Have you ever read a romance book that also shares recipes?  There are actually more authors out there than you would think who share recipes AND romance.  I first discovered this marrying of two worlds from Barbara O’Neal.  She has a fabulous book called, “How to Bake a Perfect Life: A Novel.”  The book shares some pretty delicious bread recipes in detail.  Fabulous, right?  So, it only seemed fitting for me to include recipes in my romance books.  When I decided to finally set free the many stories swirling around in my head,  I started writing and immediately shared food love in the stories.  Food is just a part of me, and bringing my love of romance and food together makes me beyond happy.

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 (Cover created by Easton Place Design Studios)

My first book, “Catch Me,” shared five recipes made by the characters.  For book two, “Need You,” there are six recipes made at the cafe “Lexie Eats!”  The cafe has a brick oven for homemade pizza, barbecue pit for wood-smoked meats, and their very own pastry chef.  Each recipe in the book was tested and devoured.

I know my blog has been silent for a few weeks, but I promise there was food made in my kitchen just for you.  Writing romance and making recipes is a pretty fun gig in my book.  If you want to know more about my writing adventure, you can follow along at my Terra Kelly website here.

Here are images of the six recipes shared in book two, “Need You:”

Brisket Chili 1a

Wood-Smoked Beef Brisket Chili

brisket pizza 2a

Wood-Smoked Beef Brisket Mac n’Cheese Pizza


Pulled Pork Mac n’Cheese

pork shoulder pizza

Wood-Smoked Pork Shoulder, Arugula, and Mushroom Pizza

strawberry cheese danish 1a

Lexie’s Favorite Strawberry Cheese Danish

apple pumpkin strudel 1a

Aunt Anna’s Special Apple Pumpkin Strudel

I have my calendar filling up with fun food love coming your way.  One important event- I will be hosting a Recipe Book Blog Tour with several fabulous food bloggers.  So mark your calendars, the week of April 12th will be filled with so much food love.  The recipes we will be sharing will be from both my romance books, “Catch Me” and “Need You.”

If you want to just enjoy the recipes or also read the books, here are the links to each book:  Book One: Catch Me, Book Two: Need You.

I am currently writing book three, and it will be available in June 2015.  The recipes that will be shared in book three will be full of seafood love!

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Cheese in a cocktail has been the discussion in our house for a few weeks.  Vodka is a girls best friend…well so is bourbon.  For this special post we are working with dill flavored Castello Havarti cheese, AND vodka.  The goal of the post was to “Feed Your Creativity” when using the the Castello cheese.  Since you can infuse vodka with flavors, it was a perfect medium for the dill havarti.  Combining cheese-infused vodka with a homemade bloody mary mix was beyond delicious.  So who wants to be adventurous and enjoy a tall glass of a Blood Mary Cocktail with me?

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My blog is changing things up for a few days!  You remember the movie Freaky Friday, right?  Well, today I’m sharing a recipe from A Dish Of Daily Life’s blog.  A few weeks back I enjoyed this soup recipe and immediately wanted to make it.  The recipe is made in one pot, and only takes about 30 minutes.  A simple, easy, and delicious recipe so full of flavor.  Who wants a big bowl of Fiesta Chicken Enchilada Soup?

Fiesta Chicken Enchilada Soup #FreakyFriday

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Peanut Butter Banana Sweet Bread (Gluten-Free)

February 24, 2015

This recipe will make more than one tummy happy, it will make a whole house-full happy.  Since my hubby loves peanut butter and I love bananas, we both can enjoy this bread together!  Each bite is full of banana pieces, and delicate in texture from the gluten-free flours.  You could top a piece with more […]

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Tomato Soup with Roasted Red Peppers and Herbs

February 19, 2015

Sometimes, super easy recipes are what people need and want.  This recipe will take you ten minutes to prepare, and will yield enough for leftovers.  Just like any tomato soup there is room for change, you can adjust the flavors to your palette.  For this recipe, there is more spice added to make each spoonful […]

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“Southern Style” Collard Greens Pesto

February 14, 2015

When you live in the South you find A LOT of collard greens…AND collard green recipes.  If you have not tried collard greens yet, they are not far off from what kale or mustard greens taste like.  Most people enjoy collard greens cooked to take out the bitterness that can be detected.  This pesto gives […]

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Herbed Veggie Risotto with Browned Butter Mushroom Sauce #TripleSBites

February 9, 2015

There was a time when I used six different herbs in a grilled cheese.  Now today, I used four herbs for this risotto.  This recipe used Acala Farms Fresh Cilantro Cottonseed Oil, and Gourmet Gardens herb pastes.  Adding multiple herbs to any dish creates fabulous layers of flavors.  Since I love cooking and baking with […]

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