Thursday, April 7, 2016

Author's In Bloom Giveaway!

Welcome to the fifth annual Author’s In Bloom Giveaway.  The grand prize will be an ereader of your choice.  There are also prizes for runners up.  Then there are prizes at Writer’s Corner.  Don’t forget to visit all of the sites to get your entries in.    I also have prizes here. 

First I will share my recipe and then stay tuned for the prizes.  Please enter at the rafflecopter below. 

My recipe is Blondies.  What are blondies?  Some  restaurants serve it on their dessert menu.  They essentially are chocolate chip cookies in brownie form.  

1cup butter

3/4 cup sugar ( or splenda if you want to decrease calories)

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

2 1/4 cup all purpose flour ( I recommend rice flour or cup for cup if you are gluten free.)

1 teaspoon baking soda 

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups Hershey's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Heat oven to 375.    In large mixer bowl  cream butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Add eggs; beat well.  Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if desired.  Spread batter in greased jelly-roll pan, I usually use a 13x9 inch pan.   Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.  This can vary if you substitute certain ingredients.   Cool completely.  Cut into bars.

Now here are the prizes from Writer's Corner:  

Love Wars by Allison L. Heller

Spin by Catherine Mackenzie

Jane Actually by Jennifer Petkus

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  1. Happy Spring! Thanks for the recipe. I konow my kids and grandchildren will enjoy them :)

  2. Recipe looks delish! Thanks for the share!

  3. I didn't know Blondies had any chocolate in them, am more likely to give them a try now.

  4. Yumm blondies are one of my favorites!! I so have to try this recipe :)

  5. Blondies are delicious. Thank you! :)

    kissedbymidnight AT

  6. I love Blondies! Thanks for the recipe. cchant86 @

  7. Thanks for the giveaway and sharing the recipe!
    sienkiel1821 at yahoo dot com

  8. Would love some fiction to read and add to the Little Free Library when I finish.

  9. I love blondies, thanks for the recipe.
    (mybeach52 at yahoo dot com)

  10. These are yummy. I have a recipe similar to this that I make all the time!
    jeanna_massman at hotmail dot com

  11. These are one of my favorite cookies to make. They Re easy and taste so good.

  12. Thanks for being part of the hop. I like blondies but don't think to make them often.

    blueberrycrisp@gmail dot com

  13. Thanks for sharing!

    rsbrandt44 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  14. Thank you for the recipe and the giveaway!

    Happy Spring!


    sprocket 215 at g mail

  15. Sounds delicious! Thanks! Elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

  16. I love Blondies thanks for the recipe. amybowens34(at) yahoo(dot) com

  17. I love blondies!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!