Donna Fasano

About Donna Fasano

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA FASANO is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl's Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #5. View website

Rich Fudge Cake #Recipe by @DonnaFaz #mgtab

Rich Fudge CakeHere’s a recipe for decadently rich fudge cake that is moist, delicious. Below the recipe for the rich fudge cake you’ll find the makings for a delectable peanut butter drizzle to pour over the top of the Rich Fudge Cake. This cake is full of calories, I’m sure. Am I going to apologize? Absolutely not! Because that’s how I roll. 🙂

Rich Fudge Cake with Peanut Butter Drizzle

For the cake:

2 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 cups sugar

2/3 cup cocoa

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Lightly coat a 13” x 9” baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Beat all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until combined. Do not over beat.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Tap pan lightly on counter to remove any air bubbles.
  4. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool before serving.

For the topping:

1/2 cup PB2

2 Tablespoons water

2 Tablespoon honey

  1. Mix together the PB2, the water, and the honey until smooth.
  2. Drizzle over cake slices.

Note: PB2 is powered peanut butter, a great product that has 85% less fat than regular peanut butter. You can find it in your grocery store or purchase it on Amazon. If PB2 doesn’t interest you, simply measure out a half cup of your favorite peanut butter and thin it with 2 tablespoons honey.

I hope you enjoy this delicious cake!

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Rich Fudge Cake Recipe

Donna Fasano

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA FASANO is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl’s Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #5.

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A Vote for Podcasts

PodcastsLet’s talk podcasts. As you probably already know, I walk every morning for about two hours. Because all that walking can easily become thought-numbing, I knew I had to come up with a way to compensate. What’s the answer? Well, I offer a vote for podcasts. Listening to podcasts is one of my favorite ways to occupy my mind while I’m racking up those steps. I’m always searching for interesting podcasts to add to my list.

It’s not necessary to be a fitness nerd to enjoy podcasts. You can listen to them while doing chores or while running errands, while sitting and enjoying a sunny day or while lounging in bed on a rainy night. I’m sure you get the idea. Podcasts are perfect anytime.

Here are some of my favorites:

This American Life – Ira Glass created this popular weekly podcast that bills itself as “journalism built around plot.” I enjoy the compelling human interest stories and I’m often surprised by the interesting subjects and surprising plot twists. This podcast has 2.2 million weekly listeners. This amazing show is probably the biggest reason I give a vote for podcasts.

Strangers – Produced and hosted by Peabody award-winner Lea Thau, Strangers is a storytelling podcast featuring true stories that never fails to make me think. I enjoy the interesting themes and I think it’s well worth the time to listen.

Serial – An investigative journalism podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig. Season 1 features the story of Adnan Syed who was convicted of the murder of Hae Min Lee in February 2000. The case on-going case is fascinating. (Note: On March 29, 2018, The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has ordered a new trial for Syed.)

S-Town – Hosted by Brian Reed, S-Town is the story of John McLemore, a man from a wealthy family who despises his Alabama home town. This is an absolutely fascinating story and, most noteworthy, it ended at a place I never imagined it would.

These are just a few of the podcasts I’ve listened to. Give them a try and you’ll soon be offering a vote for podcasts, too. Are you a fan of podcasts? If so, what are your favorite podcasts? Leave a comment with the title of your favorites and I promise to give them a listen.

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I’ve recently bundled together 3 books from my Ocean City Boardwalk Series. Books 4-6 are now available in a boxed set. This bundle offers you 3 beach reads at a lower price than if you bought the books individually. Enjoy! The Ocean City Boardwalk, Books 4-6 is a Kindle exclusive.

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Donna Fasano

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA FASANO is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl’s Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #5.

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How To Disable Apps on Facebook – #mgtab

A recent interview with Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg revealed that there was a huge breach of information back in 2015 in which the personal information of millions of Facebook users was handed over to third party app developers. Due to this mega-breach of personal information, I decided to check out which apps were connected to my Facebook account. OH, WOW! That’s all I can say. I found dozens of apps attached to my account… apps that I don’t even remember ever using. I deleted 90% of them. Here’s how you can do the same. How to disable apps on Facebook:

  1. Log into your Facebook account and click on the small triangle icon located in the blue bar across the top (pictured below).

  1. In the box that appears, choose “settings.”
  1. On the settings page, look at the list on the left hand side. Find and click “Apps.”
  1. Hover the cursor over each app to see: a) a small pencil icon with allows editing of settings and b) an “x” that, when clicked, will delete the app.

We have to do whatever we can to protect our personal information. Any time you use one of those fun apps—you know, the ones that entice you with “how old do you look?” or “what kind of friend are you?” or “can you pass this history quiz?” etc.—you are agreeing to give app developers access to your Facebook information. All of us need to periodically delete these apps. Please feel free to return to this blog post if you need a refresher course in how to delete apps on Facebook. Stay safe on the internet!

How do you protect your information when you’re on the internet? Let’s share our knowledge so we’ll all be safer. Thanks!

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Look for my newest release! DANGEROUS MEMORIES is a romantic suspense that has a Hallmark Mystery Movie feel to it. After a horrific accident, Keira Rhodes awakens in the hospital with amnesia and learns that two men claim to be the father of her unborn child. Keira is left to wonder…

What kind of woman am I?

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Donna Fasano

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA FASANO is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl’s Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #5.

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Rich Pecan Bars #Recipe by @DonnaFaz #mgtab

I’ve had a death in the family, so I hope you’ll forgive me for re-running an old recipe. This is one of my favorites – Rich Pecan Bars. It’s like eating a pecan pie that’s been baked into a bar. Melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

Rich Chocolate Pecan Bars

Crust
1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt

Topping:
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1 pound pecans, chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

For the crust, cream the butter and granulated sugar in the bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix well. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir until well combined. Press the dough evenly into an ungreased 13 inch x 9 inch baking pan, making a small lip around the edge like you would a pie crust. Dough will be sticky; sprinkle the dough and your hands lightly with flour. Bake for 15 minutes, until the crust is set but not browned. Allow to cool.

For the topping, combine the butter, corn syrup, and brown sugar in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan. Over medium heat, stir constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the semi-sweet chocolate and pecans. Pour over the crust and spread the filling evenly, staying within the lip of the crust. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the filling is set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Cut into bars and serve. Wrap remaining bars in an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator.

 

Donna Fasano

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA FASANO is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl’s Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #5.

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