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Celebrating Best Sellers!

I have had quite a day, and I want to share some of the excitement with you. How else? With tea!

A little tea party for the children to celebrate all three of their mama's books becoming Top Ten Amazon Best-Sellers!

A little tea party for the children to celebrate all three of their mama’s books becoming Top Ten Amazon Best-Sellers!

Just yesterday, I published my latest novel, an Orthodox Christian paranormal romance called The Salvation of Jeffrey Lapin. Guess what? It made it to #8 in its category on Amazon this morning! Then, in honor of NaNoWriMo, I was glad to be able to offer my workshop model Creative Writing for Kids for free this week only! Creative Writing for Kids has risen to #2 in its category on Amazon!

When the children approached me to ask why I was so excited, I told them the great news. All three of my published books have made it to the top ten in their Amazon categories.

What do you think they wanted to do to celebrate? In the words of my four year old, “Mom, can we have a tea party with real tea?” 

I had already planned to tell you today about my favorite quick and easy tea treat “recipe” (assembly required, but no cooking). It so happens that the children love this treat for their tea parties. All it takes is two ingredients: Carr’s Whole Wheat Crackers (biscuits) and Nocciolata [click links to view on Amazon]. If you’re not allergic to soy lecithin, you can use Nutella in place of the Nocciolata. (I cannot eat regular Nutella due to a severe allergy to soy products.) But even friends who can eat both tend to prefer the richer flavor of Nocciolata when we have tea.

The “Recipe”: Chocolate Covered Biscuits

6 teaspoons Nocciolata chocolate hazelnut spread

6 Carr Whole Wheat Crackers

Spread 1 teaspoon of Nocciolata on each biscuit. Serve!

My children love these tea treats. They sometimes call them “Chocolate Covered Kipper Biscuits” since they look just like the treats eaten on the TV series Kipper the Dog.  Kipper’s chocolate covered biscuits are probably meant to be chocolate Hob-Nobs, which unfortunately also contain soy products and are therefore banned from our house. But as someone who enjoyed Hob-Nobs back in the day, I can assure you that these tea treats are a delicious substitute for those with soy allergies.

Thank you for celebrating with me! Please share your favorite super easy tea treat “recipe” in the comments!

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