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I'm an Army wife and aspiring author, published by Evernight Publishing. I primarily write M/M, but I'm starting to branch out. I'm not very good at technology, but I'm hoping this blog gives me the opportunity to communicate with other authors and readers. My life is kept interesting by my soldier, Ringo the chihuahua, and all the amazing people that I consider friends. I also work entirely too much as a coach at a local gym, a caregiver at a church nursery, and a freelance baker.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Indulgent Blog Hop

It's time for yet another blog hop. I'm so excited to be part of this one! Thanks so much to the Indulgent Bloggers for putting it on!
I think we all have that one thing we love to indulge in. For me, it's cookies. I'm a part-time, self-employed baker and I absolutely LOVE finding the perfect recipe. Recently, I found the absolute best chocolate chip cookie recipe I've ever tried. It's seriously greatness, so go forth and try it now!

Oh...right. You probably need the recipe.

Well, here it is!


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
  3. Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.

I hope you try it out and love it. I demand you love it!

Anyway, the reason we're all here is because we love indulging in a good book. So, to celebrate this hop, I'll be giving away a free copy of Lover Unexpected. It's a delicious anthology featuring myself and 9 other awesome Evernight authors! So follow my blog, leave me a comment telling me what your favorite indulgence is, and leave your e-mail as well! Good luck!

Also, don't forget to enter the overall hop giveaway, a $100 Gift Card to your choice of Amazon or Barnes&Noble! You can enter at the very bottom of this page!

Don't forget to keep hopping!

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  1. My favorite indulgence will forever be chocolate ;)


  2. What a great hop!
    My indulgence: CHOCOLATE & BOOKS! And not feeling guilty about it at all. LOL
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>

  3. My indulgence is the same as most of the hoppers! Too many books. tmadamski(at)msn(dot)com

  4. I used to love cookies but now I am gluten free and it is not the same. Bummer
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  5. My indulgence is a hot bubble bath, dark chocolate, a good, dry white wine and a good book (ideally,all at the same time) followed by a massage!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  6. My indulgences are sweets, especially chocolate and desserts. Thanks for the giveaway!

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

  7. I follow via e-mail. I love baking, too--I'll have to try these. I love m/m romance, espresso drinks, dark chocolate desserts, and shopping for vinyl records...


  8. My indulgence...books and coffee. I also follow e-mail and blog.

  9. Books, books and more books, mostly ebooks. Oh yeah, and chocolate.

  10. Books and food...steak, lobster, pasta, garlic...I could go on and on. I spend more on books than food ususally :)

  11. I love Chocolate, Books, Shoes and Purses...LOL..
    GFC follower/ ronnkelly3


  12. I love a nice cup of tea and a naughty book!
    Thanks thanks for participating in the hop!
    OceanAkers @ aol.com

  13. Lovely recipe! I'll definitely try it soon.
    My indulgence is coffee. I'm crazy for it, but I'm also a bit picky. I only like strong long coffee, freshly ground with cream and one cube of sugar :P On second place is dark chocolate with 80% cocoa and, of course, books, the cutest angst-free as possible :D
    Thank you for the hop :)

  14. My "secret" indulgence is searching for David Gandy pictures. Now it's not a secret, but if you've seen David Gandy, you'd agree! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
    ehaney578 at aol dot com

  15. One of my favorite things to indulge in a hot bubble bath with a huge glass of wine and a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. I LOVE chocolate. And Tom Hardy :) I can't say no to chocolate, and if he asked, I'm pretty sure I couldn't say no either! :)

    Thanks for a great giveaway! I'm following via email -
    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

  17. I'm a GFC follower: Cassandra Hicks & email follower
    I love to indulge in books & cheesecake :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  18. My favorite indulgences are books and chocolate milk.

    GFC: Emily
    E-mail follower


  19. My indulgence is my book collection & reading
    Creating desserts that my friends and family say should be considered illegal for the waistline :)

    Thanks for being a part of the hop & sharing the recipe

    follower & newsletter


    (PS sugar cookies - forget the regular vanilla, use french vanilla & put a cap full of almond extract into the recipe & if you icing them use a small dab of cream cheese icing)

  20. Yay cookies! I indulge in sweets, and books way too many books.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com