Hello and welcome to Romance Recipes where I am happy to introduce you to a new author and a new recipe! Two of my favorite things! Today I am bringing you author, Margery Scott, and her recipe for Baked Cinnamon Apples along with an introduction to her latest release, Zane. Please join me in welcoming Margery and savor her recipe for Baked Cinnamon Apples as you read about her new book!
In The Morgans of Rocky Ridge: Zane, Priscilla Rowan moves into Zane Morgan’s home as his cook/housekeeper. One of the first meals she prepares for him includes Cinnamon Apples for dessert. This is an up-to-date version of this very simple but tasty recipe.
Baked Cinnamon Apples (serves 4)
5 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Dash salt and nutmeg
-Place apples in a non-stick baking pan.
-Add other ingredients and mix gently to coat.
-Bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until apples are soft, stirring every 15 minutes
-Once the apples are soft, let cook another few minutes for sauce to thicken
-Serve with whipped cream (or ice cream)
The west is a dangerous place, especially for a lawman. Zane Morgan, sheriff of Rocky Ridge, Colorado has accepted this and has resigned himself to being alone. He won’t ask a woman to share his life when the odds of him living long enough to raise a family are slim.
Priscilla Rowan is on the run. Pregnant and fleeing her preacher ex-husband, she’s on her way to California when nature ruins her plans and her child decides to be born sooner than expected. Although she doesn’t trust any man, she has no choice but to accept Zane’s help and protection until she can move on.
As Zane and Priscilla grow closer, Zane discovers protecting her becomes much more than his duty. But when the threat is eliminated, can he convince her to stay without giving up who he is?
Dusk forced Zane back into the house. He was smart enough to realize wielding an axe wasn’t wise when he couldn’t see what he was doing. The temperature had dropped, and even though he’d been warm enough while he was chopping wood, he shivered as he crossed the yard to the house after washing up at the basin he kept inside the storage shed.
The aroma of roasting beef and cinnamon apples met his nose when he opened the door and stepped inside. His stomach grumbled and his mouth watered.
This was exactly what he’d expected when he’d built this house – warmth, a home-cooked meal, a woman to share his evenings. And his bed.
Whoa! Patricia might provide his meals and a clean house, but it was Alice he’d planned to share his bed with. Patricia in his bed wasn’t part of the plan. He’d do well to remember that.
Just the touch of her lips on his skin had sent shards of heat to his groin. He didn’t even want to think about what a real kiss would do to him.
Patricia looked up as he entered the kitchen, her cheeks flushing. She turned away quickly and busied herself setting plates and silverware on the table, then serving up his meal.
“Everything all right?” He unbuckled his gun belt and slung it over the back of the chair.
“Fine,” she mumbled.
“That’s good. No problems with the stove? It can be tricky.“
She shook her head.
What was wrong with her? What had he done that she wasn’t speaking to him? Hell, he’d gone out of his way to help her. What else could he do?
They ate in silence, the air almost sparking with tension like the air right before a thunderstorm.
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A transplanted Scot, Margery now divides her time between her home on a lake in Canada and a small house in central Florida.
To Margery, writing in only one genre is like eating only one kind of candy. Boring. A late bloomer, Margery didn’t start writing until she found herself with an empty nest, some free time, and an old standard typewriter her father found somewhere she’d rather not think about. She still has the empty nest on a lake far away from the city, but the typewriter has been replaced by a computer and free time is a thing of the past. Margery writes all across the genre board as the muse and the mood hit her, but these days she tends to stick to either historical romance or romantic suspense. When she’s not writing or traveling in search of the perfect setting for her next novel, you can usually find her wielding a pair of knitting needles or a pool cue.
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