Happy Holidays To All....plus your chance to get a Kindle book FREE from me to you!!

From the desk of Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy…..

Whether you’re celebrating the winter solstice, already lit the Hanukkah candles last month, are looking ahead to Kwanza or are ready for Christmas, I wish you the happiest of holidays.  May the light and love of the season fill your hearts and home with gladness.  May goodness touch you in ways both large and small. 

In my home, we’re about as ready as can be.  The tree is up and decorated, I’m in the process of wrapping gifts but they’re all bought, and I’ve begun my annual cooking/baking frenzy.  I have all the food on hand for our Christmas Day dinner (ham) and more.  I have my favorite Christmas music on the stereo or in the headphones.

Right now, that means I’m listening to the awesome, incomparable Tommy Makem!

Instead of posting today about one of my titles, offering an excerpt and links, I wanted to give back to readers SO….if you will email me at leeannwriter@att.net and send me your KINDLE email address (which will be different than your normal email addy and will end in kindle.com), I will send you a PDF file which will convert into a Kindle ready file you can download and start reading.  If you have a title preference, please tell me or I’ll just give you a pot luck selection.  In the subject line, PLEASE put “Diva giveaway” so I won’t miss any messages.  I get literally hundreds of emails in a single day so it’s easy for messages to get lost.

And, I’ll also share a favorite family recipe for the holiday season just below.  Enjoy and happy, happy holidays!

Decadent Delight Iced Brownies

These are the most decadent, richest brownies ever!


What You Need (Brownies)

·         Two sticks butter

·         4 tablespoons cocoa

·         1 cup water

·         2 cups flour

·         2 cups sugar

·         1 teaspoon baking soda

·         1 teaspoon salt

·         2 eggs

·         ½ cup buttermilk

·         1 teaspoon vanilla


What You Do:


·         Melt butter on the stovetop in a heavy saucepan and add cocoa and water. 

·         Bring to a boil and pour over dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl (flour, sugar, baking soda and salt)

·         Add eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla then stir until blended

·         Pour brownie batter into large sheet cake pan

·         Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for twenty minutes or until an inserted knife blade comes out clean

·         Frost while warm with the following icing


Buttermilk Fudge Icing:


What You Need:

·         One stick butter, melted

·         4 tablespoons cocoa

·         1 teaspoon vanilla

·         ½ cup buttermilk

·         Two cups powdered sugar (or a one pound box) sifted


What You Do:

Blend all ingredients into the melted butter.  Icing will be thin enough to pour.  Pour over still warm brownies and let cool to a glossy finish.


Serving suggestion:

Serve warm with vanilla or chocolate ice to your significant other.  Feed each other the first bite with a spoon and savor.  Repeat and end with a kiss for the cook.


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