Tanya Eavenson – Real Life Romance & Recipe for Romance – Part 1 of 2

Tanya Eavenson shares how she met her husband, her recipe for buttermilk buscuits, & a chance to win an e-book copy of her latest Contemporary Romance title, Restored. Comment or answer the question at the end of any post dated March 14 – 17 to enter the drawing. Deadline: March 26th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Tanya:

Tanya Eavenson Biscuits

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How did you meet your spouse?

I met my husband, Chuck, in 1990 one Wednesday afternoon while I was visiting a church with a friend. After the evening service was over, I remember seeing this cute boy staring at me from across the room. I smiled. He smiled. I was fifteen years old; he was seventeen. Twenty-seven years later and he still makes my heart flutter.

Do you have a recipe you and your spouse enjoy making?

Actually, we do! Several years ago I mentioned to him that I wished I knew how to make homemade biscuits for a story I was writing. I guess the idea took hold because it wasn’t long before we started making biscuits together. Here’s our recipe. Hope you enjoy!

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits by Tanya Eavenson


  • 2 cups of White Lily Self-Rising Flour
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled in freezer & sliced into thin slices
  • A large pinch of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup cold milk
  • large bowl
  • pastry cutter or knife
  • cookie cutters
  • baking sheet
  • non-stick parchment paper


  • Place unsalted butter in freezer.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Line baking sheet with non-stick parchment paper.
  • Whisk flour, salt, & sugar together in a large bowl.
  • Add sliced butter into the flour mixture & blend together with a pastry cutter until mixture crumbles.
  • Make a crater in the center of the flour mixture & add in ¾ cup of milk.
  • Fold flour over milk until it becomes slightly sticky to the touch, but don’t stir or overwork the dough.
  • Add flour to work surface & then add the dough.
  • Flatten with palm into a rectangle, folding the dough like a tri-fold brochure. Repeat this step 2-3 times.
  • Palm dough on a floured surface about ¾ inch thick and cut out biscuits with cookie cutters. Place on lined baking sheet.
  • Bake 10-15 minutes until tops are golden brown.

About Tanya: Tanya Eavenson enjoys spending time with her husband, and their three children. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee, eating chocolate, and reading a good book. Tanya is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Word Weavers International, and writes for Christ to the World Ministries. Learn more and connect: 

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About the book – Restored: Dr. Steven Moore is known nationally for saving lives. If only he could save his own. Unable to deal with his cancer prognosis, he retreats to a happier time in his past—to the woman who once stole his heart.

Four years after the death of her beloved husband, bookstore owner Elizabeth Roberts still struggles to sustain her faith and joy in the Lord as she raises her two sons. She strives to find a way through her family’s grief, never suspecting a man from her past might offer hope for her future.

But how can there be a future when he’s only come to kiss her and says good-bye?

Can’t wait for the drawing? Purchase now:

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Question for Readers: Is there a recipe you enjoy making?

Come back March 17th for Tanya’s interview with her characters from Restored!

25 Responses to “Tanya Eavenson – Real Life Romance & Recipe for Romance – Part 1 of 2”

  • Shelia Hall says:

    love making cookies ! all it takes is 1 box cake mix,1 box instant pudding mix, 1 egg and 1 cup oil. mix well and roll into small balls place on cookie sheet do not press down. bake at 350 for about 7 minutes until lightly browned.

  • Elle E. Kay says:

    I enjoy making sausage gravy and chicken gravy. My hubby really enjoys them. I’m not a big fan of sausage gravy, but making him happy makes it fun to make.

    They’d be good over those biscuits you make.

  • Kim Hampton says:

    I love making peanut butter chocolate chip cookies!

  • Kim Hampton says:

    I love making peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. And also peanut butter cookies, the recipe I use is over 100 years old!

  • Oh, Shelia, that sounds like something I can try tonight! I can’t wait! Thank you for your recipe!

  • Elle, I love that, making the gravy for him! I know he appreciates you as well as his stomach. =) We, too, enjoy sausage gravy at our house. I need your recipe!

  • Wow, Kim, 100 years old! Please share… =) I’m working on a Historical Romance series and the first book in the series releases this fall. But the next novel is set to release next year. Your peanut butter recipe would be great to add. And of course I would need to make a few batches for myself!

  • Linda Rainey says:

    I love Lipton Soup Onion Soup meat loaf recipe.

  • Carrie Pagels says:

    That recipe looks delicious!!! My mom made wonderful biscuits and like these the recipe required some TLC but well worth it! Blessings!

  • June Foster says:

    I am halfway finished with Restored and can hardly put it down.

  • Linda, I’ll have to google search your recipe! I make several things with Lipton Onion Soup but I’ve never tried it with meatloaf. You’re making me hungry and it’s only 10am! =) Thank you for the tip!

  • Carrie, you’re right, they do take some TLC, but are so worth it. I’m sure your mom’s were wonderful! My husband has it down perfectly. Me, not so much. I’m hit or miss. I let him make them now. I’m his sidekick! =) Thanks for visiting, Carrie!

  • Thank you, June! I’m so glad you’re enjoying Steven and Elizabeth’s story! I appreciate you letting me know and for visiting!

  • Donna Kimpel says:

    dont have a website. Started a Facebook group. Christian Book Discussion, Readers, Writers, Reviewers, Bloggers public Group. My mom makes homage bread from her childhood. Not sure how to spell it. Southern poor mans bread. Yummy!!

  • Donna, I think I’ve had it before. Maybe it had three to four ingredients? It was good! And thank you for letting me know about your FB group! I just asked to join. =) Grateful for your visit!

  • KayM says:

    I love the storyline and I’m looking forward to reading Tanya’s book. To answer the question, I love to cook and enjoy making many dishes. I particularly like making different salads and also vegetable dishes. I used to make homemade bread often, and I liked to try many variations. I don’t make bread anymore.

  • Carol Alscheff says:

    I just finished making chicken and biscuits for my family. One of my favorites.

  • Darla says:

    Cooking is not one of my favorite things. However, there is nothing I love more than making pesto. The fragrant smell of basil relaxes me–as does anything that requires garlic to be sautéed in olive oil. Yum! Now I’m hungry.

  • Kay, salads and vegetables are perfect with any meal! Well, my son might say not with pizza. =) And thank you so much, I hope you enjoy Steven and Elizabeth’s story!

  • Sounds wonderful, Carol! You have me thinking of chicken for dinner tonight. =) Appreciate you stopping by and visiting!

  • Darla, I love the smell of fresh basil! I’ve never made homemade pesto, even though I love it. I’ll need to give it a try. I know what I’m adding to my next grocery list! Thanks, Darla!

  • Janice Moore says:

    I like to make Resurrection Rolls around Easter! The bread has an empty hole in the middle when you bite into it on Easter morning! Great teaching lesson for children~and adults!

  • Yes indeed, Janice, a wonderful illustration… I love it! Thank you for sharing! And speaking of Resurrection Sunday, I hope you have a blessed Easter!

  • I really don’t like to cook. And my bunch doesn’t like leftovers, so it makes me not want to cook even more. But they do like soup and don’t realize that if you reheat soup, it’s leftovers. I enjoy eating Taco Soup.

  • stvannatter says:

    I have a winner! Janice Moore won the drawing. I appreciate Tanya for being my guest and everyone else for stopping by.

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