Tuesday, February 1, 2022

A Sweet Romance on Sale and a Sweet Recipe by Vickie McDonough

I can't believe it's already February. January flew by at warp speed. We just experience a frigid blast of winter with ice and snow, as I'm sure many of you did, and that has me wishing for spring with its warmer temperatures and pretty flowers.

While we wait, I've posted a fun Valentine recipe below that sounds delicious. I haven't made it because we have few desserts since my hubby has diabetes, but this looked to yummy to not share.

I also wanted to tell you about The Prodigal's Shotgun Wedding, which is on sale for just $1.99. 

A prodigal’s hope for a happy homecoming is derailed.

Clay left home after his brother’s death—a death for which he was responsible. After years away he’s finally returning, hoping for reconciliation with his father. But when the stagecoach he’s riding in wrecks and he is injured, he finds himself in a fight for survival.

Jolie is fleeing a nightmare situation. She desperately hopes becoming a mail-order bride doesn’t land her in a worse place. When the stage crashes and she spends the night alone with a wounded man, she wonders if her intended will still want her. If he doesn’t, what will she do? She has no money and nowhere to go.

The Prodigal's Shotgun Wedding is available on Kindle

Cherry Almond Mousse Pie


1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk, divided
1-ounce unsweetened chocolate
1/2 teaspoon almond extract, divided
1 frozen pie shell (9 inches), baked
1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cup cold water
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
1/2 cup chopped toasted almonds

Chopped chocolate, optional


1. In a small saucepan over low heat, cook and stir 1/2 cup milk and the chocolate until chocolate is melted and mixture is thickened, about 4 minutes. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon extract. Pour into pie shell; set aside.

2. Set aside eight whole cherries for garnish. Chop the remaining cherries; set aside. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in water and remaining milk. Beat in pudding mix and remaining extract. Fold in whipped cream. Stir in chopped cherries and almonds.

3. Pour over pie. Chill for 4 hours or until set. Garnish with whole cherries and, if desired, chopped chocolate.

Recipe found at Taste of Home - https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/cherry-almond-mousse-pie

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