#evernighties Best Dish I Cook #cooking @meganslayer #cookies #baking #recipes

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This week I’m supposed to blog about the best dish I make and add a recipe. Now, if you paid attention last week, you’ll know I’m not a chef. So while I’d love to share a recipe for something I make, it’d be a fib because I don’t cook well. I burn water.

I know. I do.

So, here’s one of my favorite cookie recipes, courtesy of Nancy Fuller on FoodTv.com ~ Peanut Butter Blossoms

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 50 min
  • Yield: 4 to 5 dozen cookies

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon fine salt

1 cup smooth peanut butter (not natural)

12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/4 cup vegetable shortening

1 3/4 cups packed light brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 cups peanut butter chips

Your favorite jelly thinned with a splash of liqueur (optional)

48 to 60 chocolate kiss candies

Directions

  1. Adjust the oven racks to the upper and lower thirds and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray 
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside. 
  3. Beat the peanut butter, butter and shortening in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium high until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the brown sugar and continue to beat until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and continue to beat until incorporated. Add the flour mixture in two batches and beat on medium until incorporated. Fold in the peanut butter chips. 
  4. Scoop out level tablespoons of dough, roll into balls and space about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. (You will need to bake the cookies in batches; allow the baking sheets to cool in between batches.) 
  5. Bake until the bottoms and edges of the cookies are golden brown but the middles are still soft, about 10 minutes. (The cookies will bake a bit after they come out of the oven). Indent the warm cookies with the rounded bottom of a teaspoon. If using jelly, fill each indent with some jelly. Top each with a chocolate kiss candy. 
  6. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes and then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Cook’s Note

Some people have allergies to peanuts, and if serving to guests, please make them aware of the inclusion of this peanut product.

What about you? What is your favorite holiday food? What are you good at making? I could use some tips.

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Soft Steel by Megan Slayer

Celestial Mates, Book 6

Contemporary Paranormal, Fantasy LGBTQ Romance

M/M, Anal Sex, Cross Dressing

Novella (21,000 words)

From Evernight Publishing

Cover Art by Jay Aheer

Celestial Mates, 6

Valermo Dax wants to be loved. He doesn’t fit into societal molds and he’s fine with that. If he can find a guy who adores him as-is, even better. Stripping isn’t getting him noticed by the kind of guys he wants to date—until Corey walks into the club.

Corey Blumenthal knows who he wants to see at the club—Val. Ever since they shared a biology class four years ago, he’s crushed on the sexy man sporting glitter and those sky-high heels. He finally winds up the courage to take Val home, but things don’t go as planned. A curse, shouted in anger, turns their world upside down.

Can these two men find the strength, courage, and love they always knew they had in order to save each other? Or will the curse change them forever?

Be Warned: m/m sex

 Available at Evernight Publishing: https://www.evernightpublishing.com/soft-steel-by-megan-slayer/

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#evernighties Favorite Holiday Food @meganslayer

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My favorite holiday food are two foods. One is the cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Now I’m not a baker, so I go for easy. I don’t cook well, either. Thankfully, DH does, but this is about my recipes.

So…. Pumpkin Pie:

Libby’s Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix (1 can)

2 eggs

1/3 cup evaporated milk

2 deep dish pie shells

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix the pie mix, milk and eggs together until fully combined. Pour mix into two pie shells. Cover edges of pie shells with foil. Bake for 15 minutes at 425. Reduce heat, then bake at 350 degrees for an additional 50-60 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Serve and enjoy!

The other recipe is for the cranberry sauce. Remember I said I’m not a cook. Yeah, I’m not.

Cranberry sauce

1 Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce, 14 oz

Open can, slice knife between edge of can and sauce, dump sauce onto plate, cut into slices and serve. Done.

See? I told you I’m not a chef.

What about you? What are your favorite holiday recipes? Share!

Worth #Bragging About ~ #evernighties @meganslayer

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I thought long and hard about this post. Many times, I sit down at the computer and look at the prompt, but think I have no idea what I want to write to work with it. This time is a little different. I know what I’d like to brag about.

I’m part of my local Friends of the Library. We raise money so the library can do the things they do, buy items for the collection, replace furniture and right now, work on the brand new library for our town. I’m proud to be part of this group. I’m the publicity coordinator, which seems a little strange, since sometimes I feel like I’m not doing enough for my own book publicity, but that’s my role. I’m also the all-around-big-help, too. The girl Friday. I’m not a savior, but if they need someone to step up in many roles, I’ve done it. Need someone to head up because we have to set up the book sale? I’m there. Need an extra hand sorting those books? Call me. We need to retrieve tables we nabbed for the sorting room? Sure. Need those boxes lifted? Well, I end up being the girl.

The thing is, I love it. Not being in demand. I’m not wild about making decisions when others don’t want to. I love being part of the group. I feel like I belong. That’s huge. I like knowing these ladies care. It’s fun.

One of these days, I do hope to write the group into one of my romances. I do. Maybe it can be a Friends series. I don’t know. Each lady gets her own man? I don’t know.

But that’s my brag. Being part of a fabulous group.

What about you? What’s your brag? I want to know so I can champion you, too.

How My Family Survives My Writing – #evernighties @meganslayer #writing

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I’ve been thinking about this prompt for a while. How does my family survive my writing. It’s an interesting thing to ponder. Surviving. I never thought what they have to do is surviving. But maybe it is.

I’m a quirky writer. I like to be left alone. I want noise when I write, but I need to be left alone. That tends to mean I have a television or the laptop making noise while I write. I can write at my desk, but I also write while sitting on the couch. I don’t think I force the family out when I write, but I do know they scatter when they know I’m under deadline. But I don’t force them to go. The tot spends his time making his movies and DH watches the shows he’s recorded and hasn’t had time to watch.

Is that surviving? I don’t know. They do enable my love of notebooks. DH enabled my love of pens and bought a beautiful fountain pen for me. I love it.

They respect that I write and encourage me, but you’d have to ask them if they feel it’s surviving. I’d like to think they’d say it’s not, that it’s existing, but you’d have to ask them.

While you’re here, check out my latest Evernight Publishing story, Soft Steel!

Soft Steel by Megan Slayer

Celestial Mates, Book 6

Contemporary Paranormal, Fantasy LGBTQ Romance

M/M, Anal Sex, Cross Dressing

Novella (21,000 words)

From Evernight Publishing

Cover Art by Jay Aheer

Celestial Mates, 6

Valermo Dax wants to be loved. He doesn’t fit into societal molds and he’s fine with that. If he can find a guy who adores him as-is, even better. Stripping isn’t getting him noticed by the kind of guys he wants to date—until Corey walks into the club.

Corey Blumenthal knows who he wants to see at the club—Val. Ever since they shared a biology class four years ago, he’s crushed on the sexy man sporting glitter and those sky-high heels. He finally winds up the courage to take Val home, but things don’t go as planned. A curse, shouted in anger, turns their world upside down.

Can these two men find the strength, courage, and love they always knew they had in order to save each other? Or will the curse change them forever?

Be Warned: m/m sex

 Available at Evernight Publishing: https://www.evernightpublishing.com/soft-steel-by-megan-slayer/

And wherever ebooks are sold:

https://books2read.com/u/3npQ8B

https://bit.ly/33ELi6W

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/986340?ref=draft2digital

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/soft-steel

Blogging Challenge ~ #evernighties @meganslayer #allergies

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I’m told I’m allergic to a few things. I’d like to say I’m not. I’m a strong girl and can handle a lot. I’m told I’m allergic to cleaning, laundry and making the bed. I do those things, but if given the chance to not…I’ll take the chance to not. So yeah, I guess I do have some allergies. Haha. I’m allergic to folding clothes and carrying baskets upstairs (I hate banging my knuckles on the door frame). I’m allergic to loading the dishwasher, too.

Sounds like I’m kind of a goof, doesn’t it? All these things I’m allergic to are the chores I do every day. So, I guess I’ve built up a tolerance.

What about you? What are you allergic to?

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Soft Steel ~ Celestial Mates book 6 by @meganslayer #gay #gayromance #PNR @evernightpub ~Ever since they shared a bio class 4 years ago, he’s crushed on the sexy man sporting glitter and those sky-high heels. Can they have the love they deserve? https://www.evernightpublishing.com/soft-steel-by-megan-slayer/

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#evernighties Blogging Challenge ~ #fear @meganslayer #biggestfear

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I think I covered this one yesterday, so I’ll add another fear that’s not really my biggest, but it’s true. I’m scared of being alone in the woods. I walk in a place that’s not far from my house, but I always bring ID. Why? The trails are in a manner that’s out of the way. People are on them frequently, but if something happened to me, I might be there a while before someone showed up. It freaks me out. I don’t want to be where I can’t get help.

What about you? What’s your biggest fear? It is Halloween, you know.

While you’re here, check out my latest Evernight Publishing novella, book 6 in the Celestial Mates series, Soft Steel.

Soft Steel ~ Celestial Mates book 6 by @meganslayer #gay #gayromance #PNR @evernightpub ~Ever since they shared a bio class 4 years ago, he’s crushed on the sexy man sporting glitter and those sky-high heels. Can they have the love they deserve? https://www.evernightpublishing.com/soft-steel-by-megan-slayer/

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His Girl by @meganslayer #contemporary #erotic #romance #bdsm #NSFW @evernightpub #evernightpublishing

His Girl by Megan Slayer

The Underground, 2

From Evernight Publishing

Contemporary BDSM Romance

Novella

Contains BDSM, Anal Sex, Toys, Spanking, Public Exhibition and M/F Sex

Mary Allen’s never been a guy magnet. Most men are put off by her confidence in the workplace. Not Sebastian. He kindles a passion she thought was long dead. After one scene, she’s ready to jump back into the lifestyle. But can a workplace romance really work?

Sebastian Paul came back to the Underground after time away to figure out what he wanted from his life. He can’t escape the desire or the need for the scene, but he hasn’t found his perfect sub—until he spots Mary. He never expected to see her at the club. She works with him, and although she oozes confidence, he notes her desire to submit. He wants Mary as his girl. No question. But will she want him in return?

When passion ignites, love will find a way.

Be Warned: BDSM, anal sex, sex toys, spanking, public exhibition

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Excerpt:

©Megan Slayer, 2018, All Rights Reserved

He patted her ass. Damn. He hadn’t expected to find Mary when he’d come to the Underground club. She hadn’t been a member during his first run at the club. If she had, he’d have remembered her and probably already owned her. He’d dreamed about her luscious body and longed for her kiss.

But they worked together. He considered her a friend and hadn’t asked her stance on dating coworkers. Maybe he should’ve.

He shifted on the bench to watch her. He had a thing for tall women. He liked curves, but something about Mary spoke to him. “I have one request.”

She glanced over her shoulder. “Yes, Sir?”

The words sounded sweet coming from her lips. “Leave your shoes on.”

“Yes, Sir.” She smiled, then stood in front of the bed.

“Tell me what you like when you’re getting yourself off.” He folded his hands over his crotch to hide his burgeoning erection. She turned him on in so many ways. He longed to taste her.

“Sir.” Her brown eyes flashed. “I will.”

She’d said she liked to be on display. Was she turned on by performing? He’d tuck that fact away for later.

“I like to be touched.” She hooked her thumbs in the thin elastic of her thong and shoved the narrow fabric down her legs. The garment landed at her feet. “I prefer being blindfolded, but when I touch myself, I don’t want any barriers.”