Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Free Book! Free Recipe! Free Time?

by Bethany Maines


Ok, it’s the day before Thanksgiving and that means that you are either baking like a mad fiend or you’re kicking back while someone else bakes and wishing that you could be done with work so you could go home and get your holiday on.  My mom does the hosting for Thanksgiving and that means I skate by making the easy stuff like cookies, pies, and the cranberry sauce.  Only I make cranberry relish because it’s easier, and far, far tastier than the gelatinous glop that comes out of a can.  (See below for the recipe!)

Hopefully, you’re in a similar position when it comes to the holiday cooking and you’ll have a little free time to read something new this weekend. And because I’m feeling ever so thankful for readers like you, the first 5 people to comment get a free e-book version of my short story collection Tales from the City of Destiny. I will also be drawing one name after the five person cut off, so leave a comment no matter what, and then hop over to the Girlfriends Book Club for a second chance to win on my second blog of the day!  I will contact all winners by Friday 11/27.

Cranberry Relish:
  • 1 bag cranberries (the bags usually have holes, so a quick tip is to rinse them while they’re still in the bag and let the water drain out)
  • 1 orange (don’t forget to remove the sticker)
  • 1 cup white sugar (use less or more depending on taste)
  • Optional: pinch of cinnamon 
Directions: Rinse everything.  Chop orange in quarters.  Put orange and cranberries into food processor and chop.  Add cup of sugar.  Chop until everything is of relish consistency.  Put in bowl.  Pretend you slaved for hours.  Eat.





Bethany Maines is the author of the Carrie Mae Mystery series and Tales from the City of Destiny. You can also view the Carrie Mae youtube video or catch up with her on Twitter and Facebook.


8 comments:

  1. I'm in charge of pecan pie. I'm going to make this recipe so I look like a rock star!

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  2. Mmmmm... pecan pie! We make my aunt from Virginia make the pecan pie. It tastes better from an actual southerner. ;) Email me at carriemae.agent@gmail.com to collect your free e-book!

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  3. I do love three ingredient cooking! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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    1. Simple easy and delicious! Email me at carriemae.agent@gmail.com to collect your free copy of Tales From the City of Destiny!

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  4. Don't forget to remove the sticker, ha ha ha. Would be funny except I forget most of the time! We always had those canned cranberries - didn't realize what I was missing!

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    1. You know the reason I put that advice in is because I've totally done it! Email me at carriemae.agent@gmail.com to collect your free copy of Tales From the City of Destiny!

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  5. I'd love to read your book and I'm totally going to try this recipe. Thanks!

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