Old sparks rekindle as Avianna and Sawyer reunite.
Avianna Goodman and Sawyer Steele had been young lovers.
Now she is a caterer, building her own business. Right now she needs cash to help her family. He’s being ordered to stop his wild ways and settle down to take over the family empire. His controlling mother has picked out the perfect heiress for him.
Now they need the right caterer to launch the perfect engagement celebration.
Food and Romance Go Together is Volume 1 of a food-themed anthology with Melange Books, and is set to release in April 2017.
~ About the Author ~
Ryan Jo Summers is a North Carolina author who specializes in writing romances with a twist. Love stories blended with inspirational, paranormal, suspense or time travel–or several at once. She also writes non-fiction for regional periodicals.
Ryan’s dad is a songwriter and his aunt wrote poetry so she claims she came by her writing skill honestly. Apparently it’s in the genes.
Her hobbies include bird-watching, houseplants (50ish and growing), poetry and yard work. She loves to gather with friends, hike in the forest with her dog, paint ceramics and canvas and work on wiggly word find puzzles.
She lives in a 1920 cottage with a menagerie of pets. Living in the mountains, she dreams of the shore and frequently uses the water as scenes for her stories.
To go along with this fabulous series, here is a wonderful coffee cake recipe!
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Filling: Mix below items together with fork in small bowl before mixing cake:
½ C brown sugar, 2 Tbls. flour, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 2 Tbls. melted butter and ½ C nuts (optional)
Batter: 1 ½ C sifted flour, 1 ½ tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. salt and ¾ C sugar. ¼ C shortening,
½ C milk and one egg (Well beaten)
3. Sift dry ingredients. Cut in shortening with pastry knife or fork. Blend in egg and milk.
4. Spread half of batter in greased, flat 8 X 8 or 6 X 10 inch pan.
Sprinkle with half of filling. Add rest of batter and sprinkle remaining filling on top.
5. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Good served warm or room temp.
Optional topping: warm maple syrup and mix with brown sugar and drizzle over top. Or blend a few teaspoons milk with powdered sugar until runny and drizzle over top. Crumbled, cooked bacon or chopped nuts are good sprinkled over this too. Copyright: Ryan Jo Summers