Tasty Tuesday: Butter Pecan Pumpkin Pie #recipe from #romance #author Sandra McGregor #dessert

headshot-img_0100Are you ready for some delicious fall pie and a fabulous story? Help me welcome Sandra Elzie today and prepare for awesome! Take it away, Sandra…

Sandra Elzie, writing as Sandra McGregor, started writing when she was ten. Her efforts produced a three-page masterpiece that, fortunately, will never be seen outside her immediate family. Sandra told her husband in 2000 that she couldn’t wait to write for submission and, hopefully, publication, after she retired in 2005. He threw down a gauntlet, challenging her to start right then and not wait five years. Her first “sweet” romance sold in 2007 after she and hubby moved from California to Georgia, spending six months along the way to see the United States in a 39′ 5th-wheel travel trailer.

Baby, No Baby is a Stephanie Bond Kindle World novella in the Southern Roads series. Everyone knows the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and in Baby, No Baby, Abby Chandler entices Brock Alexander with her delicious pies. Below is one of his favorites.

Butter Pecan Pumpkin Pie 

1 qt Butter Pecan ice cream (softened)

1 cup heavy cream, whipped (or Cool Whip)

1 pastry pie shell (baked) OR ½ cup chocolate ice cream topping, optional

1 Graham cracker crust

Additional whipped cream for garnish

1 cup canned pumpkin

½ cup sugar

¼ tsp each: cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg

Spread ice cream into crust; freeze for 2 hrs or until firm. In a small mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg; fold in whipped cream. Spread over ice cream. Cover and freeze for 2 hrs or until firm. May be frozen for up to 2 months. Remove from freezer 15 min before slicing. Drizzle with ice cream toppings; dollop with whipped cream.


Sandra is a member of RWA and Georgia Romance Writers where she served two years on the board as treasurer. She is a graduate from University of California at Sacramento with a BS in Business. Born in Tillamook, Oregon and raised in North Carolina and California, Sandra lives now as an empty-nester in south Atlanta with her husband of several decades and the resident feline, Jack, who rules the roost and any lap he chooses to occupy. When not closeted in her home office, aptly named The Muse, she can be found reading, connecting with her readers, or traveling anywhere in world she and hubby get the urge to see.

Get to know more about her and her books at http://sandramcgregor.com/

baby-oblong-cvrThe quaint southern town of Sweetness, GA is a perfect fit for Abby Chandler. Everyone knows she makes the best pies in the state, but even the small-town grapevine doesn’t know everything. There’s a past just waiting to ruin her new life—and her new chance at love.

Brock Alexander works for the Armstrong brothers, surveying to build family homes, something a confirmed bachelor, like himself, doesn’t need—or want. He doesn’t know how to be a good husband and definitely not a father. After hearing his mother’s lies and seeing her weakness when choosing to remain with an abusive husband, can he move on? Can he learn to trust enough to find love and have a family of his own?

Sounds like both a great treat and a delicious read to boot. Thanks, Sandra, for swinging by with your recipe and story.


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