Welcome to my blog. Today, I’m sharing a wonderful and easy pastry recipe that will be a delicious addition to your holiday morning!


Danish Puff - see recipe below

I’m giving away an e-copy of my first Cowboy Kink novel, Chase and Seduction to one lucky participant.

Country music superstar/actor Chase Tanner has yet to be denied anything – and he’s never wanted anything or anyone more than gorgeous screenplay writer Reno Linden. So when the film they are working on is finally finished, Chase decides to turn up the volume on seducing Reno.

Reno Linden lived a quiet, rural life until she was thrust into the Hollywood scene when her book was adapted to film. Chase Tanner is larger than life, sinfully sexy and hell-bent on getting her into bed. Skittish after a failed wedding engagement, Reno risks the plunge into Chase’s arms, and is surprised that her good girl self can keep up with bad boy Chase.

Though Chase returns to his cowboy roots often, and Reno cherishes the time spent with him on his ranch, the two find their careers pulling them in different directions. Will their attraction survive the glitz and stress of fame?

I’m also in the middle of a new book release contest for Her Cowboy Stud, and it runs through April 30. I’m giving away a custom-made messenger bag with a $50 gift certificate to Pureromance! When you join my mailing list, you’re automatically entered in this contest as well as the ebook giveaway.

It’s easy to enter. For each of these things you do, you get one point toward the contest. When you finish, please leave a comment and let me know which you chose to do. (If you’re already connected with me on these sites, please let me know that also, and you’ll get credit toward the contest entry!)

1) Join my Mailing List This will also enter you in my Messenger Bag and $50 Pureromance Gift Certificate Contest

2) Friend me on Facebook

3) Follow me on Twitter

4) Friend me on Goodreads

5) Follow my group blog Wild and Wicked Cowboys

6) Don’t forget to jump to the top of this blog post and leave a comment telling me which of these 5 things you have chosen to do.

To see more Easter Blog Hop sites, click here.

To celebrate the season, I’m sharing my absolute favorite pastry recipe. My grandmother always made this for Easter breakfast. My mother took over the responsibility not too long ago, and now I’m carrying on the tradition. Of course, the family asks me to make it a few additional times during the year, too. I call it ‘practice’ and it’s always turned out perfectly. The recipe may look difficult, but it is truly the easiest and most delicious pastry recipe I’ve ever made.

Danish Puff

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup all purpose flour

2 tbsp water

1/2 cup butter

1 cup water

1 cup all purpose flour

1 tsp almond extract

3 eggs (cold)

powdered sugar glaze (powdered sugar and a little milk)

nuts (I prefer walnuts)

Cut 1/2 cup softened butter into 1 cup flour, sprinkle 2 tbsp water over mixture and mix. Round into ball; divide in half.

On ungreased cookie sheet, pat each half into thin strip 12×3 inches – should be 3 inches apart.

Heat 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup water to rolling boil in medium saucepan. Remove from heat and quickly stir in almond extract and 1 cup flour. Stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball, about 1 minute.

Over low heat, beat in eggs (all at once) until smooth and glossy.

Divide in half, spread each half evenly over strips.

Bake about 60 minutes at 350 degrees until topping is crisp and brown. Cool.

Topping will shrink and fall during cooling, forming the custardy top of this puff.

Frost with powdered sugar glaze and sprinkle with chopped nuts.

Cut the short way, into strips. Enjoy!


Danish Puff - before cutting


16 comments to “Easter Blog Hop Contest!”

  1. Jenn3128
    April 6th, 2012 at 11:25 am · Link

    Oh that does look good. I’m such a sucker for a pastry! We usually do a wheel of brie covered in any kind of jam with peppered crackers on Easter Sunday. Shoot, who am I kidding, we do brie & crackers for all family gatherings.

    I’m already on your mailing list, friend on FB (although there I use my real name) & a follower of those Wild & Wicked Cowboys!

    Happy Friday Randi!

  2. Jackie Ingram
    April 6th, 2012 at 3:05 pm · Link

    Hi Randi
    Thanks for having recipes on your blog, the way to a man’s heart is still through his stomach. lol I loved Her Cowboy Stud so would love to win the ecopy for Chase and Seduction. I did all five of the things asked. I am Jackie Ingram on all but @IngramRings on twitter. Thanks

  3. Megan
    April 6th, 2012 at 3:54 pm · Link

    That looks very good! (the danish and the book, lol) I have added you on GR, FB, the mailing list and the blog group. Thanks for the hop! Happy Easter!

    BTW, the jewlery a few post down is very pretty.


  4. JeanP
    April 6th, 2012 at 4:29 pm · Link

    I am drooling over that recipe!
    I am on your mailing list, friended you on Goodreads, and follow your group blog.
    Have a great Easter!
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  5. Sherry S.
    April 6th, 2012 at 6:57 pm · Link

    This sounds like a good book and recipe.
    I’m on your mailing list
    follow your group blog
    sent friend request to you on Goodreads and Facebook under Sherry Strode
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  6. Robin D
    April 7th, 2012 at 8:45 pm · Link

    Your Danish recipe looks good! I subscribed to your mailing list and “like” you on Facebook.


  7. Lisa
    April 7th, 2012 at 9:24 pm · Link

    Danish looks delicious
    I’m on your Mailing List
    Follow the group blog
    Friend on Goodreads as Lisa George
    Friend on FB as Lisa George
    Follow on twitter as @wolphcall


  8. Kat Halstead
    April 8th, 2012 at 1:38 am · Link

    Totally adding to my books to read list.
    I joined the mailing list, friended you on facebook and good reads, and followed you on twitter (katdvs)
    Happy Easter!

  9. JessS
    April 8th, 2012 at 2:00 am · Link

    Thanks for the giveaway! I joined the mailing list and added you on Goodreads.


  10. Vanessa N.
    April 8th, 2012 at 9:38 am · Link

    Great giveaway.
    Joined mailing list, follow blog, and follow on twitter.


  11. Mel Bourn
    April 8th, 2012 at 1:55 pm · Link

    Thanks for the great recipe! I love getting new recipes. I follow via:
    email: bournmelissa at hotmail dot com
    FB: Mel Bourn
    Twitter: @MelCamino5
    Goodreads: Mel Bourn
    Wild and Wicked Cowboys: bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  12. Shannon Leigh
    April 8th, 2012 at 2:17 pm · Link

    I friended you on Facebook. The Danish looks yummy.

    Happy Easter
    Shannon Leigh
    author_shannon_leigh at hotmail dot com

  13. Dallas Rivers
    April 8th, 2012 at 3:37 pm · Link

    Hi Randi – thanks for the giveaway. Joined the mailing list, followed the group blog and followed on Twitter. Happy Easter!

  14. Elizabeth (BookAttict)
    April 8th, 2012 at 6:20 pm · Link

    Happy Easter & thanks for the giveaway!
    +1 elizabeth @ bookattict . com (subscribed)

    +1 Facebook: Elizabeth Kotkiewicz Hyatt

    +1 Twitter: @BookAttict

    +1 Goodreads: Elziabeth Hyatt (Book_Attict)

    +1 Follow my group blog Wild and Wicked Cowboys: BookAttict

  15. Mellisa Neal
    April 8th, 2012 at 8:04 pm · Link

    did them all and thanks for the great giveaway

  16. Randi
    April 9th, 2012 at 10:08 am · Link

    Congratulations Kat Halstead! Using Randomizer.org, you were chosen the winner of an e-copy of Chase and Seduction. Please contact me at Randi at RandiAlexander dot com and let me know which version you would like.

    Thanks to everyone who commented. I enjoyed reading your messages. I hope to see you at the next hop!

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