Welcome to June's  edition of  SECOND FRIDAY RECIPE. On the second Friday of each month, I've invited a fellow author to share a favorite recipe with us and maybe a little something about their latest book. This week Donna Robinson let's us in on one of her faves. And, I have to tell you, I'm intrigued enough that my co-workers will be sampling these very soon!!

Tropical Brownies

In a large bowl, cream together:
    1 cup butter
    1½ cups sugar
Add, and beat with an electric mixer until fluffy:
    4 eggs
    1 tsp. vanilla
Add, and mix:
    2 cups flour
    1½ tsp. baking powder
    1½ tsp. cinnamon

Measure 1½ cups batter and put in a second bowl. Add 1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained well. Set aside.

Melt 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave at 30-second intervals. Stir until completely melted. Add to the first bowl and mix well. With a spoon, stir in ½ cup chopped pecans.

Spread ¾ of the chocolate batter across the bottom of a well-greased 9x13 pan. Spread the pineapple batter over this layer. Drop remaining chocolate batter in small spoonfuls over the pineapple layer. Spread carefully with a knife. (If it doesn’t completely cover, leave some of the pineapple batter showing around the edges.)

Bake at 350 degrees for 38 – 40 minutes. Test with a toothpick. Cool and cut into bars.

Romance in Recovery
When Noelle’s grandmother dies, she’s all alone in the world. Not one person from her past—except for him, and she hopes he never finds her.

Tucker Shay is living the good life as a freewheeling bachelor— flying airplanes, playing basketball, flirting with girls. He has plenty of time to settle down and get married. Then tragedy strikes, and nothing is the same.

What is God’s plan for Tucker and Noelle? Will they grant each other a second chance for a happy future together?

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Donna Reimel Robinson is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Her publishing credits include Tumbleweed Weddings, published by Barbour, as well as the eBooks, Romance by Design and Romance in Recovery. The paperback version, The Knotty Pine Chronicles, includes both stories. She and her husband live in Denver, and they have four grown children and eleven grandchildren. You can see a list of her books, both digital and paperback, at

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting me, Sharon! I hope you and your readers enjoy Tropical Brownies. This recipe is mentioned in my book ROMANCE IN RECOVERY. It's created by Ryan, who loves to cook.