Jerusha Agen – Recipe for Romance – Part 1 of 2

Shannon here: Just in time for summer, Jerusha Agen shares a yummy sounding recipe for Cherry Salad, plus a chance to win a copy of her latest Women’s Fiction title sprinkled with suspense, This Shadow. Winner’s choice of print or Kindle. Comment or answer the question at the end of the post to enter the drawing. Deadline: June 25th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Jerusha:

Jerusha AgenThis Shadow by Jerusha Agen

The romance in This Shadow begins at the start of the holiday season with Thanksgiving. This recipe for Cherry Salad, a traditional holiday menu feature for my family, was no doubt served by Oriana’s sister at their Thanksgiving meal. Though we love this dessert-like salad at Thanksgiving, it’s a terrific summer dish with lots of romantic appeal in its sweet, red-themed deliciousness. Best of all, it’s a breeze to throw together and can be made up to one day in advance!

Cherry Salad Recipe

2 21-oz. cans cherry pie filling

1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk

1 20-oz. can crushed pineapple, drained

12 oz. Cool Whip

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stirring thoroughly with a spoon or spatula until evenly mixed. Cover and chill for two hours or overnight.

About Jerusha:

Jerusha Agen is a lifelong lover of story–a passion that has led her to a B.A. in English and a highly varied career. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Jerusha is the author of the Sisters Redeemed Series, which includes the titles This Dance, This Shadow, and This Redeemer. Jerusha co-authored The Heart Seekers Series novella collection and the e-book A Ruby Christmas from Write Integrity Press.

Jerusha relishes snowy Midwest winters spent with her two large, furry dogs and two small, furry cats. Learn more and connect:

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About the book – This Shadow:

She’s famous for her upbeat outlook. Then the world goes black.

Oriana Sanders is always happy. And why shouldn’t she be? She enjoys a close relationship with God and a purpose-filled career teaching troubled kids. She even has the potential for romance in her sister’s friend, Nicanor, whose dark good looks and brooding manner make him an intriguing project for Oriana.

Oriana’s attempts to reach Nicanor with the joy of the Lord are brought to a halt when a confrontation with her student’s drug-dealing brother ends in tragedy. Facing darkness she has never known, can Oriana learn to forgive the unforgivable and find her way through the shadows to the light?

Can’t wait for the drawing? Purchase now: Amazon

Find more of her books:  Jerusha’s Amazon Author Page

Question for Readers: What traditional family recipe shows up at your holiday meals?

Come back June 16th for Jerusha’s excerpt!



12 Responses to “Jerusha Agen – Recipe for Romance – Part 1 of 2”

  • Melissa Henderson says:

    This cherry salad recipe looks delicious. I might have to try that. One dish that always shows up at our holiday meals is sweet potato casserole. Yummy! Looks like a good book, too.

  • Shelia Hall says:

    Sweet potatoes is always at our holiday dinners

  • Jerusha Agen says:

    Sweet potato casserole sounds like a great traditional dish, Melissa. Do give the cherry salad a try–you won’t regret it! 🙂 Thanks for your comment!

  • Jerusha Agen says:

    Thanks for commenting, Shelia! (Love your name, btw. So pretty!) Sounds like you’re not alone in liking sweet potatoes!

  • Emily Conrad says:

    That salad sounds delicious, and even with all my food allergies, I could eat it! Now that’s a rare find 🙂 Thanks for sharing, and by the way, I LOVED This Shadow. And the others, too 🙂

  • Jerusha Agen says:

    Thanks so much for your encouragement, Emily! Glad to hear your loved This Shadow. I hadn’t thought about the cherry salad working for some people with food allergies. That’s great!

  • Jennifer Hibdon says:

    My sister makes multiple versions of this dessert that she calls Cherry Delight to accomidate the allergies in our family. One version omits the pineapple for the citrus allergies, adds whipped cream for the additives allergies. Another dish that has to be on the holiday table is date pudding. We fight over that!!!! Looking forward to reading this book!!!! Thanx for the giveaway.

  • Jerusha Agen says:

    Wow, Jennifer, your sister sounds creative to make all those allergy-friendly modifications! I had no idea this dish was so versatile! My family always makes it the same way, every year of my life. 🙂 I’ve never tried date pudding. Sounds like it must be delicious. Thanks for sharing, Jennifer!

  • stvannatter says:

    Several years back, I ran across a broccoli cauliflower casserole recipe. I always take it and my extended family doesn’t think its Thanksgiving or Christmas without it.

  • Jerusha Agen says:

    Broccoli cauliflower casserole, Shannon? Sounds really unique! It’s interesting that broccoli and cauliflower aren’t combined more often. Sounds like a good combo!

  • Janet Estridge says:

    We always have cornbread dressing. I wish I had my Mom’s recipe because I can never make it like she did.

  • Jerusha Agen says:

    Cornbread dressing. Yum! Sounds delicious, Janet!

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