Here at Entangled, we like to read.
(Bet you would never have guessed that.)
So we also love quick-n-easy recipes that free up more time for us to indulge in our favorite past time.
Each week we’re sharing some of our favorite recipes to help you find a few extra minutes in your day to enjoy your next favorite book!
This week a special guest:
N.J. Walters’ Chocolate Chip Cookies
Who tried it: N.J. Walters, author of Drakon’s Tear
Why she likes it:
Maybe it goes back to childhood, but to me, chocolate chip cookies are comfort food. Because I live alone, I don’t like to make too many at a time, because I’ll eat them all. So I have a great ½ batch recipe that I use to make 6 jumbo cookies. Because if you’re going to make chocolate chip cookies, they might as well be big.
(I usually bake two or three of the cookies and then freeze the rest as raw dough for baking at another time.)
½ Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
½ cup of softened butter
½ cup of packed brown sugar
¼ cup of granulated sugar
1 tsp of vanilla flavoring
1 cup all purpose flour
½ tsp of baking powder
¼ tsp of salt
Gradually blend into butter mixture until combined.
Add in ¾ cup of chocolate chips
Form into 6 giant cookies and pop into refrigerator until firm. Then bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-14 minutes.
With all that extra time not spent in the kitchen, what’s Jennifer currently reading?
I’ve gotten hooked on Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protector series and am up to book 8—Vampire’s Faith. Zanetti has created an amazing world populated by vampires, demons, witches, and more. Nonstop action, suspense, and romance, engaging characters, and family ties —this book has it all. If you love sexy alpha heroes, smokin’ hot paranormal romance, and complex storylines, you’ll love this series.
Pick up Drakon’s Tear by N.J. Walters for just 99¢!
Dying isn’t an option. I’ve survived a kidnapping and now I’m on the run from the Knights of the Dragon who want my gift. I’m Abigail Owens and I can sense gemstones. There’s nothing a dragon loves more than treasure. But when I find a beautiful stone at a tiny shop in Moscow, I have no idea it’s a drakon tear, or that I’ve just put myself in the middle of a war between the Knights and a Drakon.
I guess I’m just lucky like that.
The only person I trust even a little is Vasili Zima, which is weird since I’m not sure if he wants to kill me or protect me. I’m drawn to him in a way I hadn’t thought possible, and he feels the same way, or he wouldn’t be risking his life to help me. He’s wanted by the bad guys just as much as I am, and staying with me, well, there’s a hundred percent chance I’m about to get us both killed. But I will not be going down without a fight.
Once upon a time N.J. had the idea that she would like to quit her job at the bookstore, sell everything she owned, leave her hometown, and write romance novels in a place where no one knew her. And she did. Two years later, she went back to the bookstore and her hometown and settled in for another seven years. One day she gave notice at her job on a Friday morning. On Sunday afternoon, she received a tentative acceptance for her first erotic romance novel and life would never be the same. N.J. has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.