I love winter. Okay, in Minnesota I don’t love the snow so much or the frigid temperatures, but in the right proportions it’s not so bad. The best part of winter and the holidays is the food. My family, friends and I like to swap around batches of cookies to make the baking during the holidays more fun and less work. As my daughters get older, we’ve started employing a few fun decorating ideas.
Frosting: this is a given, but we crank up the flavors and colors with peppermint extract and some super bright food dyes.
Candy: not just red hots for Rudolf’s nose. We get small jelly beans and Mike and Ikes to make any sugar cookie a little more festive.
Raw Sugar: The little rocks of white and brown make interesting textures and are a yummy addition to any cookie.
Marshmallow: colored ones, little ones, big ones cut in slices—the fluffy goodness of a marshmallow can kick a cookie into a new stratosphere.
May all your cookies be yummy and your holidays be bright!!
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A Winter Tale With Marshmallows
Pregnant and on the run, Mona Renalds is a werewolf with trouble nipping at her heals. She wants a new life for herself and the twins she’s carrying. Embracing the future can’t happen until she finds an alpha male strong enough to take on her former pack leader.
Chris Meyters is alpha of Haven Pack. Mild mannered and progressive, he tries to reverse the archaic methods of his pack’s previous leaders. When Mona comes into his diner requesting sanctuary, his primitive instinct to claim her nearly consumes him, but he fights himself to give her the choices she was denied in her former pack.
Surrounded by the Pennsylvania winter of snow, sledding parties and creamy cups of hot chocolate, Chris and Mona are prepared to do whatever it takes in order to maintain the domestic bliss they’ve found with each other.
About the Author: Even before she understood what all the thrusting meant,
Stephanie Beck loved reading romance. When the stories didn’t end the
way she wanted, writing her own was the perfect solution. From
ridiculous humor to erotica, Stephanie loves being transported within
a story. When she’s not elbow deep in words, her husband and two
daughters command her attention. After they are sleeping she knits or
bakes cookies...or squeezes in more writing.