Walnut Squares Are On the Menu at AnnMarie’s Stop on the Home for the Holidays H0p #HomeHolidayHop

Home for the holidays hop buttonWelcome to the hop!

First – a big thank you to our host – The Romance Troup!

Second – the prizes! There are two grand prizes (1) a $450 gift card and (2) a huge grab bag of eBooks.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog (link at bottom). All commenters on this blog will also be eligible for a $5 Amazon.com gift card. Don’t forget to leave your email.


Grandma’s Walnut Squares

These are pretty easy to make and very yummy.

½ cup butter
¼ cup white sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
½ t vanilla
1 egg yolk
½ cup flour
½ cup rolled oats
3 small chocolate Hershey bars (other chocolate doesn’t work as well)
1 T butter
½ cup chopped walnuts

Beat butter until creamy then gradually add both kinds of sugar and beat. Add vanilla and egg yolk and beat well. Stir in flour and rolled oats. Spread mixture in a greased 8×8 pan. Bake 325 for 20 minutes or until browned.  Remove from oven and let stand 10 min. Melt chocolate and 1 T butter in a pan. When smooth spread over the cookies and sprinkle with walnuts. Cut while still warm. Recipe can be easily doubled to fill a larger pan.



My newest release is Loving Lucas. It is Book 1 in The Ladies of Cascade Creek Series.


Audra Canton’s suitors have an odd way of making their case: they keep shooting at her. The Colorado Territory of the 1870s is tough on women alone; the two Canton sisters have no one but each other after the death of their father. All the locals want to marry Audra for the Canton homestead, and they’re not above scaring her into it. Audra needs help learning to protect herself and her sister.

lovinglucas600x900That’s when Lucas Blake drifts into Audra’s life. She takes him on as a hired hand, though he’s anything but. He’s a lawman hot on the trail of a hardened criminal, and working the Canton homestead is the perfect cover.

But just when Audra thinks she’s out of the line of fire, Lucas accidentally puts her straight into the sights of a new, more deadly gun that makes her drunken suitors look like toy soldiers. Now Lucas and Audra must fight for their lives—and each other.

Loving Lucas can be previewed or purchased at the following retailers.

Amazon | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | All Romance | Kobo | Bookstrand

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37 thoughts on “Walnut Squares Are On the Menu at AnnMarie’s Stop on the Home for the Holidays H0p #HomeHolidayHop

  1. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It sounds sweet and delicious. I love chocolate in any recipe.
    I think I will use Hershey’s chocolate with almonds instead of walnuts.

  2. Sounds like an amazing story.. Love the fact that it is based in Colorado , my all time favorite state. Which just so happens to be home to me…. Can’t wait to try this amazing recipe, it sounds like one my great grandma used to make for Christmas….It’s definitely Going on my list of Must Have for Christmas Goodies for the Holidays…. HAPPY HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND ALL OF YOUR WONDERFUL EDITORS… GONNA GO CHECK OUT YOUR BOOKS On Barnes and Noble… Just Love My Nook, Love the fact that I can take hundreds is books with me everywhere….

  3. Mmm….yummy, walnut squares. I’ve saved your recipe and I can’t wait to make them one day and day.
    Thank you for the recipe and the blurb. Also I wanted to let you know that this giveaway is a kind thing that you all are doing. I would love to win and my family sure could use it but I know others need it just as bad.

  4. Never had walnut squares before, thanks for sharing the recipe. Thanks for sharing the hop and your giveaway. Wishing you a wonderful and magical holiday season. evamillien at gmail dot com

  5. Hi! Great post! That recipe sounds yummy!! Looks good! I havent had any walnut squares before. I bet adding a bit of chocolate would be yummy too! Great looking book! I love the cover! Thanks for sharing the recipe and for the awesome giveaway!! Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Thank you for the wonderful recipe, added to my collection for this year. I’m following via email, thanks for the hop and giveaway. Have a wonderful holiday season. koala571 (at) msn (dot) com

  7. Your Walnut Squares sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe and thanks for the great giveaway.

  8. Thanks for the recipe. It sounds yummy. I can’t wait to try it. I love the cover of your book & it sounds like it’ll be a good book to read. Thank you again.

  9. Thanks for the recipe. It sounds yummy. I can’t wait to try it. I love the cover of your book & it sounds like it’ll be a good book to read. Thank you again. Hope your holidays are wonderful.

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