Shannon here: Amish Romance author, Laura V. Hilton shares her recipe for Gifts in a Jar: Magic Cookie Bars Mix plus a chance to win her latest release, The Snow Globe. Comment or answer the question at the end of any post dated Nov 10 -14 to enter the drawing. Deadline: Nov 22nd, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Laura:
Gifts in a Jar: Magic Cookie Bars Mix
1 6oz. package chocolate chips
1 3 1/2oz. bag flaked coconut or 1 1/3 cups
1 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
Use a 1 quart, wide-mouth canning jar. Pack each layer. To the jar add the chocolate chips, the coconut, and the pecans. Place the graham cracker crumbs into a plastic sandwhich bag or sealing bag and place the bag in the jar on top of the packed ingredients. Seal and decorate the jar, and attach the recipe tag:
Magic Cookie Bars
You will need:
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 14oz. can condensed milk
Use a 9x13x2″ baking pan and pour in the melted butter. Spread the
graham cracker crumbs. In a large bowl, add the condensed milk and the
jar contents and mix. Pour onto the crumbs and pack firmly in the pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 mins or until lightly golden. Cool.
About Laura: Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and three of their children make their home in Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor. Laura also has two adult children.
Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards). Surrendered Love and Awakened Love followed by her first Christmas novel, A White Christmas in Webster County, as well as a three book Amish series with Whitaker House, The Amish of Jamesport series, The Snow Globe, The Postcard in April 2015, and The Bird House in September 2015. Other credits include Swept Away from Abingdon Press. Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer.
Learn more and connect: Blogs: http://lighthouse-academy.blogspot.com/ & http://lauravhilton.blogspot.com/, twitter: @Laura_V_Hilton, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Laura-V-Hilton/161478847242512, Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/vernetlh/
About the book – The Snow Globe:
Victor Petersheim has left the Amish and works on a river boat on the Mississippi River, spending three months on the river then having three months off. During his off-work months he returns home to his Amish community and helps out on his grandparents’ farm. When he returns home after his most recent absence, he discovers his grossmammi has developed health problems and they’ve hired Esther Beachy to be a “mother’s helper.”
Victor is unsettled by this woman living in their home, but has to accept it. Esther loves listening to Victor’s grandmother’s stories and while puttering around in a store while the grossmammi’s in the hospital, she discovers a snow globe that depicts an area where the Petersheims used to live. She buys it as a gift for the grossmammi to cheer her up during her hospitalization. Victor is touched by Esther’s gift and her care for his grossmammi, and strives to be friendlier. Will Esther’s gentle heart draw him back to the community? Or will he return to the river once again?
Question: Have you ever owned a snow globe? If so, describe it and tell us what you loved about it.
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