You know how sometimes you are reading a book and a phrase or a line will just grab your attention? Yeah, I had that happen with Lauren Dane’s latest book, Back to You.
The female lead described her ex-husband as a human churro. I guffawed out loud then couldn’t get the thought of a churro out of my head. Thanks Lauren!
So I did the only thing I could think of, I made a Churro Snack mix and finished the book for this review for #ReadingFoodie. This cinnamon-y tin of goodness has a subtle flavor of a Churro but you still get the taste of Chex mix. But still know you’re eating something resembling a Churro? Does that make sense? In my head it did.
So before you go and make this, let me tell you a little about the book. Well, let me start with the author. Lauren Dane is one of my top authors to buy because she has a way with words and weaves genuineness into her characters that you really feel as if you know them. The first time I read her books was in the Chase Brother series. I got hooked and proceeded to go read her other series and I’ve been a fan ever since. Some of her books are racy so if you aren’t into that, start with her Chase Brothers series, Giving Chase (The Chase Brothers, Book 1).
Back to You is the last book in the Hurley Brothers series. With each brother I’ve fallen a little more in love with this family. I’m so glad Lauren saves this little family for last. They seem to complete the entire Hurley family and I hope we will get to see a glimpse into all of them in future stories. Here is a little snippet from Amazon to tell you more about the book:
What won’t he do for a second chance?
Former model Kelly Hurley has finally put the ashes of the past behind her. After a passionate but turbulent marriage to rock star Vaughan Hurley that ended in heartbreak and divorce, Kelly rebuilt her life in Portland, where she settled so their two young daughters could be close to their father. Just not so close Kelly couldn’t truly make her own way without interference from the man who shattered her heart. Now Kelly’s finally ready to move on, and she’s planning to marry another man.
But not if Vaughan has anything to say about it.
Vaughan knows he was a fool all those years ago. A young, selfish—and prideful—fool. Even as he buried himself in the fast, decadent rock-star lifestyle, he could never drown out the memory of Kelly’s beauty and love. Or the sweet, searing heat whenever they touched. For years, he’s had to deal with the pain of seeing her only because of their daughters, but it was never enough. Now Vaughan must prove that he’s the only man Kelly needs, before he loses her for good. And there’s only one way to do it…
So go ahead and make this Churro Snack Mix recipe and settle in your little nook and read Back to You.
Churro Snack Mix
1 1/2c Chex cereal
1 1/2 c Cheerios
1 1/2 c Pretzels
1 – 12 oz can Honey Roasted Peanuts
6 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp light brown sugar
1 tbsp ground cinnamon plus 1 tsp
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, add cereals, pretzels and peanuts. Mix together.
In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add brown sugar and 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon. Whisk together to combine. Pour butter mixture over cereal and fold in with a rubber spatula to get it all over the mix.
Sprinkle in about one teaspoon of ground cinnamon over cereal mixture and fold in to spread it around.
Using two large baking sheets, pour the cereal mixture evenly into both sheet pans. Place in the oven and cook for 1 hour, taking out and mixing it every 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve warm or let cool and place in an airtight storage container.