Monday, November 29, 2010

Glorified Cabbage

It's a bit late to post this recipe for Thanksgiving, but thanks to Thanksgiving, I had the recipe out and am posting it in plenty of time for Christmas or any other time you want to pig out. There are lots of recipes for Glorified Cabbage out there, but this is the one I use. It's fairly quick and easy, contains Velveeta (which I love but rarely allow myself to indulge in), and is fattening and utterly delicious. 

1 large cabbage, chopped small
¾ cup butter
2 onions, chopped
1 can mushroom soup
½ pound Velveeta, cut into chunks
1 cup bread crumbs
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Boil the cabbage till done (you decide what that means, but I would suggest NOT boiling it to death), then drain it. Sauté the onion in the butter. Add the soup, half the bread crumbs, and the Velveeta, and cook on low heat until melted. Add the cabbage. Put the mixture in a 9 x 13-inch pan and top with the rest of the bread crumbs. Bake 25-30 minutes. Yum!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Harlequin Historical Holiday Giveaway

Coming December 1st: the Harlequin Historical Holiday Giveaway. 

During the month of December, twenty-two Harlequin Historical Authors have teamed up to create an online Advent Calendar.  You can find a bigger calendar here, with links and all.  Each day, click on the calendar to visit the host author's website, and you can win prizes such as signed books, gift certificates, and holiday goodies. 
You will be asked to complete a task, such as posting a blog comment, searching for a hidden ornament, or answering a question about an excerpt.  Please check the author's web page for your instructions and to see what the daily prize is.  You can enter once at each of the twenty-two websites. 
On December 23rd, a random drawing from among all 22 authors' entries will determine the grand prize winner of a Kindle 3-G.  Please see the official eligibility rules ( for this giveaway. 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Gems from Georgette Heyer: Dr Ratcliffe's Restorative Pork Jelly

I wallow in all the historical detail Georgette Heyer put into her novels, and today I'm at the new Harlequin Historical Authors blog at e-harlequin, talking about one of those details that has stuck with me for years -- Dr. Ratcliffe's Restorative Pork Jelly. For a virtual taste or a whole chocolate-cup full, go here.