Saturday, March 9, 2013

Just Desserts Blog Event

The authors with my publisher, Secret Cravings Publishing are holding a Just Desserts Blog Hop this weekend. On each of their own blogs, you will find information about their books and many will be sharing a delicious dessert recipe. You can also find so many giveaways. Check out the Secret Cravings Publishing Blog for a complete list of participants.

I really think my current release. "A Kitchen Affair" fits this blog hop better than any other hop I've participated in. The heroine is a personal chef and she prepares scrumptious dishes throughout the book. If you've followed me on my guest appearances on other blogs, you've see some of my recipes already. However, I have left my best and favorite recipe for this posting. It's the first dessert that Jenny serves to Derek in the book and is probably responsible for winning him over from the start. At the bottom of this post, you can see how to enter my giveaway for a .pdf copy of "A Kitchen Affair."

Toffee Cheesecake
1 3/4 c. graham cracker crumbs
1/3 c. melted butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 8-oz pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 t. vanilla
6 eggs
3 Heath Candy Bars
1 c. sour cream
1 c. powdered sugar

Crust: Mix together graham cracker crumbs, butter and 1/4 c. sugar. Press into a 9-inch springform pan and set aside.

Filling: With an electric mixer, beat together cream cheese, 1 1/4 c. sugar and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time. Mix well and pour over crust. Top with Heath Bars that have been chopped into pieces. Back at 350° f for 60-70 minutes. Served cooled. Option: after cheesecake has cooled, it may be topped with mixture of sour cream and powdered sugar.

Now for the giveaway. Leave a comment in this post telling me what your favorite dessert is and you'll be entered. Make sure you include your email address so I can contact you. I'll announce the winner here on Monday. Thanks and don't forget to visit the other blogs in the Hop.



  1. I am finding some great recipes today. thanks so much
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  2. I am writing this recipe down, it looks so very delicious and I'm a sucker for a good cheesecake!! So yummy.

  3. Looks delicious!

  4. Love a heroine that is a chef.

  5. Ooooh, been waiting for this recipe!!! I used to be a chocolate cake person, but cheesecake took over the 'top dessert' choice about 20 years ago:)

  6. Heath bars...soooo good. Will keep this recipe for my grandchildren if I'm every lucky enough to have them (do you hear me kids???). Oh, Carol, I just bought your book! Meredith

  7. My hubby would love this treat! :) Obviously you are a great cook!

  8. Sometimes I wish my hubby liked cheesecake. Maybe that means I have to make it for myself. Oh darn. Wink Wink

    )))Corset Hug(((

  9. Forgot to tell you my favorite dessert! The cheesecake is definitely a close second but my favorite is carrot cake!

  10. I love cheesecake and this one sounds divine.

  11. I love cheesecake and I'd love to have an affair in the kitchen :P

  12. That cheesecake would win over the hardest headed guy for sure

  13. Man does that recipe sound yum! As for my favorite dessert-- hard to decide-- at this very moment I would have to say coconut cream pie.

  14. You guys are killing me with all those wonderful recipes. I love baking. his cheesecake looks delicious.

  15. Cheesecake! of course!

  16. Okay, I just gained 5 pounds by reading the recipe for Toffee Cheesecake. Looks so good!

  17. I think cheesecake would have to be one of my favorites, of any kind, thought I don't think I've tried toffee...I'll see if my sister can make it because well I just don't cook or bake :)



  19. YUMMY! That sounds really good!


  20. Cheese Cake is my personally favorite.



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