5th Annual Authors in Bloom Blog Hop
Thursday April 7th – Saturday 16th 2016
10 Days of Giveaways-Gardening Tips-Recipes-and More!
Plus a GRAND PRIZE you’ll be digging to win!
The 5th Annual AUTHORS in BLOOM is finally here! I’m so excited to welcome you to FUN HAPPENS! As you realize, not all authors are particularly great gardeners or cooks, but we do our best to leave you a little something… My recipe is simple and delicious. It’s a raspberry pie that when heated and served with a scoop of ice cream, makes for a yummy ending to a lovely dinner.
FRESH RASPBERRY PIE (from Thrifty’s Fresh Summer Magazine)
Prep Time 20 minutes (You like it already, right?)
Cooking Time: 50-55 minutes
Makes: 1 pie (8 servings)
- 6 cups fresh raspberries (from you garden if you’re a gardener…ha!)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice (makes the raspberries taste tart, not sweet)
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 Tbsp. cold butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 Tenderflake, deep-dish, double -crust pie shell
- 1 tsp.granulated sugar
Set the oven rack in the middle of the oven; preheat to 425 degrees F. Place the raspberries, sugar, flour, and lemon juice in a bowl and toss to combine (Don’t worry if you crush some of the berries). Let stand for 15 minutes. Brush the bottom pie shell all over with some of the beaten egg to provide a seal between the filling and the crust. (I NEVER knew to do this before…) Spoon and spread the berries into the pie shell and top with the butter pieces. Brush the edges of the pie with beaten egg. Set on the top crust and crimp the edges to seal. Brush the top of the pie with remaining beaten egg and sprinkle with 1 tsp. granulated sugar. Cut a small hole in the center of the pie to allow steam to escape. Bake the pie for 10 minutes. reduce the heat to 250 degrees F and bake until golden brown, about 35- 40 minutes more.
This is a picture of my gardening skills from one of my archived blogs entitled, GONE BOY! (May 18, 2015) (Now you know why I’m leaving you a recipe, instead of a gardening tip!)
AUTHOR SITE GIVE-AWAY
Everyone (from the USA and Canada) visiting FUN HAPPENS! throughout the 10 day blog hop, has the opportunity to enter my Author Site Giveaway. I love everything FRENCH! I’m gaga over French bulldogs! I’m proud of my middle grade FRENCHIE SERIES ! And I love Banana Republic summer tee-shirts; especially the ones with an adorable Frenchie on the front. That’s right, enter the giveaway draw (a $35. value) by doing 2 things: 1. leave a comment below with your email address (so I can contact you if your name is drawn for the giveaway) and, 2. refer FUN HAPPENS! to someone else that you believe would enjoy my site and participating in the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop. The link is: https://www.twocandobooks.wordpress.com
GRAND PRIZE ENTRY
Now that you’ve found my blog, #33 on the link list of authors (found below for your convenience) and have left your comment with an email for my author giveaway, you can keep moving through all the other author sites. Feel free to visit www.diannevenetta.com/events/ each time you’re ready to visit your next author site, as well. Grand prize entrants will be entered via a rafflecopter giveaway widget, available on the initial (Dianne Venetta’s site) and final landing page of this hop, located on BloominThyme. All entries (and actions) will be verified to deem winners. The grand prize is an ereader of your choice (up to $200 value). A second prize is a $25. gift card of the winner’s choice of ebook retailer. Good Luck! And thanks so much for your visit!
Happy Spring! I am looking forward to trying your recipe. My email email@example.com
Thanks Lori, I hope you enjoy the pie and you are now registered for my Give-Away draw of the French bulldog summer Tee! Good luck and enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop!
That pie looks so yummy!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com
It really is a yummy dessert! Thanks for your visit and I have registered you for my Give-Away draw for the French bulldog tee! Enjoy visiting all of the other Author Sites!
That shirt is SO cute!
videoclimber AT yahoo DOT com
The tee-shirt is as adorable as my French bulldog grand dogs! Thanks for leaving your comment and email. I have registered you for my Give-Away draw. Enjoy the Blog Hop!
Recipe looks amazing, thanks for the share!
Recipe looks great, thanks for the share!
Awesome dessert…looks delish!
Enjoy Zana! Thanks for the visit and leaving a comment. Good luck in the Blog Hop!
The recipe looks delicious! cchant86 @ yahoo.com
You’ll enjoy that pie! Thanks for visiting my blog and registering for the Give-Away tee! Have fun with the Blog Hop!
Thanks for participating.
Hope you are enjoying the Author Blog sites and thanks for visiting FUN HAPPENS!
That top is so cute!! I have 3 pups and when we go to the vet there is a little French Bulldog always behind the check out counter he is just the cutest!!
Thanks Savanna for leaving a comment. As you can see from my published Frenchie series, I, too am “gaga” over French bulldogs. They are simply the most adorable dogs with their big personalities and cute antics. I have registered you for the Give-Away draw. Good luck with the Blog Hop!
You can’t go wrong with pie 🙂 And cute shirt! Thank you.
kissedbymidnight AT gmail.com
Glad you like the recipe and Tee-Shirt. Thanks for your comment,Amber, I have registered you for the draw. Have fun with the BLOG HOP!
Thank you! 🙂
oh my…a fresh raspberry pie sounds heavenly! We have a boston terrier and I love frenchies too! Thanks for the chance!
sienkiel1821 at yahoo dot com
Thanks for visiting FUN HAPPENS!, Alisha and registering for the French bulldog tee! Boston terriers are very similar to Frenchies, and I’m sure they are probably just as personable! And DO try the pie recipe; it is yummy!
Raspberry pie sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe! jeanna_massman at hotmail dot com
Enjoy the pie Jeanna and thanks for visiting FUN HAPPENS! I have registered you for the draw (Frenchie tee-shirt). Best of luck!
I love pie, thanks for the recipe.
(mybeach52 at yahoo dot com)
I hope you enjoy the pie recipe, Michele! I have registered you for the give-away Frenchie tee shirt. Good luck with the BLOG HOP!
Ha! your blog is hysterical and I NEED that frenchie shirt! Oooh la la! it’s adorable. blueberrycrisp@gmail dot com
Glad you enjoyed your visit to FUN HAPPENS! You are definitely registered for the Frenchie tee draw…good luck with the hop!
Oo la la! rsbrandt44 (at) hotmail (dot) com
bn100candg at hotmail dot com
Thanks for leaving a comment on FUN HAPPENS! I will be entering you in my draw give-away for the Frenchie tee-shirt!
What a fun giveaway! And yummy looking dessert!
sprocket 215 at gmail
Good luck Deborah in the Frenchie Tee draw give-away. I hope you enjoy making and eating the Raspberry Pie!!
I think that Frenchies are adorable little dogs! Thanks for the giveaway! elewkf1 at yahoo dot com
Thanks for dropping in to my site! Good luck with the Frenchie giveaway draw and the rest of the Author in Bloom Blog Hop!
Awww the dog on the shirt is so adorable! lshumack at gmail dot com
Thanks for visiting FUN HAPPENS during the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop! I have registered you for the draw on the Frenchie Tee-Shirt. Best of luck!
Such a yummy looking pie. Thanks for sharing. amybowens34(at)yahoo(dot)com
I think you will really enjoy the raspberry pie…it is really yummy. Thanks for visiting, FUN HAPPENS! I hope you’ll come back often and see what’s happening. I have registered you for the draw for the Frenchie Tee- Shirt! Good luck!
Love the T-shirt!
Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
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Thanks for the visit, Elizabeth and good luck with the draw for the Frenchie T-shirt!