9th Day: Lemon Mousse and M. Bonatch

Karen card Christmas door♪♫♪ On the ninth day of Christmas I’m going share with you:

tart lemon mousse

toe tapping music,

warm maple taffy,

pimp for your table,

fine first course food,

four frugal gifts,

cream soda punch,

something to do, 

and cran-nut squares that’re gluten-free. ♪♫♪


lemon mousse

Gluten-free Lemon Mousse

This is a  Gluten-free Lemon Mousse dessert recipe. It’s tart enough to make you pucker so add a little mistletoe and grab your sweetheart! Plan on doubling the recipe because there won’t be enough!



Soften 1 pkg of gelatin in ¼ cup cold water for 1-2 minutes. Then stir over low heat until dissolved.
Add:    1 Tbsp. lemon rind (I like a little more so I use 3 Tbsp. when I double the recipe)
½ cup fresh lemon juice
½ cup white sugar (I use 3/4 cup for double the recipe)
Stir in 2/3 cup President’s Choice Greek vanilla yogurt 0% fat or plain yoghurt
Whip 1 cup whipping cream with ½ cup sugar and whisk it into the above mixture. Chill 3-4 hours.  Serves ~4. Enjoy!

Laugh every day. Love every minute. Linda


Today’s guest author is Maureen Bonatch. Welcome!

Destiny Calling by Maureen Bonatch

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Hope only wants to find out if her ability to infuse euphoria or despair with her touch makes her the devil’s spawn, or his exterminator. But when the woman who raised her is murdered by something not human, she loses the only family she knew and discovers one she might wish she hadn’t.

Drawn back to the home town she vowed never to return to, her ability is seen as an asset to everyone but Hope, and she doesn’t know who to trust. Her family wants her to help them overcome an enemy oppressing the human population, while the man of her dreams is courting her for the Underworld.

Pick up a copy today at Amazon or Wild Rose Press.



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As part of The 12 Days of Christmas celebration, Maureen donated a $5 Amazon card, paired with a bag of heart-shaped pasta from Abigail Sharpe to the prize list. Click HERE for this and many more random drawings. To follow the celebration, find a new recipe, pick up a holiday decorating or shopping tip, click HERE.

About the Author

Growing up with four siblings had Maureen familiar with escaping into a good book, or the recesses of her mind. She realized later in life everyone didn’t have characters telling stories in their heads, or weren’t envisioning magic and mayhem within the everyday. This, and long walks in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania spawned a love of writing.

Since her desire to become a Solid Gold Dancer was thwarted when the show was discontinued, Maureen opted to pursue other paths. Attempting to conquer new endeavors proved fruitful with her first novella, while other attempts, such as challenging a fear of heights with parasailing, were unsuccessful. Therefore she’s chased other interests, though none-the-less-daring, but closer to the ground, such as belly-dancing, becoming a self-proclaimed tequila connoisseur, fulfilling her role as biker babe to her alpha hubby and surviving motherhood to twins (so far).

Penning stories boasting laughter, light suspense and something magical in the hope of sharing her love of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary world.

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