Thursday, October 04, 2012

Guest Post & Giveaway: Sheila Roberts (CLOSED)

I am pleased to welcome author Sheila Roberts to Always With a Book. Her latest book, Better Than Chocolate, is now available. You can read my review of her book here. Today Sheila is a chocolate recipe from the book - yummy!!! Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post!

Makes 8
2 cups flour
1 Tb. baking powder
¼ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp crushed lavender buds
1/3rd cup sugar
½ cup white chocolate chips
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter (cold)
2/3rd cup milk
lavender sugar (available in most kitchen specialty stores)

Directions: Sift flour, baking powder, soda, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add sugar, lavender, and white chocolate chips and mix. Cut in stick of butter as for pie crust, then add milk and stir with a fork until mixture becomes dough. Divide dough into two balls, then turn out onto a floured surface, knead lightly, and form into mounded rounds. Cut each round into quarters then place on an un-greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with lavender sugar and bake for 12- 15 minutes at 425. Cool on wire rack.

These were mentioned in the book and they sound pretty good - I think I will definitely have to give them a try!

About the authorSheila Roberts lives on a lake in the Pacific Northwest. She’s happily married and has three children. She’s been writing since 1989, but she did lots of things before settling in to her writing career, including owning a singing telegram company and playing in a band. Her band days are over, but she still enjoys writing songs. When she’s not speaking to women’s groups or at conferences or hanging out with her girlfriends she can be found writing about those things near and dear to women’s hearts: family, friends, and chocolate.

Thank you Sheila for sharing this delectable recipe and thank you Katie from Little Bird Publicity for coordinating it!!!

Giveaway Information (CLOSED):
Thanks to Katie at Little Bird Publicity I have one copy of  Better Than Chocolate to give away to my readers. 

  • Open to US only
  • Must include email address to enter
  • Book will be mailed out by the publicist
To enter (required entry):  Leave me a comment sharing what your favorite type of chocolate/chocolate recipe is. Please include your e-mail address in your comment, so that I have a way to contact you if you win. No e-mail= no entry!
- +1 additional entry become a follower of Always With a Book. If you are already a follower you will automatically receive the bonus entry (just leave the name you follow under). 

- +1 additional entry each, please help spread the word by blogging, posting on sidebar, tweeting or posting this giveaway on Facebook. 
All entries can be in one comment- but don't forget your email address or it won't count!

Thanks to everyone for entering! Good luck!



  1. Lavender buds? How interesting! I recently discovered the joy that is Nutella. I just grab a spoon and eat it straight out of the jar, LOL.

    +1: GFC follower (Diana Leigh)
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  2. Dark chocolate - who needs a recipe when it can be eaten alone! :) Please count me in for the giveaway, I'm also a gfc follower (Liene).
    Thanks, Liene @ LLucane at yahoo dot com

  3. My favorite type of chocolate is the dark chocolate. So yummy!

    GFC follower with Ashley Montgomery

    Shared on FB

    jdzchaotickittie at yahoo dot com

  4. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway! I'll post it in my blog's sidebar.

    I'm a follower of your wonderful blog.

    My favorite chocolate recipe is for flourless chocolate cake--although I like the kind with flour, too. And the recipe for lavender white-chocolate scones sounds divine!


  5. Chocolate. Mousse Yum.I'm. A follower and will tweet at rhondareads.

  6. My favorite chocolate recipe is for brownies. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. Milk Chocolate is wonderful. Many thanks for this lovely giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  8. I love dark chocolate with almonds. I wish I could eat it every day!

    +1 Posted on Facebook:

    +1 I pinned it:

    Tried to tweet but Twitter is down. May try later.


  9. +1 Twitter is up again so I tweeted:


  10. My favorite chocolate recipe is Nutella Chocolate Oatmeal cookies (sometimes I don't make it past the Nutella in the jar!). They are SO yummy!

    I am a google follower
    I shared on Google +

    lafra86 at gmail dot com

  11. I love hot fudge!
    +1 gfc mamabunny13
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  12. I love dark chocolate, esp Friendly's Forbidden Choc Ice Cream and the choc cake recipe on the back of the Hershey's cocoa box.

  13. Am also an email and gfc follower.


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