Monday, November 9, 2009

Sherwood Book Club

I just wanted to say thanks to the Sherwood Book Club for having me at their monthly meeting this past Thursday to discuss The Nine Lessons.  Of all the book clubs I've been to, this one was by far the scariest for me...I think because it was in my home town.  Before showing up I had this nagging fear that the local crowd might be a little tougher on 'one of its own'.  Thankfully, just the opposite was true!  We had a great discussion, lots of terrific questions, and the club members were the nicest people in the world.  Silly me for expecting anything less.  Hopefully they enjoyed it as much as I did and they'll have me back for Sweet Misfortune next June...


kiki said...

Hi there, I'm a big fan of your books. I heard you will be picking a yummy recipe to prepare during your Thanksgiving feast. I would like to share my mom's scrumptious sweet potato pie. My mom's special sweet potato pie is prepared on every Thanksgiving at my house. Enjoy!!

Prep time: 30 minutes (ready in about two hours)
Yield: eight servings

Crust: one refrigerated pie crust
Filling: one and a half cups of mashed canned sweet potatoes, two third cup of firmly packed brown sugar, one cup half-and-half, one teaspoon of cinnamon, one half teaspoon allspice, one tablespoon of dry sherry or lemon juice, two eggs (beaten)

Topping: one cup of whipping cream, two tablespoons of sugar, one teaspoon of vanilla, and pecan halves.

1. Prepare pie crust for one-crust filled pie using 9-inch pie pan.

2. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. In a blender container or food processor bowl with a metal blade, combine all filling ingredients; blend well. Pour into crust-filled pan.

3. Bake at 425 degrees F. for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.; bake an additional 30 to 40 minutes or until center is set. Cool for 45 minutes or until completely cooled.

4. In a small bowl, combine whipping cream, sugar and vanilla; beat until soft peaks form. Garnish pie with whipped cream and pecan halves. Last of all, store in the refrigerator.

Thank you so much!! I hope you enjoy the delicious sweet potato pie!!


Vicki said...

I just finished The Nine Lessons and was so moved by the depth of your wisdom for life and relationships, that I just have to give the book to my Granddaughter that is getting married in June. I think that these lessons need to be given to every married couple and especially parents. Thank you for putting so much depth and insight into your book. I can't wait to read more of your writings. God bless, Vicki M.