Sunday, February 19, 2017

#BOC Keeps the Valentine Going! SPOTLIGHT ON HARLEQUIN with Carolyne Aarsen

Courting the Cowboy
by Carolyne Aarsen

Looking for inspiration, artist Ella Langton rents a cabin in the isolated Porcupine Hills of Alberta, Canada. She didn’t count on having neighbors, but rancher Cord Walsh and his three children are just a stone’s throw away. 

Still healing from a tragic accident, Ella has no plans of reaching out, but she’s having a hard time keeping them out of her yard—and her thoughts. And when little Suzy ropes Ella into helping her with an art project, she can’t help her growing feelings for the girl’s rugged daddy.

With three persistent children, Cord and Ella may find their fenced-off hearts opening up sooner than they thought!

by Carolyne Aarsen
Love Inspired; January 17, 2017
$5.99U.S.; 224 Pages

Bon App├ętit and a Book

A delicious recipe to enjoy alongside the book with an image.
This is a sweet book and requires a sweet recipe
Here is Cream Cheese stuffed Carrot Cake
    2 1/2 cups peeled and grated carrots
Dry Ingredients
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
    1 cup pecans, finely chopped (I use my food processor)
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon allspice
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Wet ingredients
    4 large eggs
    3/4 cup Vegetable oil
    1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt (regular or lowfat)
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 teaspoons orange extract
Cream Cheese Filling
    8 oz full fat cream cheese, softened
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1 large egg
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Orange Cream Cheese Glaze
    4 oz cream cheese, softened
    2 tablespoons butter, softened
    2 tablespoons orange juice
    2 teaspoons lemon juice
    1 teaspoon orange extract
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
Optional Decorative Garnishes
    roasted pecans, roughly chopped
orange zest

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