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AUTHORS in BLOOM BLOG HOP

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5th Annual Authors in Bloom Blog Hop

Thursday April 7th – Saturday 16th 2016

10 Days of Giveaways-Gardening Tips-Recipes-and More!

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 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?)

raspberry pie

YUMMY!

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!)                                                               

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WHY, OH WHY ? Where’s the GREEN?!

AUTHOR SITE GIVE-AWAY

Frenchie Tee-SHIRT

YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT…

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!

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5th Annual Authors in Bloom Blog Hop

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Thurs., April 7- Sat., April 16th

10 Days of Giveaways- Gardening Tips-Recipes- And MORE!

PLUS a GRAND PRIZE YOU’ll be DIGGING TO WIN!!

This is a reminder that the annual Authors in Bloom Blog Hop is scheduled to begin April 7th at 6:00am EST and the tour will continue for  10 days. This gives readers the opportunity to visit 5 or 6 sites per day.

How does it work

All 57 authors participating will post their giveaway, gardening tip, recipe or both on their website, beginning April 7th and leaving their contest open through the 16th.  You will have 10 days to enter each individual author contest and then submit your entry for the grand prize!!  To win the grand prize, you must visit each and every author on the hop.  Each site will post the links of participating authors but please feel free to visit www.diannevenetta.com to find the author link list at any point in time. My blog: FUN HAPPENS! is #33 on the Landing Page (just for your information). Some authors might offer more than one entry to win, ie. a “follow” on Twitter or a “tweet,” maybe even a visit to their facebook or pinterest page, however only one is required to enter.

How do I submit my grand prize entry?

Grand prize entrants will be entered via a rafflecopter giveaway widget, available on the initial and final landing page of this hop, located on BloominThyme.  All entries (and actions) will be verified to deem winners.

What can I expect out of this hop?

Each author will be posting a giveaway, gardening tip, recipe or both!  It’s a spring celebration designed to introduce you to authors and give you a chance to win prizes. Individual authors may offer more than one chance to win their individual giveaway, so increase your odds and enter them all!

What will be given away?

Everything from books to swag, promotional products and more! The grand prize is an ereader of your choice (up to $200 value). A second prize of $25 gift card ~ winner’s choice which ebook retailer gift card, available to INTL residents (VOID where prohibited by law).

Authors will note US or INTL for their giveaway eligibility. Where US or INTL is not specifically noted, US eligibility will apply. The grand prize is available for US entrants only. Winners will be announced on the landing page, BloominThyme.

What do I do when it’s all over?

By April 18th we will post the grand prize winners on the main page and the landing page.  Individual authors will announce and contact the winners of their author-specific giveaways. You will be required to claim your prize according to each giveaway’s terms and conditions.

Mark your calendars, so that you won’t forget to get started on the Blog Hop on Thursday!  It is going to be a blast and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the variety of prizes available and the fabulous blog sites you’ll encounter. If you have any questions or comments before the BlOG HOP begins, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comment section.  See you on Thursday for the official start! (I can’t wait to hear from all my visitors when you join me on FUN HAPPENS!