Authors In Bloom Blog Hop


5th Annual Authors in Bloom Blog Hop

April 7-16, 2016

I’m so excited to be able to participate in this year’s Authors In Bloom blog hop!

I love spring – all the flowers that popping out and brighten the dull landscape with bright colors and scents. Of course those new buds tend to send my allergies into overdrive, so it’s a give-and-take thing.

We were asked to give a gardening tip or a recipe as part of this hop. I am definitely not a gardener, but I can dig holes and pull weeds with the best of them! My mother (and her mother before her) loves to work in the garden, so I opted for the recipe. The following Lemon Refrigerator Cake recipe is an oldie but goodie and FABULOUS for warm spring days:

Prepare the gram cracker crust:

  • 1 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp flour
  • 1/2 cup melted oleo

Chill one can of evaporated milk and set aside for later.

Prepare the lemon goo:

  • 1 package of lemon jello
  • 1 cup boiling water

Let the lemon goo cool. Once the cooled, mix the following then add to the goo:

  • juice of 1 lemon (aprox 2-3 tablespoons)
  • 1 cup sugar

Whip the chilled evaporated milk.

Fold whipped evaporated milk into the lemon goo mixture. Pour lemon/milk mixture over the crust and refrigerate.



As part of my stop, I am offering two swag packages that include an Ellora’s Cave coupon codes for one of my short stories, either Cherie’s Silk or Working It All Out (winner’s choice), a purse sized tissue pack & cover, a beaded bookmark, nail file, pen, sticker and promotional bookmark. I will draw two winners. To be eligible for my drawings just like my Author Facebook Page (AuthorDenaGarson) and leave a comment below telling me what garden you would visit if you had the opportunity and why. I will announce the winner of my giveaway on this post by April 18th.


Make sure you get in on the grad prize drawing being offered by our fabulous blog hop hosts. You could win a Kindle Fire or Nook (winner’s choice). They will also have a second prize of a $25 gift card. To be eligible for either of these prizes you must visit EACH and EVERY stop in the hop. Eligibility will be verified so be sure you leave comments at each stop and include your contact email with your comment. Winners will be posted on both the first (Dianne Venetta) and last (BloominThyme) websites in the hop by April 18th.

Make sure you hop over to the other participating blogs too! You can find them at: