they can still hike together, regardless of the fact that Ben lost his foot in a tragic accident. Miles isn’t about to let anything get in his way of winning – not even beautiful Paige.
But when Miles and Paige are thrown into an alliance with their teammates, working closely together leads to more than just good strategy. Can Paige steal Miles’ heart while surviving Zoe long enough to win the game?
STUCK ON YOU Excerpt:
*I’ll preface this excerpt by saying that the night before this scene, Paige had gotten flustered by Miles and had very eloquently spilled her hot chocolate all over herself. Miles can’t stop thinking about the chocolate cover Paige he witnessed…*
“We looked, but can’t find it anywhere. I’ve double-checked our coordinates and everything looks right. I don’t know what we did wrong.” Paige walked back on to the trail and peered down at her GPS unit still sitting on the ground. “It says it’s right here. I guess it’s an invisible cache or something because the thing doesn’t exist.”
Miles joined Paige, his shoulder brushing lightly against hers as he compared his screen to hers. His earlier thoughts of her and her chocolate flavored breasts filled his brain again and he instantly forgot what he was doing standing beside her in the first place. Was he supposed to lick her? Because standing so close to her, peering down at her as her chest heaved with the exertion of hiking in this heat, licking her was really the only thing he could think of doing.
She turned her head, peering back at him. His gaze fell past her gorgeous dark eyes, past her soft pink lips, and landed on the patch of ivory skin peeking out of her top—the skin reddened and glistening in the intense summer sun.
She opened her mouth a couple of times, but did little more than lick her lips before closing her mouth again. Finally, on her third attempt to speak—not that he was any better at finding words himself—she managed a simple sentence. “Can I see yours?”
Yes. Yes, you can.
“Your screen,” she squeaked. “Your GPS screen, I meant.”
He smiled. He couldn’t help it. She was too damned sexy. “Of course you can see my GPS screen. What else would you refer to, Paige?” Her name rolled across his tongue like a ripe berry—sweet, fresh, and leaving him wanting more.
She blushed. His smiled widened. He loved causing a reaction in her so easily.
Moving his arm so she could see too, they compared their units. And both looked the same. The cache was here. But who would find it first?
Heather Thurmeier is a lover of strawberry margaritas, a hater of spiders, and a reality TV junkie. She was born and raised in the Canadian prairies, but now lives in upstate New York with her own personal romance hero (aka her husband) and their two little princesses. When she’s not busy taking care of the kids and an adventurous puppy named Indy, Heather’s hard at work on her next romance novel.
“Heather Thurmeier’s hunky heroes and feisty heroines will have you laughing out loud, falling in love … and coming back for more!” ~ Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author
“Heather Thurmeier writes sweet, funny romances that capture your heart!” –NYT and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Probst
Thank you for joining us for another Romance Recipe! I hope you’ll stop by next week to meet another author, try a new recipe and read a new book!