GUEST BLOG: LISSA MATTHEWS

Being that I’m blogging on the Whipped Cream Blog today, I thought it might be nice to indulge a little in some, well, whipped cream and all things sweet.

Do you like whipped cream? Mmmm, I do.

Do you like it from the aresol can or from in the tub from the frozen section? If I have to have one of them, I prefer the one in the can, the one that can be applied in a variety of ways on a variety of…food or drink. Delicious on lattes, on hot chocolate, on pudding.

Do you like real whipped cream? Homemade. Heavy cream. Sugar. Vanilla. Or do you prefer flavored? Chocolate? Strawberry? Mint? Personally, I prefer simple vanilla.

The real whipped cream is more delicate, tastes like nothing you’ve ever had. But then, that’s what homemade is all about, isn’t it? It’s real, it’s special, it’s like nothing else. Maybe that’s why I prefer it. It’s a little more work, a little more time consuming, but so very, very worth it.

Nothing actually requires whipped cream, but who are we kidding? Whipped cream makes everything better. Add a cherry on top and…

And something tragic just occurred to me? I don’t have any books with whipped cream in them. A shame, right? That should probably be rectified soon… I do however, have books with frosting, syrup, and a new one with marshmallows. Not the ones from the bag in the grocery store either, but the homemade kind, the ones you find in gourmet stores or candy shops. They’re soft, cloud-like, delicious. Most people cut them into squares, but they can be cut into hearts or circles.

The book I mentioned is called Arrested Holiday and came out on December 7th, from Loose Id.

My hero, Michael is a cop and he cooks. One of the things he makes for the heroine, Holli, is hot chocolate. It’s his mother’s recipe, and it’s topped with homemade, handmade marshmallows. They melt across the top and it’s so sticky and gooey and decadent and Holli considers, seriously considers, giving up coffee for it.

He could have used whipped cream. No doubt he can make it, given everything else he can make, but something about the holidays makes me think more about marshmallows and hot chocolate and it just seemed to fit them…

Blurb:

Holiday ‘Holli’ James looks forward the week between Christmas and New Year’s. This is her one chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of her successful decorating business. The plan this year is a trip to New York City to see the sights and the lights.

The plan didn’t include a side trip to a small town jail in the middle of Pennsylvania. Nor did the plan include Officer Hunky.

However…

A single police officer, Michael is working the holidays — again. With no local family and no interest in accepting the pity invitations to Christmas dinner from his married friends, he’s content to work and earn extra cash. Besides, this year looks to be as uneventful as ever. Until he pulls Holli over for speeding, only to discover she’s wanted on charges of fraud.

Sexual tension spikes as Michael begins to investigate and discovers Holli isn’t who her record says she is. While they await answers, Michael is granted permission to remove Holli from the jail and place her under house arrest.

Only his idea of house arrest is much more personal than the law ever intended.

Thanks to the wonderful people at here at Whipped Cream for having me.

So, tell me, what do you like your whipped cream on? How do you like your hot chocolate?

Have a very happy holiday season…

~lissa

Comments

  1. I’ve made real whipped cream and while it’s delicious, I also like Reddi-wip. It could be I just like the entire recipe family of whipped cream. *nods*

  2. I’m with Holly on this one- I’ll take hot chocolate with marshmallows or whipped cream instead of coffee any day!

  3. Real whipped cream is the only one I would consider. Everything else pales by comparison.

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  4. Merry Christmas

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