Friday, October 26, 2012

Howloween Blog Hop! PRIZES! And a RECIPE.

Yay! It's here! The Howloween Blog Hop! I had a blast participating in the July Blog Hop and decided to go for this one too.  I am not going to write a great long blog post. There are hundreds of participants and I am sure you want to get to visiting.  

Feel free to peruse some of my reviews and the great guest posts I have had from authors. There are lots more in the works.

Meanwhile, I am giving away two e-books this go round. The Locket and Initiation by Clair de Lune. I will be choosing a total of five winners.

You can check out Clair HERE

Ok so comment here for a chance to win one of these books. When you comment, answer this question: If you have plans this Halloween what are you going dressed as? If not, what do you wish you could go as?

Remember to put your email in the comment. No email, no book. There were way too many comments last go round to go chasing down the winners.

Oh and click the picture above to visit the other blogs participating. There are some great prizes to be had.

Have FUN!

P.S. As an added bonus here is a fabulous recipe for apple cake. This is the time of year for them. My Mav works in an apple orchard and I have had the motherlode of them at my house.  Try this recipe with Ida Reds. They are a tart, crisp apple that are perfect for baking.

Apple cake 
2 eggs
3/4 cup veg oil
2 cups sugar
1 TBS vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 cups apples 

Mix eggs and oil till smooth
add next six ingredients. Should be thick dough. Add apples pour into 9x13 cake pan bake 50 to 55 min at 350.

For a frosting, I've just been making cream cheese frosting with a bit of cinnamon to taste


  1. I won't be dressing up this year, but if i was? It would have to be as a witch (and hubby would probably argue that I already have the perfect costume!)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    xandra at xandrajames dot com

    1. I am not dressing up either but I saw a costume at the local Halloween store that I just loved! So if I were, I would be the Peacock Fairy that I saw.

  2. Not dressing up this year. If I did I would like to be a Zombie!

  3. I live in the UK so no dressing up but I'd love to go to a full on proper fancy dress party and I'd go as a sexy vampire! Thanks for taking part

  4. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I'm dressing up as a lady in the Victorian era, not sure as a virgin ghost or a bloody one, but we'll see.


  5. I'm not dressing up this year, but I would love to go as a full on Walking Dead-esque zombie.

    Jyl22075 at gmail dot com

  6. I was corralled into being a ninja to accompany my son who will also be a ninja.

  7. If I go anywhere it will just depend on the weather lol I may go as a cowgirl but my dream costume is an elaborate dark or water fairy :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  8. I'm still deciding what I'm going to dress up as. Probably one of my old outfits. Thanks for the recipe!


  9. Thanks for the recipe (looks very yummy) and the hop!
    I would definitely go as Xena if I could put together a costume worthy enough hahah.

  10. Happy Halloween!! Thank you so much for the awesome hop and giveaway! :)
    Im spending the day with my family. Were gonna watch scary movies and eat lots of junk food. lol Fun fun!

  11. I love this recipe ! Reminds me of you making soap at home, Mom.
    And it's fun to see photos of your house there and see
    Dad in that comfy chair we sat in when we visited,
    attempting to use the slow internet :)

    I can't wait to hear how the soap turned out in terms
    of using it. Does it smell different since it is made with
    animal fat? Any other differences from vegetable-based soap?

    Love you!