Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!

My thoughts and prayers go out to all who have suffered this year. May 2013 bring healing, good health, prosperity and joy to all. Wishing everyone a safe holiday season and a Happy New Year.


Monday, December 17, 2012

And the winner is...

Kathleen Bosman !

Congratulations, Kathleen! You've won a copy of Jennifer Shirk's Kissing Kendall. To get a copy of your ebook, contact Jennifer at: Jennifer (at) jennifershirk (dot) com. Enjoy!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Celebrate Release Day with Entangled Author Jennifer Shirk!

Hi, all! Jennifer here.

Rula was nice enough to allow me free range on her blog today. LOL!

Rula and I met online through blogging a few years ago. She was one of the very kind people who read my book, GEORGIE ON HIS MIND, and emailed me to tell me how much she enjoyed it.

She was actually one of the several people who asked if there would be a story for Brad (Georgie’s brother) and Kendall (Georgie’s friend) in the works. Fortunately at the time I could tell her that I was in fact writing it! She was happy to hear that and even suggested that I call the book KENDALL IN HIS HEART to go along with the whole GEORGIE ON HIS MIND series thing.

It was a great suggestion.

But one I obviously didn’t take since the book is called KISSING KENDALL. LOL!

(I think Rula has made her peace with that) J

And now today is release day!

Here’s a little bit about the book: 

Kendall Grisbaum is finally taking charge of her life—pouring her heart into opening a new bakery business and even allowing her best friend Georgie to play matchmaker for her. Trouble is, the one guy she secretly wants is Georgie’s older brother, Brad.

Brad can’t seem to get his little sister’s best friend out of his mind. He and Kendall used to be close friends, too, though they drifted apart years ago. But as a local policeman, Brad can’t help but play protector, looking out for Kendall. And when he offers to help her renovate her new bakery space on the side, their attraction flares back to life.

Amid the temptation of doughnut muffins and blueberry cobbler, a new temptation draws them both closer. Can two friends take a chance on love when it means risking everything?

In the book Kendall is starting up a bakery. One of her specialties in the book is called DOUGHNUT MUFFINS. I saw the recipe on the Food Network and they sounded so good, I had to use it in my story.

For you bakers out there, I figured I’d post the recipe!

Kendall's Cinnamon Doughnut Muffins

1 3/4 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 c oil
3/4 c sugar
1 egg
3/4 c milk

1/2 c melted butter
1/3 c sugar
1 TBsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk dry ingredients together in a bowl. In a separate larger bowl, combine oil, vanilla, sugar, egg, and milk.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix just until all combined.
Spoon the batter into prepared muffins--either a lightly greased muffin tin or line with paper or silicone muffin cups.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. While muffins are baking, prepare your topping. Melt butter in one bowl and mix cinnamon and sugar in another.
Remove muffins from pan while still hot.
Dip muffins in melted butter. Then roll muffins in sugar mixture.
Serve warm or cool on rack.
Store for a day or so at room temperature. (if they last that long!)
Makes about 8 to 12 muffins

 Thanks so much for having me, Rula!
Do like to bake? What’s your favorite bakery goodie?

GIVEAWAY: if you’re interested in winning a free ebook copy of KISSING KENDALL, all you have to do is leave a comment below. You have all week to enter! The winner will be announced next Monday.