#HomeHolidayHop…It’s the Holiday Season & it’s the Time for Sharing!

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November 13th – November 18th
Hosted and Sponsored by the authors and bloggers of:


    1. Just Jeannie’s Books and Bling 2. Liberty Ann’s Snifferwalk Books  3. Fab Four  4. Lady Amber’s Reviews 5. Stephanie’s Book Shelf 6. Shhh, Mommy’s In the Bathtub…Reading 7. Sizzling Reads 8. Susan B. Anna 9. The Maze of Twisty Passages 10. A Book Junkie’s Obsession 11. In The Pages of a Good Book

 Grand Prize Shopping Spree:

$450+ Gift Card or  Paypal Cash

Second Place Grand Prize:

(1) E-Book from every  participating Author

IMG-20111223-00002 - 1I just love the holiday season. I love the lights, the music and the special movies on T.V. Christmas is just around the corner.  I love the excitement in the air. I love the idea of buying gifts for friends and family. Though I don’t enjoy wrapping them! LOL.

Traditions are my thing at this time of year.  And one in particular is all those special treats we make. One of my favorite recipes that I do every year is my whipped shortbread. But I’ve already shared that particular recipe on my site.  They are melt in your mouth delicious.  Check here for those buttery morsels.

So, I decided to share another of my favorites. One of my special traditions at our holiday breakfast table.  I go all out – it’s a feast in of itself. A number of years back I discovered a recipe for an Oven Apple Pancake. You can find it in Company’s Coming for Christmas by Jean Paré. © 1996 by The Recipe Factory Inc.  An oh, man, is it yummy.

Open Apple Pancake

Serve with maple syrup

  • ¼ cup of butter or hard margarine

    Photo of Apple Pancake © Diana Rattray as shown on About.com Southern Food

    Photo of Apple Pancake © Diana Rattray as shown on About.com Southern Food

  • 1/3 cup  brown sugar, packed
  • Light sprinkle of ground cinnamon
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced in wedges ¼ or 6mm thick
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup of milk
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  1. Melt butter in 9 inch pie plate in 425°F oven
  2. Stir brown sugar into melted butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Overlap apples in a single layer over top of mixture and then cook in oven for 10 minutes.
  4. Beat eggs with a spoon in a bowl.  Add milk, salt and flour.  Stir to moisten. Remove large lumps but don’t try to smooth out all the small lumps.
  5. Pour over apples.
  6. Return to oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.   It will rise up, but lower back down when you removed it from the oven.
  7. Cut into wedges and serve hot. Don’t forget the syrup 🙂

It’s great warmed up later too!

My Giveaway!


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Now, I’m going to give away  an e-copy of my debut release that came out almost one year ago. Worth the Risk is a reunion story with a sad history behind why Molly and Tanner split up so long ago.  Ten years later, they’re reunited, but is the torch they still carry for each other enough to reignite their love? Or, will secrets from the past continue to keep them apart?

Do you have a special treat or tradition that is must every holiday season? Just leave a comment and tell me. But don’t forget to leave your name and email.

All the Other Giveaways!

And please, don’t forget to check out all the other great authors and bloggers participating in this hop.  The more stops you make, the more comments you leave, the more entries you get for the Grand Prizes draws.  And, you may find some great new recipes to test out on your family this holiday season.
Happy Holidays!

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  1. Iris says:

    My little guy practically demands apple dumplings every holiday

  2. msakma says:

    I love making desserts at the holidays – French Silk Pie and candy cane cookies are my specialty.

    Thank you for being part of the hop,

  3. Kathy O says:

    Thank you for the recipe, it sounds yummy and added to my collection. One of my favorite traditions to making chocolate chip cookies and giving them to family and friends during the holiday season. Love the blurb, hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
    koala571 (at) msn (dot) com

  4. Natasha says:

    We always make sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  5. shadowluvs2read says:

    Hi! I love the holiday season too! Spending time with my family, eating tons of yummy, delicious food…sigh! lol My favorite is potato bake. Its a cheesy potato thingy. Its so good! Its the one thing i look forward to every year. Food wise, that is. lol Those pancake thingy looks good! Ive never heard of them before. Cant wait to try it! Thanks for sharing the recipe and for the awesome giveaway!! Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Mer says:

    Christmas morning breakfast is one of my family’s traditions, though the menu changes from year to year. This pancake might make this year’s list. But my favorite holiday tradition is the family bakeoff…we all get together one weekend and spend the day baking and exchanging cookies. It’s so much fun!

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  7. SheriV says:

    Delicious sounding recipe!!

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  8. Joy F says:

    No special food for the holidays. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  9. Eva Millien says:

    Great sounding book and recipe! Thanks for sharing them. I make a coconut cake every year! Thanks for sharing the hop and your giveaway. Wishing you a wonderful and magical holiday season. evamillien at gmail dot com

  10. Robin says:

    Recipe looks sooo good. My favorite is the bread dressing. Wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without it!

  11. Angela Fitzgerald says:

    I definitely think I could use this recipe. My kids love pancakes. Thank you for the recipe and for your participation in this giveaway.It’s nice to know people still have a heart.

  12. Angela Fitzgerald says:

    That looks like a easy breakfast recipe. I will have to give it a try. Thank you for sharing and for your participation in this giveaway. I’m truly thankful, even if I don’t win. It’s nice to know people still care.

  13. BookAttict says:

    On Christmas Eve, we host a huge dinner with traditional Polish food.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    WordPress: BookAttict

  14. mabledsoe says:

    I started a tradition with my daughter 20 years ago call Santa’s Grab Bag. I would by small,inexpensive gifts, wrap them up and put them in a Santa Bag. Starting 12 days before Christmas, she could grab one gift out a day. I still do it now that she is an adult.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com
    Michelle Bledsoe

  15. amy bowens says:

    My kids and I put the Christmas tree up the day after thanksgiving and we each have a special ornament that we put on the tree. As we decorate we sing Christmas carole’s and drink hot chocolate. Love those special memories I will cherish them and hope when they have children that maybe they will carry on our tradition! Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving! amybowens34@yahoo.com

  16. JanD says:

    Pumpkin pie is a must for Thanksgiving.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  17. Delphina says:

    I love these. There used to be a restaurant by my mom’s that made them sooooo good!!! delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo.com

  18. cara nicole says:

    We have a family recipe for green jello that is a must every holiday! Caraolson24@yahoo.com

  19. Joye says:

    At this time of year, we always have tamales on our menu even with the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. It is a tradition here in the Southwest.

  20. Lovely post, Anne. I’m gonna try that yummy open apple pancake this Christmas!

  21. Elise Chase says:

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

  22. Jeanette ( Jeannie) Platt says:

    Oh that sounds yummy… We do santa jammies every christmas eve so santa can find up… Cooking wise I always make apple crisp.


  23. Missie Jones says:

    Pumpkin Rolls are our Thanksgiving Tradition 😀 Thanks for the hop 😀 Big Hugs & your 1st book sounds good 😀

    Missie Jones
    missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

  24. pecan pie and ambrosia!! Must haves!!


  25. bbyg612 says:

    Homemade pumpkin pie is our tradition! ~ Kera M bbyg612@yahoo.com

  26. Leslie Rodriguez says:

    Pumpkin Cookies. Yum. esseboo@yahoo.com

  27. This looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe and for joining the giveaway!

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  29. JeanMP says:

    That sounds like a great breakfast treat. I always make fudge at Christmas time.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  30. katyaarmock says:

    Every year I make gingerbread pancakes with creme friache for breakfast.

  31. Stephanie says:

    Sounds like they would be perfect for Christmas breakfast!

    My big hit is my red velvet cake and my chicken and dumplings! Mmmm, seeing all these recipes on the hop has me hungry and anxious for Thanksgiving!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Holidays!


  32. Our tradition is to cook together as a family then we go through the ads and plan our shopping day. carpediem5366@yahoo.com

  33. Laurie P says:

    Snowball cookies is one tradition we always have, as well as gingerbread men.
    Laurie P

  34. My favorite holiday treat is potato pancakes or jelly donuts for Chanukah. This year Chanukah and Thanksgiving are at the same time (in two weeks ) soI’m trying to get it all done.