Autumn Dip

8 oz. cream cheese, (soften room temp) ½ can apple pie filling, (chopped fine) ½ cup brown sugar ½ teaspoon of apple pie spice, ½ teaspoon cinnamon Whip first four ingredients together, place into a beautiful serving dish, and add items below as a delightful addition. Roast ½ cup pecans in buttered pan (1T.) 275 degrees,5 minutes, turn oven off, leave pecans sitting in the oven, watch closely as they brown, remove and cool. Carmel sauce, drizzled on top of dip, sprinkle roasted pecans on top. Serve with Gingerbread men cookies, YUMMY! **Note this recipe is easy to double for a larger group and allows the use of the full can of apples. AND, it doesn’t last long in a small batch, not with our

Butler County Homemaker of the Year

On November 12, 2018, Tracy Cowles, FCS Agent of Butler County Area Homemakers Council presented Butler County Author Linda J. Hawkins with a gift and announced she has been named homemaker of the year. (Shown: President Barbara Gabbard, Linda J. Hawkins, Tracy Cowles FCS Agent) Tracy said, “Linda has done an outstanding job with the Butler County Homemakers and has assisted the homemakers of our area, local and international levels too, giving of herself unconditionally and not expecting anything in return. Linda is always willing to assist with any homemaker event and has donated several of her publications for fundraisers with the proceeds going to the Ovarian Cancer Research.” Her family

NYC Big Book Award Winner!

Author Linda J. Hawkins receives national recognition through the NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD®! ​ Morgantown, KY. -- The NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD Southern Seasons 12 Months of Tea-licious Recipes & Ideas in the category of (coffeetable book) as a (winner). The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall excellence. ​In 2018, we had true worldwide participation. Book submissions were impressive this year as we collected from six continents: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and S

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