12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop-Day 5

My featured appetizer today is a recipe for Hot Crab Dip my son brought home over ten years ago. You can use chips, crackers or garlic bread to dip this luscious treat.

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1 lb fresh crab meat or 2 cans, drained and flaked
11 oz of cream cheese, whipped
4 Tbl mayo
1 small onion, finely chopped
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp paprika
½ cup sharp cheddar
2 cloves garlic
Mix everything in an oven proof dish. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes or microwave until hot. Then dip with whatever you want, or just use the spoon. It’s that good.
Today’s guest is Rachel Lacey. Love dogs? You’ve got to check out Unleashed.

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What happens when you find the right one at the wrong time? Cara Medlen has a serious case of animal attraction. And it’s not because of all the foster dogs she’s rescued. She’s got it bad for her incredibly sexy neighbor. Her one rule: Don’t get attached. It’s served her well with the dogs she’s given to good homes and the children she’s nannied. Yet the temptation of Matt’s sexy smile might just convince her that some rules are made to be broken. Matt Dumont doesn’t need his skills as a private investigator to detect disaster on the horizon. Cara is everything he thought he’d never find—gorgeous, funny, and caring. But there’s no way he can start a relationship just as he’s about to move to another state. Talk about bad timing. As their attraction sizzles too hot to deny, they’ll have to make a decision: forget the consequences and let loose, or forget each other and let go… Buy Links: Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo

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As part of The 12 Days of Christmas celebration, Rachel donated a Bark Less, Wag More Coffee Mug & Author Swag, paired with a $10 Starbucks card from Cynthia Gail to the prize list. Click HERE for this and many more random drawings. To follow the celebration, find a new recipe, pick up a holiday decorating or shopping tip, click HERE.

About the Author Rachel Lacey lives in North Carolina, with her husband, son, and their own rescued pup. She volunteers her spare time with Carolina Boxer Rescue and truly has a passion for helping our furry friends. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America as well as her local Heart of Carolina RWA chapter. Connect: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads