Guest Post with Giveaway ~ The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis


How to Look Like a Domestic Diva Without Really Trying

I have been accused of being a bit of a domestic diva. That’s not surprising with books like THE DIVA SERVES HIGH TEA! But I like to keep things easy, and I love recipes I can prepare in advance.

This is celebration season. Graduations, bridal showers, and family reunions are on the calendar. So I thought I would share a dessert that everyone loves and anyone can make.

I'm not in the habit of promoting products. Recently, though, while I waited for something, I killed some time (and some cash) in WalMart where I found adorable little glass trifle bowls. They're the perfect size for a single serving. At $2 a pop, you wouldn't break the bank if you needed enough for a small luncheon. Imagine how they would dress up ice cream!

This recipe is super simple. If you’re a domestic diva, use your favorite sponge cake or pound cake recipe. If there’s no time for baking (or it’s just not your thing), pick up a sponge cake at the store or look for Sara Lee’s pound cake in the freezer section.

Kick this up a little bit by adding your favorite liquor for the adults. I’m fond of Chambord or Peach Schnapps for a hint of sweetness.

Summer Trifle

(makes 4 individual trifles)

2-3 pints assorted berries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries
1/2 a cake
fruit liqueur or rum (optional)
1 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Wash the berries and dry on paper towels. Cut the strawberries into pieces. Cut the cake into 1-inch (approximate) squares. Beat the heavy cream until it begins to take shape, then add the powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until it holds a shape but isn't stiff.

Begin with a piece of cake in the bottom of the bowl. Sprinkle the cake with liqueur (optional). Add berries. Top with a dollop of cream. Repeat, ending with the cream. Garnish with a berry.

Guest post provided by the publisher.

post-divider rightdivaSeries: A Domestic Diva Mystery (Book 10)
Publisher: Berkley (June 7, 2016)
Genre: Cozy Mystery
ISBN-10: 0425282651
ISBN-13: 978-0425282656
Buy: Amazon, Kindle, IndieBound, The Book Depository

The New York Times bestselling author of The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss serves up a new mystery steeped in murder…

When The Parlour opens up in town, domestic diva Sophie Winston finally has a place to satisfy her cravings for all things tea and crumpet related. And the shop serves as the perfect place for the ladies of the town to gather and gossip, especially since it’s conveniently located right across the street from the new antique store run by the handsome and charming Warren Smith.
But speculation around Warren really boils over when he’s found dead—a victim of poisoning after attending a literacy fundraiser at The Parlour the night before. What Sophie learns about the man leaves a bitter taste in her mouth, and she’ll have to strain out a killer from a strange brew of suspects…

Includes delicious recipes and entertaining tips!

post-divider leftThanks to the publisher, I have one (1) copy of The Diva Serves High Tea to give away.

Giveaway open to residents of the US only.
Giveaway ends on June 21st

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Winner will have 48 hours, from the time of notification to confirm their win or another winner will be chosen.

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kristaKrista Davis lives and writes in the Blue RidgeMountains of Virginia.  She resided in Northern Virginia for many years and lived for a time in Old Town, Alexandria. 

She really does have a gregarious Ocicat named Mochie who can open cabinets and leap to amazing heights.  Her dogs, including a Golden Retriever who isn’t golden and won’t retrieve, consider Krista’s writing career a convenient second job that allows her to be available for her primary job as door opener, canine cuisine chef, and walking assistant.

Krista’s fascination with mysteries was fueled by Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, and Agatha Christie.  Like her protagonist, Sophie Winston, Krista loves to entertain friends and family, but would just as soon leave cleaning to someone else.

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  1. Melissa says:

    I really like this series!  Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Deb Fantom says:

    I like there are recipes from the story included.

  3. I find much enjoyment in reading the different series of Krista Davis's.  She is quite talented.  Thank you for including her latest book on your blog.  

  4. Gloria Walshver says:

    Great series and great author.

  5. Carol L says:

    Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway.

    Carol L

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