With Love Valentines Day Blog Hop ~ Day 3

Welcome blog-hoppers for the third day of the With Love Valentines Day Blog Hop.

I'm giving away a $50 Jewelry Shopping Spree plus one pdf copy from my backlist of books.

To enter:
  1. Click the JOIN THIS SITE tab at the top of the righthand column and join.
  2. Leave a comment on this post.

While this is a special contest for the blog hop, joining this site and leaving a comment will also enter you in the monthly contest of this blog. You can continue entering by commenting at least once in any month while you are a member.

Here's a sweet treat to make for your special day. Save it for later thought, so you can continue on your hop to Ruth Hill's blog.


1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough 1 cup water
1 pound chopped nuts 1 cup white sugar
1 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup honey

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F(175 degrees C). Butter the bottoms and sides of a 9x13 inch pan.

Chop nuts and toss with cinnamon. Set aside. Unroll phyllo dough. Cut whole stack in half to fit pan. Cover phyllo with a dampened cloth to keep from drying out as you work. Place two sheets of dough in pan, butter thoroughly. Repeat until you have 8 sheets layered. Sprinkle 2 - 3 tablespoons of nut mixture on top. Top with two sheets of dough, butter, nuts, layering as you go. The top layer should be about 6 - 8 sheets deep.

Using a sharp knife cut into diamond or square shapes all the way to the bottom of the pan. You may cut into 4 long rows the make diagonal cuts. Bake for about 50 minutes until baklava is golden and crisp.

Make sauce while baklava is baking. Boil sugar and water until sugar is melted. Add vanilla and honey. Simmer for about 20 minutes.

Remove baklava from oven and immediately spoon sauce over it. Let cool. Serve in cupcake papers. This freezes well. Leave it uncovered as it gets soggy if it is wrapped up.


  1. I'd love to win and it's close to my birthday, which comes after the Valentine's Day

    Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
    E_l37(at) gmx {dot} de

  2. Please enter me in your contest.


  3. Happy valentines EVE!

    jslindzy @ hotmail.com

  4. Happy (soon to be( Valentine's DAy
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  5. Happy Vslentine's Day


  6. Thanks for being on the Blog Hop! I am enjoying discovering authors that are new to me! My list of TBR books is growing leaps and bounds. Thanks!!

  7. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I have been trolling around looking at your books and I must say they look awesome!!

    GFC Nikki

  8. Happy Valentine's Day!

    Thanks for the recipe !!!

    Thanks for participating in this blog hop!

    mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

  9. Ooh, I'll definitely have to try this recipe. I love baking.

    Thanks for the chance to win and the recipe!

  10. Oh, yum! Im family love these! Thanks! Thank you sharing and for the great giveaway! Happy Valentines!
    gfc- shadow_kohler

  11. Thanks for sharing the recipes Brenda. Now just to find time to try a few of them. :)
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    gfc: Julianne