Tanya Eavenson shares how she met her husband, her recipe for buttermilk buscuits, & a chance to win an e-book copy of her latest Contemporary Romance title, Restored. Comment or answer the question at the end of any post dated March 14 – 17 to enter the drawing. Deadline: March 26th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Tanya:
How did you meet your spouse?
I met my husband, Chuck, in 1990 one Wednesday afternoon while I was visiting a church with a friend. After the evening service was over, I remember seeing this cute boy staring at me from across the room. I smiled. He smiled. I was fifteen years old; he was seventeen. Twenty-seven years later and he still makes my heart flutter.
Do you have a recipe you and your spouse enjoy making?
Actually, we do! Several years ago I mentioned to him that I wished I knew how to make homemade biscuits for a story I was writing. I guess the idea took hold because it wasn’t long before we started making biscuits together. Here’s our recipe. Hope you enjoy!
Southern Buttermilk Biscuits by Tanya Eavenson
- 2 cups of White Lily Self-Rising Flour
- 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled in freezer & sliced into thin slices
- A large pinch of sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup cold milk
- large bowl
- pastry cutter or knife
- cookie cutters
- baking sheet
- non-stick parchment paper
- Place unsalted butter in freezer.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Line baking sheet with non-stick parchment paper.
- Whisk flour, salt, & sugar together in a large bowl.
- Add sliced butter into the flour mixture & blend together with a pastry cutter until mixture crumbles.
- Make a crater in the center of the flour mixture & add in ¾ cup of milk.
- Fold flour over milk until it becomes slightly sticky to the touch, but don’t stir or overwork the dough.
- Add flour to work surface & then add the dough.
- Flatten with palm into a rectangle, folding the dough like a tri-fold brochure. Repeat this step 2-3 times.
- Palm dough on a floured surface about ¾ inch thick and cut out biscuits with cookie cutters. Place on lined baking sheet.
- Bake 10-15 minutes until tops are golden brown.
About Tanya: Tanya Eavenson enjoys spending time with her husband, and their three children. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee, eating chocolate, and reading a good book. Tanya is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Word Weavers International, and writes for Christ to the World Ministries. Learn more and connect:
About the book – Restored: Dr. Steven Moore is known nationally for saving lives. If only he could save his own. Unable to deal with his cancer prognosis, he retreats to a happier time in his past—to the woman who once stole his heart.
Four years after the death of her beloved husband, bookstore owner Elizabeth Roberts still struggles to sustain her faith and joy in the Lord as she raises her two sons. She strives to find a way through her family’s grief, never suspecting a man from her past might offer hope for her future.
But how can there be a future when he’s only come to kiss her and says good-bye?
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Question for Readers: Is there a recipe you enjoy making?
Come back March 17th for Tanya’s interview with her characters from Restored!