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NL Badger coverHello 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, Nancy Lee Badger, and her recipe for Quick Apple Crisp along with an introduction to her new release, Shiver (A White Mountains Thriller). Please join me in welcoming Nancy and savor her recipe for Apple Crisp as you read about her new book.

When I lived in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, in a little town called Rumney, we went apple picking each fall. Is there anything fresher than a Macintosh apple picked from a tree on a farm, high up on a mountain? The kids loved it, and the pies we made later were fantastic.

Fast-forward decades later: I crave the mouth-watering flavor of apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar, but without the fat, sugar, and calories of a pie. My Quick Apple Crisp is easy to make, and by using less-calorie brown sugar, and no crust, I get the same delicious flavor with a lot less calories and sugar.


4-5 Large apples or 6-8 small applesNL Badger recipe pic 1

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup brown sugar (I use Splenda®)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup melted butter

9” or 10” pie pan (or 8” Square pan)


*Preheat oven to 375˚F/190˚C/ Gas Mark 5NL Badger recipe pic 2

*Peel, core, and cut apples into thin slices. Place slices into the ungreased pan. It is okay to pile it high since the apples will settle as they cook

*Mix all dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour melted butter into the bowl and mix well with a fork

*Spoon the mixture evenly over the apples. Some bare spots are okay

*Bake for 35 minutes, or until the apples are soft

NL Badger recipe pic 3*Serve in small dessert dishes with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or sugar-free Cool Whip®

*Serves 8





Someone wants Destiny Blake in a BAD way…

In this thriller by award-winning author, Nancy Lee Badger, set in a quirky college town surrounded by the mountains of New Hampshire, art history professor, Jacob Oliver, hikes a trail on a crisp September morning. He contemplates his life. Divorced and forced out of his job with the Boston Police due to a horrific accident, he spots a naked woman beneath a majestic waterfall. Escaping, he falls and reinjures his knee.

Destiny Blake hears a noise. Someone is on her mountain. She finds a handsome man sitting in the mud. Love blooms and lust consumes them after she helps him to the safety of her cabin. Soon, assumptions pull them apart, leaving her vulnerable to the unwanted attentions of other men. When Jacob decides he cannot live without her, he must save her from a madman who chases her up her mountain through the cold, snowy darkness of a November night. Ghostly voices push Jacob onward, and urge Destiny to fight back. Pain, hypothermia, and death threaten before the sun rises. Can Destiny make it off the mountain…alive?


“Good morning, Professor Oliver.” Destiny padded across the floor in bare feet, cradling a steaming mug of coffee between her hands, with the scent of apples and cinnamon trailing behind. An uneasy smile slid across her face, as she glanced at his assuredly flushed face.

Then, she smiled.

“How’s the knee this morning?” She bent to set the mug down, then turned on a bedside lamp.

He forced his eyes from the center crease of her loosely tied robe while he formulated how to get out of his predicament.

“Bad,” he moaned. “I guess I’ll need my crutch to get home, and to the doctor. Don’t want to fall on my face.” Jacob loathed doctors. He pushed back memories of months of rehabilitation as he rubbed both palms up and down his face. He needed a shave, but he had more immediate things to think of.

“You’re to stay put, because I called my friend Josie. She’s a paramedic on the Fairfield Fire Department ambulance squad, and—”

“I don’t need help from—”

“Don’t argue. You’re to keep your entire leg immobilized. I’m to wrap you up mummy-style with this ace bandage,” she said, pointing to a beige roll of cloth sitting beside the radio.

With a smirk, she added, “just the knee, of course.”

“Fine. Is that my coffee?”

She shifted her gaze away from his groin.

“I like mine black,” he added.

As if she hadn’t heard him, she turned and tuned the radio to a station playing soft music, and let her robe drop to the rug. She stared straight at him as she knelt between his legs.

His heart went thump. Staring down at her, he lost himself in her sky-blue eyes. Not another word passed through his suddenly dry lips. To take his mind off her loveliness, he asked, “Are you baking an apple pie?”

“Coffee and apple crisp can wait, but I can’t,” she purred.

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Meet Nancy:Nancy Badger pic

After growing up in Huntington, New York, Award-winning author Nancy Lee Badger attended college, married, and raised two sons in a small town in the shadow of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She volunteered at Scottish Highland Games, and was an EMT and volunteer firefighter for a small NH town. After nearly a decade as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher for the State of NH 9-1-1 service, Nancy moved to North Carolina where she writes full-time. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, Fantasy-Futuristic & Paranormal Romance Writers, the Celtic Heart Romance Writers, and the Triangle Area Freelancers.

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