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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Pink Stuff and Christmas

When I was a kid, there was a popular saying: "You're as slow as Christmas."

I understood that to mean someone worked or moved slowly. Back then, it seemed Christmas was excruciatingly slow in arriving each year so the adage made sense.

Not So Much Now

I've stopped saying: "Slow as Christmas." It no longer seems to apply. *LOL* I don't know what happened, it often seems as if I'm sharing black-eye peas on New Year's Day then, bam! Christmas is here again.

My first batch of company arrives this weekend so I'm in full-out chef mode. Of course, my chef mode would probably make Gordon Ramsey cringe because my favorite recipes are family favorites that are easy to do. A perfect example of this is Pink Stuff. My mom and my sister-in-law always make Pink Stuff at Christmas.

Delicious Dessert With Weird Name

Whoever originally created Pink Stuff must have named it that because it's a lovely shade of pink, and it's not a cake, pie, cobbler, or cookie. It's this stuff that's all mixed together then chilled. Another plus: no baking required. It's the easiest dessert recipe I've ever seen, and it's delicious.

Pink Stuff (My Sister-in-Law Judy's Recipe)

1 can (21 1/2 ounces) of Comstock Cherry Pie Filling
1 can (15 1/2 ounces) of pineapple chunks or crushed, chilled and drained
1 can (14 ounces) of sweetened condensed milk (like Eagle brand)
8 ounces of whipped cream or a container of whipped topping, defrosted
1 cup miniature markshmallows

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Refrigerate at least an hour before serving. Be sure and serve yourself some because there won't be any leftovers.

Christmas Romance

With all the time you save by not having to prepare a complicated dessert and bake it, you'll have time to read some of the wonderful Christmas romance novels you've grabbed. So many are free or reduced to only 99cents just like my 2 that are available at all ebook sellers.

LuvU4Ever, a holiday short story romance, is free!

Nobody's Cinderella is reduced to only 99 cents.

LuvU4Ever (Free)

This Christmas, Noelle faces the biggest decision of her life.

LuvU4Ever. That's what was engraved on the gold heart David gave her when he proposed. They've shared 10 years of joy in what she thought was a forever love.

I told you never to call me at home.

Can nine little words destroy her forever love? What will Noelle do? Will she walk away? Or dish out some payback? Or will she choose love?

Available at All Romance Ebooks * Amazon Kindle (Amazon has NOT price matched so it's still showing 99cents there.) * iBooks * Kobo * Nook (Nook has NOT price matched either so it's still showing 99cents.) *  Smashwords and other ebook sellers.

Nobody's Cinderella (only 99cents)

Darcy Benton is the oldest cliche in the world—a woman in love with her boss. Other than that, she's no-nonsense, practical, mature, and sober. She's just the kind of woman Chase Whitaker wants as head of accounting for his company. She's definitely not the kind of woman he wants in his bed.

Enter Darcy's meddling, matchmaking best friend who has a plan to transform Darcy into a hottie designed to attract Chase's interest. All it takes? A couple of little lies...and a wish on a Christmas star. Darcy should have heeded that old advice: be careful what you wish for.

Available at All Romance Ebooks * Amazon Kindle * iBooks * Kobo * Nook * Smashwords and other ebook sellers.

Wishing you all the happiest of Holidays and a glorious New Year!

Post Script

Joan Reeves is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance. Available as ebooks and audiobooks, her romance novels all have the same underlying theme: “It’s never too late to live happily ever after.” Joan lives her happily ever after with her hero, her husband, in the Lone Star State. Sign up for WordPlay, Joan's email list/newsletter for readers and receive a free book.


  1. Cute post, Joan. I look forward to reading your stories! You always have the perfect combination of humor and romance.

    1. Thanks, Caroline. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  2. Enjoyed your post today! Am going straight to Amazon and ordering both of your books! BTW - LOVE that pink stuff! Merry Christmas.

    1. Thanks, Karren. I love pink stuff too. *g* I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  3. Your pink stuff sounds delicious! Some of the best dishes are the simplest. I'm looking forward to trying this one -- along with your books!

    1. Thanks, Sandy. Pink Stuff is so good and so easy! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


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