Wednesday, December 04, 2013


Today we have multi-published author and awesome friend Dominique Eastwick here to share her culinary talents. I think you're going to like this recipe! The kitchen is all yours, Dom.

One of the many reasons I just love about fall is pumpkins. I love to carve them, look at them, and now that Halloween is past, eat them.

I love pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice Latte…I could go on and on. But one of my favorite things is Pumpkin Soup.So celebrate this spooky day with a bowl of Easiest Soup ever, you can quote me on that.. There is nothing better for a cold day. And what makes it better is that it's easy, especially if you use canned pumpkin.

Pumpkin Soup
1 stick butter or margarine
2 clove garlic, finely chopped
4 tsp. packed brown sugar
2 cans of chicken broth
1 cup water
½ tsp. salt (optional)
2 cans (15 ounces) Pumpkin or 2 cups pureed fresh pumpkin
2 cans (12 fluid ounces) evaporated milk
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
Ground nutmeg to garnish

Melt butter in large saucepan. Add garlic and brown sugar; cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until soft.

Add broth and water; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cook on low, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.

Stir in pumpkin, evaporated milk, and cinnamon. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

With real pumpkin you may need to puree your soup again.

Serve warm and enjoy.

serves 10

How about a hot read while you enjoy a warm bowl of soup?

What doesn't kill us makes you stronger. But is their love strong enough?

Lucas Sherman wanted one thing in life. Never to set eyes on his ex-fiancĂ© Kiloran O’Connor again. But no one said life was fair. Now with a stalker hunting both of them Lucas is forced to put his distrust and hatred to the side to keep them both alive.

Kiloran only ever wanted to keep Lucas safe. But no matter how hard she tries danger seems to be a step behind them. Now creating a public front can she break through the wall Lucas has erected around his heart? Those same walls she helped cement.

Can true love conquer and forgive all or will it kill them both?

To read and excerpt from Killing Lucas, please click HERE.

Dominique Eastwick grew up a US Navy Brat, so if there was a Naval base that was probably home. She currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, two children, crazy lab and lazy cat.

Dominique's love of reading started when she was told to read To Kill a Mockingbird in high school. It’s the book that opened her eyes to the joys of reading and entering into the world of the author. To this day she ranks this book as her favorite.

When not writing you can find Dominique at her second love, behind the lens of her camera.

Learn more about Dominique Eastwick on her website, blog, and Amazon author page.

December is my birthday month and we are partying for the next five days! Each day two winners will pick the free download of their choice from my Birthday Books. See December 2 blog for list. December 3 winners were:

JACK S        Heated Negotiations
LINDA P            Masquerade

You can be a winner, too. To enter, please email me with BDAY in the subject line. In the body of the email please add your title and format preference.

Also, if you like bookmarks and trading cards include your snail mail address in your email and I'll get you a packet in the morning mail, no matter where in the world you live.

Good Luck!


  1. Yum, Dom. Pumpkins seem to resonate with holidays, and here's wishing you a wonderful, happy, and safe holiday season! Hugs for the recipe!

  2. Yum! Sounds delish! The soup sounds good too. ;)

  3. I absolutely love anything pumpkin. I definitely have to try this. And the book sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing, Dom!

  4. oh, heck yeah. Coming to a table near you. *darn. gotta wait two hours for noon*