Hi, the independence day Day Blog Hop is over. And the winner is….Mac! I hope you all enjoyed the hop. I’ll keep these recipes on for anyone who wants them.
The 4th of July Holiday is upon us, and let’s face it–this summer is hot and steamy—much too hot and steamy to spend time slaving away in the kitchen over some crazy convoluted recipe. I don’t know about you, but I’d prefer spending time by the pool, or at the beach, reading a sizzling hot summer romance!
But it’s also time for family gatherings and parties. So, I’ve put together some of my super simple recipes that will wow your guests and still leave you plenty of time and energy to enjoy your company or get through your summer reading list. Suzi’s Super Simple Wow Recipes are inspired by my trips to Door County, Wisconsin and feature Door County Cherries, but you can substitute any cherry pie filling in them if you like—they just won’t taste quite as tartly sweet and delicious!
Ahh…Door County…very beautiful and inspiring—so much so that I feature the setting in my own new sizzling hot romantic suspense novel, freefall. (You can click HERE to find out more about freefall and read an excerpt. I highly suggest it for that poolside or beach read! Buy Links: MusaPublishing.com ; Amazon.com ; Barnes and Noble.com)
From the panoramic vistas of Green Bay looking out from the bluffs on the western side of the peninsula, to the quaint little towns and shops hugging the inlets and bays, Door County forms an idyllic yet dramatic backdrop for the intrigue in freefall—as well as a great place to spend a vacation. My husband and I make it a point to spend at least a few days up there each year, and on our way home, we always stop at one of the roadside farm markets and stock up on pie filling, dried cherries, and many of the other cherry goodies offered. If you can’t get to Door County, don’t despair! The good news is, they are available on-line. The bad news is, this year’s crop is expected to be just 5% of normal, due to the extreme heat in early March, then the following freeze which killed the early blossoms. So, if you want some of these delicious cherries, you may want to order them now while some of last year’s crop is still available. I’ve included two of the links at the end of the blog.
Now, onto the recipes—and remember, I said they were super easy! Read more…