I’m excited to introduce you to Regan Black, who has decided to share her real life heroes and a yummy pancake recipe with us. Welcome, Regan.
First-responders are vital, everyday heroes in our communities and they have a place of honor in my heart. Growing up, our family hosted the annual New Year’s Eve bash for our friends and neighbors. One year while everyone was distracted with the football championship bowl game on television our chimney caught fire. I’ll never forget the patience and expertise of the firefighters who simultaneously managed to clear out the diehard fans from in front of the television and saved our house during the party. Later we baked cookies and took them to the firehouse as a thank you.
There are heroes all around us, every day, some of them in uniform and some not. I count my husband as one, for not only being my rock through the highs and lows of life, but also for his thirty years of service to the U.S. Army. My grandmother will forever be hailed a hero in my view for her wit, patience, and wisdom that influenced countless people in her community as well as three generations of family.
Julia and Mitch of Safe In His Sight felt like dear friends and true heroes to me as I wrote their story and I enjoyed giving Julia one of our family-favorite recipes when she had a chance to make breakfast for Mitch.
Live the adventure,
(This recipe is originally from the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 beaten egg
1 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (we like pecans at our house)
In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinammon, and salt. In another mixing bowl combine egg, orange juice, and cooking oil. Add wet ingredients to dry all at once and stir until blended, but still slightly lumpy. Fold in chopped nuts.
Use about 1/4 cup batter per pancake. Pour onto hot, lightly greased griddle or skillet and cook until golden brown – turning when the pancakes have a bubbly surface and slightly dry edges. Makes 8-10 standard-size pancakes.
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Enjoy a little blurb:
Safe In His Sight
…an adrenaline-fueled romance in the new Escape Club Heroes series!
The stalker shadowing lawyer Julia Cooper’s every move is vowing to ruin her life—unless she discloses information about a major criminal case. For discreet help, she turns to the shadowy Escape Club, where investigative brainpower and brawn are for hire. Mitch Galway, a firefighter on leave, becomes Julia’s round-the-clock bodyguard. All sculpted biceps, sexy bravado and conflicted past, Mitch works overtime to uncover the identity of the person hunting her. But as they track the creep getting way too close, Julia must share more of herself with the intriguing man protecting her…which puts them both high on a lunatic’s hit list.