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I write suspense and light fantasy/paranormal set in the beautiful country of New Zealand. A land of myths and magic, Aotearoa (Maori for Long White Cloud) has always been a storytelling nation and it is my pleasure to share mine with you.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Coming Soon!

Free Cookbook coming October...
How does a book with over 150 delicious recipes from some of today's hottest romance writers sound? And did I mention it will be FREE! Woot!! What's not to love? Courtesy of, this cookbook boasts stunningly easy recipes for all occasions, from entrees through to desserts, and for all levels of home cooks.
And just because I like to is a photo of my contribution.
Like it Hot Chicken Soup...Mmmmm.
Sorry - but you'll have to wait until October for the recipe!
BUT - because I'm not heartless, I thought I'd add a recipe for another of my all-time favourite recipes while you wait. Enjoy!
CHOCOLATE BUTTON BISCUITS makes approx 30 biscuits

150g butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 egg
Chocolate buttons
* Preheat oven to 180deg C
* Melt butter and sugar together in a large pot, set aside to cool
* Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot and mix like mad
* Roll tablespoons-full of mixture into balls and place on a greased or lined oven tray
* Flatten slightly with a fork and press a chocolate button onto the centre of each biscuit.
* Bake for 12-15 minutes
Easy peasy - and oh so yummy!  
Have you got a fail-safe recipe that is a constant winner in your home? I'd love to hear it.


  1. I love easy and normally try to stay away from the kitchen because of my allergy to cooking. I do like to eat though and these look great!

    1. LOL Lisa! I'm into ANYTHING thats easy. I especially steer clear of baking that involves creaming butter and sugar - *shudder*

  2. I love making soups, so your photo makes me want to run out and buy soup ingredients. Since my emails to you keep getting kicked back, let me confirm with you now that I'll be blogging here on November 15th. Can't wait to visit!

    1. I'm a huge soup fan too Vonnie. Sadly, the days are getting warmer and those recipes will have to go back into the cupboard. Yay! Can't wait for your visit here too! :)

  3. Congrats on getting in the cookbook, LaVerne, that is so exciting! What great promo. I wanted to enter, but Silver Lake was not out yet...I can't wait to get my copy of the cookbook!

    1. Hey Kathryn - thanks! It is so much fun to be a part of. What a bummer Silver Lake wasn't out then - arghh! I promise you, the recipes in this book are DIVINE! And so easy!

  4. Can't wait for the cookbook LaVerne! Your biscuits sound yummy. Now to figure out how much butter that is and how hot to get the oven... :)

    1. LOL Calisa! Thats right - Americans use Farenheit don't they? According to my kitchen bible, Edmonds Cookbook, its around 4 1/2 ounces of butter and 360 deg F. Enjoy!

  5. Looks great Laverne! I'll be grabbing a copy :)

    I'm curious who else is in the book with you too!