Allyson Lindt Holiday Recipe (A Holidays with the Authors Guest Post)

Thanks so much for having me today!
The moment I saw a chance to share a post about a favorite holiday food, I had to jump on it. After all, besides spending time with loved ones, the delicious recipes are my favorite part of the holidays.
This one takes a little bit of work, but it’s always worth it in our house. Decedent, yummy, and filling, it’s a Christmas morning favorite for us.
Stuffed French Toast
This makes 2 servings, and I like to turn the left-over egg mixture into scrambled eggs to serve on the side, but that’s completely up to you
– 1 loaf unsliced French bread (the crusty kind you find fresh in the bakery)
– 6 large eggs
– 1/4 cup milk
– 1 tsp vanilla
– 1/4 tsp cinnamon
– 3 oz cream cheese, softened
– 1 tbsp orange marmalade
And grab your favorite fruit topping or syrup to top it all off. Strawberries and whipped cream, are yummy but pick and choose and try different things.
– Beat eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon in a bowl large enough for the bread slices, and set aside.
– In a separate bowl, mix the cream cheese and marmalade until it’s well blended
– Slice the bread so every other slice isn’t cut all the way through. In other words, you want 4-6 six pieces of 2 slices of bread stuck together at the bottom, so a kind of pocket is formed.
– Stuff the cream cheese mixture into the bread ‘pockets’
– Preheat a non-stick skillet on medium heat on the stove
– Dip each bread/cheese pocket in the egg mixture right before you cook it, cook each side until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes each side.
– Serve warm with your favorite French toast topping
The recipe was inspired originally by one of my book characters. If you’d like to meet Archer, and find out what he does besides cook, make sure you check out Graphically Novel, available March 2016.
Archer should be focusing on how to keep his comic-book shop from crashing and burning in an epic way. However, when his sexy-as-hell best friend and Sunday-afternoon-movie buddy, Tori, asks him to teach her how to keep emotions out of sex, he welcomes the distraction.
Tori couldn’t ask for a better friend than Archer. He respects her fandom, and he lets her sell her custom-made cosplay in his store. On top of that, he’s willing to give her a hands-on demonstration of how to keep love and sex separate. Experience has taught her not to fall for a guy as infatuated with his ex as Archer is, so she’s already got the no-love bit covered.
With each new lesson, the line between physical and emotional blurs a little more. Can they let go of their pasts and learn a few new tricks along the way, or will they lose their friendship and budding relationship for good?
Note: Graphically Novel was previously released as Learning New Tricks (Bits & Bytes Book 3) and has been edited and revised for this re-release.
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allysonlindtAbout Allyson Lindt
Allyson Lindt is a full-time geek and a fuller-time contemporary romance author. She prefers that her geeky heroes come with the alpha expansion pack and adores a heroine who can hold her own in a boardroom. She loves a sexy happily-ever-after and helping deserving cubicle dwellers find their futures together.