Laura V. Hilton – Recipe for Romance – Part 3 of 3

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:

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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: &, twitter: @Laura_V_Hilton, Facebook:, Pinterest:

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?

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Question: Have you ever owned a snow globe? If so, describe it and tell us what you loved about it.

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19 Responses to “Laura V. Hilton – Recipe for Romance – Part 3 of 3”

  • Shelia Hall says:

    Yes I have several snowglobes that I love and display during the holdays

  • Judy B says:

    I have never owned a Snow Globe. They are so pretty!

    Judy B

  • I remember having many of the small snow globes over the years when I was a child and loved seeing the snow falling on whatever happened to be inside. They are just so ‘COOL’!


  • marta A. says:

    I bought one for my sister Christmas present, it contains a fairy dressed in violet dress (my sister favorite color).when I see it , it seems to go into the fantasy stories..
    ciao, marta

  • karen says:

    I love watching the snow flurries in the one that I had some one else wanted it so I let them have it. It was also a music box. But that is okay they didn’t have much.

  • Juanita Cook says:

    I see all the beautiful snow globes in the stores. Love making the snow float down on whatever is inside the globe. Haven’t ever owned one.

  • Therese says:

    My mother had quite a few, but they didn’t survive. I bet my grandkids would love them.

  • Beth C says:

    I had a snow globe when I was a young girl. I loved watching the snowflakes falling down on a winter scene. I don’t know whatever happened to it but it brings back memories thinking of it.

  • Aprul Patterson says:

    We have a snow globe we put on our mantle above the fireplace every Christmas season.
    Snowglobes are so magical . I still love to turn them upside down and see them snowing. I read many books as a child about snowglobes and got transported to magical worlds. Books do that though, transport me to a special and magical place.

  • Brittany McEuen says:

    Yes, I have many snow globes that are mostly Christmas themed. My son loves to get me one almost every year for my birthday, which is also in December. Then I get to enjoy it over the Christmas holiday season. I have a couple of favorites. One has a santa hat on top and a picture inside of it that is of all four of my children. Another favorite is the one that started it all for me and is a dark maroon color with a cross inside that my oldest daughter got for my birthday long ago. They are relaxing to me, but my favorite thing about them is thinking about the child who gave them to me. I always write their name and the year that they gave it to me on the bottom. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of The Snow Globe!

  • Karen G says:

    I had several snow globes when I was younger, but I don’t remember what they were.

  • Melanie Backus says:

    I collected several Christmas snow globes years ago.

  • Mippy/Sabrina says:

    I love snow globes and water globes. I just think they have a magical quality about them. I used to have a precious moments andd it had butterflies floating around instead of snow. LOVED that. Snow globes are just fun, remind me of my childhood when I wanted one so bad but couldn’t have one…and again..they are just magical. 🙂

  • KayM says:

    I have several Christmas snow globes packed away in the attic. I really can’t remember what they look like. I’d hoped to get all my many boxes of Christmas decorations down this year, but other obligations have interfered, so I doubt I will get that done. I do love snow globes.

  • jennette says:

    Can i still enter please?

  • Janet Estridge says:

    I remember snow globes from years ago. I haven’t seen one in a very long time.

  • DK Stevens says:

    Yes, it’s a Christmas tree with a snowman. I like snowmen, I can leave them up for months 🙂

  • stvannatter says:

    I’ve always loved snow globes, though I don’t have any now, I have in the past. I remember seeing one in a movie. I don’t remember what movie, but it had a little girl in the globe holding a globe with a little girl in it holding a globe and on and on. I thought that was fascinating. I’d love to find a real one like that.

  • stvannatter says:

    I have a winner! Jackie Tessnair won the drawing. I appreciate Laura for being my guest and everyone else for stopping by.

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