Friday, November 30, 2012

Lissy Moncrief's Dr. Pepper Cake recipe

So many readers wrote asking for Lisette Moncrief from A Cowboy For Christmas Dr. Pepper cake recipe that I just had to share it with you. The recipe Lissy uses is my personal favorite I got from Trisha W @ It's delicious!

1 cup butter
1 cup Dr. Pepper cola
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons cocoa
chopped nuts
1/4 cup Dr. Pepper cola
1 box powdered sugar

Heat 1 Cup of butter and Dr Pepper.
Add the cocoa, cinnamon, flour and sugar to the butter mixture.
Mix the eggs, buttermilk, soda and vanilla and add to the rest of the mixture.
Pour into prepared 8 or 9 inch pans.
Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
DR PEPPER ICING Heat butter, Dr Pepper and cocoa stirring until well blended.
Stir in remaining ingredients.
Frost cake.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Gift card winner

Rachel Bates, you won the Amazon Gift card. Email me @ to claim your prize.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Congratulations to my Brother-in-Law!

My brother-in-law, Michael Rountree (a real life cowboy) has released his first book. If you are a horse-lover, you will like this one. It is a children's book, but is fun for all ages. Think Hank the Cowdog. The illustrator was a student at the high school where he teaches. You can buy it on Amazon. Way to go Mike!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

School Starts

High School. The day after Labor Day is forever a day of beginning again, filled with new clothes, pens and notebooks, pimply faces, changing voices and great hope for romance. Here's where it happened for me down at the end of South Main, Weatherford, Texas.


  Old Weatherford High: not too impressive, Huh? Well just take a peek inside at our mascots: the Weatherford,


All that years ago. I found romance elsewhere and wrote a lot of books about it. Our town boomed with the development of gas wells. The success called for more streets, shopping malls and a huge Weatherford High School.

Where did you go to high school?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tuesday Giveaway

Hi folks! This week I'm giving away a $10 Amazon gift certificate. Just leave a comment below! I will announce the winner next week.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Don't Wear White After Labor Day

  As the end of summer approaches, I always think about the fashion rule: Don't wear white shoes or clothes after Labor Day. Does anyone know how this rule began?

This poor girl had to find out the hard way. Yikes!


Do you wear white after Labor Day?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Come get your $5.00 gift card to Amazon today!

Hey folks, Just a reminder that Christie Craig and I will be hosting a live event at Shindig. today August 28th at 6 p.m. EST (5 p.m. Central, 4 p.m. Mountain, 3 p.m. Pacific). It's Christie's release day for Blame it on Texas!

We'll have an interviewer, the accomplished Cheryl Nason and we're giving away $5.00 Amazon gift card to anyone who shows up at the event. We'd love to see you there. Come get your gift card today!

There's no charge for the event, but please pre register so we'll have an idea of how many gift cards we'll need. Pre-register @