Monday, November 30, 2015

Eggnog French Toast



This is Horizon's fault. It's their recipe. I know what you're thinking - they didn't force me to make this recipe. Actually they did. It's on the side of their Eggnog container and every time I opened the refrigerator, there it was in front of me: Eggnog French Toast. Do you know how many times I opened the fridge over Thanksgiving?

Proof!

They say that if someone sees something over and over 6, 7, or 8 times (depending on the study you read), it will be scorched on their tiny little grey cells. By the time Thanksgiving was over, I knew I would be making Eggnog French Toast.

To be fair, their recipe is actually for Eggnog French Toast Waffles. I'm sure that's every bit as good.

Just for you, I tried a couple of different things. First I made it with ordinary loaf bread. It was okay. Then, because I didn't have orange peel, I added 1/2 teaspoon of Grand Marnier and used thick slices of Challah. The Grand Marnier and Challah combination won. In spite of still being full from our Thanksgiving feast, we gobbled it up like little piggies.

It wasn't even close. The texture and thickness of the Challah made for far superior French toast. And the Grand Marnier, while barely there, added just the little extra touch of flavor that it needed. It passed everyone's inspection with high marks.

Shh. Don't tell. It's soooo easy! I love that all the flavor is already in the "milk." That saves time when it's a busy morning but you need something special for guests. This recipe is super easy to divide in thirds. I made 2/3 of the recipe, enough for four slices and it's a really good thing I didn't make more because we would have eaten them! You could even make 1/3 of the recipe for a two slice midnight snack. Maybe after Santa has assembled all the toys and put them under the tree?

Eggnog French Toast
based on Horizon's recipe

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 cup eggnog
3 eggs
pinch salt
1 teaspoon Grand Marnier (or 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest )
6 thick slices Challah
canola or sunflower oil
powdered sugar
maple syrup

Melt the butter and set aside.  Whisk together the eggnog, eggs, salt, Grand Marnier, and cooled butter. Place the bread slices in the eggnog mixture and allow each side to soak it up. Heat the pan to medium and add the oil. Cook each slice until golden on both sides, adding oil as necessary. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup and/or fresh fruit.


Whisk everything. So easy!





Did you hear that MURDER MOST HOWL is out? Didn't get a copy yet? I'll be choosing two winners from the people who leave comments. Your choice, MURDER MOST HOWL or THE DIVA STEALS A CHOCOLATE KISS. Don't forget to leave your email address so I can notify you!

144 comments:

  1. Mmm...eggnog! Love it! I will be trying this recipe! Thanks for the chance!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  2. I love French Toast so Eggnog French Toast sounds even better! Yummy!
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  3. This is a health food, correct? It sounds decadent!!!!

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  4. Great idea for Christmas guests coming in just a few more weeks! Thanks for trying it out and sharing what bread works best!!

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  5. One of my favorite things about the holidays is all the treats made with eggnog. Always looking for more recipes. bevarcher AT me DOT com

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  6. I love eggnog but haven't been able to find a non-dairy variety in the stores near me.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  7. The boys in my family, husband, son and grandsons love eggnog while the girls don't so this would be a treat for the boys. Will have to try. Thanks for the recipe

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  8. The boys in my family, husband, son and grandsons love eggnog while the girls don't so this would be a treat for the boys. Will have to try. Thanks for the recipe

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  9. This sounds scrumptious.
    I'm going to look for the container so I can see the waffle version, too.
    Thanks

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  10. Love egg no ! I would be tickled pink to win Murder Most Howl ! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  11. Love egg no ! I would be tickled pink to win Murder Most Howl ! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  12. Delicious holiday recipe. lmmeidam@gmail.com

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  13. Oh my that sounds delicious. I will have to try this with my grandchildren. We have a local dairy that makes their own eggnog and my grankids eagerly awaits its arrival in the stores every year. dr(dot)oldsmobile(at)icloud(dot)com

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  14. Both sound great. It's so hard to choose. I would love winning either one. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. Using eggnog in French toast never occurred to me, but it seems worthy of a try. Thanks for the giveaway! pattie.tierney@gmail.com

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  16. Murder most howl
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  17. The Eggnog French Toast sounds yummy ... thank you for sharing the recipe!
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  18. would love a copy of THE DIVA STEALS A CHOCOLATE KISS -- have the other book and it was awesome -- thanks for the chance -- jody.714@hotmail.com

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  19. I love eggnog and French toast . Yours looks really good . I would love to win The Diva Steals A Chocolate Kiss . Thank you for the chance .
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  20. Murder Most Howl would be wonderful. Delectable recipe. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. The best use of eggnog. Cannot drink it. French toast sounds wonderful. So does the book! bobbipad at gmail dot com

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  22. The Eggnog French Toast is yummy. Thanks for this special feature. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  23. I LOVE eggnog...thanks for this recipe, and for the chance to win.
    eeyoregirl2009@aol.com

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  24. Love french toast and eggnog; perfect combination. Thanks for the giveaway. choirlady27(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. Mmm this sounds yummy!
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  26. Would love to win! Murder Most Howl looks great!



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  27. Oh yes! I would love to win. One book with a cat and one with a dog would make me most happy. geneblack AT gmail dot com

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  28. Love French Toast, with Eggnog even sounds more awesome, these books look like a terrific read. Thanks for this awesome chance. Linda May lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  29. Yum I am a fan of eggnog and a fan of French toast! l.bergh@sbcglobal.net

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  30. what a great idea, I never thought to use eggnog for making french toast! Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway! darholley1@aol.com

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  31. The French toast sounds wonderful!
    sandybar57@msn.com

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  32. Would love to win Murder Most Howl. Thank you for the chance to win.
    angelbear19662000@yahoo.com

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  33. Eggnog French Toast, what's not to love, yum. I love all your books, but I would choose Murder Most Howl. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  34. Oh, this is PERFECT timing, Krista! Last week at a book signing, a lovely reader raved to me about the scene in ASSAULT & PEPPER where Pepper and her pal Laurel go out for breakfast and Laurel has Challah French Toast! The reader had never heard of Challah, then spotted Challah French Toast as a special at our favorite local cafe the very next week! I didn't put a recipe in the book, so I'm off to tell her about this one right now! (And thanks for doing all the research for us!)

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  35. Nice recipe! Murder most Fowl please. grammyd01@comcast.net

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  36. Oh a christmas present early and a chance to win a book Murder most Howl by Krista thst is awesome.

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  37. Oh a christmas present early and a chance to win a book Murder most Howl by Krista thst is awesome.

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  38. Chocolate kiss sounds good
    trichie@windstream.net

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  39. I love French toast, and adding egg nog seems delicious... I love both series. Domestic Diva is my favorite! kat8762@aol.com

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  40. French toast is my guilty pleasure. This sounds amazing!
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  41. I love French toast---I love eggnog--Must try this recipe. Thanks for the recipe and the contest.
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  42. Never thought of eggnog French toast. Would love to read the books. Thank you.
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  43. Chocolate, must have chocolate!!! gurooo53@whidbeyisland.net

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  44. Well, egg nog french toast is on the lunch menu now! Toddler granddaughter will love it. ;) Thanks for the contest. lenicooks@gmail.com

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  45. I've done this. It's absolutely delicious. I use Texas toast - the bread is sliced thicker and it's just yummy.

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  46. This sounds just so good and the cozy mysteries also! Would love to read either and post a review. ptclayton2@aol.com

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  47. Eggnog make a great source to dip the bread in for French toast. I enjoy the flavor already within the eggnog. I would love either book, I'm not picky. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  48. I SO love french toast! Thanks Krista!!! I would like MMH for my BFF for Christmas. She is a nurse and just got a new job where she doesn't have to work as many hours and can spend more time with her family. It's third shift, but she is super excited to see her daughter during the day.So, she has been invading my library of books. I want to build up her own library! Sherylhbooth@gmail.com

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  49. This sounds great and I have some eggnog left so I am going to try this. pp92596 at outlook dot com

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  50. That sounds absolutely delicious! !!🍞🍳🍵
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  51. That sounds absolutely delicious! !!🍞🍳🍵
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  52. Both are good series. But I live in the UK, so it would have to be in Kindle format.

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  53. First it is always great of the authors to have contests to give away new books but then having a contest where you notify the winners is even better. Thanks so much!
    pattymarsh31@gmail.com

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  54. Love eggnog so can't wait to try the recipe. akjett@comcast.net

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  55. The french toast looks delicious! And like you said, so easy. Congratulations on the release! I hope sales and reviews are great. If I do win I would love to read Murder Most Howl. I haven't read any of the books in that series. I have read almost half of the Divas and they are great! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  56. Sounds like a recipe my kids would adore!! As far as a book... I'd take ANY of your books!! Thank you for spreading the Joy this Christmas!!
    ~Kelly Gaelicark@gmail.com

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  57. Thanks for the giveaway! edith.patchan@live.com

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  58. French toast is my favorite go-to breakfast (and sometimes supper) meal! Thanks for this yummy recipe! hc6275@gmail.com

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  59. Love French Toast and come to think of it this would be good while reading...well, heck what wouldn't be? Thanks for the giveaway...
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  60. the french toast sounds delicious.
    Love the books. I'd be happy with either.
    thanks
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  61. Would love to win and the toast sounds yummy. shanla@@windstream.net

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  62. This sounds so yummy that I heard my stomach growl! Thanks for your great giveaway.

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  63. I am such a French Toast fan!
    Thank you for this delicious chance to win!

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  64. Egg Nog isn't my favorite, but I definitely love French Toast!

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  65. Love french toast!
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  66. Two great book covers. anne.maceneaney@gmail.com

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  67. Looks like a lot of comments already. I guess we'd all like a chance to win one of your books! Count me in, thanks!
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  68. What a great idea! It makes perfectly good sense to use egg nog for French toast. I wish I thought of it earlier. I have MMH but would love a copy of the next Diva. Thanks for the giveaway. sjones1592@aol.com

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  69. YUM! Eggnog, Grand Marnier and challah! I know what we will be having Christmas morning! Thanks for a wonderful recipe, Krista! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  70. I have got to try the Eggnog French Toast for our Christmas breakfast. Either book I would love since I have not got either yet. Thank you.

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  71. Yum! This recipe sounds and looks good. I would love to win one of your books. Thank you for the opportunity to win. crossxjo@hotmail.com

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  72. A good excuse to buy eggnog. I'd love to win Murder most Howl. Read the Diva Book. Ruth Nixon. ruthenixon@sbcglobal.net

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  73. Ii would love either one karenlalsip@gmail.com

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  74. Good idea! Going to try this recipe and pass it on to my son in law. fplastini@yahoo.com

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  75. Toast looks scrumptious! Would love to win a book. I'd have a hard time choosing between them! stitchkat@austin.rr.com

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  76. Oh my that french toast looks amazing!!! That has to be my favorite breakfast food of all time. Thanks for the chance to win!
    awilcox1182@gmail.com

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  77. I'm going to try your recipe. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
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  78. I do love french toast using rustic or artisan bread. I've never tried it with eggnog. Could be good for dinner . Who says it's just for breakfast. :P
    bluedawn95864 at gmail dot com

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  79. Love to get Murder Most Howl. carolsummers102@comcast.net

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  80. I'd love a chance to win the Diva story! Haven't had a chance yet. As for that French toast, sounds like what's for dinner tonight!!
    mtrver@gmail.com

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  81. Would love to read it. Zeta@iwon.com

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  82. rhondajgothier@yahoo.com

    Would love to read either!

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  83. That is a decadent French toast recipe! Thanks for the chance to win!!
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  84. I love eggnog and will definitely have to try this when somebody comes over to share, since my husband wouldn't be able to have it.
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  85. I have had French toast eggnog and it was delicious. Thank you for the recipe. Would love the chance to give your books a new home.
    Deana
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  86. Thank you for the chance. Love your books! The recipe looks delicious.
    tami.norman@gmail.com

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  87. Murder Most Howl.
    My husband made a banana pudding yesterday using eggnog for the milk. Tasted extra rich.
    Bettyjo.english@gmail.com

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  88. Murder Most Howl.
    My husband made a banana pudding yesterday using eggnog for the milk. Tasted extra rich.
    Bettyjo.english@gmail.com

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  89. I think I've gained some weight just looking at the french toast!
    bookselr@sbcglobal.net

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  90. I'll be honest, I'm not a fan of Eggnog (I know, I'm weird like that,) but that photo is making me crave some french toast! :D

    kidisitor@yahoo.com

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  91. I love egg nog and French toast....and your books.

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  92. sounds yummy for Christmas Morning would love Murder Most Howl

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  93. I forgot my email - multibookwoman@gmail.com (Susan E.)

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  94. I would love to win THE DIVA STEALS A CHOCOLATE KISS. prissp4 at hotmail dot com

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  95. Love your books! 11nomorespam@gmail.com

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  96. French toast -amazing! Love your books!

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  97. Murder most howel. Tsullivan539@comcast.net

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  98. Oh WOW this looks so good!! Thanks for sharing with all of us!!

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  99. I really enjoy both of these series. I have the Diva book, but am still a few back in the series. gillian.pilcher@gmail.com

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  100. My mom got me started on homemade eggnog and that's the only kind I will drink. I bet your French toast as wonderful though. I can eat something else, just not drink it.

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  101. I used to love eggnog when I was younger, but now it is too rich and too sweet for me. I love both series, but if I had to choose, I would rather the Diva series book. Thanks for the giveaway. kuzlin at aol.com

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  102. I agree re using challah for French toast. It has such good consistency.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    carole.spodobalski AT gmail.com

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  103. Ohh this looks good. Christik311@gmail.com

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  104. My husband loves eggnog and this recipe would be a good way to utilize it in some other fashion than drinking it. I'd love to win either book. dbahn@iw.net

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  105. Recipe sounds fab. Would love to make a batch and enjoy with a copy of MURDER MOST HOWL.

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  106. I'd love to win The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss. slovering1@verizon.net

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  107. The French toast sounds great!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  108. Hmmm ... my family loves French Toast, and we drink eggnog every Christmas season ... I've purchased, read, and loved The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss, so I would love to win Murder Most Howl. Love both series! teenlibn at hotmail dot com

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  109. We like french toast and that looks so yummy. I love mysteries too. Thanks
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  110. i'm ignoring the recipe! because it sounds good and i am terrible at making french toast!
    but MURDER MOST HOWL! oooh!
    woofmew@aol.com

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  111. What a choice! Decisions, decisions!

    davisel1830@hotmail.com

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  112. French toast is a long weekend staple in this house... Can always use another recipe. Thank you for the opportunity at one of your fabulous books.

    mommy_to_zoe@hotmail.com

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  113. Love some French Toast!! Both these book look great!!
    jawdance@yahoo.com

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  114. I'm always trying to get my daughter to eat French toast instead of pancakes, because I find it much easier to make. This egg nog recipe just might do the trick. Thanks! And also thanks for the fun chance to win a great book. rencw@verizon.net

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  115. Love eggnog and this looks awesome. I would love to win a copy of Murder Most Howl for my sister. I already have my copy and sent another copy to a friend. I forgot my sister though, lol. kayt18 at comcast dot net

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  116. Sounds delicious, thanks for sharing and the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  117. Thank you for the opportunity! Diva please! dm_richards (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  118. That sounds really good! I'm in the mood for Murder Most Howl.
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  119. This recipe sounds delicious - can't wait to try it! Just received my copy of Murder Most Howl from Amazon. Looking forward to a wonderful day of relaxing with Holly in Wagtail, Virginia. It sounds like such a lovely place...if only it were a place that I could vacation in real life!

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  120. My email is Donamaekutska7@gmail.com. I really enjoy your books, please keep writing them. I love the wagtail virginia books! Winning murder most howl would be awesome!!

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  121. I cant wait to try this recipe! I think ill make it for Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win these great books, please keep writing them! utaker555@gmail.com

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  122. Yay, another eggnog recipe to try! Thanks, Krista!

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  123. A few years ago I wanted French Toast. Was out of milk so used Eggnog. It was delicious. Been making at Christmas time ever since. Would love to have Murder most Howl. Thank you. slpetera@yahoo.com

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  124. Thank you for the recipe. Pugpower63@gmail.com

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  125. Thank you for the recipe. Pugpower63@gmail.com

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  126. Normally, I'm not a great fan of eggnog but I love french toast so I may have to try this. Thanks for the giveaway! scoobyfrg@yahoo.com

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  127. Great recipe. sable677 at yahoo dot com

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  128. Love eggnog and how easy this recipe is, I'm off to make it right now for breakfast, thank you! lilflynracer at msn.com

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  129. Krista thanks for sharing these sound yummy! And you know I love your books!! Thank you
    breannaherron@icloud.com

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  130. Loving all these books, and the comaraderie of all the authors. Looks like this winter will be a comfy, tasty, interesting one! Thank you! cynthiast.amand at yahoo dot com

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  131. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com . Thanks for this chance at one of the books. I would like to try this version of the recipe. We have used eggnog frequently. Also, for change of pace. My daughter for some reason decided she didn't like set custard. So I have alternated with custard, instead of baking it. And we always add extra cinnamon. It is one of our favorite spices. Our local bakery slices swirl cinnamon bread extra thick. So I almost always use that for french toast. And again, with eggnog, regular, Southern comfort, pumpkin eggnog, custard liquid. And always extra cinnamon. the kids also like real maple syrup. and real butter so that it is a special treat. Haven't done it for a few months. But I have to now that you have made us hungry for French toast,,,a la eggnog Thanks for the reminder

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  132. I have never had eggnog though I have read recipes for it. Perhaps this will be a gentler introduction into the flavor. As for your latest release, I do so love the title and have to smile every time I see it.
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  133. Sounds like a step up from my french toast, I'll have to give it a try.

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  134. what a fantastic recipe!! thank you for the share!!
    & for the giveaway, of course!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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