Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of her favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors. Introducing author, TARA MILLS, and her favorite recipe for ASIAN CHIP BOWL!!
FILLING IS HOT
BY TARA MILLS
Piper Frost is embracing her independence after finally dumping her cheating mooch of a boyfriend. With a new job, in a new city, and new friends, she’s a free woman and loving it until that man crashes her cooking class and upsets everything. Distractingly handsome, his very presence throws her off balance. She doesn’t need this. Not him. Not now.
Contractor Chad Thomas never thought he could fall for another woman after losing his wife five years ago. But Cupid’s arrow had struck again and now this father of two is pulling out all the stops when it comes to getting Piper to admit it’s time to rethink her relationship status.
Caution: Filling is Hot is a second-chance-at-love contemporary romance. If you enjoy colorful characters, laughter, tender emotion, and hot sex scenes, you’ll adore this entertaining story.
Treat yourself to Caution: Filling is Hot today! .
FILLING IS HOT
BY TARA MILLS
Joy and Piper both turned when one of Klein’s stockers came running behind their glass cases, out of breath and excited.
“What is it, Rhonda?” Joy asked her.
“You’ve gotta check out the guy at the self-serve donuts. I’m running a fever here.” She fanned herself as if words alone weren’t enough to convey how serious she was.
Piper and Joy rushed to the display case and peeked over the top.
“Oh baby. Mmm-mmm. You were right.” Joy nodded to Rhonda as they appreciated the view.
Piper clapped a hand over her mouth to stifle her soft chuckle. She knew that ass. When he bent for a third bakery box the other two practically swooned.
“If the front matches the back, I’m gonna faint,” Rhonda said, hands planted on her flushing cheeks.
“It does,” Piper confirmed.
They both turned to stare bug-eyed at her.
“You know him?” Joy asked in shock.
“Oh my god, that’s your big daddy?”
Piper let the possessive big daddy remark slide. She didn’t want to deny it then be forced to watch assertive Rhonda hit on him. She liked the woman. She’d hate to have to kill her.
“Now my imagination is fried.” Rhonda groaned softly. “Did you just call him Big Daddy?”
Joy winked. “So the legend goes.”
“Knock it off,” Piper hissed. “He’s going to hear you two.”
Just then he turned and walked straight over to them with his stack of boxes.
“Honest to god, my knees are knocking. I’ve gotta go.” Rhonda scurried away, giving Chad a long, appraising look before she disappeared down the cereal aisle.
Clearly perplexed at how he’d just been examined, Chad shook his head.
“Hi, Piper. How’s it going?” He flashed a devastating smile and set his boxes on top of the case.
Joy cleared her throat and gave Piper a nudge, followed by a sharp prod with her elbow when the first didn’t work.
Piper hip checked her right back. “Good. Chad, this is my friend, Joy. Joy, Chad.”
He turned his stunning wattage on Joy and she lit up like Broadway. “Hey there, Chad. It’s nice to finally meet you. Did Piper tell you about my party yet? This Saturday?”
“No,” he said carefully and looked at Piper. Did he seem hurt? Disappointed? Shit.
Piper kicked the outside of Joy’s foot. “I was going to mention it last night, but I forgot,” she fudged and turned to Joy, hoping she’d take a hint. “Shouldn’t you check on that thing in the oven?”
Joy smiled sweetly, knowing it would annoy her. “Nope, it’s fine. Plenty of time.”
Piper gave up and shrugged at Chad. “So…do you want to go with me?”
“Anytime after seven,” Joy broke in with a huge smile. “Piper knows the address.”
Piper glanced over Chad’s shoulder. “Did you leave us any donuts?”
He laughed. “A few. I’m just on my way to the worksite. I thought I’d bring the crew a treat.”
“Oh, that’s so sweet,” Joy gushed, half in love with him already.
“Don’t work too hard, ladies.” He picked up his boxes. “I’ll see you Saturday, Joy.”
“Looking forward to it, Chad.”
The two of them stared after him as he walked away. As soon as he was out of earshot, Piper snapped, “I’m going to get you for this.”
“Yeah, yeah, and my little dog too.” Joy waved away the threat, then laughing, turned to shake her head at Piper.
“What?” she barked back.
“You know when I said you were crazy? I was so wrong. Honey, I’m serious–seek help.”
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ASIAN CHIP BOWL
This is an inside out eggroll that you scoop with crisp eggroll chips.
1 – pkg eggroll wraps
1 – bag shredded coleslaw mix (with carrots)
1 – minced onion
3-5 cloves of minced garlic
Fresh or ground ginger
Dried mustard to taste (optional)
A few drops of sesame oil (optional)
Soy sauce or Tamari
½ cup of soup stock. I usually use a vegetable base I keep in the fridge for cooking.
*I typically add more veggies. It can be anything, cut small enough to be scoop able: peapods or peas, additional carrots, celery, jicama, parsnips, turnips, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, peppers. Get creative.
This recipe is great meatless, but it’s easy enough to add ground pork, turkey, chicken, or seafood if you like.
Basically, cook this like you would a light stir fry adding the ingredients in the order it’ll take to cook them. Season the mixture and add the ground ginger, mustard, soy, sesame oil, and soup base. This is when I typically add the shredded cabbage. I gently stir it in then cover the pan. Reduce to a simmer and let the cabbage steam down.
I don’t have a little fryer so I pour a few inches of cooking oil into a frying pan and heat the oil. Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut a stack of the eggroll wraps into triangles. Crisp them one or two at a time in the hot oil, turning once. They brown fast.
My hot chips go right into a large stainless steel mixing bowl with a folded paper towel at the bottom. It works great. They drain, cool, and don’t break in there.
Enjoy your Asian bowl with these yummy edible ‘chips’. You can also break up the ‘chips’ with a spoon, like you would crackers in chili and eat it with a spoon.
Thanks, Tara, for sharing your book with us!
Don’t miss the chance to read this book!