I am so excited to be part of the blog tour for Kelsey Browning’s latest feisty and funny romantic adventure: Problems in Paradise. I discovered her as she is friends and at times a co-author with other authors I love in the last year and read everything that she writes. I also love Blizzards and the local DQ staff know me by name!
Kelsey will be giving away one digital copy of Personal Assets, the first book in the Texas Nights series to one commenter at each blog stop, so be sure to make a comment below. Please welcome Kelsey and her fantastic recipe!-AA
First, thanks to Amy for having me on Vintage Cookbooks and Crafts today. I’m not promising y’all a completely vintage recipe today, but it IS vintage Beck Childress, the hero in my newest release in the Texas Nights series, Problems in Paradise.
Beck is known for his love of junk food, which drives the heroine, Eden Durant, straight up the wall of her granola-y restaurant, Paradise Garden Café. Beck may have given up Slim Jims for a chance at love, but will he sacrifice his favorite dessert?
Beck’s Belly-satisfying “Blizzard”
Beck likes his to get his from the DQ (Dairy Queen), but you can easily recreate this treat at home.
- 1 cup of vanilla ice cream or yogurt (if you want to be like a Texan, then try to get your hands on some Blue Bell)
- ½ toffee bar, chopped
- ¼ cup pecans, chopped
- 1 stick peppermint (try to get the pure sugar ones like they sell at Cracker Barrel instead of the round candies), chopped
- Chocolate syrup (or hot fudge)
- Caramel syrup
Chop toffee bar, pecans, and peppermint stick. Add to ice cream and stir. Drizzle syrups on top. For the purist, don’t stir. But if you’re like Beck and prefer all your goodness completely swirled together, go ahead and stir like crazy!
Sit down with a copy of Problems in Paradise and enjoy your treat.
Summary of Problems in Paradise:
Eden Durant hasn’t always been Eden Durant. She’s made a fresh start in Shelbyville, Texas, far from her mother’s notoriety. Running the Paradise Garden Café is as much excitement as Eden wants—or it was, until she meets Beck Childress. Although he’s the one man who could expose her past, she’s willing to open up enough to see if he might be her future.
Chief Deputy Childress is determined to get to know the real Eden, when he isn’t busy cleaning up after the sheriff and running in the election to replace him. When several men fall sick after eating in Eden’s café, he investigates even as her mysterious past raises both his suspicions and his protective instincts.
As their relationship heats up, so do the pressures of Beck’s campaign. When Eden’s secrets are revealed, jeopardizing his dream of becoming sheriff, he’ll need to choose: serve and protect the town he loves or the woman who makes it home.
Kelsey Browning writes sass kickin’ love stories and cozy Southern mysteries. Originally from a Texas town smaller than the ones she writes about, Kelsey has also lived in the Middle East and Los Angeles, proving she’s either adventurous or downright nuts. These days, she hangs out in northeast Georgia with Tech Guy, Smarty Boy, and Bad Dog. She’s currently at work on the next book in her Texas Nights series and The Granny Series.
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