Romance Cooks

Tina Leonard’s Family Favorite Chocolate Pecan Pie

This is a Leonard family favorite.  It goes great with any meal that includes family, laughter, and lots of love!

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Tina Leonard’s Family Favorite Chocolate Pecan Pie


1 cup light corn syrup

½ cup sugar

¼ cup margarine or butter, softened

1 tsp. vanilla

3 eggs

1 (6 oz.) pkg. (1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 ½ cup pecan halves

1 Pet-Ritz frozen deep dish pie crust

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Place cookie sheet in oven to pre-heat.  Combine corn syrup, sugar, margarine, vanilla, and eggs; beat well.  Place chocolate chips and pecans in bottom of pie crust.  Pour syrup mixture over pecans.

Place pie on heated cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 55-65 minutes, or until deep golden brown, and filling is set.  Cool completely.  Store in refrigerator.

Hotter Than Texas


With more than one skeleton rattling in her closet, Sugar Cassevechia hopes “The Most Honest Town in Texas” will be the perfect place to start an online business. As soon as her mother remembers the family recipe that’ll get off the ground.

In the meantime, no way is Sugar letting their new landlord get away with renting them a run-down house that’s decorated like a rich widow’s orgasm. Even if he’s the biggest hunk of hot she’s ever laid eyes on.

Jake Bentley would love to do nothing but sit back and be amused as the Cassevechia women unwittingly stir up trouble in his uptight town. But something about them thaws out his frozen rescue complex. Especially Sugar’s long, chestnut hair and sassy mouth.

Right about the time Sugar figures one steamy night in Jake’s bed won’t hurt, another skeleton joins the party in the form of a dead body in the “Belle Watling” room. And Sugar must decide if her family’s reputation—and her own heart—are safe with Jake.

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