Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Congratulations to Juliet for earning a spot on the NYT Extended List!!

So the Pens, more specifically Juliet Blackwell, got some absolutely FANTASTIC news last week. Her latest release, DEAD BOLT, hit the New York Times Extended list at number 24.
For most writers, the New York Times list is our mecca. We are so freaking proud of the rest of the country for recognizing Juliet's genius!!! And so freaking THRILLED for Juliet!!! Join me in congratulating her on this phenomenal accomplishment!


ps. Since it is cookie week, I'm going to share a recipe given to my mother about 45 years ago by our German neighbor. These Almond Rings are a staple every year in our house.

3/4 lb sifted flour (3 cups)
1/2 lb sugar (1 1/8 cup)
1/2 lb butter
1/2 lb blanched almonds finely grated (you can buy almond meal now!!)
1 t. cinnamon
2 whole eggs

Confectioners sugar

Mix all the cookie ingredients together until it forms into a nice ball. Cool a little in the refrigerator. Roll out dough & press into rings (use a glass and then cut a whole in the center of the circle with a thimble)

Put on ungreased pan. Bake at 350 degrees until gold.

Mix confectioners sugar and rum until you have a liquid consistency (but not too runny). Brush on cookies (warm or cold)



L.G.C. Smith said...

Yay, Juliet! So proud of you. And I can't wait to read the book.

Lisa, thanks for that recipe. It looks fab. Might have to try it tonight.

Juliet Blackwell said...

Wow, Lisa, I just saw this -- thank you so much! It means so much to be able to share it with you all, *really*.

Sophie Littlefield said...

very proud of JB and all that but - almond rings??? mmmmmmmm

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