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State of Things

The turkey is in the oven, the table is set, and the kiddos are coloring place cards. Now I have my first few moments of peace since early this morning. So, first things first, Happy Thanksgiving!

If you need a gravy recipe for later today, I have a great one! Robin’s Easy GravyEasy Gravy

 

Second, here’s a little update. It’s been…well, a really, really long time. Bad writer, I know (shuffles feet and looks down).

Life has been extraordinarily busy this school year. I’m still teaching high school and college classes in American and British Literature. Additionally, who knew that first and third graders would have so much homework? I’m spending my afternoons I am working on some projects, just slowly. I’m afraid I’ve missed my deadline for Light & Shadows: Watcher Series Shorts and Extras. Being late kills the perfectionist in me (Argh!).  I did complete a 25 page prequel extra with Joshua in Romania with Gabriel, Kez, and Samael. The book is still in the works, it will be out sometime in 2017. I may add a little post-The Fallen extra for those of you who have been asking. If you are dying to have something included, send requests through my contact page.

I am also working on my second Prompt Me book. Here is the cover reveal! (more…)

Recipe: Easy Gravy

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Easy Gravy

Robin’s Easy Gravy

¼  cup flour
¼  cup butter
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 cups pan drippings
Chicken broth (just in case there aren’t enough drippings)

Strain the drippings and reserve.  (I strain using the whisk using  a slow and steady hand, but if you want super smooth gravy, strain through cheese cloth or fine mesh).

Melt the butter in a sauce pan. Slowly add the flour, whisking until it becomes a thick roux. After the roux is smooth, add the salt and pepper.

Slowly whisk in the drippings.  Once it starts to bubble, continue to whisk until it reaches desired thickness.  If it becomes too thick, you may thin the gravy with broth.

Recipe by author Robin Woods
http://www.RobinWoodsFiction.com

Here is a printable PDF: Gravy

Recipe: Overnight Sticky Buns

As I have been prepping everything for Christmas morning, I pulled out my mother’s recipe for sticky buns. It’s a cheater type recipe that is really easy to throw together. I decided to go ahead and share it with everyone.  Enjoy!! There is a printable PDF here: Overnight Sticky Buns

What you need:IMG_7422 (1)
1 Package Frozen Parkerhouse Rolls
1 Package Instant Butterscotch Pudding Mix
1 Stick Butter
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Optional: 1 Cup Nuts
1 Bundt Pan

The night before:

1. Oil the Bundt pan (I prefer coconut oil spray).IMG_7424 (1)
2. Arrange the rolls in the pan.
3. Sprinkle half of the butterscotch pudding over the rolls.
4. In a small saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, and cinnamon until melted and bubbling.
5. Drizzle the melted mixture over the rolls.
6. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and place in the cold oven overnight to let the rolls rise. IMG_7425
7. In the morning, remove the plastic wrap and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. IMG_7445

 

Recipe: Easy Gravy

Robin’s Easy Gravygravy

¼  cup flour
¼  cup butter
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon Sea Salt
2 cups pan drippings
Chicken broth (just in case there aren’t enough drippings)

Strain the drippings and reserve.  (I strain using the whisk using  a slow and steady hand, but if you want super smooth gravy, strain through cheese cloth or fine mesh).

Melt the butter in a sauce pan.  Slowly add the flour, whisking until it becomes a thick roux. After the roux is smooth, add the salt and pepper.

Slowly whisk in the drippings.  Once it starts to bubble, continue to whisk until it reaches desired thickness.  If it becomes too thick, you may thin the gravy with broth.

Recipe by author Robin Woods
http://www.RobinWoodsFiction.com

Here is a printable PDF: Gravy