Thursday, April 14, 2016

Dish The Pie With Monique & Guest Pamela S. Thibodeaux: Banana Pudding & Tempered Joy #ChristianRomance #CowboyRomance

Dish The Pie With Monique & Pamela S. Thibodeaux 

My Dish The Pie guest today is Pamela S. Thibodeaux, author of Inspirational romance with Edge. Her Christian novels are a little more steamy and grittier than the typical Christian novel, but manages to deliver just as powerful a message. Please help me to welcome Pamela to Dish The Pie.

Pamela, before we talk about your latest novel, Tempered Joy, I need to know...

Do you like desserts? What is your favourite and would you share the recipe with us?

Pamela: Absolutely! Dessert is my favourite part of any meal LOL! One (yeah I have many) of my favourite desserts is Banana Pudding. That just happens to be the favourite of Ace Harris, hero of Tempered Joy, too.

Monique: I'm looking forward to your take on this yummy dessert! How about giving us the recipe?

Recipe for Banana Pudding

Photo: Pamela S. Thibodeaux
1 large box Instant Vanilla (or banana) pudding mix (2 for 13x9 pan)

1 can Eagles Brand Condensed Milk

1 bag (or box) of Vanilla wafers 
1-3 Bananas 

1 tub of Cool Whip or can of Ready Whip.

Mix ingredients adding milk to thin mixture to desired consistency.

Place a layer of vanilla wafers on bottom of pan or dish, slice a banana on top, cover with pudding mixture then whipped cream. Continue layering ingredients until all gone. Garnish final layer of whipped cream with crushed (or not) vanilla wafers.

Monique: Have you ever eaten pie for breakfast, Pamela? If so, what was it?

Pamela: Oh I’m most sure I have…apple and pecan come to mind but there may be others.

Monique: A girl after my heart! Yumbo! Which movie is your all-time favourite? The one you watch so often you know every line?

Pamela: Can’t pick just one because there are two. Pretty Woman and A Few Good Men are my all-time favorite movies. Sounds crazy right, because they are on opposite ends of the movie spectrum, but I watch both every chance I get. 

Monique: I'm sure under close examination both those movies have something in common. Which season (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) is your favourite and why?

Pamela: Summer…definitely! I’ve never been a fan of Winter (although I am working on my attitude about it, LOL). I’ve often said I have bear blood in me because when it gets cold outside, I want to stay in and hibernate. 

Monique: As a fellow summer girl, I know exactly how you feel! What’s your favourite food?

Pamela: Bread in its every form…cookies, cake, pies, white,
Created by Crystal Swan for Dish The Pie With Monique
wheat, crackers, croutons, muffins….cutting bread out of my diet is sheer torture! One year during Lent I prayed about what to give up and kept getting ‘bread’. I was like… “Surely that’s not right, huh Lord?” Then I opened my prayer journal and the daily Scripture was: “Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” Couldn’t be any clearer, right?

Monique: LOL. I love it. Where would you be more at home? The countryside, suburbia, or the city? 

Pamela: Oh definitely the countryside. I used to say I’d love to have 20 acres of woods with the center 5 cleared away for my home. That’s reduced to 2-5 now but I love having some distance between me and my neighbor and more nature around me than what one normally finds in a city.

Monique: Sounds like a wonderful place to write lots of books, Pamela. So tell us about your new release.
Tempered Joy
Pamela S. Thibodeaux

All around rodeo cowboy and heir to the Rockin’ H Ranch, Ace Harris is determined not to fall in love.  He’s only loved one woman in his life, his mother, and no one can even come close to filling her boots. Lexie Morgan thinks rodeo cowboys have rocks for brains and a death wish for a soul.  A broken childhood and the death of her father and best friend leave her doubting and questioning God (despite her years of religious upbringing) and afraid of love. Can two young people who clash from the onset learn to trust in the healing power of God and find love and happiness amidst tragedy and grief?  

Ace walked into the kitchen door and asked, “What’s for supper?” 

He eyed her, a curious lift to his brow. There was something different about her, a glow and an inner radiance that drew him like a moth to a flame. His breath caught in an audible hiss, body tightened with need. He took a deliberate step back from her, all too aware of her presence.

“Pizza, green salad and,” she opened the refrigerator door for him to look inside.

“Banana pudding,” he breathed. “Oh, man, it’s been ages since we had that.”

She laughed, pleased at his reaction and glad Amber had told her that banana pudding was his favorite desert. “All made from scratch,” she informed him. “Don’t you dare,” she warned and slapped his hand away when he attempted to swipe a taste.

Though his mouth watered with want, Ace backed away from the refrigerator.


Award-winning author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux is the Co-Founder and a lifetime member of Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Multi-published in romantic fiction as well as creative non-fiction, her writing has been tagged as, “Inspirational with an Edge!” ™ and reviewed as “steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message.”