Monday, May 06, 2013

Veggie’s Bully Book Tour: A Chocolate Fondue Recipe from Author C. JoVan Williams

Susan Heim on Parenting is pleased to be a stop on the tour for the children's book, Veggie’s Bully, by C. JoVan Williams. Enjoy this post and recipe from the author!

Unlike other books about bullies currently out in the market, where the end result usually ends with the bully and victim becoming fast friends after a troublesome event, Veggie’s Bully tells a different tale. In this book, Veggie Bunnie is asked by her friends, Carb Monkey and Uncle Bear, why she looks so sad after coming home from school one day. As Veggie shares her heart-wrenching woes, Carb and Uncle Bear offer their own advice to her, with Veggie ultimately making a decision about how she wants to handle her uncomfortable situation with the bully character, Piggie.

Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite had this to say about the book: "This is a book I thoroughly enjoyed and I recommend it to anyone who has small children. The bully situation has always been and always will be, and having a book like this one will surely help children love themselves more and have more confidence in what they do. And I can't leave out the illustrations; they are awesome and wonderful and fit so well with the story. The vivid colors and adorable people will capture your children's hearts and keep them choosing this book over and over."

Chef ReCee Jay & Friends is a children’s book series that Clarice Williams, whose pen name is C. JoVan Williams, self-published with Createspace on Amazon. Clarice is not a professional chef and the only furry little friends she talks to are the characters she created for this book series. On her website,, she shares videos, recipes, and comics featuring the characters from her book. With spring time in the air and strawberries blooming, the author would like to share an easy and quick chocolate fondue recipe that both adult and child can make together to dip fruit and snacks in.

Chocolate Fondue

• 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
• ½ cup of half and half
• 1 teaspoon of vanilla (optional)
• Assorted cuts of fruit, bread, cake, cookies, or even marshmallows


Double Boiler: Stir in chocolate chips and half and half in the top half of the double boiler over simmering heat. Stir in vanilla and then serve.

Microwave: Pour chocolate chips and half and half in a microwave safe bowl. Stir every 30 seconds. Stir in vanilla and then serve. Serve using bamboo skewers, fondue forks, or regular forks.

Follow the Tour

About the Author:
C. Jovan Williams was born and raised in Chicago, IL, but now resides in New Jersey. Her husband, Donnyell, is a United States Air Force member and as a blended family, they share three daughters together. She also writes for Military Spouse Magazine, CBS Local, and the Examiner. You can follow along with Chef ReCee Jay & Friends via the Official Carb Cocoa Monkey YouTube channel, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

Author C. JoVan Williams is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card and a basket of promotional goodies! CLICK HERE to enter!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for allowing me to share a recipe with you and your blog readers! I hope you guys have fun with it. :)


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