Happy New Year from Donna Fasano @DonnaFaz

As 2018 comes to an end, I’d like to thank my readers for their continued support. Without readers, a writer is nothing. I am so grateful to all of you!

My New Year’s Wish for You:

May your troubles be less
and your blessings be more
and nothing but happiness
come through your door!

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup #Recipe

This was my first attempt at making butternut squash soup. I found a recipe online that looked good and, as usual, I ended up doing some tweaking. I added coconut milk to this Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup recipe, and I was delighted when my husband called it “restaurant quality.” I took a container to a friend for a second opinion and she called the soup “past delicious” and “truly fabulous.” Have I talked you into trying the recipe? I hope so.

Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup 

1 Butternut Squash, about 2 lbs, roasted
      (see instructions below)
1 tablespoon olive oil (to roast squash)
1 tablespoon coconut oil (or butter)
1 medium onion, diced
2 tart apples, peeled, seeded, diced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cumin
3 cups vegetable stock (or chicken stock)
1 13.5 ounce can coconut milk

For garnish use your choice of:
Tart apple, diced and tossed in lemon juice to prevent discoloring
Dollop of sour cream
Jalapeño pepper, sliced very thin

To roast the squash:

1.     Pre-heat oven 400° F. On a firm surface, cut squash in half, lengthwise. Remove seeds with a spoon and discard seeds. Coat squash with olive oil. Place squash on a baking sheet, cut side down.
2.     Roast for approximately 30 minutes or until soft when a knife is inserted. Remove from oven and cool.
3.     Scoop out the pulp into a bowl.

To make the soup:

1.     Melt coconut oil in a large saucepan. Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
2.     Add roasted squash, apples, salt, pepper, cinnamon, coriander, ginger, cumin, and stock. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add coconut milk and bring back to a simmer. Turn off heat.
3.     Puree in small batches, using a blender, or a food processor (or an immersion stick blender). Be very careful when pureeing hot liquids! Do not overfill the blender or food processor. Serve immediately with garnishes of your choice. 

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Her Mr. Miracle - #NewRelease Holiday Romance @DonnaFaz

I’m excited to share my New Release with you. Her Mr. Miracle is the 8th book in my Ocean City Boardwalk Series. 

The awesome thing about Her Mr. Miracle is that the story went in directions I was not expecting. I love it when that happens. One secondary character in particular showed up out of the blue, and she made a decision that I found, well… shocking. But once the scenes were written, I found myself coming to a place of compassion and understanding for her.

Here’s a little more about Her Mr. Miracle:

Veronica “Ronnie” Clark has had it up to here with her family. So she shoves her suitcase into the trunk of her car along with that billowy, lacy, monstrosity of a bridal gown and hits the road. Unfortunately, her old Volvo gives out, leaving her stranded on Christmas Eve in the nearly deserted seaside town of Ocean CityMaryland. Oh, boy, does she ever need a miracle!

And like Christmas magic, her Mr. Miracle appears. Adam Rone stops to offer her assistance, and once the tow truck drives away with the Volvo, he suggests she stay at Ocean Dreams, the hotel he owns and operates in the tourist town. 

Ronnie is drawn to the compassionate single dad, and the attraction they feel is undeniable. But when she learns all he’s going through to keep his family together, she can’t bring herself to reveal to him that she’s running from hers. All she wants is for him to take her in his arms and kiss her, but he keeps asking about that stupid wedding dress!

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About me: USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano has written over 40 romance and women’s fiction novels. Her books have won awards and have sold 4 million copies worldwide. Her work is available in paperback, audiobooks, and ebooks for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, and Google Play. Learn more about her at her blog, check out her books, and connect with her on Facebook,Twitter, and Pinterest. She loves to hear from readers.

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