I love to cook, well, sometimes I love to cook. Other times it’s a drudgery. What I do enjoy doing is cooking for other people. I’ve always been a fan of entertaining, and years ago my husband and I used to host a Valentines Party at our place. It was a Wine Tasting & Death by Chocolate Party and man did I go all out!
Upstairs in the main part of the house and kitchen I served all the desserts. I had a big chocolate fountain with at least ten different things to dip or coat under the sweet flowing chocolate. I would also have eight to twelve other chocolate desserts, everything from cookies to mousse to cake.
Then downstairs in the family room, we had the wine tasting. Everyone would bring a bottle of wine to share and we had several bottles of our own favorites for them to taste. Along with that scattered around the room I would have at least ten to twelve, and sometimes more, different cheeses, meats, spreads and crackers. Plus, we had always had meatballs and hot roast beef.
Our friends would talk about it for months afterwards and were so disappointed when we stopped holding the parties. But that’s the kind of cooking that I really enjoy. I guess that’s why I enjoy being a Pampered Chef consultant, too. I get to entertain people and show them cool recipes and tools.
But, I don’t just enjoy cooking in real life, I enjoy it in books. That’s why I’ve taken my Mistletoe & Cocoa Kisses book that was published in 2016 and I have made it a new series. Robin Cove and Chris Landry were the leads in that book, and Robin started a new catering company called, Heart of the Family Catering. That is now the name of my new series and I’m so excited to announce two brand new books to that series: Roses & Champagne Kisses and Orchids & Hurricane Kisses.
Roses & Champagne Kisses will be in the new Sweet & Sassy Brides boxset coming out in June and Orchids & Hurricane Kisses will be releasing later this summer. I plan to have several great stories to add to this fun series. And not only will these books be connected, but fans of my thirteen book Celebration Series will be thrilled to know they will have cameo visits in the new series.
In the meantime, make sure you grab a copy of Mistletoe & Cocoa Kisses to learn how it all starts! I even add a few recipes at the back fo the book for you! For a limited time, you can grab a copy for only $0.99!